Thursday, November 4, 2010

Future Posts

All future posts for Crumb Coat Cakes will be featured on Apron Strings Baking. Two blogs was just too ambitious.

Check it out...cakes and so much more!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Puppy for Sophia

Happy 2nd Birthday to my sweet Sophia!

When it came time to plan Sophia's cake, it was an easy choice.  A puppy!  But what kind of puppy?  

I started looking at puppy cakes that people have made and this one caught my eye.  It's been done in a few different versions, all adorable.  Problem was no one really had instructions on how to "build" it.  I  was left to fend for myself.  

Here's what I came up with:

body - 2 oval layers, top layer carved so the "rear" would be fuller
head - a 6" round and a 4" round carved to get the shape I wanted
legs - 2 mini wonder mold cut in half

All covered in Fondarific.

Chocolate cake with coordinating vanilla cupcakes.  Gotta please them all!  I was happy with the result!  As for Sophia, she loved it!  But honestly at 2, she would love anything colorful and sweet that I put in front of her.

The hardest part?  Cutting it!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Icing Smiles for Kids

A quick follow up to one of my earlier posts, A Worthy Cause...

Recently, a non-profit organization with a fairly simple, yet impacting goal caught my attention.  They provide custom cakes to critically ill children and leave them with an Icing Smile.
So many of us have it in our hearts to make a difference, but don't act on it due to the lack of time and resources.  Me included.  That can't be said for Tracy Quisenberry, founder of Icing Smiles Inc.  Tracy, realizing the importance of bringing a smile to a child's face when he/she needs it the most, made it happen.  As a working mother of two, with an already full plate, she made the time and found the resources to bring a little bit of happiness to some well deserving children.  It's that simple, and with this, I knew I could help.
For those of you that read my earlier post and voted, THANK YOU! Unfortunately, Icing Smiles will not receive the Pepsi grant.....but in the following update, you will see that they have succeeded nonetheless.  They are thrilled with the overwhelming support and are focusing on the rapid growth of the organization.  Please read on, and if nothing more, follow Icing Smiles on facebook and see for yourself the impact of an icing smile!

Sometimes it's the little things in life that make a huge difference!