Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Deliciously Yours in OK! Magazine

Check out the little blurb about us in this week's issue of OK! Magazine! If you've already purchased a copy, we're on Page 30!


Deliciously Yours,

Jzabela & Sara

Monday, October 26, 2009

Quiche and Severed Body Parts suit 100 Monkeys just fine!

Deliciously Yours Cakes were once again contacted by the lovely people associated with the 100 Monkeys and Jackson Rathbone to cook up some fun stuff for their last Vancouver concert date. Knowing that Hallowe'en was just around the corner, we couldn't help but come up with something related to the holiday!

We baked what seemed like a bazillion mini vanilla flavored cupcakes and whipped up some buttercream that we dyed orange. To that we added black sprinkles (so rockstar and so Hallowe'eny eh!) and some gummi candy that came as a severed foot, an eyeball, a bloody ear and nose, vampire fangs and a severed finger!

After we successfully bypassed the extremely tight security up to the greenroom, the 100 Monkeys as well as their opening act The Bleeding Horse Express couldn't get enough of them! Sara and I were really pleased to get re-aquainted with the band once again, it was nice to hear what they were up to and to hear that they were going to stay in beautiful Vancouver for a couple more days to wrap up their recording session; we totally can't wait for their new album!

Here are a few photos from the night:

Now, we've been tweeting like crazy about quiche which I'm sure have got all of you wondering. Before the night ended at the last event we catered for these guys, we wanted to make sure we had a moment to chat with Jackson to thank him for the incredible opportunity and also ensure that he had eaten some cupcakes or atleast taken a take out box full of them to enjoy later that night. To our surprise, he told us he doesn't even have a sweet tooth! We were absolutely shocked because of course as a cake business, you totally want to impress your potential clients and hear feedback about your work and his kind act just reaffirmed that there are some truly genuine people out there that believe in your work and want you to succeed.
So as an even huger thank you, Deliciously Yours Cakes did something we absolutely NEVER do, we made mini quiche especially for Jackson so that he could have something to enjoy while others had cupcakes. Sara cooked up the quiche that included bacon, cheese and mushrooms and those went very quick, not only by Jackson but the rest of the bands up there too!

After the show, Sara went back to the greenroom to collect the tray she had used to present the quiche on and before she left she wanted to make sure that Jackson had eaten more of the quiche. He thanked her, saying "it was soo cool that you guys made me my own version of a cupcake". Glad he picked up on that one!

All in all we had a great night, watching Uncle Larry rock on percussion in his wicked leather pants, Jackson wailing on the mic, Ben intensely banging those drums, Jared timidly rockin the keys and bass and Ben with his crazy voice and antics up on stage as well as the amazing multi talent this entire band carries, it was too much fun.

We love you much, too much!

Thank you to the management of 100 Monkeys for giving us the opportunity to send them off with a little Vancouver flavor!

Deliciously Yours,

Jzabela & Sara

Cakes in October!

It's always tough to find a good time to blog with lifebeing so hectic these days, flu season is upon us (thank goodness I haven't been hit with it!) and for us there's lots of birthdays going on this time of year too!

It was my daughter Emma's 3rd birthday this October so for her preschool, we made mini chocolate cupcakes with pink icing and sprinkles and a milk chocolate "E" for Emma!

For her actual birthday party, since she's totally obsessed with Thomas the Train, it was only fitting that we make something Thomas related for her. She, of course, wanted a cake of every train that exists within the Island of Sodor, but knowing that our guest list wasn't too big, we decided on mini cupcakes of a couple of different characters and a small cake to blow out!

The cake and cupcakes were red velvet flavor with cream cheese icing. The train faces were made out of fondant dyed a light grey with white fondant circles for the eyes and I hand painted the faces onto them. (Thomas, Percy and James) Needless to say, they were an absolute hit with her and her party guests. Always fun to do themed cakes!

Next, we were lucky to make up a Tiffany & Co. themed birthday cake for a friend of ours. The cake was chocolate flavored with our ever popular hazelnut filling. We even used a Tiffany bag I had to ensure our blue was color correct! This one was definitely fun to make!

Finally, we made a wedding cake for two lovely people who had a really great idea. The cake flavor was vanilla with raspberry buttercream as the filling. We used green color to dye the fondant that was meant to be the color of mini green mums, then cut out flower designs and painted the indented part black as their wedding theme was green and black, an excellent idea, definitely a challenge but in the end lots of fun! The couple also requested that we put their initials on the back of the cake, so we freehanded an "old english" style script of their names!

Phew! This doesn't even touch the other things we did this month, once I get a photo of the Canucks themed wedding cake Sara tackled I'll be sure to put that one up as well!

Deliciously Yours,

Jzabela & Sara

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Re-Tying the Knot

I meant to post this after my family came back from our family-moon, but as you can see, its been a crazy September, so I'm playing a little catch up!

After having been civilly married for 3 years, my husband and I finally got married in our church and had a beautiful reception so that all of our family and friends could celebrate with us.

But enough about that! Sara and I (yes we made my wedding cake!) wanted to take our cake making skills to the next level. Stacking and layering mixed flavors was a stretch but it turned out beautifully!

We made 2 different flavors of cake: chocolate cake with orange chocolate ganache and lemon poppy seed cake with fresh blueberry coulis!

We wanted to do something fun with the cakes, so we stacked two 12" cakes, placed a 9" cake on top of that, and finished with two 6" cakes and here's what we ended up with!

The cherry blossom design tied in with the decor of the reception; chocolate brown table covers with fuschia sashes and cherry blossom like centerpieces. We were very pleased with the results and best of all, the guests couldn't get enough of it!

Deliciously Yours,

Jzabela & Sara