Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I Sold My First Cake!

Well the title pretty much sums it up.  I had my first cake order from my sisters work for a coworkers birthday.  I was so nervous, I don't by any means think I am a professional cake decorator.  It's something I like to do and would love to get better at.  Anyway, they wanted a 40th birthday themed cake and this is what I came up with.  It's a chocolate cake with buttercream icing, and fondant and buttercream decorations.

I used this recipe for the cake from Smitten Kitchen.  It was a great cake very sturdy but maybe not the best for carving as it was a little crumby.  The scariest part of this whole thing for me had to be driving the cake out to my sister's office.  Every bump I drove over nearly gave me a heart attack, but we arrived with both myself and the cake in one piece.  I got great compliments on it when I dropped it off and overall feel pretty good about the whole experience.  The pictures are pretty bad since I was too scared to move it to better lighting!

In other news, my new Living in Domesticity Etsy store is up and running.  You will find great vintage house wares, sewing patterns and accessories along with some handmade items.  Keep checking back as I will be updating the shop's inventory regularly.



  1. Two beginnings in one day ! YAY for you !!! I think the cake is awesome ! Good for you !