Happy (Belated) Father's Day!


This year I decided to make a departure from my usual cake making to make a Father's Day Pie!  Ok, so maybe pies aren't always very manly, but trust me, this one fits the bill! I ran across this recipe (from Sprinkle Bakes) back in March and tucked it away, just waiting for an opportunity to make it... Sweet and Salty Guinness Chocolate Pie with Beer Marshmallow Meringue. Oh yeah. If ever a pie was made for a man, well at least my man, this is it! I mean really, how can you go wrong with a dessert that has beer and chocolate?

The best part is that this recipe makes two pies, one to take with to my hubby's parent's house when we visit to celebrate Father's Day, and one to keep at home to save for another occasion eat by ourselves as quality control. It does take several samples before you truly know if it is good or not, right?


So happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, particularly to my dad (who is the world's best dad), my father-in-law (I am so blessed to be a part of his family), and to my husband (our kids are most definitely lucky to have a dad like him!). I love you all and I am so thankful God (our heavenly Father) has brought us all together.


Country Wedding

This week I had the privilege of making a wedding cake for Mark and Melody's wedding. They had a beautiful outdoor wedding with a really nice, rustic feel. So they wanted a four tiered cake that had a rustic buttercream finish with some sugar flower daisies on it.



I think this is my new favorite wedding cake! I am really happy with how it turned out.


 

The topper was the perfect addition to this cake, simple but perfectly fitting! I love it!

 

Congratulations Mark and Melody! May God richly bless you as you journey down the road of life together!

As an added bonus, Melody wanted to surprise Mark with a Groom's cake. This is officially my first groom's cake, so I was really excited to do this one. She wanted me to replicate his car in cake form.  I will admit, cars are tricky, and this one didn't come out as perfect as I wanted, but I think was able to capture the essence of his well-loved vehicle.

 

 

The tiny-tiny bumper stickers in the back window were challenging, but I am happy with how they turned out (these were piped with royal icing).   The majority of the car is cake, but the wheels, bumpers, and side mirrors are all rice treats. The license plates (blurred here since I used his real plate numbers) and hub caps were hand piped with royal icing, and all the dirt and grey paint chips were added on with royal icing. All the other details are fondant.  Making this Jeep was the biggest challenge I have had in a long time, there are lots of little details in a car and I couldn't include them all, but I had a lot of fun adding all the details that truly made this Mark's Jeep. 

Congratulations again to Mark and Melody! It was an honor and a privilege to be a part of your special day.

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