"Unprecented, never before, new normal"...are just phrases I don't like anymore. I haven't updated my blog since February. And like everyone else, things have been insane here at the Pixie household.
My kitchen has been overran with school assignments, a post-it note task center, and Lego creations. Virtual school, class video conferences and online karate classes is our "new normal".
For a few weeks as school was shutting down, all of my cake orders (understandably) canceled. And the few ones that maintained course and just adjusted to a smaller serving were tweaked in design as our craft stores have opened and closed here and materials are coveted. But here are a few cakes from early March to share as we still figure out this crazy mess we are in.
A Moana inspired cake above and a Wings of Fire, Tsunami dragon, below
And of course we can't forget about the Duck and Goose cake we delivered!
And we got the chance to binge-watch some Disney+ over the last few days. But in true North Carolina fashion, today was almost 60 degrees and we are back to normal out there. While the weather was warming up, I got to deliver this behemoth to a gym
And I have done plenty of Minecraft cakes these past 2 years, but this one was completely different and I have to say...my favorite. I even found sparkler candles to really get the image across!
Whoever the genius is that decided to open up a hard cider bar right next to a dance studio is a pure mastermind. I, personally, know a few ladies that get the kids dropped off and head next door to finish up work, catch up, or simply relax. I was told they were holding a impromptu baby shower for the owner and his wife and I happily said I would make the cake.
One slight alteration to their logo...and voila. A diapered Naughty Penguin to add to the collection of cakes.
I can't believe 2020 is here and we are already a month in!! January has been busy and exciting and I got to make some pretty awesome cakes already.
First up, the smallest Pixie in the house turned 6 this month. Her request? "A harbor seal on his side in water please. And I want his little flippers holding the 6". You got it, Baby Pixie.
The next cake happens to belong to a little guy who turned 6 the day after my baby. I have been making his cake for 4 years now!
But no offense to either of the birthday kids, this next cake was really cool to make. I was contacted by a neighbor of mine who works for NC State just minutes down the road. A colleague of hers was retiring after 36 years on the campus. Part of the cake was foam as there were other desserts at the ceremony. But I got to delivery this behemoth on Friday. *cough cough* Let's not mention how long it has been since I have been on a college campus okay?
The year is winding down and so are my cake orders. By design...not complaining here. All of my cakes recently, minus one wedding cake and I can not wait to share pictures soon, has all been kid related.
I've had everything from old school Batman villains to the ever popular "Baby Shark". Just saying the words will have me humming that blasted song all day.
The cake below is from the Netflix show "Oddbods". One character is missing but he was put on as a topper before the party.
Edible ink markers and vodka are a beautiful partnership.
The school year has been underway for over a month now and the art projects and homework are already piling up. Here are a few cakes I have been able to create in the last month and a half.
A "Tropic Like It's Hot" 21st birthday cake
A barn owl cake courtesy of my bird obsessed oldest child
A fire truck cake for an amazingly planned birthday
Vintage and baseball were the two words repeated for this baby shower order
And last but not least...a unicorn cake that any 2 year princess would enjoy
Oh it's my favorite time of the year!
Just kidding. I am holed up in the air conditioning praying that my trips out in the sun are limited each week. I don't glisten with sweat...I look like a drowned rat. I don't gorgeously tan...I burn like toast set on 4. Delivering cakes in the school break with my kids is stressful as hell. But darn it. I have gotten some cute cakes out this summer.
A woodland baby shower cake
A jungle animal cake with a hidden snake on the back
We've been staying busy over here at the Nadeau household. One child is graduating preschool and one is headed to 3rd grade soon. Both are in karate and headed towards their next belt color this week. My husband and I have slowly been redoing a bathroom and trying to keep all of our hair that is slowly turning gray. And I have been holding steady with 3-4 orders a week. Here are some of my favorites from these past few months.
A Millenium Falcon christening cake appropriately ordered on May 4th
A hand painted lion cake for a 8 year old obsessed with the king of the jungle
A small BumbleBee cake
And (some poorly lit taken late at night in my kitchen) dinosaur cupcake toppers
This cake was made for a ten year old who had a paint your own canvas party! The theme was giraffes and I am so happy with how this turned out.
And this next cake was just too cute for words. The cake was based on the cartoon "Gallina Pintadita". Coming in at three tiers, it was a heavy cake made of red velvet, Oreo and chocolate tiers.
This cake was a massive undertaking for me. Not only was the client super nervous because of past cake experiences, I always get stressed hand painting fondant. It took me a week to "paint" with edible ink markers and vodka. 3 monsters, a sailboat, and a main literary character later and the client couldn't have been happier.
Lover of any thing and all things cake and chocolate related