Ok, ok so I have been busy, apparently too busy to visit here and let you all know of what has been going on in my kitchen.  Well it is a New Year and I am definitely going to find the time to post more frequently.  Aside from not posting here I have also fallen behind on my Daring Baker challenges, which was how this blog started….

For Shame

For Shame

For Shame!!!

…. I am pleased to say however, that today I completed my January Challenge, although you probably know you will have to wait on that!!!!

In order to play a bit of catch up, I am now going to throw at you for your viewing pleasure a few of the creations from the past couple of months.  I hope you enjoy!!!!

Amber and her burger or is it a cake?????

so you want a burger Beeotch??

so you want a burger Beeotch??

Foster’s birthday cake, this one I am particularly proud of, as I can’t pipe very well and this is the first cake I have done with only frosting that I thought could actually be in a bakery window!!!  BTW, hope all is well in L.A. Foster!!!!!!!

Foster's B-day cake.

Foster's B-day cake.

Miss Tina’s Birthday cake!!  She is another reason this blog started!!!!  Love ya!!!  This cake was a wonder to taste but was a little less than to be desired on the visual…I attempted praline sheets as a covering with less than stellar results!!!  Although, the idea came from “The Cake Bible” which I received from Ivonne of Cream Puffs in Venice fame!!  Thanks “cous”, I love the book and plan on using it often!!

Praline sheets can be a pain!!!

Praline sheets can be a pain!!!

There was one cake of the last few months that I had no hand in making but it was a most memorable cake for me.  Just hours prior to getting a fat piece of this marvel I was privileged to meet some very lovely ladies, Lis of La Mia Cucina; Helene of Tartlette and Kelly Pea of Sass and Veracity.  Hugs girls, I hope all is well!!!!

Now!  That's a Wedding Cake!!!!!

Now! That's a Wedding Cake!!!!!

I have actually been approached to do cakes for other folks, you know the kind that actually pay for ’em!  Here is the first.

My first "gig"!!!!!

My first "gig"!!!!!

Here is a spooky halloween cake courtesy of the Diva herself, Martha!!!  I can’t be sure but Madonna may have been at the party to eat my cake!

boo!!!!

boo!!!!

Moe Moe is that you???

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Like a Prayer!

My last cake of 2008 was also for a paying customer, she works in the building where Ray’s and my store is located and she had heard tell of my cakes.  Her friend was turning 60 and also retiring from the railroad and this is what I came up with.

The "Cobb" Express

The "Cobb" Express

There were a few others tucked in here and there that of which I was not able to get photos but obviously 2008 or at least the last few months was most definitely the Year of the Cake for me!!  Again, I promise to be more faithful to this here space on the ole www. and I hope to see you all often in 2009!!!