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Jose’s Married!
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Jose’s Married!

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I enjoy doing wedding cakes and delivering them for Twiggs.  It’s such a happy time in people’s lives and it’s great to be a part of it in a small way.  But it’s especially great to be a part of one of our own staff’s wedding.  And then to actually get to attend the wedding rather than just set up the cake and leave is a real treat.  Jose’s been working for us for about 6 months and he’s just a great guy.  He married Anita this past Saturday, the sister of one of our night bakers, Patricio.  So it was a double celebration for the Twiggs extended family.  This was the first Mexican-American wedding I attended and it was interesting to see the different cultural traditions, the first of which was that absolutely no one came to the wedding on time.  The invitation said that the reception started at 4pm with food from 4 – 7 and then dancing from 7 – 11.  To me, if I got a regular party invitation that said it went from 4-11, I’d arrive around 7.  But if the invitation for a wedding says it starts at 4, you get there at 4.  Well at 4, Bernie and I were the only guests there!  Fortunately, the venue was in a park in Spring Valley, so we got to walk around the park to kill time, which was pleasant.  The immediate family started arriving around 5 along with Jose and Anita shortly after.  But most non-family members didn’t really start showing up until 7 and later.  Live and learn.  But it was still fun to be there and to see Jose so happy.   Anita wanted a classic quilted fondant cake with a cascade of purple flowers and it turned out beautifully.  Here’s a picture of the cake and the happy couple.

Here’s another pretty wedding cake that went to one of the Hornblower Yachts for an anniversary celebration.  It’s covered in white fondant with white daisies on the sides with white fondant roses on top.

Next up is a 3-D gumball machine.  The glass and lid are from an actual gumball machine.  We made the base of the machine out of cake and matched the color to the ceramic lid.  There are real gumballs in the glass bowl, but we made small fondant “gumballs” to go outside as the mom didn’t want the kids grabbing actual gumballs to eat as many of them were quite young.  It turned out to be a very fun cake.

Next is a real retro cake that looks like it was transported from the 50’s — which is exactly what they wanted.  It’s a farm diorama for Jack who was turning 1.  All the animals are sugar cookies with cream fondant and chocolate decoration.  The barn is a big rice krispy treat.  It’s been a loooooooooong time since I decorated sugar cookies like this, but it was a very cute and fun cake.  Grandmom who picked it up was quite happy.

Here’s some more cakes we did this past weekend.  First is a town for spiderman — mom had a plastic spiderman she was going to place on top of one of the buildings.  Then there’s a tiered cake with a gift bow for a woman who was turning 93!  Then there’s a little Super Mario Brothers cake and a Hot Wheels inspired cake — both waiting for toys to be set on top of the cakes.  Yo Gabba Gabba remains quite popular with the under 2 crowd and we’ve done this sheet cake with the plaques based on the different characters several times.  After that is a cake we did replicating the Arena Pharmaceutical’s logo for a corporate party.  Ironically the party was celebrating the release of a new weight loss drug.  Finally, with all the happy talk about weddings above, the flip side of that coin is divorce.  As crappy as divorces are for most folks, it can be a happy occasion necessitating a cake to celebrate.  The last picture is a divorce cake for someone celebrating their release from the old “Ball and Chain.”  You can click on any image to see a larger picture.



Well, that’s it for another week.  We’ve got some fun cakes coming up this weekend and we’re getting pretty darn booked up for Christmas week.  We’ve even got a 3-D replica of a Mayan Pyramid for a party being held Dec 21 — the day before the world supposedly comes to an end according to the Mayan Calendar.  It’s a crazy world.  Thanks again for reading and for supporting Twiggs!   I’m extremely grateful!



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