A belated birthday to mom! I told you guys I had this goal of creating a cake with decorations on my own for my mom’s birthday since I felt inspired or even inclined to do so after my visit to NY Cake. I also wanted to put my lovely decorating class experience from Baked to use, so this was a good opportunity to do so. I must admit, it took me quite a few hours to figure things out especially when I was aiming for a 3 layer cake with only 1 cake pan! Now that I’ve done it, I am happy to invest in 2 more pans for my sanity sake. Although not quite what I was aiming for, the family loved it nonetheless and everyone ate it (Translation: it was edible, hoooorahhhh!). More importantly though, mom liked it and didn’t find it too sweet. Here was the final piece!
With more practice, hopefully, I’ll be able to successfully make a beautiful cake. Maybe eventually even challenge myself to create this incredibly gorgeous baked bouquet! (Reaching high, Lilian… reaching high.)
HelloOo everybody! Happy Thursday! As I have gone through 3 months of transitions in all parts of my life, I decided it was time to blog again. Besides transitions and lack of time, I realize that I stopped myself from writing because of a creative block and that I forgot it isn’t about the perfect posts or the perfect photos. It’s the little things that matter sometimes, right? I became so worried about making sure my entries were perfect for all of you and my photos looked good enough to post that I left the site hanging. Then I get questioned, “LILIAN!! What happpppened to your blog?!” I don’t know! It just… stopped. But I’m starting to find my knack for writing again, so shoot me an email or message if I disappear again! After moving to first grade at work too, I hope to be able to share what the little ones have been up to!
On a more SUPER exciting note, the grand opening of NY Cake was today! Earlier this year, this incredibly famous shop closed. Now it moved to a much larger, doubled-in-size space a block away (conveniently near Michaels and Trader Joe’s, my favs!). If you don’t know, it is the go-to for all baking and decorating supplies – sprinkles, cookie cutters, candles, oven mitts, etc. They even create their own retail products (did someone say SPARKLY cake stands??). Located on 118 West 22nd Street, the new 5,700 square foot space now includes a cafe and a see-through kitchen area where you can take classes to learn to decorate, bake, and make. It’s truly heaven for bakers and decorators! Since mom’s birthday is coming up, I decided to shop around for some products to create my first cake for her. Thanks to the help of Emma (Hi Emma!), I was able to get everything I needed and get some awesome tips from her. Here’s a peek at what you’ll find at the new shop!