Saturday, June 11, 2011

Two cakes, and one lunch.

Today was a good day the weather was beautiful perfect for a wedding. I had one wedding and one quinceanera party. The quinceanera cake was for a darling young lady that is turning 15. The wedding cake is for a bride that found me on the internet from my website. I spoke with her quite a few times and we became friends so I went to the luncheon and had a wonderful meal at the Salt Lake Country Club. I don't usually go to the reception but Stacy was so charming I could not pass it up.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Simple but Outstanding

Last Saturday I delivered a wedding cake to The Canterbury Place in Bountiful. It is always fun forking with the different brides, seeing what the two of us can come up with. Tiffany did not want fondant so it was a simple butter cream with a black ribbon and a bright red anemone flower on the side. The cake was set up in the middle of the room. The colors were simple, table centerpieces were white and green so the bright red anemone on the cake stood out. The Anemone was made out of gum paste so it is all edible which I think is fabulous.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Ice Cream stands at receptions

During the month of January I was fortunate enough to go to many wedding shows at the Salt Palace, South Town Expo Center, Joseph Smith and The Canterbury Place. It seems that there is a new trend for wedding receptions. There were at least 4 different ice cream venders there. Of course I love the idea because ice cream goes great with a fabulous wedding cake. The companies that were there were Scoopology, Twists, Leatherby's Family Creamery, and A day to Remember. Scoopology has many different flavors with all sorts of toppings, Twists is an ice cream machine that people can serve them selves and they have toppings, you have probably been to Leatherby’s so you know how good it is. A day to Remember has gelato, italian ice or ice cream. I had my daughters with me and we sampled all of them so I can verify the quality is fantastic. I am sure there are many different companies that do this, but these are the ones I am acquainted with. Have a great day and if you are thinking about a ice cream stand at your wedding enjoy taste testing them.

Monday, January 10, 2011

New cake displays

I spent last weekend at the Salt Palace working the bridal show. I was surprised how many people were there. I have been pretty busy getting my display cakes ready. I took my daughters with me, Abigail was there the whole time handing out samples and working. Olivia had a hard time standing still so she spent most of the time getting tre4ats for many of the booths around us. On the 22nd I will be dividing my time between the Joseph Smith Memorial Show and the Canterbury Show. Here are a couple pictures of my booth. What do you think of my new cakes?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Canterbury Place Wedding Show

Well it is wedding show season and this weekend I will be at The Canterbury Place, at 197 E. 500 S, Bountiful. It will be from 12:00-4:00, this will be a great show with free admission they will be serving hor d’erves and dessert. There will be a dress fashion show at 2:00 and many great giveaways. Well some where along the way I have lost my camera so all of the great pictures that I have taken of the cakes that I have done recently is gone, so as soon as I can I will have to remedy this. Last week I was in the Greenband show and that was a great show a ton of people attended so I hope it will end up being very successful. Come and see me at the Canterbury Place I would love to see you and Abigail will be there giving out samples.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Recently I did a Birthday cake for a customer that was turning 50. Her husband called my up and ordered the cake. I had previously done a birthday cake for their daughter that was turning 18 and they wanted something special for her. I love doing Birthday cake, There is so much more that you can do with a birthday cake. With both of these birthday cakes you can see the personality of both women, and see the playful side of each. It is usually hard for someone to go to crazy with their wedding cake, so it allows me to be more creative. It doesn't matter if is a birthday cake or wedding cake it better taste good or what is the point.

Monday, September 28, 2009

I have decided to start a blog for my business which is, Ambrosia Exquisite Wedding Cakes.

As my first entry I want to tell you a bit about how it all started. It all began quite a few years ago with my Granny Reta. My grandpa owned and operated a restaurant called the Mansion House in Ogden, Utah, she made the cakes for the weddings there and after a time started the first wedding reception center in Ogden, called The Threshold. In about1969 she went to Chicago and took a cake decorating class from Mr. Wilton. There were about 6 different categories of cakes that everyone in the class made, at the end of the class Mr. Wilton went and picked his favorite from each category and picked my grandmas cake each time. As a child I would go and stay with here for a while in the summer and watch her make cakes. I was always fascinated to watch her work and put them together. I keep this picture of her in my bake shop to keep here close and make her proud of me.

Later her daughter Jaynie Maxfield Rosse bought the business from her. Jaynie called my about 12 years ago and wanted me to come and work for her. I had no idea I would enjoy this business so much. Jaynie taught me so much and together we worked and had a blast together.

It was almost 5 years ago that Jaynie decided that she was going to go and try something new. So, I then purchased the business from Jaynie. I have enjoyed it so much and have found out that there is always something new to learn or to remember. Each year the styles change and there is always a new design or technique to challenge me abilities.