Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I know...I know

So I know it's been forever since I have posted, but I have a good excuse, which I will share with you later. :)

I took most of the summer off this year, because it was the last summer I had with my little boy until he started Kindergarten! And then life in general got hectic, so I only made a few cakes for a select group of friends and family.

Earlier this summer, I made a sweet little princess cake for a friend of Nate's. They went to preschool together last year, and I just love her mom! I also made a cake for her last year, my Girly Dinosaur Cake. This year she wanted a pink cake, with some turquoise and purple on it. We decided on polka dots, with a beautiful princess on the front, and a crown on the top.

Once summer began to come to a close, I made this cake for Charlotte! It was her 4th birthday this year, and all she wanted in the world was a Little Mermaid cake. At first she wanted me to make Ariel from fondant (yes, my four year old thoroughly knows what fondant is!) but after a trip to the Disney store, she coerced me into buying a set of figurines that were of Ariel's sisters. Charlotte and I made this cake together, and I am very proud to say that she made all of the starfish. The shells and starfish were liberally doused with disco dust, and the sand is brown sugar.

Soon after that, I entered the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show again. I wanted to make a cartoon-like cake. The coffee cup on the top was from chocolate fondant mixed with Tylose. The whipped cream is royal icing, and the cherries are fondant. At the last minute I decided to add on the cute little strawberries. This was a super fun cake to make, but it did not place in my division.
Last but not least, I made my son, Nate's, 6th birthday cake. Nate is absolutely Bakugan crazy, and he wasn't too particular with the
design of the cake as long as it had lots and lots of Bakugans on it. I ordered some edible images, and then decorated the border of the cake with Bakugans instead of my regular fondant balls. He was very happy with it!

I have been receiving lots of emails asking why I am not taking orders, and would like to make an announcement regarding this. At the end of October, my family and I moved to the Denver area after my husband was relocated for a job position. We are very excited to start this new chapter
of our lives, but I am sad to leave behind all of my wonderful clients in Dallas. I am hoping to start making cakes in Denver soon!


Rylan said...

Awesome. I love your entry for the OSSAS! Love the design.

Amy said...

Charlotte is already showing promise as a cake decorator. Must be in the genes.

wendy said...

Summer! I was about to refer a client of mine to you because I will be due with my 2nd child the week of their wedding in March...I was sad to hear that you moved, but wish you and your family the best in beautiful Colorado (quite a difference from the DFW area!).

Anyway, your work is gorgeous and I hope you will resume it again in Denver when the time is right.

(haute cakes and cookies)

Summer Rippe said...

Thanks so much for your support Wendy! I am hoping to start up again after we get settled. :)


Retro Sweets said...

I've just stumbled across your website and I love your designs, wish I had found your website before I chose my wedding cake!

Anonymous said...

I am so sad you moved to Denver, but very excited for you! You made our little superhero, Levi's birthday cake for his first birthday last year! It was amazing. My husband's 35th birthday is coming up next month and I couldn't wait to ask you to do it.

I guess I will have to search for someone with a small percentage of the talent you have!!!

You made my baby's first birthday so special, thank you!!!

Raelyn Scroggin

Summer Rippe said...

Oh, thank you so much Raelyn! That was a fun cake to make. :) I hope your husband has a wonderful 35th birthday!
I am referring people to Cakes Amore in Plano, off of 75 and Spring Creek. They do great work!

Jamie and Joy George said...

hi, my name is joy. I found your blog by accident, but glad i did! Also, super happy you're in denver, which is where I live.
just an fyi - this picture you have is not of the Rocky Mtn's, it's the Grand Tetons in Wyoming.

Anonymous said...

Oh my Gosh!!!! Why didn't I find you when you were still in Plano. Your cakes are AMAZING! I would have loved for you to do my daughter's 16th, well all of them for that matter. She is having her 22nd party soon and wanted you to do it. I will check out the place you recommend. Good luck! I will be watching for you on the cake challenges on Food Network. You could win for sure!

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