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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Destination Weddings

Hi everyone! Soooooo this episode... Yeah. Well, let just cut to the chase of things and just move along with our cake.

We got New Orleans with the black team Al and Manny. I was pretty stoked to work with them because of the excellent cakes they did in the last two challenges. I mean personally I felt like they deserved to win the first episode. So in my mind I had a sure win going through it. Once buddy told us about the curveball with the switching partners B.S. I was like FAK! I was more worried with Aimee working with someone else because I just didn't want her to get into it with that person or whatever. So we all agreed to split Al and Aimee then Manny and myself. Not saying Manny is second to Al but since I notice Al takes the leadership role between the two I though it would be good to have Aimee be led by Al and I would guide Manny since really Al designed the cake so he can guide Aimee.

So first thing first. This was the game plan from the get go. When it would be Aimee and Al's turn, Aimee would bake the cakes we need for the tasting (never got aired), and Al would be in charge of icing and covering cakes with fondant. When it was our turn I would be in charge of feathers, masks, and cake toppers, and Manny would either carry on with Aimee's project or Al's project. Then once everything is done, we can start decorating!

So we started by Manny prepping a cake batter and creating the bottom tier to make a giant round because there was no big round cakes available, and I work on the detail since the need to harden to keep their shape, ok cool. Our time is up and we go. Then back on it again.

So we come back and I'm sorry but it was bad. I really wish their telepathy would of worked because Al didn't really continue Manny's steps but skipped a step and covered the big oval that was suppose to be turned into a round then frosted then covered. And to add more, he has already started piping on the tier! The thing we all said to each other was first get all the cakes nicely covered and stacked, THEN you do final touched like piping and assembling the details. The fondant wasn't great at all, sloppy dirty and bulges everywhere. The reason why I had to rip off the fondant was because we weren't gonna leave it into this oval with dirty white fondant. I'm sorry of it was a bi***y move but if it was your wedding cake you would of peeled the flesh off our faces for not peeling the fondant and doing it again. Plus we needed clean white fondant because we weren't planning on doing much accessories to avoid it looking like a sweet sixteen. Make it look like a tradition wedding cake first THEN add the destination.

With all the switching bullsh** we finally get to work together. The covered cake were so bad with rips and stuff at this point it is the game of covering imperfections. We busted out the molds of scroll work to cover the cracks and rips and my moral just went down but we had to get something done. We were so busy with playing the cover up game I didn't even have time to make the fleur de lis look like a fleur de lis... It looked like a damn harpoon! Trust me I don't blame them completely for the look. Everyone was calling them leaves, they were feather. Shi**y feathers apparently, so be it. I do own up to my bullsh** and that's fine. I know I was being a b**** because I'm sorry if anyone was in our position where we came so far from applying, auditioning, and being this far on a competition to win $100,000 and to run a store for Buddy you too would b**** and not allow another teams work end your chances of winning, STRAIGHT UP! I do apologize for being harsh to them but 8 hours with no food and trying to fix problem after problem calls for this guy to bring the diva claws on. These guys are super talented and to see the fondant work was very frustrating and the bigger disappointment was not doweling a cake, sorry that is just the basics of 101 in cake decorating. I'm sure it was a V8 moment for them to not dowel it because of time, but that's created the "leaning tower of crap"

I was SUPER surprised we got second place, luckily we still kept somewhat of the traditional wedding cake. Al did mention that but I just didn't want to hear it at the time. I was just like get me out of here, b**** gotta eat!

Now that I got a chance to keep staring at the cake in the photo, our concept was great. It wasn't the sketch Al had at the beginning, but for the time constraint we improvised well. I was more furious of the basics of fondant covering and doweling. If that isn't flawless, the rest fails. End of story. Overall, I know they are two very good talented (too crazy at times) guys with good hearts and even greater families that I had the pleasure of meeting. Maybe they're still pissed at my diarrhea of the mouth comments, but oh well it was me at the moment, sorry. People can comment all they want that I have a bad attitude and I'm a b**** or if I have nothing nice to say then say nothing at all, well guess what boo boo, PRACTICE WHAT YA PREACH, Boop! I only care about my family and friends opinions and not a brave person behind a keyboard. We are ALL giving everyone a show and a hell of a good show if you ask me.

Enough of New Orleans, on to the next peeps:

Don, Meredith, Jennifer, Bethany. Their cake was fun and colorful. I loved it, it was totally Hawaii. But the bamboo comment, ouch! And my Mer! She was bashed for her cake. I still love them all and it wasn't a bad cake at all, but ok, it wasn't a "traditional" wedding cake.

Kai, Rox, Danielle, Julie. I actually got the cake and I loved it. Ok it wasn't romantic, but it was Vegas, new Vegas. It was modern and sexy. Something you would see in the lobby of one of the chic hotels in Vegas. Ok I wasn't a fan of the sign, but I loved the modern look of it. I disagree with the judges, but again, non traditional.

Al, Lia, David, Eliane. You guys are jerks! Why the hell you gotta show us up like that?! Yeah the Eiffel Tower looked more like the Eiffel Tower's and the Aztec Pyramid's love child, but it was beautiful and romantic looking. This is what I would of LOVED our cake to look like. Clean, simple, with the hint of the destination. Oh well. Can't win them all. Congrat on the victory!

On to the elimination challenge. Kai is devastated. I'd be too with Julie being an excellent baking queen. But an edible centerpiece? This scream Kai and Rox all the way! Yeah a piece broke off, but it still looked great! My hats off the them. Julie and Danielle, love you girls. You brought such innocence to the show, and I hope we corrupted you a little bit. Kidding!

So this is my blog of last episodes craziness. Maybe in the future we can get along with the black team and be able to keep the peace. Love you all. Thanks for reading. Now I gotta get ready for Vegas this weekend! Kai, pack that cake up for me! ;)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sugar High!

Hi everyone!

So last weeks episode was Sugar High! Buddy asked us to make a cake using 100 lbs. of candy for a kids party at Dylan's Candy Bar! How exciting was that! The only catch was that WE had to choose our own partners, ugh. Back to school we go. I told Aimee to back up to the last table and let people choose us and even before we got a chance to get to the back I see Lia reaching out for my hand and, of course, I reach out as well. I love her's and Al's style of buttercream and airbrushing work that they were very essential and important in this group. Then, Don and Meredith come and join in which was even more perfect!

It did make me feel bad at first because David and Elaine (Our back 4 peeps) didn't get to join in and were left with the other teams. Just out of pure strategy (No offense to the other teams) we told David (As did Kai) to join her group with Rox, Al, and Manny. They were the top competitors last week so of course we think David and Elaine have a greater chance of advancing. Either way this challenge was gonna bring everyone's child at heart so it will be a neck and neck battle.

Once we were allowed to run an collect our candy I introduced the idea of doing a cake inspired by... here we go... see if you all guessed it right.... Wreck it Ralph! Of course they cant say that because of copyrights and their is no character likeness at all but this is something I loved and had me thinking about my godson the entire time. Thankfully no drama with the idea initiative with the team because they rock, but we all knew what we had to do with the cake.

Al and Don created the base and built the mammoth mountain and iced with with perfection since Al is a crackhead when it comes to buttercream. The girls started sorting candies out (this was a time eater, and Aimee a candy eater) Lia was pulling sugar from the lollipops, Aimee and Meredith were making fine details with smaller pieced of candy. The cake turned out amazing once we all united, everything fell in perfect place... except my turntable, F***!!! Oh well, hope we don't lose points for that.

David, Elaine, Kai, Rox, Al, and Manny's cake was unreal. Again, another wonderful piece. It sucked Buddy got irritated about the not enough cake, but I understood because last week majority relied on but wood piece so he wanted more cake. I learned my lesson about backs exposed so I made sure everything was encrusted with candy in the back. Also the only bad thing was there wasn't that much actual candy used. But it was a very gorgeous candy inspired cake and reminded me of somewhere the Ninja Turtles would go to and fight a candy monster.

The last cake was DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA!!! The vision could of been executed perfectly, but the problem was that if someone takes the leadership position, the agree to oversee the entire operation. It's not babysitting because they keep asking you questions or have trouble with something and they want you to go and show them how its done. They just want you to approve everything since you designed it. I did see Bethany take a semi leadership position with hesitation because the time is almost out and the cake wasnt up to par with their skill work. I don't blame her at all but I was glad she continued on to complete the work with her teammates. Props to Julie for calming Danielle down before she would continue an argument with an already mad Jennifer. Jennifer is a sweetheart but everyone has to understand that we signed up to win big money to help with our careers and our personal lives so of course we will have a tiff and collide with other teams. Fred's sugar piece was amazing, but I wish he could of done something that goes in sync with the rest of the cake, maybe like a giant sugar lollipop that replaces the one that got ripped off???

Delivery was a B. I. T. *. *. TRYING TO DELIVER A CAKE ON SPIRAL STEPS IN NEW YORK WHILE PEOPLE WATCH AND GET IN FRONT OF YOU TO TAKE PICS IS NOT COOL! Lucking ours arrive in one piece and so did everyone else's! I think this challenges most rewarding part was watching the smiles on all the kids faces. I think we all enjoyed this challenge because we got to act like kids but we all kids (cousins, nieces, nephews, sons, daughters, etc.) that are important to us at home and this challenge for me reminded me of them when I bring them their birthday cakes and their reaction was the same as their. Totally worth it!

On to judgement... We WON!!! We won both judges and kids vote. It was a great feeling and couldn't be more proud with the teams Aimee and I paired up with! Unfortunately, Teal, Pink, and Purple were in the chopping block.

All I have to say is WOW. Loss due to time... I would have never expected that to happen. They tried to impress by tempering their own chocolate (which it was) but for an elimination challenge, simple coating chocolate would have saved you. I wish Fred and Barry much luck. They are great guys. Hopefully I see them this week when I head out to Vegas!!! Get the fancy dessert ready for me guys!

Hope you all enjoyed this episodes blog. Don't forget to see next episode! I'm sure I'll have plenty to blog about after watching the preview of this coming episode. Peace!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Empire State of Mind

FINALLY!!! The first episode of Next Great Baker premiered! As promised, I am gonna blog about the first episode. Sorry I am a week late! Didn’t really get a chance to listen or watch during the premier parties Aimee and I hosted, was more mingling and drinking with loved ones. So I barely had time to finally watch my DVR recording as I was baking my butt off for my brother’s baby shower. Now, as Buddy likes to say, “It’s go time!”


The episode starts with all the cast walking into what is called “the arena”... WOW! This place is AMAZING! Full kitchen, cake decorating products I have only heard of, ingredients galore! This place is Disneyland for cake decorators! Just looking around my mind was running a mile a minute thinking of the great cakes we are gonna make for Buddy. Scoping out the competitors “judging by their cover” I’m thinking Aimee and I got this. Everyone seems to have their guard really high up, using their personalities as a cover up for their nervousness, nothing wrong with that, we were exactly the same. I honestly felt like we were in the Hunger Game (me being Katniss of course). Out of all of the competitors the New York team caught my attention. They were appointed the table right behind us which I always hated in school because 99% of the time the bully always stood behind me, and with those accents, FML! I’m thinking that Meredith chick better not attack me, hahaha!


Then in walks Buddy Valastro himself! He makes us make out hometown dessert in 45 minutes... That’s it. No hi, no wassup, just shut up and feed me type deal. OK! Aimee decided on doing tres leche cake. Chula Vista was known for being the lemon capital, but recently I have seen no lemons with the exception of the annual Lemon Festival. So we decided to create something that remind us of the Hispanic community because that for us, is home. I mean, Aimee is now the minority in the city, lol. We put it in a martini glass because our original design to make an all edible tres leches cupcake with chocolate being our “liner”, unfortunately the chocolate wasn’t setting so Aimee had a great idea in presenting it in a martini glass, genius! My heart broke when David and Elaine’s cake didn’t bake, it looked like chorro! Time ended and it’s time to present!


HOLY SH**! Jacques Torres and Bobby Lloyd! I remember watching Jacques TV, guy is amazing! Pretty bummed they didn’t like our dessert. We hesitated in not drenching all the cake because when I have introduced a tres leches cake to someone who hasn’t tried it, the tend to freak out, but usually the like it when its reduced in drenching it. Little did I know Buddy sells it at his bakery, ugh!


So our cake challenge was to pick a destination in New York and create a cake inspired by it. Aimee pick Central Park, I’m just hoping is not shoveling horse sh**. Turns out it was a very glamorous task with the lovely Mary! I felt extremely bad about Kai and Rox’s car accident, we actually encountered it on out drive to New York. Thankfully they were safe as for everyone that was associated with the accident. Once we got back I noticed that everyone arrived and were able to work for a bit with the exception of Kai and Rox, =(.


The next day it was crunch time. Everyone was giving it their all to make an awesome cake. When I saw Kai and Rox working on a huge piece I though, “bye girls”. We developed a friendship with what we called “The back four” consisted of David and Elaine, Lia and Al, Don and Meredith, and Aimee and myself. These people are awesome! I was sure everyone else were cool people, but since we were so close to the other three tables, we were able to talk and laugh throughout the challenge.


Once all the cakes were done, I loved most, and confused about some. Brandy and Gingers was very confusing only because it did look like a cake one person can decorate in four hours. Since they were across the room I obviously could see them working on their cake, maybe they had a few disagreements throughout the challenge? Aimee and I had a lot more details planned for our cake but unfortunately the time crunch we had to scratch some ideas, that included the back, bad idea. Kai and Rox’s cake was very impressive and absolutely gorgeous, BUT on thing I have to comment on was that if someone walked in and saw that cake, they wouldn’t have known it was the Statue of Liberty, which was the main challenge. Other than that, they are both terrific artists. Al and Manny’s cake was very very good! They really surprised me on their work, my respects for them. Lia and Al’s as was my fellow back four cakes were really great. Bethany and Jennifer was really good, yes it was a small cake, but I enjoyed the detail. Fred and Barry’s was another confusing cake because when I saw them working on it I was like “F**k they are going to KILL this challenge” but I guess Fred injury got the best of him. Danielle and Julie’s cake wasn’t the greatest, but I felt it was one of the most ambitious one due to their skills. They loved our cake, but they tore us a new A because of the back. Lesson learned.



I was really shocked that David and Elaine were in the Elimination Challenge. It was a WTF moment. I seriously thought it was going to be Julie and Danielle. But because they won the previous challenge, they were safe. But I was extremely glad David and Elaine came back in the lounge. I guess Ginger bark was bigger than her bite. But I wish both ladies the best of luck. I have seen both of their work and they are amazing cake artist and they shouldn’t let this hiccup discourage them or make them feel bad.


I hope this blog wasn’t sloppy, most likely it was, but I’m sure I will improve in the next episode blog. Until next time my lovelies! Enjoy episode two tonight!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Rising From The Ashes Like A Dark Phoenix...AGAIN...

Hello lovelies!
   Yes, I know. The last post I posted I was blabbing around how this cool guy was making his blogging return. But just like everything I do in life, I got bored easily and gave up...Kidding! But truth is I did get quite busy with work so I used my free time to relax and not think of work.

ANYWAYS, guess who is in the new season of the Next Great Baker?! This guy!!! I am super excited to bring drama to the show with my fellow teammate Aimee Anderson! There is a lot of stress and drama in this show and I will be exclusively talking shit after every episode (Or everyone maybe?) in this blog! I will also be live tweeting during the show in my personal twitter account @josebarajas, not the business one which you should be following as well, @mmmcakes86.

I have attached to this post our official press release so you guys can get an insight on what to expect on the show and a little intro on the two new permanent judges and also a bit about the competitors.

Hope you all have a lovely week and I shall talk to you soon!

Seriously, soon means next week, not in one year like last time. =)

Click Here for Official Press Release

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Rising From The Ashes Like A Dark Phoenix...


Yes, like the title says, I am back. Not just like Phoenix, but DARK PHOENIX!!! I'm coming back with a vengeance! I really don't know why though. =\

I haven't been on this in a while... a long time actually. Now I have told myself that I need to be more dedicated on this blog to show everyone how crazy this cake life (and sometimes personal, think Housewives without the money, HA!) is.

This post is only a little announcement on my blogging return. Maybe I'll get lots of readers, maybe just a few, or maybe, I'm just typing to myself for my own pathetic amusement... Oh well, I really don't give a %^*^! Well, stay tuned! Usually I post a new blog every Monday or Sunday evening depending how I survive Sunday Funday (my only time to relieve myself with a cocktail(s) after a hectic week) And again for the expert bloggers, don't hate! I'm still a novice.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Have yourself a merry simple Cakemas...

Happy Sunday! Its been a very hectic week for me (again). Not just in cakeland, but also in my personal life. With my precious dog being sick earlier this week which now, my dog is doing great. The vet told me that she has the heat beat of a 2 year old dog, and she's 13! Ok, enough of that, this week I had 4 cakes overall and were quite simple and pretty. They were all due on Saturday so this post will be short and simple as well... not too sure if its gonna be pretty. =P Lets get on this:

 Saturday, December 17th - Holiday Party Cakes and 1st Birthday Party - Deliver Times: 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Alrighty where to begin, this weekend was mainly about the holiday. As stressful as my personal holiday festivities and purchases have been, I managed to take in some cakes for the weekend even though 3 of 4 were donations! Yes I am giving. Lets start with the 1st bday cake. The cake was to be replicating the birthday girl's party dress. I would post the picture of the bday girl wearing the dress, but I'm not quite sure how the parent would feel for their daughter to be in some random blog without their permission. Pretty much the cake shows it all. It was a tutu dress with a fushia pink skirt with the matching color headband (as you can see the rose on the top tier portrays the "headband") and the center tier would be the replica of her shirt that has baby pink rose petals put together to shape the hear and three red roses to shape an even smaller heart. This cake was to serve 40 guest so it was quite small. The cake turned out great with no complaints! Now let's start with the holiday cakes! Three holiday cake this weekend and all donations (I was giving away my stress for free!) The first holiday cake was a winter wonderland cake for a magazine's holiday party. My friend donated a dessert table and asked if I wanted to donate a small cake to serve 30 people. As I mentioned before it was a winter wonderland theme so I kept it simple and used different shades of blue and a lot of glitter!!! The result: Awesomeness.


I FORGOT TO TAKE INDIVIDUAL PICTURES ON THE NEXT CAKES! So sue me! These two cakes were for and organization called Casa Familiar. The president won a gift certificate I donated to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Gala... 5 YEARS AGO! So you know how out of the blue I felt when they called to redeem this certificate. At least they were really mellow and just wanted nice simple holiday cakes. Their only specific request was that they wanted both cakes different from each other. So once cake I stuck to the glittery winder wonderland idea as the previous cake and the other one as a fun polk a dot Christmas cake with the traditional red and green colors with bows to give it a gift feel to it. Everything went smoothly until delivery time, WHAT THE _________ (you fill in the blank). These two cakes were to be delivered in Bonita. As some of you know, Bonita is know to have some of the most beautiful houses, the only catch is that they are located in hills with driveways steeper than Mayan pyramids!!! After having my car on park staring at this monster of a hill for 15 minutes I decided to just go for it. The more I drove into this driveway the more I felt the car be more vertical than horizontal. 50 seconds of screaming like a girl later, BAM! SUCCESS!!! MUAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!! I told the client that her driveway was insane and she laughed, but when she showed me her view (and kitchen!) I understood it was all worth it.

Cakes this week were bitter sweet. Sweet that they came out great with now problems. Bitter because my back was KILLING me throughout the decorating, but I took care of it via Massage Envy. Plus it is a reminder that next week is Christmas! GRRR!!! I haven't really done any shopping, I am notorious to do it the last minute. This coming week I do have cakes, but I probably won't post anything til Monday since next Sunday is Christmas Day! Universal Studios here I come! I wish you all a very merry Christmas and hope you spend it with people you love and enjoy. =)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Jose Barajas vs. The World

Hello lovely readers. Hope everyone's week was just as exhausting and hectic as mine was! As my title says, this week has been a complete obstacle finishing cakes. It was hell, from my car breaking down to guests invading my kitchen space, it was rough! Even blogging right now was rough! I was halfway done blogging on my cell phone and Bam! My battery dies and I didn't save my draft! Bleep My Life! In the end, cakes made it to their destination with satisfying results and I'm blogging on the laptop with the adapter plugged in. NOTHING CAN STOP THIS POST NOW!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHA! Let's try this one more time:

Friday, December 9th - Holiday Cake - Delivery Time: 10 a.m.
This cake was for my cousin's holiday party for the federal court. Since she was in the party committee she asked me if I would be able to make her a cake to serve 100 guests for the party which started at 4, but since I went in to work at Standlee's at 10 that day, it would have to be ready earlier. She was expecting a sheet cake, but since I found this to be an awesome opportunity to show off what I am capable of to a new group of people, I made something more extravagant other than a simple sheet cake. She told me the theme of the party was a "Vintage Hollywood Christmas" theme, so I jumped to the internet and started looking on Google images to give me some inspiration on what I should create. As I was browsing through, I saw that the colors were a lot of reds, greens, and lots of gold and silver tinsel. I started my cake with a white base, but didn't want to make red and green as a secondary color because then it would look too much of an Italian or Mexican theme looking cake. So instead I began to decorate the cake like an elegant "winter wonderland' a la Margaret Braun type cake with the secondary color being an "icy" blue color. Then I started adding the vintage touches with some very deep, brownish, red bows and some dark green holly throughout the cake. Finishing it all up with dabs of gold and pearlizing it completely to give it that old antique, porcelain feel. After decorating it almost all day Thursday (I say almost because I had to take a 3 hour break to take a quick class) from 6 a.m. calling it a night at midnight, and waking up early Friday to finish it up, I fell into a dilemma with my cousin... She didn't have a big enough car. =\ Luckily, she had enough notice to find and SUV to transport the cake. The result was a hit, like my cousin always tells me when she is satisfied with my work, "Mamma Likes!" =)

Mamma Likes!

Saturday, December 10th - 5th Birthday Make Up Party Cake and Drumline Debut Sheet Cake - Delivery Time: 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Getting off of work at Standlee's around 3 p.m. on Friday I was exhausted, but nothing that the love of my life, Red Bull, wouldn't be able to help me with. Right after work I had to go to Linda Vista to pick some things up for the rest of the cakes and as I'm ready to leave, my car starts to have itself a little seizure and then... it dies on me. GRRRRRR!!!!! %^$T#&#!!!!! BLLLLAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All of my time organization was thrown out the window. At a panic and in need to be in the kitchen and working, I called a tow truck to take me and my car home. Now with time being of the essence I have to pull out a trusty vintage cake decorating tool I can always count on, my mother. I assigned her to help me with the sheet cake since that use to be her forte when she was a cake decorator in her hayday, I was able to put most of my energy on the make up cake (plus that one was the first one due in the morning). The make up cake was a pretty important one since my friend sent me an email venting on how the client sent her an email on how she wanted this cake to be PERFECT! This cake wasn't that big, just serving 40 guest, but the details were time consuming. Bows, flowers, pearls pearls and more pearls, and the main focal point, the make up. I managed to get all the details done by 1:30 a.m. on Friday evening to be able to wake up early on Saturday to assemble, deliver first thing in the morning, be able to help my mother out with the sheet cake to serve 100 guest for a new dear friends drumline cake for her debut shindig at the YMCA which was the one due at 2:30 (GO THUNDER SQUAD!!!), and be able to go into work at Standlee's at 10 a.m.! Pheeeew!!! Oh and btw, the sheet cake was another delivery dilemma since my friend that was picking up the cake had a small car herself. My mother told me that one was a mission to get into the car. 3 down, 1 more to go!

Sunday, December 11th - Pirate Baby Shower - Delivery Time: 10 a.m.

Leaving Standlee's at 4 on Saturday my body said ENOUGH! Time for a break. Red Bull couldn't work it's magic at this moment. I went home and just slam my face into my pillow and take one of my rare naps that people only read about in blogs. Waking up around 8, I'm ready to finish my last cake... so I thought. As I prep myself to start working, my brother arrives with my cousin and his girlfriend. I don't mind having some people around when I cake decorate, especially close friends and family, but right after my brother arrives, random guests that my brother invited come over, that's when my work came to a halt. Frustrated with the fact that I am now wide awake with no ability to work since the kitchen had been occupied by people, I decided to go to bed to be able to wake up around 4/5 a.m. to finish the 30 guest pirate cake in record time... Can you say insomnia! I was able to finally close my eyes at 2:30 a.m. to then open them at 5 a.m.... alright, lets get it over with. Peace and quiet in the kitchen, I managed to finish the pirate cake with an hour before delivery to spare and enjoy some menudo that my mother prepared that morning. Dropped off the cake and FINITO!!! Time to enjoy my Sunday with family, friends, and my on and off again love, food!


This week was really grueling, especially with the inability to drive around since I had a car that was out of service, I managed to finish the job from home and with limited cake decorating tools since most of them were in Linda Vista. All the cakes came out exactly how they were envisioned with now caketastrophy. 

FINALLY! Today's blog done with no dead battery interruption and 18 minutes to spare before it is officially Monday! Now to toast myself with a glass of wine and then a date with my bed for a full 8 hours before another crazy week! See ya next Sunday!!!