Friday, November 12, 2010

The Cake Boss Strikes Again

You may remember this photo from September.  The middle grand daughter and Nana made a birthday cake for M's little brother.  M is the resident pastry chef in waiting.  She's ten years old and watches the food network constantly.  She also searches Discovery Channel and Travel Channel for shows like Cake Boss, Cupcake Wars, etc.  She records them so she can watch them on her own schedule.
Last month, we went to the Tulsa State Fair to see the wedding cake and sugar arts competition.  You can visit that post in the archives.  While there, M met her idol, Kerri Vincent.  If you ever watch "Challenge", on Food Network, you know who Kerry Vincent is.  She is a hall of fame cake decorator, and the judge that all contestants live in fear of.
 As you can tell, from the smile on M's face, her day is made!  We could have left the fair at that very moment and she would have been perfectly happy.  And now, for the rest of the story.  M's little sister had asked M to make her birthday cake.  So, on a Friday evening M came out to the house and she, and Nana, baked a cake.  M got her instructions from Nana, but she did most of the work.
They do make a pretty good team.  Nana is an excellent teacher and M is a more that willing student.

As you can see, M is deeply involved in piping the decoration on the cake.  This is her first time to do this by herself and she is pretty good at it.

The cake boss and her latest creation, a pair of blue jeans with candy decorations.  My birthday is coming up on the 20th.  I've told M that I want my cake to be an exact replica of my bass boat.  I don't know if she and Nana will actually tackle that assignment, but I know that I will enjoy whatever they do.


  1. Does M take orders? I will be 70 on March the 1st and would like a cake that looks like Santa Claus.

  2. The cake boss did a great job. I would like one shaped like our toy poodle. Does she deliver to Tasmania???

  3. Wow, what a great job on the cake. Since everybody else is putting in orders put mine in for April 6.

  4. That looks really good. Well both of them do. I loves me a good cake and I sure hope we get to see your birthday cake. It's also great that she got to not only meet her idol, but got a picture of her with her idol. Way to go.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug from California. :)