Friday, November 20, 2009

Fiat 500!

This cake was made for Francesco, a post doc friend of Adam's at Maryland. He's from Italy and took us all around the Napoli area, introduced us to pizzetas, and showed us a good time. This cake was made for his birthday; Adam says the equation is Francesco's favorite.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


This cake was made for my wonderful grandparents, who celebrated their 65th anniversary this past weekend! (Whoa!) Since the family tends to play games together between dinner and dessert for pretty much any occasion, a board game was in order! The locations represent streets they have lived on, restaurants they have frequented, the kids they had, the hotel they stayed at for their honeymoon, etc. etc. There are two cakes combined - one chocolate and one vanilla. I got the recipes from Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything, which turned out pretty well. The icing isn't homemade though - Bittman's recipes were too sweet. (Shoutout to my colleagues who taste-tested lots of different cake/icing combinations, and took their job quite seriously!)

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Frank Buck!

This cake was made for my colleague, Frank. He's a huge fan of the Office (best show ever!), hence this cake is modeled after Dwight Schrute's motivational tool: Schrute Bucks. (see Season 3, The Job). He's also from Ghana, hence the references (I was going to make it a Ghanaian cedi rather than a dollar, but a cedi has too many pictures on it to put on a cake!)