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Wendy Fuja


Located in Houston, Texas



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Monday, January 11, 2016

Blue and Silver Wedding Cake



I was asked to do a wedding cake for a couple that were moving into our congregation.  I knew family on both the groom and bride's sides.  Realistically, with two birthdays a week before Christmas, Christmas, my 10 year wedding anniversary, being the day before my birthday and being six months pregnant, it probably was not the best time to be working on a wedding cake.  But, doing something like this simultaneously terrifies and exhilarates me.  Plus, I didn't feel like I could say no to these good friends.  However, with my 4th coming soon, a husband finishing a PhD & heading back into medical school rotations, it will be looooooonnnngggg time before I have the energy to do it again!

It's definitely addicting though, not gonna lie. :)  Especially when the bride was as easy to work with and to please as this sweet girl was! I'm glad she was happy with how it turned out, I was, too!

She gave me several pictures and she wanted some detail from each to make up the vision for her cake.  The top was an 8" triple chocolate cake and the bottom was a 12" foam tier. There was scroll work and silver ribbon with a blue & white flower accent on the side.  I had never seen that willow tree design before and thought it was not only gorgeous, but perfect for the top of the cake!

Since I'm attracted to simple elegance and wasn't sure which way I'd personally prefer, I took some pictures before I embellished the scroll work.  My camera skills are improving, but still have a long way to go. I wish I'd taken more close-ups, but I did my best to photoshop the pictures to capture the comparisons.  Honestly, I don't know that I can decide which one I like better...



Last one, apparently, I missed this angle before embellishment, so no comparison.

Birthday Balloons Cake



My husband and baby have the same birthday! Which makes it a little tricky to come up with a dual birthday cake.  It needed to be whimsical enough for a two year old but sophisticated enough for a grown man.  Here's what I came up with.  I would have preferred much smaller balloons but this is what I had at home, so it would have to do! The balloons were definitely a big hit (and a big temptation!) with all my boys.

Anniversary Cake


I made my sister's wedding cake last October.  This year, on their exact anniversary, she and her sweet husband were sealed in the Oakland, CA LDS Temple. I was helping decorate a small reception afterward and also handling food in the kitchen, so this cake was literally put together in less than 10 minutes.  But honestly, even a 'quick and dirty' frosting job looks delicious when you have a white cake with raspberry filling and lemon curd Italian Meringue Buttercream.  The gorgeous blue cake plate was a wedding present they received just the day before the sealing and went perfectly with her blue and pink color scheme!

Hope


I had the privilege to meet a girl that was staying in my area to recover from depression.  She was so sweet and had the best attitude, I was thoroughly impressed.  We had the opportunity to spend some time together.  By the time she was ready to go, it was time to celebrate! She asked me to help her get a cake (as it was a bit of a tradition that the people leaving get a cake to celebrate with everyone on their floor).  I said, how about we MAKE a cake!  So I made the cake to save time and together we picked colors and decided how to decorate.  I piped dots and she smoothed them down.  And she did the darling topper, "Hope," which was the name for her group. The story behind it makes this one of my favorite cakes.  Life can throw us some pretty difficult trials, BUT thanks to our Savior Jesus Christ, there is always Hope.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Pokemon's Pikachu







My son was introduced to Pokemon last year, and it was all down hill from there.  Unlike Beyblades, which I didn't care for and made him stop watching, I can tolerate Pokemon and have decided to roll with it.  He has been asking for a Pikachu piggy bank he saw at walmart for many months and we decided to get that as his main gift.  This year was a family party year, so I didn't need a huge cake.  This is a six inch and four inch cake.  And I didn't start baking it until almost midnight, so fondant decorations went out the window. Star pipping is as good as it gets for 2am, folks.  Luckily, I didn't hear any complaints.

CTR Cupcakes






A friend's son turned 8 recently.  That is the age of accountability, the age at which a child can understand the difference between right and wrong.  And for that reason, it is the earlist age at which a child can get baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  My friend wanted cupcakes and bought these cute circle toppers to go on them. She wanted the convenience of cupcakes but still wanted her son to be able to blow out his candle at the reception afterward.  So I made a cupcake 'cake' as well.  Her son is one of the sweetest boys I know, and this was so fun to do for them.

O Ye That EMBARK










































I had big plans for this cake.  Unfortunately, having to make a new head last minute put a damper on the extras.  This was for New Beginnings, an evening program for the young women at church.  I just love those girls!  The theme for the year is "O YE THAT EMBARK" based on the scripture in Doctrine and Covenants, “Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength, that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day” (D&C 4:2).  So of course we had to have a sailor girl with her luggage, all ready to embark on a journey of service!

Organic White Cake with Raspberry Frosting



There are definitely a few things that are different with organic ingredients. The birthday girl gave me several tips and hints beforehand, which was very helpful.  Honestly, it's been so long, I'm not sure what flavor the cake was. I think the cake itself was a white cake, but I wouldn't bet my life on it.  But the frosting is a different story.  I remember that perfectly. I used one of my favorite frosting recipes and wasn't sure how it would work out with the organic substitutes.  I like putting strawberry in the frosting but this time I used organic raspberries.  I have to say it was SO good!

Organic Chocolate Cake



We have some good friends at church. The husband planned a surprise birthday party for his sweet wife.  They are a 100% organic family.  He told his wife I was making the cake just for their family but for a few days after the real party was going to take place.  That way I could talk to her about what she wanted, get the recipes and so he could give me most of the ingredients.  (Man, is organic expensive!!!!!!)  It was all very yummy!  Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.

Ganache - Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup -Triple Chocolate - Cake









My husband's birthday cake rounded out the cake trio.  The title just about says it all. There was so. much. cake.  It was a good thing we had so many family and friends there to celebrate with us. I know it's a lot of pictures of the same thing, but it looked so good I couldn't help myself. #SorryNotSorry

White Ruffle Cake



Since I had already made a smash cake for the baby before we left,  I thought I would just stick with the same design.  I kept it quick and simple, a white buttercream ruffle cake.