Sep 172012

Today I do not have any recipe to share with you, but a very fun experience that I had last week with my friend Teri at Duff’s Cakemix…and I want to share it with you before I go on vacation 🙂

I must admit that I have only seen Ace of Cakes a couple of times and found that all the cake decoration was very nice, but somehow “out of reality”, at least my reality…with this said, Cakemix gave me the opportunity to do something that indeed was “out of my reality” and it was FUN!

The concept of this place is amazing…you can play by decorating cakes or cupcakes. You choose the size of your cake, the cake flavor and the filling and then the material  you would like for the cake decoration (buttercream or fondant). They have all the tools necessary for making your own cake decoration come true. The staff was helpful and whenever we needed help or had some questions, they were right there. It was so enjoyable to put my imagination to work and be free to make whatever I wanedt with the cake and the tools that were available in the store.

I chose fondant since I had never “played” with it and it was an absolutely  cool experience. We spent 2 hours and only rushed out because our husbands were waiting for us at the restaurant for dinner…next time I will give myself at least 3 hours. I still had lots of fondant to play with and I am sure I would have liked to have more done.

Teri made a cake decorated with baseball theme for her son who is a Yankee fan, and I made the flower one. We left the place with two beautiful cakes and big smiles in our faces.

I took the cake to my sister’s the next day and we all enjoyed the cake, which was very good, light and fluffy. Oh! I picked the lemon poppy seed with vanilla buttercream.

Now that I had some experience with fondant, I will try to make it at home with the “tools” that I already have…

I hope you all enjoyed this post. As you read this post I am far away from home…and will tell you all about it when I come back.

Thank you for stopping by Simple Recipes and have a great week!

  50 Responses to “Cake Decorating at Cakemix and On Vacation…”

  1. That is awesome, Juliana! Your cake looks beautiful. I wish he’d open up a Cakemix in New York. So cool 🙂 Enjoy your vacation.

  2. You are a star already! Wow – good job and enjoy your vacation, Juliana!

  3. Superb effort for your first time! You’re a pro!

  4. Oh wow my friend what a gorgeous cake – you rock 😀
    Have fun holidaying!

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. Hi Juliana, I hope you’re having a great holiday. That cake is amazing. The colours are gorgeous and I love your flowers. You did a great job with the fondant. That cake place looks like a really good place to go to not only learn but have a fun time xx

  6. wow your cake looks absolutely professionally made. Good job!

  7. great job! you’re a natural at it. have a wonderful vacation, Nancy

  8. I am totally impressed!! This is incredibly beautiful.

  9. Have fun Juliana! The cake looks fantastic!

  10. Amazing decorating skills — must learn how to use fondant 😉

    Happy vacationing, Juliana 🙂

  11. We went there last month Juliana! It’s a blast…my kids loved it and so did my hubby and I. Glad you are enjoying a little vacation. Your cake is beautiful!

  12. What a pretty cake! You really did a nice job, and sounds like you had fun also. Enjoy your trip.

  13. What a fun cake! You did an incredible job. I’m not a baker so I always appreciate by blogging buddies who are. Have a wonderful vacation!

  14. I can’t believe it’s your first fondant decoration! It’s so beautiful and totally professional! You’re a natural. So talented.

    Wish you and your family a fun and safe vacation. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

  15. Lovely cake! Love the flowers, so sweet and pretty!
    Enjoy your vacation!

  16. It’s beautiful, what a great job.

  17. So amazing, I cannot believe that was your first time, looks like a pro made it. So fun.

  18. That’s so beautiful! Well Done! Must be so fun!

  19. Well, well, Juliana. It would appear you are a natural when it comes to “playing” with Fondant. I’m so bad at baking but when it comes to cake decorating, I’m awful!!!

    You, on the other hand, did a fabulous job. The colors are so pretty and your flowers look delightful. I can definitely see you doing this more often at home and I can’t wait to see what your own creations will be:)

    Hope you are having a glorious time wherever you are. Enjoy! And, thanks for sharing…

  20. What a terrific idea! I’ve done little with fondant, but what a great way to learn. Have a wonderful vacation. We’ll all miss you, and will be (hungrily) waiting for your return!

  21. I still haven’t worked with fondant! I guess I’m still not sure how I’ll like the taste. Your cake is gorgeous, Juliana!

    Can’t wait to hear (and hopefully, see) where you are 😉

  22. Have fun Juliana. It’s so fun to play with fondant. Look forward to your future creations.

  23. WOW Juliana! You and your cake impressed me! First time? Are you serious??? Your cake looks so professionally done! I’m intimidated by just looking at the final product but I guess it’s not as hard as I think once you do one step at a time… Really beautiful cake! Have a great vacation, and look forward to your update!

  24. You did an amazing job decorating this cake. Looks like professionally decorated. What a great job and at the same time had fun. Have a wonderful weekend to come, Juliana!

  25. Dear Juliana, your cake came out beautiful!! It looks better than any bakery cake. I hope you have a beautiful vacation. Blessings my dear, your friend, Catherine xo

  26. Have a great time!

  27. Oh wow, I am so impressed — your first experience with fondant was lovely! Hope you’re having a wonderful time!

  28. Hi Juliana, beautiful decoration and you did very well even thou it’s your first experience. Very neat and tidy, excellent job.

    Have a wonderful holiday. Regards.

  29. juliana, you did it so well on your first encounter with fondant ! so neat and beautiful! i’m sure we will be seeing some fondant cakes from you in the future. Enjoy your holidays !!

  30. Looks like a fun class, and your cake looks great! Hope you have a fantastic vacation.

  31. Your 1st attempt with a lovely cake decroating was a huge success, I say! Waw!

    The end decorated cakes look just so beautiful! Well-done, my friend! 🙂

    Have a great break & enjoy it too! 🙂

  32. So cute!
    Have a great vacation!

  33. This is so beautiful! Enjoy your vacation!

  34. Hi Juliana,
    What a fantastic and gorgeous cake. It looks so delicious and its so beautiful!! You must have had a great and amazing time!!

  35. Your cake looks absolutely beautiful! I’ve never really decorated a cake (I hardly bake…). I’m sure you’ll have fun using the skills you’ve learned in the future!

    Have a wonderful vacation!

  36. What a pretty cake Juliana! I’ve always been intimidated by fondant. hahaa… But great job!! Enjoy your vacation! 😀

  37. This looks very pretty.Have a great week ahead!

  38. What a gorgeous cake! Have a great vacay 🙂

  39. What a fun experience! Enjoy your vacation!

  40. Juliana, I’m absolutely impressed!!!! Bravo!!! Are you sure is your first time? 🙂 Your cake looks so neat and beautiful, and I’m loving those pastel colors 🙂

    Have a lovely vacation!

    Hugs <3

  41. That cake is beautiful! enjoy your vacation!

  42. I love your cake, can’t wait to see what else you get up too! Perfect for a first timer! Have a great holiday!

  43. Ace of Cakes has nothing on you! Woot — this cake is almost too pretty to eat. You did a masterful job.

  44. Hi Juliana,

    I hope you are enjoying your holiday. Your cake looks gorgeous! Now I want to take a cake decorating class:)

  45. Julianna what a beautiful cake you made….so nice for your first time! 🙂 I have been away from blogging but it was really unintentional, I should of thought to put a sign on the door like you did! Looking forward to hearing all about it!

  46. Great job – it’s so pretty! I can’t believe that’s your first time working with fondant!

  47. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

  48. Absolutely gorgeous!

  49. Hope you’re having a great vacation!

  50. Your cake turned out so well! Amazing. Looks like heaps of fun too

    Enjoy the break!