Monday, June 15, 2009

Yee Haw-loha!

Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream
It's quickly becoming our signature cake.

This cake was commissioned by Sir Stevens for his wife's surprise birthday party. The theme was "Texas Luau" and he called with a definite idea of what he wanted on his cake. He specifically asked for a happy tiki wearing a sombrero, a lei, and a bottle of Disaronno (his wife's favorite drink).

This cake was - among other things - enormous. The sheer size of the cake, along with all the details, led to an unforseen challenge: transporting a cake that weighed at least 50 pounds. I'm prone to exaggerating but this is the gosh-darn truth: this cake weighted at least 50 pounds. It also measured about 15" tall and 20" wide.

This sombrero was about a foot wide and piping and painting of the hat took about 2 hours. All details - designs, stitching, etc. - were piped in icing and painted a shimmery gold. It was as good to eat as it was to look at; the hat was filled with Rice Krispie treats. (In other news, "Rice Krispie" is one of the ugliest brand names I can think of. I take that back. It comes in a close second behind "Funyun". It hurts my heart a little.)

Gum paste tiger lily

See you later, aldergator.


  1. Lauren & Sham Bakery,

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your cake was the hit of the party. In fact people are still talking about it. You are clearly on the way to becomming WORLD famous!!!!!
    I just wanted your potential customers to know that your creations could not look or taste better. You clearly have a talent. Not that I'm complaining but your prices do not reflect the quality of your product. You need to raise your prices so you can continue to stay in business and bless the WORLD with your cakes.

    PS - My Moms having you make a cake next week.

    Until next time, take care,

    Duke Stevens
    San Antonio, TX

  2. My jaw dropped when I saw this cake--absolutely fabulous! When Duke (my brother-in-law) told me what he wanted for a cake I was thinking there was NO WAY all his requests could be incorporated into a cake. You definitely are artistic and gifted. When you are having to take bookings months in advance I'm going to be so excited to say I had one of your first cakes!!!
    Leslie McLean