Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tiki Cake for a 17th Anniversary

A HUGE Thank You to all of you who have reached out to us in one way or another about the Food Network Challenge. We truly appreciate the support and encouragement!

One of our favorite tiki cakes to date was also the first cake Rick made in November, for a lovely couple celebrating 17 years of marriage. Rick sculpted a giant tribal looking tiki made entirely of cake -- our Guava Lava, to be precise, to honor the husband's love of Tiki's. As this was an anniversary cake designed for the couple, Brianna, our client, was also represented on the cake, in the form of a honey bee, positioned on the plaque, near the handcrafted plumeria flowers. Brianna's husband calls her his "honeybee" and she asked if we could work this into the cake somehow. The cake really knocked the socks off our clients when they came to pick it up. We saw a couple of jaws drop, which is always fun. As Rick was carrying their cake out to their car, Dodge, the owner of Koi Tattoo, located next door to our studio, came running out to look at the cake, which he saw from afar and loved it! Dodge is a talented artist, well-respected here and it was a great compliment to receive.

Brianna sent us a Thank You note after their anniversary:

Dear Rick and Sasha,

I would like to thank you both for fitting us into your schedule and making a fantastic Tiki cake that my husband loved as well as myself. It was amazing and it was delicious too... It was truly a wonderful anniversary present to ourselves and quite unique. At first my husband thought, okay cake, great, but when he saw it he was astonished with the craftsmanship and creativity that had shown through in the cake. It was fun and a great way to celebrate.

Thank you,

Brianna R

Aloha, 'til next time!

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