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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Pies, Pies, Pies

Stop in The Cake Boutique tomorrow from 10am-6pm to get your delicious Thanksgiving pies! Choose from Apple, Caramel Apple, Pecan, and Pumpkin!!! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cake Fails: Fall Edition

If you didn't already have enough reason to give us a call this holiday season..check out these Autumn cake fails! Although, the Internet and Pintrest can be great- some things just aren't as easy as they look! 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Sentimental Cakes

These days wedding cakes are not just a white one white tiered cake with buttercream piping. They are no longer suck in those formal traditions. Modern wedding cakes include colors, designs, different shapes and some are even very out of the box. Something that is super sweet is when a couple chooses to incorporate something special in their relationship for the design of their cake. For instance, a couple we worked with in the passed included peaches on their cake as they met on a peach farm. Another couple during one of their first dates carved their names into a tree and choose to recreate this in cake. These little sentimental touches make wedding cakes all that more special since they have the added meaning.

For the couple that ordered this cake, they choose to incorporate superman in the theme because the bride nicknamed her groom superman. Did you meet at the shore?! Then this wedding cake would be simple and yet include a special detail about you as a couple! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tip Tuesday: 5 Tips for Making Perfect Pie Crust

It is that time of year again as people are prepping to buy their turkey and all the fixings for a delicious Thanksgiving meal. And a
Thanksgiving meal just isn't complete without a scrumptious pie for dessert. when making your pies this year remember these few tips for a delicious pie crust!

1. Unlike other baking recipes you want to keep your ingredients cold. This will inhibit gluten to develop in the flour. Use butter right from the refrigerator and ice-cold water.

2. Use the least amount of water possible, just enough to make the pie crust hold together start with the least amount listed in the recipe.

3. Lightly flour your working surface. Then position the rolling pin in the center of the disk roll away from you(12 o'clock  and roll the pin back to the center. Continue the process but with the 6 o'clock, 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock position. Repeat process until the dough is the diameter needed for your pie pan.

4. To prevent browning or burning of edges, cover the pie edge with 2-3 inch stripe of aluminum foil or a pie crust shield. 

5. When is doubt call The Cake Boutique to order you Perfect PIE! 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Boutique Chic: Princess Party

Hosting a Princess Party?! Then you have to check out these adorable products from Meri Meri! Recently, The Cake Boutique came across this fabulous birthday supply company Meri Meri and fell in love with the Princess Party line. We are now carrying a few Princess Party staples like this cupcake castle stand….

It's time to put on the flowing gown and tiara and head to the princess party castle. This beautiful party centerpiece comes complete with turrets, drawbridge and princess banner as well as princess figures. It also holds a host of cupcakes.
Single party centerpiece holding 22 cupcakes and with three princess, pop-up characters. Self assemble
Assembled size: 8 x 18 x 20 inches

And of course all your guest with need a crown of their own!

A pretty princess simply cannot attend the ball without her crown and these party crowns are very special indeed. Adorned with floral patterns and tied with a satin ribbon they will delight your host of party princesses.
*Not intended for children under 3 yrs of age.*
Pack contains 8 party crowns
Crown size: Approx 5 x 4 inches

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Planning Timeline

"When Do I book the venue? When should I send invitations? When should I order my cake? When should I…. " These are questions many newly engaged brides have running through their heads. Many will turn to friends who recently got married, or relatives for advice. Although, this can be a great source of information there is a wedding etiquette especially for time lines! Consider a reputable online source for a timeline guideline. Although, there is no set timeline there are many out there that are similar and will help give you an idea if you are on track. Take a look a just a few I came across…

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tip Tuesday: 5 Cake Baking Tips for Flawless Cakes

When baking cakes there are a few universal tips that will help you create a flawless cake.

1. Avoid Using Cold Butter: It is important for butter and eggs to be at room temperature for the mixture to emulsify correctly. If you are short on time microwave butter on low short intervals(to ensure you don't melt it) and place eggs into hot water for 10 minutes.

2. Measure Flour Correctly: Flour should be spooned into the measuring cup and then leveled off using a knife or other kitchen utensil. If you scoop flour or don't level it you will end up with more flour than you need.

3. Use a Pastry Brush: Using a pastry brush to butter pans will help with an even coat of grease and an easy clean up!

4. Position Pans Closest to the Center: Pans should be placed in the center of the oven for the best heat circulation as possible. Pans should not touch each other or the oven walls.  This will help for more even baking.

5. Cool Cakes Upside Down: This will help to flatten out the tops and helping during stacking of cakes.  If still too rounded use a serrated knife to remove the top.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Cupcake Flavors: You Decide

With the recent polls this week here at The Cake Boutique we decided to have a poll of our own! Which Cupcake do you want to see on December's Cupcake of the Week?! Comment with your vote:

Let the VOTING begin! 

1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcake

2. Snickerdoodle Cookie Cupcake

3. Streusel Cupcake

4.  Gingerbread Cookie Cupcake

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Boutique Chic: Cake Candelabra

Looking for something that really takes the cake?! Today's Boutique Chic item is surely show stopping!  This birthday cake topper fits candles perfectly in a silver-toned base, creating a stunning centerpiece for your cake. You deserve the finer things in life, so celebrate in style! Stop in The Cake Boutique to get your Cake Candlelabra! 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tip Tuesday: Holiday Season

It is that time of year again you might know it as the holiday season, to us and many other bakeries it is crazy season! So remember to order your cake early!! Holiday birthdays especially are tough- along with the holiday items bakeries are creating birthdays are still happening. So don't forget to order your loved ones cakes extra early this time of year :)