Sunday, August 19, 2012

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Cake

It is funny how sometimes I have trouble deciding on the design of a cake for a particular person. Sometimes I would come up with a design that is nice, but still I don't feel like it has that "wow" factor. Other times, I just know exactly what I want and how I'm going to make the cake, and it feels just perfect for the person ( and the occasion) . The moment we decided against an ice cream cake I knew exactly what I'll make for my husband, Alex.
If you have followed my blog, you know all of the cakes I've made for him in the past  5 years and how he always decides to be on a diet exactly around that time, making it difficult to come up with ideas of "guilt-free" cakes. Well, it was a challenge, but I have always, always pulled it off , even when he was fasting. What can I say, I'm pretty creative :-)

This year though, I made him the ultimate cake- a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu cake. His competition is in a couple of weeks and we are so very excited. Since I started training with him I think I'll be better at shouting tips from the sidelines while he is on the mat or simply freak out his opponents by speaking Bulgarian even if I have no idea what he is supposed to do to get out of a choke or something.Worst comes to worst, I can always help him choke them out ;-P

So, because he won his gold medal at the last competition with an armbar, the cake had to reflect that.
Behold, the Armbar Jiu Jitsu cake ( or as his Mr. Armbar T-shirt states-"Submission with a slight bend in the elbow" )





Not everyone is as lucky as I am, to be married to their best friend, going through hell together and still surviving whatever comes along. Alex, you are my rock, my love, my everything! Happy Birthday, baby!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Chess B-day Cake

I have always wanted to make a chess cake and I am glad my son decided to have one for his birthday. One thing I decided to make a little  bit differently than usual is the way I molded the chess pieces. I would have made them out of fondant, but then I decided to use chocolate, because I thought the kids would enjoy the taste better. Not to mention that white chocolate is the perfect ivory color for a chess piece.

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The kids had a blast and the b-day boy was so excited to share his edible chess pieces with his friends.
Happy 9th Birthday, Kalin!


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