Cecelia approached me with a couple of ideas to play around with. Her main "theme" was poker....and Jim Beam whiskey. She pretty much said those 2 things...and left me to do as I wish. Sigh* I love customers like Cecelia....I always do my best when I'm allowed to work my creative juices as see fit~ I've not disappointed anyone to date...I hope it stays that way with my designs.
She was thrilled! Delighted and exclaiming with "Oh Wow" Oh WoW"~ It just makes my day when I get pleasant responses. Felt almost like giving her a hug! *laughs* She was so sweet to come all the way here from north Sydney on public transport...in the rain! *sigh* I feel her pain.
The cake was for her boyfriend...who loves drinking and poker...His friends nick-named him the 'dancing-monkey' I thought that was real cute. Instead of having a drunken monkey or a bottle of Jim beams as a cake topper; I felt it would be a little naughtier and discreet to have the hip flask of whiskey hidden inside. I of course drenched the chocolate mud cake in whiskey as well *wink* I hope nobody was driving home from the party that night!The detail work was done with fondant...the monkeys body was sculpted cake..the head had a Styrofoam core...coins were chocolate ...and the tiny wires held poker themed hearts; cloves; spades and diamonds. Black, red and gold still remains favourite colour combo.
Come to think of it...these colours apply to many aspects of my life...my favourite clothes are of these 3 colours.... Half my closet is red...the rest is black with tiny hints of blues; pinks, whites and yellows *laughs*
note: Big Thanks to Fiona!!! for introducing Cecelia to my cooking ;) I'll bake you something yummy next class! *hehe*