Having read Megan's post about her boys' birthdays, and that she's having a joint party for them I realised that since my kids' birthdays are 2 weeks apart in October, a joint party sounded like a great idea. So, because
Anyway - I started looking at cakes, and remembering the British cake designer and baker Jane Asher, (she's also an actress you know - my kind of girl - a
Miss E is big into Cinderella right now - and I found this gorgeous cake in Asher's custom cakes line and know Miss E would LOVE it.
Ambitious? Absolutely - but I love a little challenge and since I make these dollies from scratch with salt dough, I figure I have the dexterity and (eventually) the skill to do it!
So I'm thinking to myself that I would love to give this a try - if not for the October birthday - then for some other birthday in the future.
Then, I glanced at how much Jane Asher charges for this cake and my urge to try it gets a whole lot stronger.
Look at how much it costs!
It serves 40-45 people small portions. My wedding cake served over 100 people, decent portions and it cost nowhere near that!
Good on you Jane Asher. Don't worry about branching out in the US though, I think I'll have it covered!
(Before all you real cake artists and fancy bakers get all irate on me, I know there's a lot of hard work that goes into making those cakes - hours of fine detailing etc etc etc - I'm still thinking I can do it though ;-) )