We’re sweet on all of you, because its almost the sweetest day of the year–Valentine’s Day! As we are presently attending a Bible Bee Volunteers Reunion, we three needed just one more guest poster besides the lovely Emileigh, and so we decided upon another Emily, who happens to be a confectionary artist! We have been following Emily’s confectionary blog for a while now, and to say the least, she truly has an eye, and tastebuds, for some pretty amazing edible art! We thought it would be fun to have her make us a cake themed after a vintage Valentine Card, which she obligingly agreed to do. I must say though, she truly outdid herself! Feelings of joy and rapture leapt up inside the girls and I when we first viewed Emily’s toothsome composition–our only regret is that we will not be able to partake of this treat with Emily and her family! We need to figure out how to eat through our computer screens, people! Ok… I really just said that. I guess all the sugar has gotten to crunchy-con Jessica! Haha! Anyhow, I hope you all enjoy this post, and now I’ll let Emily take it from here.
Hi! My name is Emily Parish and I am thrilled to be able to guest post for the Boyer girls! I live in rural Missouri with my wonderful, big family of 12 which makes everyday very exciting! I love Jesus, learning how to bake French pastries and anything chocolate, making music, bubble tea, animals, and reading. As long as I’m socializing, I’m completely content (which is not very difficult to do at our house =). I’m still making my way through High-School, but I’m very blessed to have found a “business” I can do from home and to be able to manage how much time I give to it. It was a year ago this month, that I sold my very first cake to a family from our church!
I discovered an interest in cake decorating two years ago after having a lot of fun with a sister making and decorating her birthday cake. Since then, I have learned oh so much and am still learning with each cake I decorate. I love designing and decorating a cake that fits the occasion and person’s personality. Around the time I started selling cakes, my sister Anna (also my blog photographer), was so sweet to design a blog for me to post pictures of my custom made cakes for potential customers. I like to share my baking experiences and recipes with others too, you can view it here.
Valentine’s Day is the “sweetest” day of the year so why not celebrate it with a delicious baked treat? I personally love Valentine’s Day, it’s a joy to show the ones I love most that I care. I usually do this through dessert (surprise!). So let’s talk cake….
I took inspiration from an adorable vintage valentine and created this cake with gold-edged fondant ruffles. I felt the gold touch really brought out the vintage look of the cake. I used a little red fondant bow to “tie up” the ruffles. Brigid’s beautiful “Roses and Red” outfit (in a previous post) gave me the idea to adorn the top with a white rose and fallen petals which added so much needed color and delicacy to the cake. I just love the soft, muted feminine colors that are found on vintage valentines, so different from the bling and glitter on modern cards and cakes!
Thanks oodles ‘n bunches Emily! We hope to have you and another one of your sugary posts back on our blog sometime soon!
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
If you do, what do you do on that day?
What did you like best about Emily’s Cake?
Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are YOU! <3
Jessica, the eldest sister & singer