Saturday, July 11, 2009

Special Cakes

This past Sunday we celebrated DH's birthday with this fancy dessert.

I myself love to cook and bake. But this year I'd just returned from a week-long family reunion at Callaway Gardens and didn't have enough time to *do it all*. Thank goodness I believe that outsourcing is an integral part of being an efficient homemaker :)

That's how Jill's Cakes and Bakes comes into play.

While I was busy in the kitchen preparing this menu:

Roasted Turkey
Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Broccoli
Beet Salad (actually Sis-in-law prepared this family favorite)
Pickle Tray complete with peaches, okra, and olives
Garlic Bread

Plantation Tea

Jill had already done her part.

It just seemed *smart* take care of this detail before I left for vacation. The holiday weekend dictated the timetable and the shop was closed on Saturday. So, the cake had to be picked up on Thursday; sat boxed in the 'fridge for three days; and still was maximally moist for Sunday evening's party.

Jill also prepared the cake for DD#2's wedding last August.

I really hope her shop continues to grow.

If you live nearby, I highly recommend her cakes.

What about you?

Who helps you out in a pinch?

Is there a special bakery you recommend?


  1. The cakes are a real work of art! My 13yo dgtr & I took a cake decorating class together a while back. Between the 2 of us, we usually get the job done. When my kids leave the nest I'll probably have to find a cake shop like you have done! There is one in our area that was recently featured in the food section of the newspaper,specializing in elegant black & white frosted cakes. Apparently that is the current trend in wedding cakes. I'm old fashioned and still like white & pastels :)

  2. I LOVE how cool Daddy's cake looks! And it probably tasted good too! Taking a little nap this afternoon before seeing Aretha Franklin in concert tonight! :-)