Archive for December, 2008

• BUSINESS IDENTITY PROJECT…

Posted in Design on December 24, 2008 by beverlydill

Graphic Design – 12.23.08

I received a call from Jonathan Anglin about a logo package for his new business. I did a logo package for his Landscape/Concrete business in the past so I was looking forward to working with him again.

The business was titled Middle Tennessee Inventory. They work with home inventory in case of disasters for insurance purposes. With this information, I ran with what ideas I had to visually portay this business through a logo. After tweaking the design just a bit, he decided on the logo below as well as the business card and letterhead to match. Congrats and good luck on your new business, Jonathan!

MTILogo4SM.jpg picture by beverlydill

MTIbusinesscard3SMweb.jpg picture by beverlydill

MTIletterheadSMweb.jpg picture by beverlydill

• TASTES LIKE TEAM SPIRIT…

Posted in Cakes with tags , , , , , , , on December 21, 2008 by beverlydill

Cake  – 12.20.08

I received a call from Cyndi for her wedding cake. She was marrying the football coach for the Stewart County High  School Rebels and wanted a Black and Gold themed cake based on the school colors and a football cake for the groom’s cake. She went with a vanilla wedding cake with buttercream to feed 150. For the groom’s cake, she went for chocolate with buttercream to feed 30. 
 Cake #1
I began with the groom’s cake. I prepared a gold covered board and baked two football shaped cakes and stacked them together with buttercream in between the layers. I then covered the entire cake with brown tinted buttercream. After smoothing the icing, I piped the white on top of the football followed by the green grass around the bottom. Finally I sat the cake and board on top of a stand covered with black material to match the wedding cake.

 

Cake #2
Next came the wedding cake. She went with a designer’s choice cake and let me run with any ideas I had that went along with the Black and Gold. I went with a 16″ – 12″ – 8″ tiered cake – bottom two tiers stacked with a 4″ tall separator decor followed by the 8″ top cake and black and gold rose topper.

I began by placing black satin material over the base followed by the clear cake plate. I placed the 16″ on bottom and iced the cake with buttercream. I repeated the steps on the next two tier and kept them all separate in the beginning stages. After all the cakes were covered with buttercream, I created a border stencil that would have 1.5″ from the top edge of all the cakes. Next, I placed the 12″ cake on top of the 16″ and began to pipe the black bead border on the stenciled line followed by black cornelli lace. I placed the separator plates and columns. I draped black satin over the plate to match the base of the cake. Finally, I added the top tier and the rose topper. I came back with gold ribbon and wrapped around the base of each tier and then added a see-through black ribbon and placed in the middle of the gold. Lastly, I added the black buttercream bead border and it was complete.

After 12 hours baking/decorating, the two cakes were finished. Saturday afternoon came and I attended the wedding and cut and served the cake at the reception. I’ve realized that there’s nothing better than to create one of the most memorable desserts that there will ever be in a couple’s life which makes cutting into it feel absolutely wonderful. Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Holliday. Thank you so much for asking me to play a part in such a beautiful day. I wish you all the best. God Bless.

• POLKA DOT BIRTHDAY…

Posted in Cakes with tags , , , on December 12, 2008 by beverlydill

Cake  – 12.12.08

Ben’s little sister, Tessa, turned 12 this past Monday. Tomorrow she is having a skating party and wanted a green and navy blue french vanilla cake. She picked out the cake I did for prom and wanted a smaller version to feed around 30. So off to the kitchen I went.

I baked 2 – 8″ Square cakes and 2 – 6″ square cakes. I frosted them with buttercream and layed the quilt pattern stencil on all sides. I placed green ribbon on both tiers, came back with a small navy blue ribbon in the center and piped the green buttercream dots. Finally, I drew a 12 on cardboard, cut it out, wrapped with aluminum foil, and piped navy blue and green on top, and placed it in the center of the cake. After 4 hours it was complete.

Love you lots, Tessa. I hope you have a great day and enjoy the cake!