Monday, June 15, 2009

Garden Fresh Cakes

Guess what?! I'm making cakes for Garden Fresh in Mountain View now! This weekend I had my first order...6 cakes!!! It took me forever (one carrot cake disaster and one frosting mishap) and I lost a ton of money, but what do you expect the first time?! Hopefully now I'll be more efficient and so it will actually be a tiny bit profitable. Although, I'm definitely doing it more for fun than for profit. I miss working in restaurants and baking desserts. Go get some cake! (Let me know if it's good) :)


One the way over, one cake slid off the seat and squashed against the side! It was fixable though!

I wasn't going to put almonds on the side, but my chocolate ganache wouldn't set up enough for me to pipe decorations and I had to do something to make it pretty!! Why is it that things never work when it's actually really important but turn out beautifully when it's just for fun??

10 comments:

Ashley said...

Wow those are gorgeous cakes!!! I'll have to check that place out. What a cool little job. I hope it becomes profitable!

Amy Carter said...

oh my goodness, ashley... they look perfect, and so professional!! Perhaps this will become your new profession...
i would like to taste your carrot cake, as my last vegan carrot cake experience was disappointing.

Molly said...

Oh my gosh! This is so neat! I had no idea! Do they sell your cakes there or was this for a specific event?

LJ and DC said...

So molly just sent me over. Those cakes are perfectly GORGEOUS! SO beautiful!

Ashley C. said...

Molly, I'm going to sell them there now. The owner pays me for each cake and sell slices in the restaurant. I really, really hope the carrot cakes turned out well. My chocolate recipe is tried and true, but the carrot is a bit new to me (and I've never made it that big). I couldn't exactly cut a slice out to sample, so we'll see!!

Richxxx said...

WOW! im so impressed those are really pretty!


the lady I wrk with sets up small indian health events and she asked me if you can make vegan cakes fr birthdays and other events... i told her i'd tell you!

yr a talented baker!

Ashley C. said...

Aww, you guys all make me feel so talented!

Rick, special cupcakes would be fun to do! I could decorate them all pretty and what not!

Chris said...

What else can I say that hasn't been said already. They do look amazing. I could use a slice of each right now.

Soph said...

Your cakes are DELICIOUS! I love you.

Ashley C. said...

Soph- did you have some at Garden Fresh? I hope so ;-)