Three years!

Thank you, Gracias, Merci, Danke, Dhanyavaad!

We do not have words to express the overwhelming response and encouragement we have received over the past three years since launching Baked in Heaven.

When we started thinking about creating custom cakes, the only assets we had were a great friendship, some home-grown skills, and support from our spouses and friends. Three years and many loyal customers, Facebook fans and Pinterest pins later, we cannot believe how fortunate we have been to be on the receiving end of so much love and encouragement from all over the world (literally).

We have now come to a point where we have to pause, take a deep breath and reevaluate our family commitments – stopping to smell the roses along the way if you will. Therefore, we are taking a short break from mixing cake batter, whipping up frosting and kneading fondant in order to spend more time with our family and friends. What this means is that we will not be accepting any new orders until further notice, and we apologize for any inconveniences this may cause to our customers.

We have pictures of the cakes that we worked on in the past which we didn’t get a chance to post yet, so this blog will still be semi-active and we will post those pictures as often as we can. We hope that you will continue to show us your love and support.

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Behind the scenes – Ocean, Jungle and Sky themed cake

We posted some pictures of an Ocean, Jungle and Sky themed cake a couple of weeks ago, which many of our blog and Facebook page followers enjoyed. Here are some behind-the-scenes pictures taken while we worked on the cake and the toppers. Most of these photos were taken with our phones, so we apologize for the crappy picture quality.

Giraffe – We had a little trouble keeping his head and long neck attached to the body. This picture was taken when we managed to keep him intact for about a couple of minutes
Lion – Attaching his mane is a lot harder than it looks
Monkey
Elephant and a tiny birdie
Birds for the sky themed tier
The menagerie
Half-done Jungle tier resting in the refrigerator. We had just started covering up the pillars with fondant to make them look like trees
Toppers waiting to go on the cakes (Notice the headless giraffe?)
Assembling the cake at the party venue
Final clean-up

Thank you!

The month of May has been pretty incredible for us. Not only have we completed one whole year of making cakes, but we have enjoyed every minute of it. We started out as just a couple of friends who loved to bake cakes (and of course eat them too). Baked in Heaven has been a tremendous learning experience for us. Being moms to two kids (each) is a full-time job in itself, and when you add cake batter and frosting into the equation, things tend to get a little chaotic.

Of course, we couldn’t have done it all without you, so here’s to you – our family, friends, customers, Facebook fans, readers of our blog and Google. Thank you for all the kind words of encouragement. Thank you for all the valuable inputs, suggestions and inspiration.

And most of all, thank you to our long-suffering husbands for all those long nights of baby-sitting, and the endless offers of ‘constructive criticism’. 🙂 We love you.

Making of Nemo

From time to time, we share some pictures of how we create the fondant toppers that go on top of our cakes. The last cake that we did was an underwater themed tiered cake with Nemo on the top tier. Nemo was created entirely in fondant and here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how we made the little fella.

Nemo’s fins
Nemo’s body with tail and eyes attached
Nemo with fins attached
Added white stripes along the sides
Painting the details
Finished product

We’re moving!

Yes, we’re moving! We are relocating from Santa Clara to San Jose on Saturday 23 October, 2010. We will continue to operate from our own home-kitchens, now located near Westgate Mall, San Jose. What this means is that now we will be offering free delivery of cakes priced over $40.00 within a 10-mile radius of our location in San Jose. We regret any inconveniences that this may cause, and hope that you will continue to show us your support.

Image courtesy: http://www.funnyphotos.net.au/

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