Sunday, July 1, 2012

First Days at Highland Bakery

Last week and this week I started working half-time at Highland Bakery in the Old Fourth Ward in Atlanta.  Bearing in mind I only had my cell phone camera (and that I'm one of the last people in the US to not have a smart phone), I thought I'd share some of the cakes I got to work on!

Sorry for the photo quality on these-- for this fun shark cake, the amazing Karen made the sharks eating the fish and some jellyfish bodies, I made the other little fishies, and Heidi and I put the rest of it together as a team:

I got to practice my piping and scroll work on this flower covered cake:

I had a fun time figuring out how to make a pair of Ray-bans from gum paste for this beach cake:

The client wanted some very specific starfish, which I made from green gum paste with orange piping.

Heidi did an amazing job on the logo, and Karen an amazing job on the monogram.
The other ladies at Highland love their airbrushing (which I'm looking forward to learning more about!), but I practiced a little on the seashells:

This week I spent about an entire day working on this topsy-turvy number.  Mary had already done some work on it, cutting the cake angles and making the balls and bow loops.

Finally, I wrapped up my week working on the base cake for another sea-scape, which will have a fish on top and other shells and starfish.  I made a bunch of multi-colored seaweed from fondant, and then painted extra vines and bubbles:

Fun stuff, right?

If only it weren't 105 degrees in Atlanta this week-- yikes it's hot.  Fortunately, I'll soon be on my way to South Africa where it is wintertime. :)

Much more to come soon! :)


  1. Glad to see you are having so much fun! :-)

  2. I have a friend who's been going to school in S. Africa, but she has just come back to work in NYC for the summer. She loves it there.