Double Trouble

Twins! A boy and a girl, wrapped around a pea pod is what we have here.
This is a baby shower cake and what better way to represent two babies!  I wish I had more of a back story to the cake but Mendy wasn't around for me to pick her brain. All I know it was made for an expectant mother of two.
The flavor is a Valrhona chocolate Turtle Cake-chocolate black out cake with Valrhona Ganache, our in house caramel cream as well as our in house pecan brittle with Frangelico.
All of the decorations are edible and yes, my skills were used on the painting of the crate. Mendy was overseeing to make sure I didnt try to carve my initials on it.
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Be ready for a post from Mendy, she always gives me a funny look after she reads my post.

Zoom Zoom

These next two cakes are from the world of AWESOME! I have to admit when Mendy told me of the cake design I thought she was from the planet CRAZY! I seriously thought we were in trouble-ssccrrr boy was I wrong. 
The bride and groom wanted something different than just a traditional cake, something that identified both of them-how about a replica of the happy couples his and hers Vespa scooters. The groom sported a sea foam green Buddy Vespa and the bride had a candy apple red Vespa. 

Both of them are made of sugar and edible. Her Vespa was Old fashion red velvet cake with Godiva white chocolate cream cheese buttercream with a splash of Amaretto. His Vespa was a vanilla butter-cake with Valhrona chocolate ganache and Grand Mariner infused Swiss buttercream.
Well not only do they sound tasty but they look great!
My contribution? I put the sugar "rocks' around the tires and drove really slow on the freeway.


Style Me Pretty

Cal-tech is known for the mega geniuses that come rolling out of there but they also have a mega awesome members only club-The Athenaeum! The food there is 5 stars, the staff is 5 starts and the grounds, 5 stars!
Any hoot, Cakes by the "Pound" by Mendy K. Pound was lucky enough to provide a cake for a wedding that was held there.
Mendy made a 4 tiered cake with a hand made sugar chalice filled with sugar peonies, decorated with pipped on beads made to resemble a French style beaded border that was hand painted.
The cake flavors were a citrus butter cake, with Swiss lemon curd, fresh raspberries and chocolate blackout with Valrhona chocolate ganache with white chocolate Swiss butter cream and Valrhona crunchy pearls for a little extra something something.
The cake went perfect with the brides decor.
The wedding was featured in Style Me Pretty 78865.gif( online magazine. You can also see how beautiful the Athenaeum really is.

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Mendy in the city

     Yes, I know the title is cheesy, but if you know me you will know that I am too. Well it has been some time since my last post, but I have finally had some time to locate some of these fantastic pictures of Mendy's NYC cake/trip.
Cakes by the Pound got commissioned to make a cake for Sin. Who is Sin? He is Destin Pfaffs and Rachel Federoff's baby boy. Who is Rachel and Destin? They are two of the stars of The Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo. Mendy had a cake tasting for Patty Stanger, who no longer is getting married-hhmmm I wonder if she is gonna still need that cake? Probably NOT!
Back to Sins cake. Destin asked Mendy if she could fly out to NYC and make a cake for their sons first birthday. Which would also be featured in an article in Life and Style Magazine (I think that is pretty cool).
Yep off to NYC for a quick trip.
The event was held at Dylans Candy Bar in NYC, what a fantastic location. The place was colorful and boy full of candy but talk about sugar overload! ! I know all those kids are going to have a sugar high that will last until Christmas.
After an INSANE delivery ride (uh yeah we jumped in a cab to deliver the cake). Boy was I a wreck, Mendy on the other hand cool as a cumber, so was the damn cab driver. I think I aged about 5 years on that ride. Well the best part was dropping off the cake and seeing everybody expression
So after all the who ha and red eyes back and forth.  Our trip to NYC was all thumbs up!
On her way home, Mendy ran into one of her fellow cake designers, Kate Sullivan.
Lets see, happy parents, a very happy 1 year old, a chat with Kate Sullivan,  a spot in Life and Style magazine, and maybe just maybe a small cameo on the Millionaire Matchmaker. I think we got very lucky to have been commissioned to do the cake. Oh right the cake..................
This is what Mendy came up with-----
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