Dessert/ Dinner




The cake did come out better than I expected (phew!!!) and even though its not perfect by any means, I really love it. Really, really love it. I think its perfect for my first wedding creation and now that I’ve conquered it, I know I can do it again. On the side is my sugar greeting card that I finished tonight as well. The entire card is, well, edible I suppose. The card itself is made from pastillage and then the flowers are made from gum paste with an edible shimmer powder on them.

More views!




I couldn’t resist….



Here are some of my friend’s cakes! They did an amazing job!

Andre’s cake:


Alia’s cake with the gorgeous gum paste flowers (I think making these flowers is her calling in life):


And last but not least, Chef Erin’s halloween cake! 🙂


Whew!!! To back up a little, let’s go back to dinner 🙂

A-m-a-z-i-n-g yet again! I met my friends, Andre, Alia, Jack, and Erin at Woodlands for dinner tonight in the midst of a horrible storm. We ordered everything family style to share and I couldn’t even attempt to pick a favorite…


We started with the assorted appetizers. I picked at (and probably at 1/4th of) a samosa. I wanted to save my appetite for all the food to come!


We ordered the chana masala, aloo gobi, palak paneer and some curry with fruit I didn’t try. We also ordered for the table naan stuffed with potatoes and naan stuffed with peas and cauliflower. SO GOOD!

Here was my plate. And, yes, I tried the paneer to branch out a little bit. It was strange since I haven’t eaten cheese in a while and seemed like a cross between mozzerella and tofu. Good though! I loved the spinach it was in…that might have been my favorite thing actually! Since last time I ate way too much food here and felt insanely bloated afterwards, I tried to pace myself a little bit more tonight and put smaller portions on my plate rather than loading up. I knew I would thank myself later and I did! I stopped when I was full and didn’t feel like I ate too much, which is so easy to do at places like this! Around 9:00 I snacked on some organic vanilla wafers from the big bag of snacks (sorry, no picture, my hands were full of royal icing and fondant at the time!)


It’s 12:15 and Dexter and I are calling it a night…see you tomorrow!

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  • BethT
    June 27, 2008 at 4:52 am

    Jenna, your cake is awesome!!! As a “B” I also love your friend’s B cake – the flowers are wonderful. A job well done to all of you.

  • Melissa
    June 27, 2008 at 4:58 am

    Wow! Your cake is so beautiful! You did a great job, and so did your classmates! and your dinner looks scrumptious also! i’m glad you enjoyed it!

  • Courty
    June 27, 2008 at 6:04 am

    That’s an absolutely gorgeous cake, Jenna! Well done!

  • Maria
    June 27, 2008 at 11:33 am

    The Hallowe’en and gumpaste flower cakes are amazing – I am impressed with how well the fondant is draped on each of them! Like a couture dress!

  • VTgirl
    June 27, 2008 at 11:41 am

    congrats on making the coolest cake EVER! its so pretty and you are so talented, you should be really proud of yourself!! 🙂

  • Nat
    June 27, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Agree with previous four commenters! Beautiful cake!

  • Sarah
    June 27, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    GORGEOUS cake Jenna! Enjoy your weekend and ‘summer break’ you’re always so busy so make sure you take some time for yourself to just relax!

  • Lindsey
    June 27, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    I would hire you (or any one of your friends) to do my wedding cake in an INSTANT. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

    June 27, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    what are your thoughts on Spirutein, protein shake? i normally have this in the morning for breakfast.

  • Aimee
    June 27, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    I am blown away by your cake. I really can’t believe that is your first one….it looks perfect!!

  • Kath
    June 27, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    GORGEOUS cake!!!!!! I would happily have that as my wedding cake 🙂 What was the filling like? Or was it just a model for decorating?

  • Heather
    June 27, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    LOVE your cake! It’s so elegant- the blue background with the cherry blossoms is gorgeous. Great job!!!

  • angelcubbie
    June 27, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Your cake is extremely cute and sweet looking Jenna. I have to say though, really cool cake Chef Erin, that Halloween cake is so darkly beautiful.

  • Littleblackdress
    June 27, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, Jenna! Also, I hail from Washington DC which is FAMOUS for its annual Cherry Blossom festival in April, and know that Cherry Blossom wedding cakes are in high demand here!

  • VeggieGirl
    June 27, 2008 at 1:20 pm


  • Katie S
    June 27, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Oh my goodness, that cake is a work of art!! You are truly talented! Enjoy your time off, you earned it!!!!

  • Betsy
    June 27, 2008 at 1:26 pm


    not gonna lie-i like yours the best.

  • Meghan
    June 27, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    Jenna, that cake is a-mazing! The idea for a blue cake is so unique and the way it contrasts with not only the brown branch but also the pink flowers is wonderful! (And I go to art school and know a thing or two about color mixing and theory.) The cake is incredibly cute but also very sophisticated!

  • Tracey
    June 27, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Amazing cake, Jenna! I’m very impressed, great job! I’ve been reading (and loving!) your blog for months and I just had to comment on your incredible cake! Also, I wanted to thank you…your healthy attitude toward food, fun and life have been helping me get over a longtime eating issue. Thank you for being so inspiring and terrific! Ryan’s one lucky guy!

  • jessy
    June 27, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    that is the most glorious cake! i love it! you did an amazing job! yay!

  • Sloane
    June 27, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    beautiful cake… will you cater my wedding?! hehe

    I went to Indian with my dad and got the Chana Masala & garlic naan too 🙂

  • Becky
    June 27, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    GORGEOUS cake

  • Justy2003
    June 27, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    And you were worried about how the cake would turn out, why? It’s gorgeous!
    And I need to go to an Indian restaurant again…too bad the boyfriend isn’t so fond of it…

  • Lauren
    June 27, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    What a beautiful cake! I love the color scheme and the wrap-around flower motif. It looks so pretty! The other cakes are really impressive, too–there’s clearly a lot of talent in your class!

  • lexi
    June 27, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    i simply CAN’NOT believe how freakin talented you are, i swear you should open up your own baking place! i honestly dont think you need to train anymore, if you got any better than you are now you would put rachel ray out of buisness for good! :o)

  • adria
    June 27, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    Wow, that cake is beautiful. You are so talented!

  • Anna
    June 27, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Wow Jenna, you’re cake is amazing. I’m not just saying that either. I really think it’s beautiful, totally something I’d order for my wedding! 🙂