Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It's a Piece of Cake...

...and what a piece of cake!


The thing I like most about vacations is the leisure to follow my heart, my eye, an instinct or a whim and find something terrific, which is exactly how we found Sedona Cake Couture. What a yummy find!  The window caught my eye and after riding past five or six times I knew I just had to stop there. We had a wonderful chat with the gentleman at the counter, a tour of the adjacent florist and gift shop, a delicious cupcake and a relaxing time looking at the beautiful scrapbooks of award-winning and extraordinary cakes. 


A collection of sweet treats!

As the "graduate" of a four week adult education cake decorating class at the high school in West Hartford in 1975 I have had some experience in cake decorating. Pounds of confectioners sugar and cans of Crisco were sacrificed in my attempts to make a cake look pretty and I quickly learned how difficult it was just to fashion one identifiable flower. By the end of the four weeks I also learned I had few cake decorating talents and have since happily paid for the talent and expertise of those who can make a cake look lovely. Sedona Cake Couture had talent in abundance.

Wishes for a sweet week in Buttercupland!

9 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Sounds like my kind of place! Such exquisite creations. Hope you have a lovely Wednesday!

TARYTERRE said...

what a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Those cakes are GORGEOUS and look yummy too. How exciting that you tried your hand at cake decorating. My ex sister in law is a Pastry Chef at an exclusive California restaurant. But she also has a catering business on the side making custom cakes, particularly wedding. It is a special talent indeed. Take care.

We are: clamco said...

Wow! Those cakes are lovely! I tried cake decorating about...oh...hmmm... 25 years ago. I mastered the basket weave around the sides and fashioned pretty roses out of colored almond paste. Those were the days when I had lots of free time. :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Cake decorating is an art. I took classes way back when too, but never pursued it so my cakes aren't very grand at all, they just taste good. Hope your week is rolling along smoothly. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Theresa said...

Beautiful cakes:) Love looking at all of those sweet treats! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Betty Rubble said...

So...I shouldn't ask you to make Rocky's 1st birthday cake then is what your saying? FYI it's gonna be 9/15...you know if you happen to be in the neighborhood of Bedrock :)

Ms Sparrow said...

Cake decorating is most certainly an art. I couldn't do it if my life depended on it!

Susie said...

Decorating cakes is an art... here's how I do it..I put a big scoop of ice cream next to a slice and it looks fabulous.:):) Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

Chatty Crone said...

I love that place - and you know it's a craft or art - it's not easy. sandie