August 14, 2012

iPad Birthday Cake made by Luv and Buttah


We were recently in Phoenix for a family event, and I had the pleasure of also spending some time with my friend, Janet LaDue, who also happens to be one of the most talented cake decorators I know!  She is the creative baker behind Luv and Buttah (such a great name!).

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Me and Janet in Phoenix - August 2012.
This time when we were together, we managed to get photos to commemorate the moment!  Last year we enjoyed a fabulous breakfast at a local spot, that even My Boys were disappointed that we didn't have time to visit. 

This year, during our visit we were also going to be celebrating My Husband's birthday.  So, about a month before our trip, I started talking to Janet about ideas for a cake.  I mean, how could we be out in Janet's part of the world and NOT enjoy one of her amazing cakes? 

My Husband loves to use his iPad and iPhone, so that was the main theme of this cake.
iPad Cake by Janet LaDue (luvandbuttah)
The cake is decorated in fondant, which usually I am not fond of... it tends to be too sweet and not worth the calories.  Janet uses a fondant that I could eat without needing a huge glass of water to get it down, which could be a bad thing since I really did enjoy it.

My Boys were desperate to dig into the fondant mini-dad that was on the cake.

iPad Cake by Janet LaDue (luvandbuttah)
Fortunately, mini-dad survived because no one really needs that much sugar! Did you notice the little iPhone he's holding?  The detail that Janet adds to her cakes is really incredible.

To make this cake as close to the real iPad, Janet had me send her pictures of the screen showing apps that he uses - which required more than one picture so that she could have enough to choose from.  Again, check out the detail and how closely she is able to recreate the app logos on this cake:

iPad Cake by Janet LaDue (luvandbuttah)

It was a white cake with a dense crumb... which is very different than most decorated cakes I've had.  Most white cakes tend to be very dry and rely on the frosting or fillings for moisture.  Not the case with this one. 

The filling was cream with fresh strawberries... which beautifully complimented this cake.  With Janet's cakes you will get a 100% homemade, from-scratch, beautiful creation!  Worth every calorie!

Please head over and like her Facebook page for Luv and Buttah so that you can see more of her amazing creations!  If you are in the Phoenix area and need a cake for a special occasion, call Janet!  I wish I was closer so that I could enjoy her creations more often!



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