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Kim’s Creations is moving

20 Mar

Hello Friends, Family, and Fans!

If you don’t know, I was accepted into The Art Institute of California – Orange County in September. Since then I’ve been taking online classes and getting some classes in, with online classes they do limit you on the available classes and so that time has come.

This means I will be moving to Southern California (March 24th). I will still continue to be making cakes and candies for any of your occasions. I’ll still be at the same number and email, so if you know anyone or if you have any event that needs a cake/cupcake don’t hesitate to contact me.

This is such a huge step in life and in my career and I’m ever so grateful to have the opportunity to do this. Thank you all for your support and kindness.

I especially want to thank my Parents, my God Daughter,  my Nina Gina & ChaCha, my Nino Jr, my Family, my Best Friend Frank, Lily, my Frister Lupe, my Kinerds <3 & the fans of Kim’s creations. You all give me the strength and support that I need. I’m extremely grateful and Blessed to have you all apart of my life and this journey I’m about to take.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart

<3 Kim

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P.S. Orders will be available to be booked by March 26th. The earlier the better if needed for Easter. Thank you all for you support and I hope to make your memories taste good soon!

P.S.S. Haha, I will still be doing Bay Area cakes when I can, depending on availability. Note, it will have to be at least a month in advance and mileage will be added to price of cake.

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Cinderella Themed Cake! 3.17.12

20 Mar

This cake was ordered for my God Daughters Birthday. She really loves Baby Blue and Cinderella so this was really fun because I love both of those as well.

Cinderella’s dress is cake on the bottom overlayed by Fondant that has a light blue sugar crystals embeded in the dress.

Cinderella is the main topper of this cake. Under Cinderella, it is  half Chocolate w/bananas & half yellow w/strawberries as well as whipped cream in the center. As you can see throughout my site, this is a very common type of cake. Everyone seems to really like the fact that they can have 2 different flavors and fillings and whipped cream.

The frosting of the cake is also whipped cream. The baby blue writing and decoration on the cake is butter cream. The cupcakes were made without a wrapper and just places in a fancy blue shine cupcake wrapper to give a flair symbolizing a skirt. Lastly the cupcakes were topped with sugar candies.

Oh and the little flowers on the corners are made of fondant.

I wish I had the picture of my God Daughter seeing Cinderella for the first time. It was simply priceless! She really loved her cake and I hope you do too!

Appreciating your Bakers :)

13 Jan

Pretty darn excited that my Professor really liked my essay! I had to do a process essay (draft for the assignment) on anything I want,  so I thought why not something in my profession.

So I decided to write it on a process of making a Stargazer Lily (See Below) and she couldn’t believe how much time goes into making a flower. She said she’s now going to appreciates her bakers more! :D

I love my dream career <3

Thank you for supporting me through everything so far and what’s to come! <3 Kim

 

2012! :D

13 Jan

Hello & Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful new year so far! :D Big things are in store this year! Life changes for sure!

Yup! I just started my 2nd Quarter of college and on my 5th class. Working on finances and looking for possible places to reside in SoCal close or the OC for the near future! Exciting, Scary, Life Changing, all of the imaginable.

I’m also working on the improved Kim :) Working out and working on my resolutions that I made this year. Still working on adding some, but so far so good. What also has helped with the working out part, is this new awesome site http://www.runteamkina.com It can help yourself as well as others, check out the site you won’t regret it!

I’ll keep you all in the loop though! Thank you for supporting my dream!

<3 Kim

Halloween themed Cake!

8 Nov

 

Delivered Halloween day

Cake Specs:

Both tiers are chocolate cake with whipped cream and fresh strawberries in the middle.

Both cakes are covered with blue fondant

Accents:

Witch Hats & Pumpkins are made with Rice Crispies treats and fondant

Ghost is made up of a big lollipop and Rice Crispies formed on top

Head Stones are Rice Crispies covered with fondant

Leaves are just different colored fondant

Webs are hand pipped onto the cake

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I hope you liked my latest creation!

The customer absolutely loved it! (Which always makes me happy :) ) They said it was nice and moist and the decorations were Amazing! The whole family enjoyed it very much!

I say another happy customer! :D <3

Can’t wait for the next creation!

Update on school and upcoming Jobs!

10 Oct

Hello!

I just wanted to update you all on how I’m doing in school. I started last Monday and I completed my last assignment for my classes yesterday. Online classes are definitely a little more intense than regular classes and the work is from Monday to Sunday so it’s all around the clock work. I did struggle a bit trying to finish all the essays and work that needed to be done, but of course if you know me I always put more stress on myself. I have to give my 100% and more to whatever I do, it’s just what a Kim does :P lol!  All in all, I made it through my first week of online classes and I currently hold an 100% in both classes! Yay! :D Hard work definitely pays off for sure! Thank you to my parents for their help and support as well as my Best Friends <3 u!

Upcoming jobs! I have 2 next week, I have Birthday cake for a customers Mother (Elegant, handmade flowers cascading down a 2-tier cake, that will have a white and gold touch to it) and another  Birthday cake for a customers Daughter (Halloween themed, 2-tier cake). A couple weeks after I have a Big order for cupcakes! 5 Dozen Cupcakes, a few different flavors, and different designs, I can say exactly what the designs are because they are a secret ;D . If you are in the know of certain things coming up well you know you’ll be tasting one :D.

Anyway that’s it for now, but I’m glad things are going great with school and again I’d like to thank you so much for spreading the word on my little business here. I appreciate every order I receive through you guys and as you guys know, I give 100% and more to everything I do.

I hope you all have a wonderful week and I hope to talk to you soon!

<3 Kim

Race Car & Little Girl Cupcakes!

9 Sep

Race Car cake, the design that was requested was an eraser style cake with the colors of  a Shelby Cobra 427 car, so I did just that :)

Specs:

Chocolate cake w/Whipped Cream and Strawberry filling

Covered in Icing Fondant & some Chocolate accents

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Little Girl Cupcakes:

I’ve never done something so complex for a cupcake let alone make more than just a standard cupcake by itself. So when I was asked to do these Little Girl Cupcakes, I was ready for the challenge after looking over the design and how to put them together.  With these cupcakes you have to have 1 regular cupcake, 1 mini cupcake, I used Fondant (which I rolled in sugar crystals) for the dress. Pretzel sticks were used for the neck and arms. The head was made with Nilla Wafers and Chocolate.

I had to make 19 of these Little Girl Cupcakes, and I was down to my last 7 and I had put them on a tray I was assembling them on and I was going to put them in the other room and it was like slow motion >_< they fell to their doom! It was almost time for me to leave and that had to happen. It was hear breaking… thank goodness my mom was there to help me out.  So It was kind of frustrating, because these aren’t just 1 minute assembly cupcakes, its like a 5-10 min per cupcake. So it did set me back a bit, but I eventually got the remaining 7 cupcakes remade and ready to place in the boxes. I was relieved that they all made it in the boxes ok.

I had to transport the Race Car and the 19 Little Girl Cupcakes an hour and 40 mins,  & If you’re a cake decorator and transport cakes that far, you know you’re always tense cuz I am. Until that cake is in the customers possession I’m tense. I’ve delivered enough cakes that far that I should be use to it, but I’m not. I don’t think that part ever goes away, lol, but it did get to the destination safely in one piece including the 19 little girl cupcakes!

Customer and Guests loved the cake and cupcakes and the Birthday Girl was happy!

Jon- “Everybody LOVED the cake and cupcakes!”

I say that’s another successful Cake Order!

<3 Kim

I Got Accepted!

26 Aug

Hello fellow followers :)

An Awesome thing just happened in my life! I got Accepted into the Art Institute of California- Orange County!! Ahhh!!! I’m officially in and registered for my classes!!! I’m finally going to start this AMAZING journey!!

This starts the new beginning of my Career! I’m majoring in Baking,Pastry & Business! This is crazy INCREDIBLE! You don’t know how Excited I am to finally start school! For now I’m working out online classes (GE, & small classes first) then I’ll have to actually go to the school and do Labs etc. (This part will be one of the hardest things to do, so please keep me in prayer for the strength, guidance, and knowledge of what to do)

Having been accepted to this school, makes me realize I’m getting that much closer to my Dreams! It feels kind of surreal, I’ve dreamt of this, and it’s slowly coming into play! Crazy!

Thank you all so much for supporting me along this Amazing Journey that’s just beginning!

Special Thanks to:
-My Mom & Dad (My Rock, love, my lifeline, my strongest support system & believers, I don’t know what I would do without you both,I Love you!<3)
-Eimi, My Best Friend/Sister, what can I say you're Always there for me, encourages me, helps me when im down, pretty much everything! You’re like my other half. Thank you! *Cheers* to our New Journey through School together!
-My God Daughter JennaLy, Baby Girl I love you and every time I see that smile, I want to make you proud! Your love, hugs and kisses mean the world to me. You're my Daughter and I love you so much. I will be there for you through thick and thin as you are for me. I love you so much JennaLy <3
-Frank, My best friend, my constant support, an Amazing person to me in general. (I wouldn't have thought about school or even applied to any without you), One of my best encouragers and believers in my work and in everything I do. Thank you…for everything. I say that often, but it has way more meaning than a simple Thank you.<3
-My family, including my Kinerd/Archie Family You guys are simply WONDERFUL! For all the support, guidance, love and everything in between, I appreciate it so much and I will continue to make you all proud!
-Most of all God, I wouldn’t be me without him, my talents, knowledge, people he brought into my life, the things he’s taught me. Everything. I give it all to him <3

I'm still in Awww… knowing that all this is happening. I still ask myself, Is this really happening? Yeah I still don't believe it. I'll also be one of the first to graduate from College from my family too! Can't wait for that Accomplishing day!

So while I soak up all the Excitement,craziness, and save money for all what's to come, I will still be doing my side Cake Creations, I have 1 in a couple weeks and 1 not far after :)

If you have an event coming up and need a cake, you can hit me up here, facebook.com/kimscreations88 , or Email me at kimscreations88@gmail.com .

If you ever wanted to donate money to my Journey through school, you can donate via paypal.com and my email is kimscreations88@gmail.com .

Thank you all again with all my heart

<3 Kim

Joel Osteen: “With God’s help, I will overcome any challenges I face that might inhibit my growth as I stretch towards the next level.”
“Keep dreaming, hoping, and planning for new projects, experiences, and adventures with God.”

Guitar Cake – 8.14.11

16 Aug

This cake was my very first Guitar Cake. I was really excited to make one since I’ve always wanted to, and here was the opportunity to make it! :D This cake was for my friends Dad’s surprise Birthday Party. She wanted the cake to look like her Dad’s Guitar, So That is what I tried to do :) The sound hole is the most important part that really made it look like his guitar. It took a while to do, but overall I was happy with the Final Piece.

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Cake details:
- Carrot Cake
- Filling and Frosting (Whipped Cream)
- Fondant Accents as well as around the guitar and the fingerboard

KinaCon Cakes July 9th, 2011

11 Aug

KinaCon? What is it you ask? It’s an event that brings fans of the Amazing Artist (Kina Grannis) together, but not just any fans, her Street Teamers.

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This was definitely a very unique cake because I had to travel, not just assembling the cake and driving it somewhere.

I had to sculpt the Characters, sushi, the misc items and make all the sea shells prior to driving down to Southern California, where I was to bake the actual cakes.

I had stayed at my Best Friend House to make the cakes and that went well, after of course, we go to the store twice because I forgot to buy certain ingredients the first time. Thank goodness he didn’t mind going with me both times (He’s Amazing like that), I felt bad though =/.

Then it was the day to assemble the cakes. Where I was assembling the cakes it was about an hour away which is no problem, but I thought i had the whipped cream for the filling at my hotel room, but I must have forgot it at my best friends house >_< {which still as of this day I don’t know where it is} so I had to send him out to get heavy whipping cream so I could make my own whipped cream, which I don’t do often, because I found some amazing whipped cream everyone can eat (non diary). Then I forgot I had to go to the store before going to the venue for Strawberries and bananas (Yeah I had to send him out to the store again) I owe him so much now (but he wont take anything I give him).

So after all of that I finally started working on my cake, and it just seemed like one thing after another started happening no shortening, whipped cream, powdered sugar, the characters/items started cracking or breaking (they had a very long travel to Southern California and all around too), fondant sticking to the table..my spirits were definitely low for decorating these cakes.

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Kind of going off topic, but My Best Friend had been there from the very beginning, From the designing, baking, storing and transporting the cakes, as well as decorating (support). He knew how stressed I was because things were going wrong left and right. He came in the kitchen about every 30 mins to come check how I was doing, give me encouraging words, and that It’ll come out great and that they’ll love it… and a hug. After each time he came in and did all that… I just got the “Can do Anything” Attitude and it kept me going till the next time something happened and then he’d come in and lift my spirits again. I seriously Don’t know what I would have done without him there. I give him a ton A TON of credit for these cakes, because if I did it alone… my stress would probably have overcome the ideas I had when something went wrong, but instead I got the positiveness and feelings that i needed to finish these cakes with success. So THANK YOU! <3 (not sure if he reads this or not so yeah lol)

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I know this whole Blog is all over the place…I’m sorry…I just want you to know that yes there are obstacles when you’re cake decorating, but you can always over come them with a little help, even if its a quick talk and hug. :)

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So Below this is all of the logistics of the cakes:

Cake #1

  • Top Tier- Yellow w/Heavy Whipping Cream filling w/Strawberries (Covered in white fondant (it has a texture kind of like sand (I had to use smaller pieces than 1 big piece of fondant because I didn’t have shortening/ powdered sugar so it didn’t stick to the table, so I used Press and Seal {which it didn’t stick to} and it actually worked out, because it gave a nice sand texture). The KinaCon logo was an edible image that I had made {store} I had pipped a pearl/slanted seashell type around the top tier, accented with white Chocolate Seashells (that were hand luster dusted for perfect color) Top had a hand make “Guitar Girl” (Kina’s logo in a way) out of Fondant, accented with a White Chocolate mic painted and an Umbrella out of Fondant, written and detailed with Royal Icing.
  • Bottom Tier -Chocolate w/Heavy whipping Cream filling w/bananas (Covered with Golden Yellow dyed Fondant (it has a texture same as above, same technique) Board is just a silver covered board w/ Pipping Gel {I colored myself} and then some accented White Chocolate SeaShells (that were hand luster dusted for perfect color) around the Tier as well as in the water.

Cake #2

  • Chocolate Cake w/Heavy whipping Cream filling w/ 1/2 bananas 1/2 Strawberries , Covered with White Fondant (Same Textured technique used as above) Sushi pieces, Guitar and Domo are all out of Fondant (I know I’m crazy) at the time I didn’t have rice crispies so I just made it full of Fondant..It was definitely a heavy Domo… Both Domo and the Guitar took a long time to perfect. but overall it came out ok, for my first time sculpting characters :) The Cherry Blossom design was also with Fondant, except for the Branches were Chocolate Fondant (which actually tastes great, go Wilton for bringing it back!)
If you have any questions on any of the above, please dont hesitate to ask, It’s a lot to take in lol. If you made it through this whole blog… Thank you, I know it was torture reading all the non sense lol! :P
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Here’s a pic of the Cakes and Kina Grannis (The person who completes KinaCon :) ) Photo By: MikeMangooooo!
I’d like to Thank everyone for the sweetest comments about the designs and taste of the cakes…and again a Huge Huge Huge Thank you to my Best Friend (You’re Amazing!!! <3) & a Huge Thank you to Kina and her Family for being our family as well and for bringing us all together! You’ve all made my life even better! <3
Thank you for supporting me and my Dreams! <3 Kim
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