Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Will you....?

Posted by Jennifer at 6:30 PM

For those of you that don't know, I am a PhD student by weekday and a caker by weekend. In graduate school, asking a professor to be on your committee is like asking someone to the prom, if the prom lasted 4 hours. Asking someone to be the chair of your committee is an even bigger deal because the chair works with you day and night to make sure you pass the 20 hour or so comprehensive exams and also write your dissertation. Because of this, my man-friend wanted to really surprise his future committee chair and ask her in a creative and fun way (and so that she really couldn't say no :) The professor he chose to ask is one of the most amazing instructors I've had and is just such a strong support for us grad students. Paul told me that he had scheduled a meeting with her to officially ask her to the metaphoric graduate school prom and so we started of thinking of cake plans. What emerged was a Tiffany's themed engagement ring box. The cake was a Strawberry Cheesecake Cake (Strawberry cake with strawberries baked into the cake layered with cheesecake cream filling and buttercream). The lid to the box is styrofoam covered in fondant with a fondant bow and the "box" itself is cake covered in fondant. The ring is also completely edible and made out of fondant. The whole cake was then sprayed with edible shimmer dust so that the whole cake sparkled.

Paul told me that he walked into the meeting with her and said, "oh, could you wait one second? I forgot something." He went out to get the cake and when he returned, she was looking down at her desk writing something. He got down on one knee, held out the cake and said, "Will you chair me?" haha.... I thought it was hilarious! She turned bright red and of course, accepted his offer. Here's a shot of the lid of the cake box.


Kelly on October 7, 2009 at 7:25 PM said...

I hope this cake reminded you of me! :) I love those little blue boxes. This is one of your best cakes yet!

karlee on October 8, 2009 at 2:15 PM said...

that is so clever!! I love it. How could she not accept. And a very beautiful cake as well.

Si on October 10, 2009 at 8:41 AM said...

Jennifer, I stumbled upon your site through a follower on my blog. Impressive cakes! You are a talented decorator!

Anonymous said...

this cake is really cool. You got the color perfect. Was this for a wedding?

Anonymous said...

The "Will You Chair Me" cake and story really cracked me up! Also, VERY Original! Great job as always! Looking forward to you next creation.

Anonymous said...

That Fishy Cake is the most original that I've seen. Oh, and I Found Nemo too!! Great Job and there should be some reality show about this whole cake idea process.

Anonymous said...

This was a really cool idea and it would be really cool if someone was doing an engagement party as well.

See ya on TLC.

Rebekah in Texas

Our Family on October 26, 2010 at 8:03 PM said...

Great story and great cake! Thanks for sharing.


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