Monday, February 23, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Let's Eat Cake Fundraiser this Tuesday!


I wanted to let everyone know that I will be competing this Tuesday in a special fundraiser, Let's Eat Cake, for St. Jude's Research Hospital. The special guest judge is Kerry Vincent, the head judge for all of the Food Network Cake Challenges!!!

Should be a pretty exciting time for a very good cause.

Check it out if you can and visit their blog: for information on how you can support this!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Birthday to a Great Person!


Yesterday I was able to make a birthday cake for one of my family's best friends, Tavi 'PaPa' Garces, who turned 90, but keeps on living life to the fullest!

I can only hope that when I turn 90 I will have as many family and friends celebrating my life and still have the wits to enjoy it!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

2009 Bride's Choice Awards presented by WeddingWire | Wedding Cakes, Wedding Venues, Wedding Photographers & More

We are happy to announce that Etiquette of Chocolate has just recently been awarded the 2009 Bride's Choice Awards from WeddingWire, a website that gathers up reviews by brides of the vendors they have used. This award is for the top 3% of all vendors!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Chocolates of the World


This weekend I had the honor of partnering with Dennis Chan, chef/owner of Blue Bamboo Restaurant for the IVCJ's Chocolates of the  World event, held at the Marriot Sawgrass. It is a great organization that promotes the meeting of people from all over the world! Thank you for helping out Lucy, too!

Dennis and I created over 250 servings of our dessert: Trio of Cakes! The cake was a chocolate cake with three different styles of buttercream, Asian-inspired: Cherry Blossom, Tahitian Vanilla Bean, and Passion Fruit. 

Congrats go out to Mai Oui Gourmet for winning! I'll be back next year to give them run for their money, for sure!

Wedding Cake


This cake was created based upon, what is appearing to be the most popular design, "Eve."
The cake is a Yellow Butter Cake with Wild Strawberry, Champagne, and Chocolate Buttercream. 

While the exterior is a beautiful chic white, the interior was a glorious trio of colors. 

Cake featured in Jacksonville Luxury Living!


I am excited to announce that one of my original cake designs, "Christy" has been featured in the current issue of Jacksonville Luxury Living, as part of a concept shoot designed by Liza Chung and photographed by Agnes Lopez!

It's always a great honor and exciting to see one of your creations in print! Please check out the issue at your local bookstore!!


1st Cake of the Year!


Here is the first cake of 2009, a design inspired by the 'Eve' cake on our website. The flavors in the inside were: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Buttercream; White Butter Cake with Wild Strawberry Buttercream; and Almond Cake with Champagne Buttercream. The bride, Cristina, was a pleasure to work with and I wish her and her new husband much luck and best wishes!!

The venue was: The Garden Club
The caterer was: Catering by Liz