Friday, May 29, 2009

Did You Know...?

Did you know we offer Photoshop services here? What better way to enhance your cake design than to customize any image with just about anything you (or we) can imagine! For a additional fee, we'll put your face on who's body, get rid of blemishes, remove text...whatever, to make your cake dreams come true!
Call for details.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

KTLA Beckoned...

Our favorite local television Morning News station (KTLA) called with a special request this week:
Make a special birthday cake for Los Angeles Sports Icon Jerry West!
But of course!
We created this full sheet cake (our marble cake w/chocolate chip filling & fresh butter creme icing) and made it shimmer with metallic gold for the legendary Laker.
The KTLA anchors presented it to him on air this morning...word is that West loved it so much he took the entire cake home with him!

Speaking of classics (ahem!) our signature cheeseburger cake with the works is as popular as ever...

Bursts of celebratory color set off this two-tiered special cake...

You can see that Mr. Patrick Hansen is no slouch when it comes to decorating himself!
Patrick takes the time to make sure that each cake is finished off in accordance to our generations old standards. This surfboard is gettiing the Hansen's treatment for a very special event!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Oscar...

Baby is turning one this week, so his mom got him this special Oscar the Grouch cake (yes, his name is Oscar too!)
Nothing grouchy about this delicious cake!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


A combination of techniques here...airbrushed background color with an extra-large image of Beauty & The Beast (and friends,) surrounded by a special wide frame with swirl detail, which is continued around the sides of the cake. Finished off with an extra-delicate floral presentation and the name written on mini-cupcakes.
Yes, we can enhance any design for you...just talk to our friendly sales staff!
On another note, the word about our gluten-free/vegan options is getting out there. We found talk of our cakes on the Gluten Freeway blog...check it!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Happy Birthday dear Tori...

From People Magazine...
Dean McDermott had so many ways he wanted to celebrate Tori Spelling's 36th birthday that he took a long weekend to do them all. On May 14, the actor surprised his wife with a new tattoo: A large Koi fish symbolizing Tori, a tiger representing Dean, and three baby Koi fish for Liam, 2, Stella, 11 months, and (McDermott's son from a previous marriage) Jack, 10. The tattoo also featured peonies, which stand for health and prosperity, and the word "forever." "I did it to profess my undying love for my gorgeous wife and beautiful children," McDermott says of the creation, which took Tim Hendricks at Spotlight Tattoo in Hollywood seven hours to complete. "She loved it when I revealed it to her. She thinks it's beautiful, chic and sexy."
The following day – Tori's actual birthday – McDermott whisked her off for a weekend at hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica. And Saturday night, it was time for a party at the Vicery hotel, including a birthday cake from Hansen's Cakes. Says McDermott: "She was totally surprised when she saw all her friends there. It was awesome and she had a wonderful time."
Here is the actual image we used for the cake!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Smells like Cake, Tastes like Cake...

Must be cake!
Of course it is...only of the most delicious variety; and oh yes, it is all covered up in smooth butter creme.
Take a gander!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Show & Tell...

Time to share some lovely cake designs with you!
Here is our ever-popular basket of flowers...this particular order required our artist to incorporate the unusually large amount of words in the inscription into the design.
Sometimes less is more, but other times, you gotta say what you gotta say!

A beautiful box filled with our favorite treat...cake!

Mickey AND Minnie...

Oh Scooby!

Now this elegant creation is just perfect for Mother's Day, beveled and so exquisite... is this "bonnet" cake.
So, so pretty!

Finally, we'd like to wish the production team of Speeders a very happy 100th episode! Here's to 100 more!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp...

Food Network star Guy Fieri spent a fabulous afternoon barbeque-ing and enjoying the larger-than-life sized homage guitar cake we made for the Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp Sunday BBQ.
Rocker Steven Tyler was just one of the Super Star Rockers on hand for the event...more photos to follow!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sculpting her own destiny...

Do you enjoy a great art show? We certainly do, especially when it features sculpture by one of our own, artist Monique Hansen herself!
PS Zask Gallery in collaboration with Portuguese Bend Pony Club present SPIRIT of the HORSE Art Exhibition and Benefit.Gala Reception and Silent Auction
Saturday, May 9, 2009, from 5pm-9pm To Benefit Portuguese Bend Pony Club and Return to Freedom, American Wild Horse Sanctuary.
The show runs from May 9 - June 6, 2009
Gallery Hours:
Thursday 12-5
Friday 12-8
Saturday 12-8
Sunday 12-5
Located in Golden Cove Center, where Hawthorne Blvd. meets the sea (under the Admiralty Risty Restaurant)

PS Zask Gallery
31252 Palos Verde Drive West
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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Friday, May 1, 2009

"Mister L.A."!!!!!

We'd love to congratulate our favorite Dodger's announcer, Los Angeles legend Mr. Vin Scully, who recently won, by an overwhelming majority vote, the title of Mister LA from Los Angeles Magazine.
You can read all about it on their website by clicking HERE!