I picked up a cake on February 6 that Ali had decorated. I had given her a picture of the face of my beautiful calico cat. It really captured "Cal" as we call her. It was done 3-dimensionally, with her black ears sticking up. The colors of burnt orange, black, and white looked just like Cal, with one side of her face being black and the other burnt orange, with white around her mouth and pink nose. Ali even captured that sinister look that Cal sometimes has on her face, and the ruff of white fur she has under her head. Her brilliant green eyes stood out as well. She was even able to depict Cal's elegant orange and black fluffy tail around the side of the 10" round cake and the black hairs curling out of Cal's ears. We think Cal may be part Norweigen Forest Cat, with long-haired and fluffy lustrous fur.
Ali did a phenomenal job in capturing Cal. Everyone who saw the cake was impressed with Cal's likeness and the colors. We have been getting cakes from Achenbach's for years and have had many decorated by June or Joanna. I was hoping, but was not confident, that anyone else would be as good. What a wonderful surprise, "Cal" was one of the best that we have ever gotten. We hated to cut the cake and into Cal's face, but we got consolation that Ali could make another if we wanted it.
Ali is a very talented decorator. Please hang onto her. We look forward to her future masterpieces.
Additionally, as usual, your chocolate cake with peanut butter icing was moist and delicious, even days later. Most people who ate it knew what to expect with the quality of the cake itself. For those who were experiencing your cake for the first time they said: "Where did you get this cake, it is absolutely fantastic, delicious and moist."
Just want to share a little of our family history surrounding birthdays and other occasions. There was always a cake from Achenbach's, probably for the past 20 years. Dad in particular and other family members as well anxiously anticipated the opening of the cake box to see what had been created this time by Achenbach's. The cake helped make our parties and celebrations. No matter who had a piece of cake, it was always the same reaction: "Where did you get this cake?"
Thank you to Achenbach's for many wonderful cakes and thank you Ali for that unforgettable masterpiece of Cal's beautiful face.
With many thanks for many wonderful cakes and memories,,