Like all great stories, Cakes by Crème de la Crème's was written through persistence. Pastry chefs Michael Jones and Bart Utz first met when they were taking baking courses together. They formed a partnership, worked at several establishments, then pooled their resources and struck out on their own, starting Cakes by Crème de la Crème. The duo, who have chalked up experience working at venues such as the Washington Athletic Club and the Sunset Club, combine their expertise to craft delicious and visually intricate cakes for all occasions. This expertise has garnered press attention from The Knot, who recently included them in their "Best of Weddings 2013" feature.
Their tiered wedding cakes roll out a spectacle for the eye and the tongue, with romantically elegant designs finished in buttercream icing and fondant. They customize cakes to each client’s specifications by creating a unique border or design, and by giving customers a choice of unique flavors, such as banana cake with strawberry preserves and cream-cheese filling. Jones and Utz also specialize in affordable dessert cakes, tortes, and tarts and custom party cakes, which they can mold into inspired designs such as stacks of favorite books, a college’s logo, or a turntable with vinyl records on top—an homage to the days when every cake was also a record player.
In addition to teaching amateurs the ways of the camera, Hudson's Photo Workshops owner Bruce Hudson has been coaching professional photographers for over 25 years, all while being a Professional Photographers of America member, craftsman photographer author, and educator. When not teaching contemporary workshops designed for all skill levels, he creates portraits on location or at the Tukwila studio. The final images look wholesome and classic, ideal for a large custom wall display in your home. In addition to capturing portraits, the photographer outfits clients with prints and digital slideshows that facilitate online sharing. Classes elucidate photography techniques, including the rule of thirds and how to capture a 20-story human pyramid without a wide-angle lens.
Ice skating facility located in the Renton Highlands/Newcastle area.
We offer public skating, skating lessons, birthday parties and private events.
We also host a youth and adult hockey association as well as a figure skating club.
Since 1995, Best in Class Education Center's
instructors have aided students of all ages—from pre-K tots to high school seniors—in their academic journeys. They calibrate small-group and private math and English lessons that push each student at an individualized pace, helping struggling students catch up to speed or edifying advanced pupils seeking more of a challenge. The tutors give homework assignments for the kids to work on throughout the week, as well as administer weekly tests to assess their progress.
In addition to boosting success in current classes, the staff helps older students ready themselves for post-secondary schooling with SAT prep classes and college admission workshops, which help applicants decide on the right place, craft an impressive personal statement, and shimmy into their dream school's mascot costume before campus visits.
With their yellow petals gone to seed, aging dandelions sway in the breeze before wafting away. Elsewhere, cartoon cats perch on a purple fence, mewling out at the sea and the stars that swirl above the moonlit water. Though these sound as if they're scenes from a wistful animated movie, they're the kind of eye-grabbing images that novices can create at Arts-n-Carafes. Inside the relaxing haunt, seasoned artists and people who have never known the joy of tying a wild canvas to the easel get together to paint their own versions of colorful pieces and sip on provided wines. They can also sign up for an off-site private party, painting in the comfort of their own home or company office.
Appearing at parties, weddings, and events, Blink FotoBooth provides guests with fun, photographic keepsakes, immediately printed from customizable booths. Up to 15 photogenic visitors can pile into the self-service studio, where their faces can grin, frown, or express existential confusion for the professional digital camera. A helpful attendant sets up, maintains, and dismantles the booth, all the while handing out unlimited prints emblazoned with the event's name and date. Several extra options can lend a personalized touch to the rental, including boxes full of fun props, cardboard frames and magnets, and custom print logos.