Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Where the Wild Things Are Party

Last week, I posted a cake based off of the book Where the Wild Things are.  I'm so excited to share with you the party that my client threw.  Just to be clear, I didn't put this party together - these details were all put together by my client.  I was so amazed by her details and she let me share her photos.
 She purchased some of the items from Etsy.  Now look how cute that birthday boy is!
 Those straws say "I'll drink you up" and I love the "Wild Eats"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Where the Wild Things Are Cake

Having a 3 year old, I thought I knew most of the kids books around.  Somehow, I had missed this lovely illustrated book, Where the Wild Things Are.  The characters are just so amazing so I had lots of fun creating the design of this cake.
 My client even surprised me and bought the book for my daughter to enjoy - how sweet is that! The cake was alternating layers of strawberry vanilla and vanilla bean cake with strawberry buttercream.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Black, White and Green Wedding Cake

Welcome November!  Here's a sweet black and white with a hint o' green wedding cake.  This cake was inspired by a wedding cake I did a few years ago.
 The 3-tiers of cake were strawberry vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Baby Shower Sweets

Some cute little sweets for a cute little baby shower.  The cakes were strawberry vanilla with strawberry cream cheese icing.
Some matching fondant covered sugar cookies which were also given away in the little packages.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bridal Shower Sweet Table

Another fabulous sweet table collaboration with one of my clients for a bridal shower.  The theme was an elegant lace and antique-y design.  My client decorated the room with so many handmade flowers and accents - it was amazing!  She hand-soaked the paper doilies in tea and baked them - now that is patience and creativity.
The desserts included: lemon meringues, white chocolate dipped pretzels, brownie cake pops (made by my client), lemon tarts, 3 strawberry vanilla cakes with strawberry buttercream covered in vanilla swiss meringue buttercream, double chocolate cake bites, fondant lace sugar cookies and milk and fruit skewers (made by my client)
 I really loved how these fondant lace sugar cookies turned out!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Gold and Blue Wedding Cake

A simple and elegant wedding cake with gold and blue accents and handmade sugarpaste characters of the bride and groom.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Taj Mahal Cake

The other week, I had a pleasure of creating the amazing Taj Mahal out of cake and sugarpaste.   The cake was to celebrate a 70th and 80th birthday.  It was so much fun. I love this photo with the antique filter.
I have never been there but after studying all the photos, this is a place that I must visit!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

#ICEBucketChallenge Cake

I love the ALS #IceBucketChallenge as it has really showed that people are fun and they are willing to donate.  I loved seeing updates on Facebook from everyone, their kids and especially those people who rarely post.

I decided to have my own fun with this - I hope it counts! I have donated to ALS.ca and an unrelated charity The Jack Project.  I hope we all continue to research other organizations and continue regular donations when we can.
 My best and positive thoughts go out to Team Frates who started this challenge to #StrikeOutALS.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Matryoshka Doll Cake

I have always loved Matryoshka Dolls, also known as Russian nesting dolls.  How exciting to be able to make a cake design for one of these!
Generally these dolls are narrower, but the client was very stressed about transporting and moving it, so I made her a little thicker.  That's better for everyone - more cake! :-)  The cake was strawberry vanilla cake with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

4th Birthday Cake: Superhero Cake

There is a wonderful non-profit organization called Icing Smiles which provide custom cakes to families affected by critical illness.  Their goal is to create a custom cake for the ill child, or their sibling, that provides a temporary escape from worry and creates a positive memory during a difficult time.  Volunteer "Sugar Angels" are matched up with the families across the country to deliver a "Smile" in the form of a custom cake.

I was honoured to be a sugar angel for Frankie, currently battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), who turned 4.   He is a true little superhero!
Please help if you canThe US Icing Smiles has been around for over 4 years and has delivered over 5000+ custom cakes.  In Canada, they have been around for over 1 year and unfortunately are in danger of losing their charity status.  We have 1 more week to raise enough funds to keep this going - please help if you can - every little bit helps.