Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Contest: Yonanas Banana Ice Cream Maker

Happy Canada Day and it's time for a contest!  I received a Yonanas Banana Ice Cream maker to test out some recipes, but I already had one.  So, one Yonanas "Classic" Ice Cream Make will be awarded to one of my lucky blog readers in Canada.  Contest starts today until Thursday, July 9th, 2015 - details below.
What can I do with this machine?

You can make this gorgeous Gluten-Free/Grain-Free/Paleo/Vegan Banana Ice Cream Layered treat!  This recipe will be posted on Tuesday.
How to Enter
  1. Leave a comment on my blog - make sure you leave me your email address so I can get a hold of you if you win.  Or send an email to info(at)sweetthings(dot)ca if you'd prefer.
  2. For 1 additional entry, visit the SweetThings Facebook page and leave a comment.
  3. For another 1 additional entry, follow me on Twitter @SweetThingsTO and tweet the following including the shortened url:  I want to win the #Yonanas Classic from @SweetThingsTO and @Yonanas
  4. For another 1 additional entry, follow me on Instagram and leave me a comment
  5. A maximum of 4 entries per person.  Available only in Canada.
  6. Deadline for entry is Thursday, July 9th, 2015 at midnight EST.
  7. One winner will be randomly selected and posted on Friday, July 10th, 2011.  Also notified via email.  The Yonanas Classic (valued at $50 at Loblaws, Canadian Tire and Walmart) will be shipped to you.
Good Luck Everyone!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Olaf Cupcakes

It's official as of Sunday.... it's SUMMER!!!   And Olaf sure loves summer!
These cupcakes were very fun to make.  It was actually to celebrate a 40th birthday, his two little girls call him Olaf all the time.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Wedding Cake with a Hint of Purple and Football

Several year ago, the groom was the recipient of this Raider's Helmet Cake.  I had fun keeping this cake simple and elegant with a touch of purple, a touch of the Raiders and also the couple's two cats.  I didn't get a good close-up of the handmade sugarpaste characters - but I wanted it to look "Superman-like". 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Carousel Cake... and Cookies!

I had the pleasure of designing a celebration cake for my friends' 10 month old twins.  They were visiting from out of town to celebrate their Christening.  I mentioned previously about having fun with fondant covered cookies and this design was perfect!!
 The cake was alternating layers of zesty lemon and chocolate sour cream cake with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream with that added bonus of sugar cookies.  I also displayed it on a lazy Susan so it was fun to spin it around.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Wedding Cake with Grey Accents

One of my favorite cake designs - so simple and elegant.  This wedding cake was delivery to the lovely venue, The Berkeley Church.  All 3 cake tiers were chocolate sour cream with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Archery Target Cupcakes

My husband celebrated his 40th birthday last month.  In the past year, he has been getting into Archery as he inherited my dad's bow, so I decided to have a surprise party for him at Archery District.  It's like paintball - but with bow & arrows with giant marshmallow foam at the end. 

It was lots of fun and after running around, everyone enjoyed their gluten-free chocolate cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese icing.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fondant Covered Cookies

I usually stick to my specialty of custom cakes and cupcakes, but on occasion, I have dabbled in making some fondant covered sugar cookies.  These cookies are usually for a selection at a Sweet Table or a takeaway gift.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Monster High Cakes

I first created a Monster High cake in 2012, but it looks like they are still very popular.  This lucky 7 year old had 2 dolls to keep, Lagoona Blue and Clawdeen Wolf.  Their dresses were made out of cake and sugarpaste.
The cakes were chocolate sour cream with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Social Media Cupcakes

These are fun cupcakes!  I actually forgot about these - I made these last year.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cinderella Cake

For this lovely little girl, the past few years' cakes were: My Little Pony, Bubble Guppies and Hot Pink.  This year was Cinderella and I had so much fun making this lovely carriage.
There is something so magical about pink and gold!  This cake was layers of vanilla bean cake with strawberry buttercream.