Long time no post. It’s been a particularly busy summer and fall for me and now I hope to get back to posting some pics of cakes I have been doing (the ones I have remembered to photograph anyway). Here is one I did for a baby shower waaaaay back in June. It was for a garden theme incorporating bees and ladybugs. This was the vision I had. I have tendency to default to rather cartoony cakes and I didn’t want to do that with this one. I liked the idea of pure gold bees and lots of different flowers. Enjoy=)
Star Wars wedding cake.
Well, some Star Wars, some flowers and a few polka dots and you got yourself a cake. This cake covered the grooms love of Star Wars (and Batman), the brides wish for something not-too-girlie and a mutual love of movies/photography. Throw in the wedding colours and what I ended up with was a cake dubbed, “Nerd-awesome” & “Nerdtastic”. High praise from the guests who love comic books and sci-fi.
This here is a cake I put together for my mothers 60th birthday. It has pink roses, blue hydrangeas and white anemones. Wrapped in a periwinkle ribbon and sealed with sugar brooches to finish it off.
This cake was for a fairytale themed party. So, I included some key characters Cinderella, Snow White, a dragon, a fairy godmother, the Gingerbread man and Little Red Riding Hood. The birthday girl requested the color lavender, so the cake color was born.
I have seen so many amazing owl themed cakes recently I was excited to get to make one for my nieces third birthday. I used the invitation as inspiration for the cake. It’s the same song and dance involving fondant and buttercream, but this time I incorporated modelling chocolate for the tree. Modelling chocolate is such a great medium, with the shaping properties of fondant, but with a super quick setting time and man, does it taste goooooood!! Enjoy=)
Owl have a piece of cake, please;)
This cake had a very specific theme based on the party activities and the birthday boys favorite Backyardigans episode. I did my due diligence and watched said episode to get inspiration for the characters I was going to put on the cake. Super catchy songs involved;) The rest was, well, paint splatter. Enjoy=)
Professor Bug, mwah ha ha ha!!!
Man cakes can be difficult. No flowers. No pretty. No cutesy. No fuzzy wuzzy itty bitty wittle…*cough*. Anyway, what’s manlier than a zombie? Am I right, folks? Well, that is what the birthday man wanted, so this is what I dreamed up. It almost gave me nightmares.
A face only a mother could love. Zombie mother, that is;)
I was going to try something a bit different with this post and upload a video to give a full 360 of the cake instead of static photos. It did not work out so well. With some further tweaking, perhaps I can do this for a future post. In the meantime, enjoy my take on a deep sea diving cat=)
This was another fun themed cake. It was for prince and princess party. I was given a basic idea of what was wanted for the cake and then I was allowed to do as I pleased, which I thoroughly enjoy. It was for a two year old so, I wanted to go with bright fun colours and cartoony characters. I really love how the little knight turned out. So brave=)
I love it when friends get married. It’s such a lovely thing. And I’m a total opportunist swooping in with offers of cake;) I feel sometimes people don’t value the wedding cake as highly as they used to, which is a shame. Well, maybe not valuing fruitcake based wedding cakes from the days of yore is understandable, but a beautiful centerpiece of the reception made with delicious flavours that you then get to serve to your guests is a wonderful thing. This cake was inspired by the invitation that my friends made for their wedding. Wish I had a picture of that now, the whole thing would make more sense. Anywho, I matched the colours of the invitation and the little paper flowers that were on it. Enjoy=)
It was requested of me to make a Tangled cake. Hmmmm…I thought to myself. I was a little wary of trying to recreate the main character herself, so I decided to make the tower and and surround it with the flowers that she had in her hair. As a finishing touch, I made the birthday girls name to look like Rapunzel’s hair.
I have a strange habit of naming (or renaming) things. I name fish I catch, fondant characters I make, random people I see and occasionally furniture. You get the picture. Anyway, I had an idea for a cake I wanted to make for my nieces second birthday that involved cute little rubber duckies. Her obliging mother let me do whatever I wanted and this is what resulted. After I created the duckies I decided they needed names. The large duck is Bill (get it?) and the little one is Squeaks=)
I love this guy they call Cookie Monster. What a funny fellow. As a child I used to watch Sesame Street and watch Cookie Monster and think, ” If he just slowed down a bit, he’d enjoy his cookies more”. You know, because he had all those bits flying everywhere he couldn’t have gotten very many down. At the time I failed to realize that puppets can’t swallow…..or anything for that matter. Anywho….
This likeness of cookie monster is totally gluten free, right down to his cookie=)
I often have the opportunity to make a lot of kid birthday cakes, due to the abundance of cute kids in my life=) This one was for a bug and flower themed party for an adorable little girl. So much fun to make!
I love the bee and his beady black eyes=)
Here is a little number I made for a cake conference in Vancouver. There was a display room for people to come and show off their mad caking skills. It features purple Peonies and some glittery green scrolls (however the glittery magnificence was only to be beheld up close. Camera didn’t catch the effect so much). It even found itself on t.v! Not to bad for a happy Styrofoam cake=)
I sometimes find it difficult to make “man-cakes”. Wedding, sure. Kid’s birthday, great. Flowers galore, you betcha. No so much with the man-cakes. Well the hubs requested a Jawa (critter from Star Wars if you’re not in the know) cake a couple of years back and I thought, “Great!!”. A little chocolate cake, a dollop of hazelnut filling and a modeling chocolate robe and you’ve got yourself a birthday cake!
Last year my mother-in-law was getting married, so of course I had to make the cake! (I do so love making cake!). She wanted flowers, but something that was unique and meaningful to her. So she chose a passion flower. I did not know what this looked like. When I saw one the thought of attempting this in sugar was daunting to say the least, but I persevered. So, here is the result of my efforts….