Posts in Category: Sugar

Bees, bugs & baby shower

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=)

Garden cake

Garden cake

Garden cake

 

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

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.

Enjoy=)

Starwars, etc.

Starwars, etc.

Starwars, etc.

Starwars, etc.

Starwars, etc.

Happy 60th Birthday, Mom

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.

Enjoy=)

Rose, hyrangea, anemone

Rose, hydrangea, anemone

Sugar brooch

Rose, hydrangea, anemone

Fairytale Cake

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.

Enjoy=)

Fairytale cake

Fairytale cake

Backyardigans Robot Rampage Paint Splatter Cake

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=)

Backyardigans Robot Rampage

Professor Bug, mwah ha ha ha!!!

Backyardigans Professor Bug

Braaaaaaaains……

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.

Enjoy=)

Zombie/Brain

Zombie

A face only a mother could love. Zombie mother, that is;)

 

 

Cookies!!

Today I am featuring some sugar cookies I recently made. It’s not all about cake all the time, I’m no one trick pony you see;) I was going for a wintery white on white and I do so love snowmen. The main guys were polar bears, but I didn’t get great pics of them, sad face. Well, it was 5:30 in the morning after all and I was a tad bleary eyed. Regardless, enjoy=)

Snow sugar cookies

Snow sugar cookiessnow sugar cookie

 

Tangled

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.

Bill and Squeaks

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=)

Lest we forget

I thought for today’s post I would put up a poppy. I made this flower that has become synonymous with Remembrance Day in honour of all who fought for freedom.

Thank You

The Passion Flower

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 meaningfulĀ  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….

Hello Blogosphere=)

Welcome to my blog. I am doing this as a way of displaying my interest in all things related to cake and, well sugar in general. I’ll start by adding a photo of a sugar cymbidium orchid I made.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy=)