Monday, April 25, 2016

TMNT


This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cake was recently made for a birthday boy who is all about the pizza eating, sewer dwelling fellas!  I had a vision for the topper and was happy it turned out as planned!  The pizza slices were a last minute addition but added the finishing touch (and made me hungry for pizza)!  

Sweet 16th Princess (and the frog) Cake!

 So once again, I'm a little behind in posting anything on my blog!  I'm also on Facebook, which has been a wee bit less neglected than this site!  So that means that I will be doing quite a bit of catching up over the next little while.  There's a lot to put up but I hope you will see something to make you smile...and to make you hungry for cake!
I had a lot of fun creating this cute little number for a special Sweet 16th!  I was thrilled to discover that when she was little, the birthday girl used to love looking for frogs when she would go visit her grandparents!  I saw the frog holding the candle idea on Pinterest and couldn't resist!  So glad he ended up a part of this special creation!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Vegan '55 Chevy!



 When I was asked to make a vegan wedding cake, having never made a vegan cake of any sort, I thought I'd take on the challenge!!!  When I was asked by the bride-to-be to make a vegan '55 Chevy birthday cake for the groom-to-be as a test run, I thought why not?  Wow, to say this was the most time consuming test run ever, is an understatement!!! To say I was happy with the outcome is also an understatement!  This vegan carrot cake, which is amazingly delicious, was filled with vegan cream cheese icing and covered in fondant, which also happens to be vegan.  I realize that it is a 1955 Chevy, but the licence plate says 1960.  That's not a mistake, it's just my usual finishing touch, where I put the year the birthday person was born on the licence plate!  With this project under my belt, I was ready to take on the wedding cake challenge... watch for that post coming soon!!!


Monday, February 18, 2013

General Lee

Jackson's mom requested a 3-D General Lee cake for Jackson's 3rd birthday!  Apparently he's quite a fan, thanks to his grandpa who has a Dodge Charger and has encouraged the fascination with the bright orange version from The Dukes of Hazzard!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dance themed Silhouettes!


When Jaime was getting ready to celebrate her 6th birthday, her mother contacted me requesting a dance themed cake featuring silhouettes.  Jaime is into all kinds of dance and her favourite colour is purple!  I have made other cakes with silhouettes and decided to use those featuring various forms of dance around the perimeter of the cake.  The cake is covered in buttercream with all accents made of fondant.  A top hat, which was actually a miniature cake, ballet slippers and #6 were placed on the top of the cake! 

Plain old Cute!

 I love the simplicity of this cheery little number!  I was given almost complete free reign on this one-the only details I was given ahead of time was that the birthday girl does not like blue and it was to be simple but classy.  I decided to go with a sunny yellow and a large white ruffled flower as the focal point.  Black accents were incorporated in the centre of the flower and the fondant bands wrapped around the base of each tier.  Two black fondant buttons added a cute and subtle little detail!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Snowflake Bridal Shower

This pretty little number was created for a November bridal shower with a "blingy" snowflake theme.  The request was for the cake to be simple but classy, which I think was achieved!  The cake consisted of two flavour combinations; vanilla buttermilk with raspberry filling and chocolate with peppermint filling.  The peppermint filling was made by mixing finely chopped candy canes and peppermint flavouring into my buttercream.  It was a nice variation and tied in well with the whole snowflake/winter theme!
The cake was covered in white fondant and all snowflakes were made with white fondant and covered in a mixture of white sparkling sugar and silver pearlized sugar...so pretty!  A band of fondant with "congratulations" written in silver colour was wrapped around the centre of the cake.  Fondant balls brushed with pearl dust were placed around the base of each tier, while two delicate snowflakes were placed on the top as the finishing touch!