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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Green and White Wedding Cake

A year ago, I made this little cupcake to congratulate one of my regular clients on her engagement.
A few weeks ago, she had her wedding day.  I love this green tone and how the handmade sugarpaste peonies turned out.  The cake was alternating layers of strawberry vanilla cake and vanilla bean cake, filled with strawberry buttercream and covered with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

3rd Birthday: Toopy and Binoo Cake

And just like that, my daughter Sidney turned 3 last week.  She had been asking for a Toopy and Binoo cake for the longest time.  For this design, I made fondant cutouts and drew the characters with edible marker and edible colors.
It was just a small celebration with family so I had a simple sweet table including mini strawberry vanilla cupcakes (with a side of Patchy Patch), fresh market cherries, paleo chocolate cake bites and rainbow fruit skewers.
Here's a blurry picture of me and my little one.  Happy Birthday to my sweet Sidney!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summer Cupcakes

After that long long winter and lingering spring... summer is officially here in Toronto.  We've had a couple weekends of nice sun and hot weather.  So it's time to get out those flip flops :-) and enjoy some summer!