Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wedding Cake Inspired by a Painting

I absolutely loved making this cake wedding cake, although there is a lot of extra pressure when the design is based off of a famous painting.  The couple wanted a cake which complemented the venue, had a fall-ish theme and was a little bit different, but not too crazy.

The couple were married at the McMichael Art Gallery in Kleinburg which exhibits wonderful Canadian Art.  My design was based off of this famous Tom Thomson painting called Pine Trees at Sunset which sold for $2 million in 2008.  I love how the cake turned out - I used fondant, a 3D tree effect on the top and used edible paint - I hope I did justice to the art piece.

The couple is very active, loves the outdoors and biking, so they wanted me to add this in.  I made sugarpaste characters of them and their bikes.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

70th Birthday Cake: Stacked Books Cake

I get so many requests to customize a cake for someone special, but they don't have an idea what they'd like.  I always ask them to describe the person, their hobbies, profession and whatever you can think of.

Sometimes we end up deciding on one theme and sometimes we can decide on more than one.  An easy way to blend different hobbies is a stack of books.

For this client, the birthday boy was turning 70, he was an Actuary, loved hockey and also wines of France.  He also loved Tom Petty, so I made a sugar version of the Greatest Hits CD which is not in the picture because it was still drying when I took the photo.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Animal Cupcakes

How cute are these cupcakes?  Perfect for a baby shower, christening or kids birthday celebration.

All cupcake toppers are handmade out of sugarpaste.  Which one is your favorite?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bar Mitzvah: Gold Maserati Cake

It all started with a gold maserati cake....

Then add a few tire cakes, 4 to be exact....  Stack them a little offset.. and....
....add the Gold Maserati on top and voila!  You have a fabulous, eye-catching 5-tier centerpiece cake for a Bar Mitzvah.
A view from the top.
Cake Decorator's TipFor cake tiers that are identical in design and shape (as in the tires above), ensure that you somehow mark each with the cake flavor.  You way want to do this discretely or in the back of the cake for yourself and the servers.  I always provide printed instructions of all the details of the cake and serving instructions.