Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Cupcake Tower

Happy Halloween Everyone!  I wanted to share this fun cupcake tower with a Mummy cake topper and halloween cupcakes.

If you'd like to see how I made these cupcake toppers and cake, click on over to visit Kathia at Pink Little Cake for a how-to and mini-tutorial.  Aside from being a fabulous cake designer, Kathia has a great blog that I follow.  Over the past month, she has been putting together a collection of fabulous blog posts called 28 Days of Sweet Halloween Ideas.  Lots of great ideas and I am happy to participate with my fellow bloggers.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy halloween weekend.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Green and White Wedding

As many of you know, I got married last month.  And yes, I did make my own wedding cake(s) and sweet table.

The wedding inspiration was different shades of green, white and paper lanterns.  Decor, signs and invitations were designed by my talented sister Yvonne.
It was a beautiful, warm September day for our afternoon outdoor ceremony.  It was held at Cedar Ridge Creative Center and Botanical Gardens in Scarborough.
We had a cocktail reception in the historic house catered by Daniel et Daniel.  Following a champagne toast, our guests enjoyed the sweet table which I absolutely loved putting together.
The sweet table treats included: S'mores, chocolate covered strawberries, gluten-free chocolate cake, mini strawberry vanilla cupcakes, sugar cookies, zesty lemon sphere cakes, chocolate dipped pretzels, white chocolate truffles, chocolate covered almonds and orange cake bites.  The croquembouche were made by the caterers. 
It was such a perfect day for Steve and I.  We had so much fun and would like to thank our family and friends who were able to join us.

Photography by You+Me Weddings
Make-up by Janine Falcon and Hair by Alexis Jardin
Wedding Officiant Daniel Brereton
Green Wedding Shoes by John Fluevog
Sweet Table by me, SweetThings Toronto

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wedding Cakes Inspired by the Wedding Dress

When designing a cake, sometimes the elements can be inspired by the bride's wedding dress.  It can be a single element, it can be exactly the dress or it can be the main elements of dress.  Here are two wedding cakes that I made which were completely inspired by the wedding dress.

This cake was inspired by Vera Wang's Dinah dress in a light ivory.  The top and middle tier were Strawberry Vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream and the bottom tier was Chocolate Sour Cream Cake with chocolate buttercream.
The couple also had 2 cherries as part of the design of their invitations, so I was able to encorporate it into the piping and also to the cake stand.  I love this angle for this photo.
This 2-tier cake was for a couple who were married overseas.  The design was based off of a photo just after they said their "I Do's" at their beach wedding.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Baptism Cake

This was a re-creation of one of my past Christening Cakes - similar, but a little bit different.  The top tier was strawberry vanilla cake and the bottom was chocolate sour cream cake.

Here is a picture of the front of the cake and I also decorated the back as this was for a special family dinner celebration with people sitting around the table.
I should also mention that Sienna's birth was also celebrated with a SweetThings baby shower cake earlier this year.  And Sienna's dad celebrated a birthday a few months back with SweetThings custom cake.  I look forward to continuing to make wonderful and creative cakes for this lovely family.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

1st Birthday Cake and Cupcakes

This was one of those cakes that I couldn't saying "It's so cute!".  A clean and simple design, but oh-so cute!
I was given this wonderful inspiration photo of the little girls room.  I loved the lettering of the name Logan, so I re-created it in a 3D way with gumpaste.
The 2-tier cake was vanilla butter cake and there were also chocolate sour cream and orange dream cupcakes.
Here is the beautiful birthday girl, Logan, with her cupcake before.... and after.  Happy 1st birthday to Logan!