Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A February Wedding

This past weekend, I had the pleasure to make this 3-tier wedding cake for a lovely couple from Ohio.  They chose Toronto as the wedding getaway destination for family and friends.  Yes... Toronto in February... where our average temperatures are usually -10 °C (14 °F).  They wanted to do something different and heard lots of great things about Toronto.

Well, as luck would have it... we had an unbelievably warm and very sunny +10°C (50°F) day for their wedding.   I made this 3-tier cake based off of the Martha Stewart vintage daisy design with handmade sugarpaste cake topper and buttercup yellow roses.
 The top tier was chocolate sour cream cake with strawberry buttercream.  The middle tier was strawberry vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream and the bottom tier was chocolate sour cream cake with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Baby Shower Cake

As a custom cake designer, I rarely make the same cake design twice.  Some cakes are similar but I usually customize the cake, change the color palette and add in different details.

In this case, the client just loved everything about this 1st birthday cake.  The only thing I really changed was to make it a baby shower cake - I loved how it turned out... again...

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day Cake

An extra post this week for Valentine's Day.  So, instead of Be Mine, I Love You, Kiss Me, Be My Valentine, XOXO or Happy Valentines Day.... How about THANK YOU!
THANK YOU from the bottom on my heart!  This was 6-layers of carved strawberry vanilla cake with strawberry cream cheese icing.

While we are on the topic of saying Thanks... I want to thank all my friends, family, blog friends and clients for such a great start to 2011.  It has been over 2 years since SweetThings officially opened and I couldn't be happier!

I want to share with you an interview I did last month with a website called Human Detour.  The YouTube video gives you a bit of background on how I got started.  If you have the time, this interview is about 15 minutes long and split into Part I & Part II.  Thanks again!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Princess Cake

It had been a while since I did a very girly birthday cake.  This is a 2-tier cake based off of the the princess from Disney's Princess and Frog.  The bottom tier and the dress is chocolate velvet cake.  The character is handmade out of sugarpaste.
 And to make it even more special, some cupcakes with the popular sugar cake slice
 A view from the top - you know I love these photos.
 Here's a close-up of the cupcakes with a cute cake slice on it.  A popular design which I've done a few times.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Chinese New Year Cupcakes

Happy Chinese New Year Everyone!  The chinese lunar new year started on February 3rd.  This is a 15-day festival which ends with a lantern festival.

In the chinese zodiac, this year is represented by the Rabbit.  This is the lunar year of some very close people in my life!  It is your lunar year if you were born in 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987 & 1999.
Some carrot cupcake with cream cheese icing decorated with sugarpaste gold rabbits and coins.
Vanilla bean cupcakes with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream decorated with handmade sugarpaste lanterns and lucky money.  The symbol been Good Luck.
I hope everyone had a great start to the Year of the Rabbit. 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cakes that look like Food

I definitely get a lot of fun cake requests.  What's more fun than a cake that is disguised to look like food?

This was a surprise birthday cake for a guy that loves his chocolate chip cookies and his dog.  I sure hope he wasn't disappointed that it was actually 3 chocolate and vanilla cakes covered in fondant with chocolate fondant chips. 
And what's better than cupcakes for breakfast?  Handmade sugar cupcake toppers of pancakes, coffee and bacon & eggs.... a very hearty breakfast!