Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Elegant and Tall Wedding Cake

A few weekends ago, I had the pleasure of making this wonderfully tall wedding cake.  The wedding was held at the wonderful setting of Canoe which is on the 54th floor overlooking Toronto.

The cake tiers were double-tall cake tiers - strawberry vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream on the top two tiers and chocolate sour cream with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream on the bottom tier.
This avocado green cake design was inspired by one of my favorite cake artists, Rich Reichart, from Cakelava in Hawaii.  I was lucky enough to take his first ever class back in March - see blog post.
 Hope everyone is enjoying their summer - see you next Tuesday!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cupcake Cake

Today's post is about a Cupcake cake and my little cupcake, my 2.5 week old newborn girl.

This cake was made when Sidney was 1 week old and inspired by her cute little onesie.   The cake was 6 layers of chocolate sour cream cake with strawberry buttercream.
 Here we are getting ready for her photoshoot with the cake...
I think she likes the cake....
 Or maybe not....
Have a nice week everyone!  See you next Tuesday!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Baby Shower Sweet Table

In May, I posted some baby shower cakes and announced my own baby news.  What comes next?  A baby shower sweet table for ME!
2 weeks ago, my mom and sister threw me a backyard baby shower and I had the pleasure to make the dessert table for my family and friends.  My sister, Yvonne, (who has a very creative blog called choo cha handmade that you have to check out!!) gave me this pinwheel design as inspiration.
To start off the dessert table, a 4-tier lemon butter cake with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream decorated with handmade sugarpaste pinwheels.
Handmade strawberry marshmallows, fondant decorated sugar cookies and strawberry vanilla cupcakes with strawberry buttercream.
... pinwheel sugar cookies and handmade vanilla bean marshmallows dipped in caramel and graham cracker crumbs.
Sweet n' salty boxed kettle corn, dark chocolate covered pretzels and mini-raspberry jam donut muffins (recipe from Cakes and Bakes NI blog).
One last thing... a lovely SURPRISE... our baby decided to arrive 3 weeks early.  So, 10 days ago, a healthy little 6lb girl named Sidney entered our lives.  We feel so lucky and it has been an amazing experience so far.  More next Tuesday - have a nice week!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hot Dog Cake

What a fabulous weekend we had!  What did you enjoy on your Canadian July 1st weekend or US July 4th weekend?

Hopefully wherever you are, you enjoyed it with family and friends.  Maybe even over a barbecue -- with hamburgers and hotdogs?    How about this hot dog - it's a very big cake!  Vanilla butter cake with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream.
Here's a couple more views of the cake - it was so fun to make!
 Have a nice week everyone!  I'll be back next Tuesday with a post with a very special dessert table.