Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A New Year's Wish...

Happy New Year to everyone!  As you reflect on 2013, I hope you see more high points that balance out the low points.  I hope you see all the wonderful learnings that balance out the mistakes and unfortune.  I hope you see more smiles on yourself then sadness.  I hope you see more happiness that you brought to others, then no feelings.  I wish you a 2014 that makes up for any of it.
btw - I should mention that the above is inspired by some viral story shared on facebook, but those are my own words.  :-)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Cupcakes

Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!  A big THANK YOU to all those people that work through the holidays to keep us safe, warm and help everything run smoothly.  You know who you are!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Cutest Baby Shower Cake

I couldn't be more excited to share this beautiful baby shower cake design.  I fell in love with every part of it.  
For the cake topper, I was inspired by this etsy print that I had pinned a long time ago as I knew it would be great inspiration for a cake.  I love Pinterest for that!
The mom-to-be loved the cake and she is saving all the handmade sugarpaste decorations for a shadow box to hang in the babies room.  How wonderful!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Baby Shower Cake

Just a cute little baby shower cake for today... have a great week! 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Gender Reveal Cupcakes

Hidden in 5 of these cute baby shower cupcakes are a colorful filling in pink or blue!  What a fun way to reveal the gender of the baby at the party. 
This time, the cupcake filling was PINK!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Birthday Cupcakes

Some cute gluten-free chocolate cupcakes chocolate cream cheese and regular cream cheese icing (the best!)
 A close-up of Leo the Lion
A close up of Fritz the Dog
Have a great week everyone and thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Paris-themed Cake n' Cupcakes

Here's a fun cupcake tower for a 50th birthday Paris-themed party.  It was a whole lot of fun.... and a little stressful at times to make the royal icing Eiffel tower.  I forgot to take a photo of it, but I also had a 2D back-up Eiffel tower in case this topper didn't work out. :-)
Thank you to the Sugar Duchess for this amazing and accurate tutorial help me make the topper.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Pink and Gold Wedding Cake

Handmade sugarpaste flowers and handmade edible sugar sequins.... such a gorgeous cake!  Pretty challenging... but so worth it!  The wedding took place at the gorgeous Roof Salon at the Toronto Park Hyatt.  Stunning place!
This wedding cake design was inspired by a design by the very talented couture cake artist, The Caketress.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Breaking Bad Cake n' Cupcakes

I have had so much fun with the Breaking Bad theme.  As the show winds up with the last 2 episodes... here is a round-up of my creations.

A barrel of methylamine anyone?
 Check out he color of the cake - perfectly meth blue!  :-)
 I hope you enjoyed my cupcake designs - that was fun!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Breaking Bad Cupcakes: Part V

How about another week of Breaking Bad cupcakes?
 This next one is supposed to say Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.
More Breaking Bad cake and cupcakes here.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Breaking Bad Cupcakes: Part IV

Yup, more Breaking Bad cupcakes....  It's the famous tighty whiteys :-)
More Breaking Bad cake and cupcakes here.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Breaking Bad Cupcakes: Part III

More cupcakes for my fellow Breaking Bad fans out there.  The show is getting tense... only 5 more episodes left!
More Breaking Bad cake and cupcakes here.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Breaking Bad Cupcakes: Part II

For you Breaking Bad fans out there, some more cupcake fun!  What did you think of this week's episode?  That Todd guy really broke some bad - wow!  See you next week!
 More Breaking Bad cake and cupcakes here.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Breaking Bad Cupcakes: Part I

For all those Breaking Bad fans out there, I thought I'd have a little fun with cupcakes during the final stretch of episodes.  Wasn't that Sunday episode excellent?  For the next few weeks, I'll post some fun Breaking Bad themed sweets!
Until next week.... tread lightly....

More Breaking Bad cake and cupcakes here.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Wedding Cupcake Tower

It was such a beautiful wedding atmosphere at Auberge du Pommier restaurant in Toronto.  A simple and elegant wedding cupcake tower to complement the surroundings.
The cupcakes were chocolate sour cream with strawberry icing and zesty lemon with swiss meringue buttercream.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Mad Scientist Cake

Last year, this birthday boy got a Crocodile Cake.  This year it is a Mad Scientist theme.  I had some amazing graphics and color palette as inspiration for this cake.
I painted the mad scientist with edible ink onto a sugarpaste background.
And when they cut inside.... isn't that fun?!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sesame Street Sweet Table

A follow-up from last week's Sesame Street cake for my daughter.  We had a small get-together with our family with this snack and dessert table.
The desserts included a neopolitan birthday cake and strawberry vanilla cupcakes.  We have some family members that follow a paleo diet so I also had paleo chocolate chunk cookies, paleo chocolate avocado brownies and lots of fruits and veggies.
Happy 2nd Birthday to my sweet girl!
 Another photo of the fun Sesame Street ideas - thanks to Pinterest for all the ideas!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

2nd Birthday Cake: Sesame Street Cake

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  Earlier this month, my daughter Sidney celebrated her 2nd birthday.  I knew for a long time that it would be a Sesame Street theme but she kept changing her favorite character every month.

For this design, I was able to incorporate all the characters. 

And here is the back of the cake.  I got the lettering idea from an Instagram Photo that SugarBaking posted.  She said the idea came from an Amy Atlas post of a Muppet Dessert Table.
Similar to Sidney's 1st birthday, I created a dessert table.  Here is a little sneak peak of some of the decorations. I will post all the photos of the sweet table next week.