Tuesday, December 28, 2010

1st Birthday Cake

A few blog posts ago, I showed a sneak peek of a pale blue and chocolate brown 1st birthday cake.  Here are some more photos of that 3-tier cake.
Here is the inspiration photo that the client sent me.  I knew plaid would be challenging to make - but I'm so happy how it turned out.  Well worth it!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Cupcakes

It's that time of the year again for Holiday Cakes and Cupcakes.  There are always lots of fun ideas when it comes to Christmas like stockings, Santa stuck in a chimney, rudolph, a string of Christmas lights and so many more.
Even more fun, a cupcake tower topped with a big ornament cake with cupcakes decorated with sugarpaste christmas lights and ornaments.   Hope you enjoyed these cupcake ideas!  Happy Holidays to everyone!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Winner: Tetley Tea Gift Basket

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Tetley Tea Colour Therapy Gift Basket contest.   But before I get to the winner, a sneak peek of a 1st birthday cake I did this weekend.  What a wonderful colour palette:   chocolate brown and pale blue.
Now, onto the contest.... Thank you everyone for participating in the contest via blog comments, email submissions and leaving comments on the SweetThings' facebook page.  And a big Thank you to Tetley Tea Canada for providing the wonderful gift basket.
The winner of the wonderful Tetley Tea Colour Therapy gift basket worth approx. $70 with 2 containers of each tea, a canister/teapot and 50 mood influencing gift card is.....
Congratulations to edmontonjb!  I will be sending you an email to get your address to send you this lovely gift basket.  Have a wonderful day everyone!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Louis Vuitton Purse Cake

Fashionista cakes are always very popular cake inquiries.  I love making them the exact dimensions so people think that it is actually a purse.  I did one of the most challenging patterns recently... the Louis Vuitton Monogram Multicolore Speedy 30.  It was a surprise 30th birthday cake for my client's wife.
This cake was pretty big - 11.8" x 8.3" x 7.3" (LxHxD) - about 8 layers of vanilla butter cake.  
Here is a view from the back.  I really did underestimated how many logos I needed to paint.  But finally in the wee hours of the morning when  I finished handpainting each side - it was amazing to see it all come together.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Elephant-inspired Baby Shower Cake

I posted a sneak peek of this cake on Saturday - now here it is.  A very cute elephant inspired 3-tier baby shower cake.  The top two-tiers were vanilla butter cake with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream.  The bottom tier was chocolate velvet with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream.
I was sent this lovely inspiration photo from the Potter Barn Baby website.  Isn't that so adorable?
 And another view of this cake.  I just loved this colour palette.  And speaking of colour, if you are from Canada, I'm running a Tetley Tea Gift Basket contest until December 19th, so enter now.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Contest: Tetley Colour Therapy Gift Basket

A sneak peak of the a cute baby shower cake that I made this weekend.  One of the things I loved about this cake was the colour palette.  I will post more on this cake on my regular Tuesday blog post.
Speaking of COLOUR.... Tetley Tea has a new line of herbal teas based on how colour influences our lives every day.  Our surroundings and colour choices can have dramatic effects on our mood and well- being.  You can discover which tea will suit your mood by visiting their website.

Even better.... Enter this contest!  Tetley Canada has provided me with this gift basket for one of my readers to win.  Available in Canada, excluding Quebec.

Win this Tetley Colour Therapy gift basket worth approx. $70 with 2 containers of each tea, a canister/teapot and 50 mood influencing gift cards.  Deadline for entry is Friday, December 17th, 2010 at midnight EST.
How to Enter
  1. Visit the the Tetley Colour Therapy website and tell me what tea or colour you selected
  2. Leave a comment on my blog - make sure you leave me your email address so I can get a hold of you if you win.  Or send an email to info(at)sweetthings(dot)ca if you'd prefer.
  3. For an additional entry, visit the SweetThings Facebook page and leave a comment.
  4. A maximum of 2 entries per person.  Available in Canada, excluding Quebec.
  5. Deadline for entry is Friday, December 17th, 2010 at midnight EST.
  6. One winner will be randomly selected and posted on Saturday, December 18th, 2010 at noon.  Also notified via email.  The gift basket will be shipped to you.
Good luck everyone!  Have a colourful day!