Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Angry Birds Cake

Raise your iPhone or mobile device if you are addicted to this Angry Birds game?  Actually, I spend countless hours playing Scrabble on my iPhone, so for this cake - I had to do lots of research on this game.  I soon realized that it was all in the details and I had so much fun with it!

This was the first time I actually made a backdrop to a cake.  It started out as two cakes and then I ended up making the 3 birds and the TNT mini-cakes.   The 6 cakes were alternating layers of chocolate sour cream and strawberry vanilla cake.
Everything else is handmade out of fondant and the stacking bricks were Rice Krispie squares covered in fondant.
And yes, there is that golden egg hidden back there.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Chicks

Hope every is enjoying their long Easter weekend with their friends and family.  I'm sure everyone is also savouring some sweets.

For my sweets this weekend, the theme was Easter Chicks (inspired by a blog post by my blog friend, Kathia, at Pink Little Cake.)  Firstly, we have a vanilla butter cake with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream
Chocolate sour cream and strawberry vanilla cupcakes.
Lastly, an easy to make treat of rice krispie squares dressed up with some Easter Chicks.  Happy Easter and have a great week everyone!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sports Themed Cakes

In the past, I've done some sporty cakes related to working out, hockey and wrestling.  Here's a collection of some more cakes and cupcakes with a sports theme:

For the football fan, Raiders or Vikings....
This football field cake was a surprise groom's cake for a groom who played for the Toronto Argonauts and the bride who was an Argos cheerleader.
Cupcakes for the Nike basketball shoe lover.... (yes, these fondant toppers took me forever...)
 Cupcakes to enjoy after the gym...
 And finally, cupcakes for those who love curling.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pink Fashionista Cakes

This past weekend, I participated in a wonderful fundraiser called Toronto Bakes for Japan.  It was a volunteer-organized, Toronto-wide bakesale held at 6 locations over 2 days.  So far, we have raised over $20,000 with 100% of funds going to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

My contribution to the event was inspired from this wonderfully pink bridal shower cake that I made this past weekend.
I decided to make mini vanilla butter purse cakes.  They were all one-of-a-kind in a pink and brown palette.
I also made some chocolate sour cream cupcakes with fondant purse toppers.
Look how cute the purses were all boxed up and ready for the bakesale!  I had so much fun making these sweet things and met such wonderful people the fundraiser.  I hope we continue to raise additional funds to support Japan's relief efforts.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Toronto Bakes for Japan

It all starts today, Saturday, April 9th:  Over 150 bakers, both amateur and professional have joined together for Toronto Bakes for Japan.  6 locations across Toronto and 100% of process are going directly to the Japanese Red Cross Society and their relief fund for victims of the earthquake.
Here's what you can do Toronto!

1)  Join us on Saturday, April 9th and purchase some goodies!  Here is where you can find us:
2)  Join us on Sunday and purchase some goodies!  Here's where you can find us:
  • For the WestEnders:  Liberty Noodle, 171 East Liberty St:  11am-3pm
  • For those downtown:  The Rivoli, 334 Queen St W:  11am-3pm
  • For those close to Little Italy:  Cafe Diplimatico, 94 College Street:  11am-3pm
  • For those near Wychwood Park area:  Amaranto Cafe, 809 St. Clair Ave West:  11am-3pm
  • For the Beachers and EastEnders:  Yoshi Sweets, 2359 Queen Street East 10am-5pm
3)  If you can't make it out and would like to participate, you can make an online donation here.

I will be volunteering, with my friend Sam, at the Liberty Noodle location on Sunday.  Hope to see you there!  I will be making mini-purse cakes and also some fashionista cupcakes.  Here's a sneak peak....
 My friend Sam has made some cute Hello Kitty Sugar cookies.  Have a look!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Spring Wedding

It is spring here in Toronto, although you wouldn't know it.... our weather is sunny, rainy, snowy, warm and cold all in one day.  But it always makes it interesting!

I had the pleasure of creating a wedding cake for a wonderful spring wedding which took place at the beautiful Toronto Hunt Club.   What a gorgeous setting overlooking the water for this sweet couple.

Their 3-tier cake design was simple and elegant:  Small flowers dusted with pearl lustre dust and pale pink lustre dust.  The top tier was Zesty Lemon Butter cake with lemon buttercream, middle tier was Orange Dream with chocolate buttercream and bottom tier was Chocolate Sour Cream cake with vanilla swis meringue buttercream.
Here is a view from the top.  I actually underestimated the number of sugarpaste flowers I needed for the cake needed - Any guesses?
The couple also had matching cupcake takeaways for their guests.  Chocolate Sour Cream cupcakes with Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream.