Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!  What a fun holiday.... and what a great day for a cake!  Here's my Halloween duck cake -- it is vanilla butter cake with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream.

You are probably wondering... why a duck?
Well... it is a duck because I had to make a cake to match my 4-month old daughter's halloween costume  :-)  Have a safe and Happy Halloween everyone!  Be sure to stop by on Tuesday for a contest giveaway!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Guest Post: Too Nice to Slice from Kitchener, Ontario

Today's post is part of our bi-weekly Guest Post: 5 Pics Series.  We feature multi-talented cake designers from all over the world that I have met online and admired.

This week's guest post come from award winning cake artist and designer, Chrissie Boon, from Too Nice to Slice in Kitchener, Ontario.  Chrissie’s love for sugar art has been a long time coming.  Starting in her mom’s kitchen with her little toy oven, to eventually running her own Christmas cookie business.  Today, in addition to creating amazing cakes, she runs a cake supply store: Icing Inspirations and host an annual cake competition.

Now if you didn't think that was enough, she also has a newly renovated classroom and runs regular classes bringing in cake designers from all over the place.  I attended one of these amazing classes back in March.  Now here's some of Chrissie's wonderful creations:

#1 - Tall and Elegant
 #2 - Wonderful and whimsical
 #3 - Unique and completely out-of-the-box for cake
#4 - A one-of-a-kind Spider-lizard
#5 - Chrissie setting a new trend in Cake Art
To see more of Chrissie's creations or visit her online store at:

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Boston Celtics' Cupcakes

A quick post for this Tuesday.... which Twitter tells me that it also happens to be National Chocolate Cupcake Day!   Some cupcakes that are sporty and sweet!

Chocolate sour cream and banana sour cream cupcakes topped with handmade sugarpaste Boston Celtics designs.  Have a great week - see you next Tuesday!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Guest Post: Pink Little Cake from New Jersey

Today's post is part of our bi-weekly Guest Post: 5 Pics Series.  We feature multi-talented cake designers from all over the world that I have met online.

This week's guest post is Kathia from Pink Little Cake in New Jersey.  Her passion for cake decorating started 4 years ago when she was celebrating her daughter's 1st birthday.  Since then, Kathia has been taking pastry and cake decorating classes and making wonderful cakes, cupcakes and cookies.  She writes a lovely blog where she shares many recipes and tutorials.  And just in time for Halloween, she has a ton of guest blog posts and ideas for Halloween.   Now, a sampling of her cake creations.

#1 - For the Fashionista
#2 - For the Shoe Lover
 #3 - Elegant Wedding Cake
#4 - Cute 1st Birthday Cake
 #5 - 3D Yorkie Puppy Cake
You can visit Kathia from Pink Little Cake at the following places:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Rock n' Roll Cake n' Cupcakes

The theme given to me was The Rolling Stones, The Who and Rock n' Roll, so I came up with this cake n' cupcake tower.  All the decorations were handmade from sugarpaste - I really used a lot of my trusty xacto knife for this creation.

I usually take some pre-delivery photos to double check the set-up and also helps as many times the venue is not completely set up or does not have good lighting.  Here's the tower minus an extra cake tier which I will stack at the venue.
The cupcakes were strawberry vanilla and chocolate sour cream.  By the way, if you don't recognize the sugarpaste "records" then you are young!  :-)
Here is the final set-up with the additional tier.  I forgot to take photos from the other angles, but the cubes also had the guitar and record design on the other sides.