Monday, October 20, 2008

Where do you get your ideas from for your cakes?

It's funny how many times I get asked this question - pretty much every time someone orders a cake? Well, generally about 50% of my clients have a general idea of what they want. Most of my brides come with a picture of a cake they like and then we fine tune all the details, changing a few of the details here or there. However, I have seen some brides do a 180 degree turn and change their minds totally at the end of our meeting and order a completely different cake than what they had in mind originally.

Personally, I love doing cakes that are truly "outside the box". I find they really challenge me to think creatively and stretch my "artistic" boundaries. So, where do I find some of my ideas? Well, it can range from pictures, invitations, party napkins, wallpaper samples and fabric swatches. Here's a funny story to share. One night I was sitting on the couch with my husband watching TV and in my PJ's. I looked down at my PJ's and thought, "Hey, this would make a cool cake." My husband kinda looked at me if I was nuts and shook his head. In the long run this is what I came up with:

I have also designed cakes around a bride's dress. One of my brides came to me with a picture of her wedding dress, and after months of planning, I came up with this design.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Christmas is Coming!!!

I know Christmas is coming fast and I thought I had better start getting prepared for it by getting my Christmas Dessert Package lists distributed throughout the community. Well, it's not yet Thanksgiving and I just received an order already. So, if you are wanting to order Christmas baking, hurry soon and place your order. Since I am a one-man-show, I only do limited number of Christmas dessert packages. Want to know what's included in each package, you can check out my website - I have a variety of packages to choose from. To order, you can email me at .

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Congratulations Lyndsay & Chad

I met Lyndsay, who was a teacher at the Child Development Centre in Fort St. John, while my daughter was attending preschool. You can say, Lindsay had ample opportunity to sample my baking from the various cakes I had donated to my daughter's preschool class.

Lyndsay chose a simple design based on her favorite color - Green. Her invitations and centerpieces were also green. When I dropped off the cake I saw that on each table, there were bowls of green stones with a pink gerbra daisy floating in the water.

Congratulations Lyndsay!

Welcome to my new Blog!

Well, I finally took the plunge and started my own blog. I have been toying with the idea for several months and one day, said "why not".

So many people are always asking how I'm doing, what's new and, of course, how's business? Well, I figure here's one way I can answer all those questions.

So far, 2008 has been an awesome year. The number of wedding cake orders received doubled from the previous year. Plus, add on all the other cakes I have done - birthdays, showers, corporate. Not to mention, Christmas is coming up fast. I have had several inquiries already as to ordering Christmas baking.

I'll try to post on a regular basis so to keep up you up-to-date on what's new with me.