Sunday, November 23, 2008

RCMP Red Serge Cake

This weekend I also had the pleasure of creating a surprise groom's cake. When the bride and groom had originally booked their wedding cake, we had planned to do an additional cake just for extra servings. When I found out the groom was a RCMP member, I asked the bride about doing a surprise groom's cake and replicate the red serge uniform. She was ecstatic about the idea.

I had so much fun designing this cake. A big THANK YOU to Kelly of Little Birdie Designer Cakes in Regina for all her help and inspiration and letting me use elements of her design. Cake is chai spice with cream cheese filling, covered in fondant. Decorations were made out of fondant and gum paste and then dusted in gold dust.
Congratulations Tim! I hope you enjoyed your cake.

Silver Snowflake Wedding

This weekend I had the pleasure of creating this 4 tier silver snowflake wedding cake. The cake was lemon poppy seed with raspberry filling and red velvet with white chocolate cream cheese covered in fondant. Snowflakes were piped out of royal icing and painted with silver dust. When I went to set up the cake, the hall was beautifully decorated with silver balloons, red carnation centerpieces and white glistening snowflakes. The day was sunny and the snow glistened in the sunshine. A beautiful day for a winter wedding. Congratulations Niomi and Tim!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

"Let's Decorate a Cake" Party

A while back I was asked if I would teach some girls how to decorate a cake as the entertainment for a birthday party. I said sure "why not". Seeing how I am a former foods and nutrition teacher, I figured it w0uld be a lot of fun. Anyway, I prepared some cupcakes, a 2 tier iced, but undecorated cake, lots of colored icing and fondant, icing tips and bags, roll out mats and cutters, and away I went.
I was met in the driveway by the girls who were ecstatic that I was there (it apparently was a surprise for Janyce "the birthday girl") and couldn't wait to get started.
After a brief demo of some basic piping skills and I showed them how to make a rolled fondant rose, I let the girls get down to serious business decorating their cupcakes and cake. They had SO much fun. Needless to say, I was very impressed in the creativity and individuality that was displayed that day in each of the decorators.

I hope you had an AWESOME birthday, Janyce!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Women's Day Out Fair

This past weekend I had the opportunity to participate in our local Women's Day Out Fair. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet other small business owners in the community. It was also a great chance for me to display my cakes to the public and provide them with a sample of my baking. I baked over 300 mini-cupcakes for sampling, but we ran out in the last hour. "Thank you" to all those who stopped by my booth to sample a cupcake, I really enjoyed meeting you.

Future "Cake-Decorator" in the Making

The other night I was making some cupcakes for our family - chocolate filled with chocolate pudding and chocolate bar chunks with a swirl of butter cream. My daughter, who will be 5 next month, wanted to decorate them. I figure "why not?" and let her at them. She got out the sprinkles and some sugar decorations. She explained that since it was just Halloween that we should have some Halloween cupcakes. I thought she would just dump the sprinkles on, but as I watched her she methodically selected what sprinkles she wanted and carefully sprinkled them on, and then gently inserted the sugar decoration on top. She was so pleased with them that I had to take a picture of her with her finished product.