Thursday, September 24, 2009

NOW on Facebook!

Just Like Gram's is excited to announce we are now on Facebook. Come check us out!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

"Quack, Quack", says Baby Ducky

Another recent cake created here at Just Like Gram's. I really enjoy making baby shower cakes. What a fun way to celebrate a baby's birth than to create something cute and adorable. Now what could be more adorable than a cake with a rubber ducky swimming in a rain barrel. Add some baby clothes hanging on a clothes line. Awww!!!

Whimsical Princess

I had the pleasure of designing and creating this whimsical and tilted Princess-style birthday cake for a friend's little girl. She absolutely loves the color purple. Adorned with a flowing fondant dress, pale pink rose buds, ruffles and a chocolate crown, the perfect cake for a little "princess". Happy Birthday Sarah!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cupcakes and More

This past week was full of cupcakes (200 and counting) with the usual wedding cake orders to boot. I was busy baking 240 chocolate and vanilla cupcakes topped with our newest frosting, Orange Cream Cheese. Yummy! This frosting has been so popular this year that over 1/3 of my brides have requested it as filling for their wedding cakes. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture since the bride picked up all the cupcakes the day before her wedding.

To make it short and sweet, here are the recent round of wedding cakes:

A small and simple wedding cake for a bride getting married at home. Sweet and simple...

Another Camoflauge wedding cake created at Just Like Gram's this summer. This was for a created for a couple from Tumbler Ridge, BC who enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing and all that fun stuff! Congratulations, Stephanie and Roger!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Caramel Apples Anyone?

Just Like Gram's is proud to introduce a new product to our list of goodies - "Caramel Apples".

This past weekend I was asked to create some caramel apple wedding favours. Now, having never made these before, I thought why not and played around for a week searching and perfecting recipes. Came up and created these "OMG, so delicious" Chocolate Caramel Apples. Now, I must confess, I don't like raw apples (yes, call me weird), only cooked apples. Plus, I don't like caramel - I hate how it sticks to my teeth. BUT, since I had to try out these first, WOW, I couldn't stop eating them. I absolutely LOVE them. I think I found a new addiction!
Chocolate Carmel Apples are NOW FOR SALE! We'll drizzle them in chocolate, dip them in nuts or even put your choice of sprinkles or whatever topping you desire. Hey, we'll even package them for you too!

"Is that for People or for Us?"

That's a question asked far too often here at Just Like Gram's. Whenever my kids see me baking something, they always ask who it's for. Well, I'm sad to say, but 9 out of 10 times, it's for a customer. To be quite honest, after baking and decorating cakes all day, the last thing I want to do, is come home and bake - even it's for my family.

Well, seeing how school is fast approaching. OMG, is it tomorrow already? I had thought I had better whip up some goodies for school lunches. So, I actually spent some of the day baking for my family. I made some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and used up some bananas and made some banana bread.

What - NO CAKE? Yep, my family doesn't really like cake anymore. After trying out so many recipes on my family, they are sick of cake. So if I have to try something new, I usually wait until we have company over and I make a new cake flavour and then send the rest home with them.

So, there my guilt trip is over and I actually did some baking for "us". I got my daughter into helping me and she stirred, poured and mixed - my son though preferred to be taster, trying to steal cookie dough. We had a fun and relaxing afternoon.

Now, back to "baking for people". Hapy Labour Day!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Free Cookie Giveway Winner!

Congratulations to Kim of Fort St John who won 2 dozen free oatmeal cookies!

The Quiet Before the Storm

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I decided a much-needed break was in store for me and I went to Edmonton to visit my sister and her family for a week. I did lots of shopping, stayed up and drank tea with my sister and had lots of "girl-talk" and played with my nephews. THEN, I came back home and the STORM hit - the storm of cakes, that is.
Been craaazzy buzy with cakes, so I'll just make it quick and give you a quick peek of a few of the cakes we have completed so lately.

Red Cherry Blossoms with Black branches winding gracefully up the sides of this cake.

Baby shower cake for a couple who were avid hunters.

Suitcase cake decorated with whimsical purple flowers for a young lady travelling abroad.

A simple white fondant covered cake with orange tiger lilies.