Sunday, November 10, 2013

Cake Critters

I love that my caking business grows along with my clients. This little one's first birthday cake was one of my first big cakes ever, and I've been making all her cakes for the past four years! How time flies! 

This year, they did something extra special, and had a wonderful animator from Educazoo bring a whole lot of critters to the party. There was a rabbit, a few little rodents, some ooey gooey reptiles, and a snake! All the children, and even a few of the big kids, got to interact with the animals. The star of the show was a ferret who did tricks, and even danced a little :) He was also the star of my cake! The ferret was made out of rice crispy treats, and the rest of the critters were made of sugar. Apparently kids love devouring sugar critters! ;)

Here's birthday girl and her sister, along with the animator, trying to capture a shot of cake ferret with the real ferret... Ferrets don't really stand still for pictures :p

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Cake Makes You Fat

Well then, no cake for you, Grumpy Cat!

This cake makes me chuckle every time. This poor misunderstood kitty is really just a big fuzzy ball of cuteness! Hands down, my favourite meme, and one of the most fun cakes to make. I love painting, and this little guy is entirely hand painted using food colouring on a fondant canvas.  

The lovely birthday girl was such a doll, and let me share these amazing pictures. Her reaction is priceless! 

My cake also got attacked by the phone paparazzi! 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Song of Icing and Fire

If you're not entirely obsessed with the HBO series Game of Thrones, what ginormous boulder have you been living under!? It's only the most awesome show ever!! (Also apparently the most pirated show ever, which really is something!) Really though, the show has it all - fantasy, romance, battles, backstabbing, so much tragedy, and most importantly, amazing sets and costumes! I've said it a million times, I think I was born in the wrong era. To which, my dear fiancĂ© replies that I need to remember that if I were born in the middle ages, by now, I'd have been married off, have a few children, have very few teeth left, and be very close to my death bed. Way to ruin my fantasies, but whatever. Point is, I literally squealed when I got a message asking me to make Game of Thrones cupcakes. 

Brace yourself, the cupcakes are coming.

The batch of Lannisters was my favourite. Isn't Tyrion just precious!?

And finally, the mother of dragons with her Dothraki hottie, Khal Drogo <3

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cakes Are a Girl's Best Friend

I wasn't given too much to go on for this cake, nor was I given much time! A really sweet guy contacted me the night before his wife's birthday party, and wanted to get her a cake. He was just so determined to make this night extra special for her, I couldn't refuse!  He described her as classy, dainty, and modern. She likes leopard print, and loves black. This is what I came up with based on his description. A little bit of bling, some leopard print, a delicate flower, and a touch of black. She's a beauty! 

Monday, September 16, 2013


This cake makes me so very envious. It was for an 80 year old man who has been to ALL the places marked by the thumbtacks. Seriously though. There were close to thirty thumbtacks. If I will have travelled this much in my lifetime, I'd be beyond happy. This is absolutely amazing! And he's not done either. His next destination, Hong Kong, is marked with a little flag. The adventure continues! 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Playing Favourites

My cakes are all my babies. Each and every single one of them. Any good parent knows not to play favourites, and yet, apparently so many do so anyways. I usually have a new favourite every few weeks, but this one has been one that I've fallen hopelessly in love with! The cake features some really pretty details; gumpaste roses, a hand painted floral pattern, some vintage photo frames, and old parisian postcards. It's chic, it's vintage, it's parisian, it's irresistible! What's more, my vintage teapot and teacup got to make a special appearance :) 

Monday, September 2, 2013

The World is an Open Book

That's it. Summer is officially over. It's back to school, the weather is starting to get cooler, and I guess there's isn't much else to do but curl up and go into hibernation. No more sun, no more heat, and worst of all, no more vacation!

Nothing says summer like vacation time and that means travel! Travel themed cakes are always popular in the summer months. One of my favourite cakes from a few weeks ago was one for a guy who loves to travel, and never stops learning. His girlfriend designed the cake, and she had big ideas! She wanted an open book with a globe on top. And on top of that globe, an airplane, and a figurine of her boyfriend. Sounds crazy right!? But I was obviously up for the challenge. I had so much fun making this one, so many fun shapes to carve :) 

The figurine is made of gumpaste, the airplane out of rice crispy treats, and the book and globe were chocolate orange cake – one of my new favourites! 

Monday, August 19, 2013


This baby shower cake is bow central! But really, what screams baby girl more than pretty pink bows? And lots of them! These teeny tiny bows are my new favourite accent. They're ridiculously cute! Also, how beautiful is the name Abigael! Love, love, love everything about this cake!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Orange You Glad It's Cake!?

There's nothing I love more than making cakes that look like food. Okay, maybe it's a close second after cakes shaped like zombies, but seriously! The illusion of a cake looking so much like something else, and then tasting like chocolate heaven is so deceivingly delightful! I love it! 

So you know I was super excited about making a cake shaped like an orange! And the Tropicana orange from the juice boxes no less. I was asked to make it chocolate orange flavoured, and completely vegan. Yay! A challenge! I can't even put into words how much fun I had with this little one!


I had a grapefruit lying around, so obviously I had to take a picture of it with my cake :)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Prehistoric Hammers

Sports themed cakes are always the number one go-to for guys' birthday cakes. Or maybe I just know a lot of sporty people? Whatever it is, I've made so many soccer balls, basketballs, footballs, jerseys, you name it! They can get a bit repetitive after a while, but the fun part is always the team logo. And there's almost always a really fun team logo. But my question is, where do these logos come from!? I've replicated logos with babies, animals, and now, with what look like two prehistoric hammers... 

This yummy hockey jersey was a chocolate cake with mascarpone filling. Soooo good! 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Traditional Wedding Cake

This weekend, I had a very last minute wedding. By last minute, I mean I met with the bride and groom a week before their big day! Eek! Luckily, I was available to make them their cake, and I was able to make a sweet couple very happy. :)

They were having a fairly small wedding, so they didn't need anything too big, but the bride wanted it to be as tall as possible. She wanted a traditional pillared cake, which usually isn't my cup of tea... but my brides get what my brides want! I put my own little spin on the picture she came to me with, and I have to say, I ended up liking it way more than I expected. Instead of the usual piped detail, I mimicked the same look using fondant pearls and fondant swags, all topped with some orchid bouquets.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Galinha Pintadinha

Ladies and gentlemen, I'm about to introduce you to the cutest foreign cartoon ever! It's Brazilian, it's in portuguese, its so insanely adorable, and it's almost hypnotizing!

No wonder it's so darn loved by the kiddos over there, right!? Apparently it's a very popular birthday party theme as well.  Now if that video wasn't adorable enough, here is it in cake for a little girl's first birthday!

Wait, wait, there's more! Matching cupcakes, of course! 

The party mama also sent me this picture of their setup. Is she talented, or what!? I love seeing creative sweet tables like these, especially when my cakes are right in the middle of all this deliciousness! 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Drumroll, Please

Happy Canada Day lovelies! Summer has officially taken over, and it's been really difficult to find time to blog. I thought this would be the perfect cake to get me back in the rhythm of things! ...
Ba dum tsss! Haha, lame, I know! I try... 

A few weeks ago, I was asked to reproduce a snare drum in cake for Michael's 17th birthday, topped with two drumsticks. What guy wouldn't love this cake!? I know it's July, but while making this cake, I couldn't help but sing Little Drummer Boy the entire time. Pa rum pam pam pam! I hope I got it stuck in your heads too now ;) Enjoy!