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!