September 28, 2016

Super heros cake December 2015

This next cake I made was for a 6 year old, Nyan.  He loves super heroes, who doesn't.  Nyan Mom sent me a picture of this cake and asked if I could make it. So the design is not mine but loved making this. It challenged me with Hulk's fist.  Again, thanks to the Internet I found a great tutorial on how to make it. 

A # 6 cake with Superman, Spider man, Batman and the Hulk's fist smashing through the cake. The fist was made with modeling chocolate. All details made with fondant.

I know I say it a lot but I loved making this cake and Nyan's mom said the reviews from the guests were great and Nyan just loved his cake.  Just what you like to hear.  After all isn't that what it's all about.

December 2015

Here are a couple of cakes I made last December 2015.  Both for babies and the 1st for a baby shower. Renee, the daughter of one of my neighbours was expecting and has welcomed a beautiful little girl born last February 2016.

Another one I loved making. This cute little topper was from a tutorial I found on line. Made with fondant.  Renee is a big fan of giraffes and elephants in the colours she chose.
Next one is for a christening of twins.  I had made the baby shower for this mommy, 2 peas in a pod cake.  She knew she was expecting twins and welcomed Chiara and Giancarlo to her family.
Their christening cake as requested by the twins aunt. Their christening was held in December 2015.

Alanna's baby shower Nov 2015

Also last November 2015 was another celebration.  My beautiful niece Alanna was expecting her 1st child. At the time of her shower she had no idea if the baby was going to be a boy or a girl. A winter wonderland themed cake was requested by mommy to be.

This delicious 2 tiered cake consisted of carrot cake filled with cream cheese filling for the bottom tier and vanilla cake filled with strawberries and cream for the top tier.  I used cake lace with the snow flake mat to create the beautiful wintery feel along the sides of the cake and dusted the snow flakes with soft pinks and blues.
The carriage was made with 1/2 Styrofoam ball covered with fondant and wire. All the details on the carriage are done in fondant.  I also added some coarse white sugar for frosty snow.  I loved making this cake and Alanna was thrilled with it.
 February 2015 we welcomed precious Mikaela to our family. 


Jon's 40th

Last November 2015 my son in law Jon had a major milestone. He celebrated his 40th birthday. How does this happen? One day our kids are little next thing we know they're middle aged. Not going to think what that makes us, LOL. John has a love for many creative things and one being his love for music.  My daughter Amanda thought it might be fitting to make his cake in the shape of one of his favourite guitars.

My daughter traced out his guitar to give me a template of the shape and pictures so I knew where things went.  My kids had a laugh at the party because when Amanda sent me pictures the guitar was on their wooden floor so I covered my board the same. I thought it was smart but they thought it funny.  Jon's favourite cake is carrot so that's what I made the guitar cake filled with cream cheese filling.

I had trouble putting guitar strings on, the fine wire I used kept curling on me so I left it and made it appear to be needing new strings.

Was a great party and Jon loved his cake.   Really that's what counts and the reason I love making cakes.

Time flies

Boy does time just fly by. I just realized I haven't posted anything since last year, yup I've been bad.  Here are a few of the cakes I have done in the last months of 2015.


Hunter's 1st birthday, Little Red Wagon Theme,
9"x13" slab raised on board

Nicholas' 13th birthday

Adriana's 6th Birthday
Noah's Arc Christening Cake

Jackson's Poke Mon  6th Birthday and monster cupcakes

Stay tuned, more to come

October 13, 2015

You are my Sunshine.......

So I'm asked to make this cake for a baby shower. My BFF's daughter in law's sister is expecting her 1st little bundle of joy.  The theme....."You are my Sunshine"......I thought the theme was such a cute idea until I couldn't get the song out of my head the whole time I was working on this cake, LOL.

It's obvious that the theme dictated the direction of this cake.  I had to make a big bright sun shining down on a little darling baby sleeping on a bed of clouds. All details are made from fondant with the exception of the baby which is made out of gum paste.

The 9x13" slab is lemon cake filled with lemon curd and white chocolate mousse.  I made this slab extra high with 2 layers of filling so I'd be able to decorate the sides of the cake with pretty flowers blooming in yellow, pink and blue.........

White fluffy clouds border the top edge of the cake

And of course "you are my sunshine......" to top it off


Milan's 1st Birthday

On October 1st a special little boy turned ONE!  Milan's mom contacted me to make a couple of cakes, one for his actual birthday and one for a big family and friends party on the 3rd of October.  She was a bit undecided in which direction to take as Milan loves Mickey and also loves the Muppet Babies. So I suggested that since she was having 2 cakes we could do both themes.  She decided that the cake for his actual birthday was going to be Mickey.  Just a small 8" cake but she loved when I did a previous cake in a checker board reveal, so I made this Mickey cake in a chocolate and vanilla checker board with 2D Mickey on top.

Mickey and the # 1 were done in fondant layers, a great technique taught by Corrie from Corrie Cakes.

The layering of fondant pieces, almost like a puzzle, gives the character depth and a 2 dimensional look.  I also added some shading with edible dusts to bring the character to life.

Here is a the character I made next to the picture of Mickey that I used for the character. I hadn't quite finished with the shading yet, but I think it turned out pretty close.

I finished off this cake with "Milan" front and center and with Mickey heads bordering the top edge and circles to border the bottom.

Milan's mom sent me this picture of the checker board reveal.  They were thrilled with the cake and couldn't wait to see the cake for the party.

So the party was held on the 3rd of October and we decided to do the theme of Muppet Babies.  They requested a slab cake with Muppet Babies on top. I decided to go the same route on designing the Muppet Babies cakes by making them 2D in layers of fondant.

This 12" square cake was done in vanilla cake filled with chocolate cream.  The fun blocking of colours made for a nice back drop for Big Bird, Cookie Monster and Elmo which are sitting in diapers next to a big # 1 and Milan set to look like playing blocks. The cake is surrounded by white fondant and colourful ABC's and 123's and a cheerful "Happy Birthday"

A closer look at the 3 Muppet babies. The layering and shading brought these 3 little guys to life. I also used small scissors and made little cuts all over the characters to give a fur like appearance.

Here is a picture of the characters I made next to the picture I chose to use.  My characters in this picture still did not have the diapers showing and I had not done any of the dusting yet but they did turn out cute.

Happy 1st Birthday Milan!