March 25, 2011

Confirmation Book Cake

I just finished a cake that is due to be delivered tomorrow.  I was contacted by a friend who I haven't seen in a while, Mary.  We met Mary, her husband and brother about 3 years ago in Cuba when hubby and I were on vacation and we all became instant friends.  But somehow our busy lives just seem to get in the way.......we have to remedy that.  Anyway Mary asked if I could make a cake for her daughter's confirmation taking place tomorrow the 26th of March.  I was delighted not only to make the cake but this gave us an opportunity to chat again.  Her daughter Megan was on our blog and saw the book cake we made for a Christening a while back and asked if we could make a book cake for her as well. They requested a vanilla cake with strawberry cream filling and fresh strawberries.  She also said she liked pink so I immediately went to work and made some pink gum paste roses.  I also added a few little white gum paste flowers and a beautiful gum paste cross which I saw on the web and knew that it would be perfect for Megan's cake.  Here's a look at her cake;

The ribbon is also done in gum paste and the cake is covered in fondant. The lettering and the book binding is done in chocolate fondant.  I wish Megan all the best for a wonderful day and hope she enjoys your cake.

Giant cupcake birthday

This posting is a few days late, well actually a week.  A colleague of mine, Norma celebrates her birthday on St. Patti's day but this year she spent her birthday at a funeral......not exactly a nice way to spend your birthday.  St. Patrick's day was on a Thursday this year so I thought I'd surprise Norma with a little something on Friday, the day after.  I made her a giant cupcake birthday cake.  It was a great opportunity to try out my new cupcake pan that Mel bought for me on my birthday and a new recipe that I found on the web that sounded scrumptious.....oh and it was, Orange cream cheese pound cake.  Sorry Norma didn't mean to use you as a guinea pig but.........well Norma was surprised and delighted.  She couldn't wait to try it and then shared it with the rest of the office and from the comments I received, the cake was a hit.  Here's a look at our GIANT cupcake;

The Orange cream cheese pound cake is a definite keeper. I filled the centre with orange cream cheese filling and covered it all in fondant.  The details are all done in fondant with a few sprinkles of coloured sugar. It was fun making this and I will definitely make more giant cupcakes......hmmmm....who else is celebrating a birthday that I can surprise with a giant cupcake.


March 11, 2011

Sweet 16 topsy turvy cake

Hi everyone, here's our latest cake that we just finished and due for delivery tomorrow.  This order came to us from a friend of friend.  Nice to know that our name gets passed around and generates orders.  This cake is for twin girls, Monica & Jessica turning 16! Their mom ordered a cake to celebrate the momentous occasion but really wasn't sure what type of design she wanted.  We were asked to make a red velvet cake with cream cheese filling.  The only other criteria was that it had to be mainly blue, the girls favourite colour and to incorporate a couple of girly things.  This is what we came up with;

This was our 1st topsy turvy cake and we think it turned out quite nice. It does take a little more patience but the effect of a topsy turvy is well worth the extra time & effort. Actually it was a little easier than we thought it would be.  The top tier and the board are covered in white fondant with small hearts and stars imprinted and painted with bright colours.  The bottom tier is covered in electric blue fondant with diamond fondant cutouts.  All other details are made from gum paste and painted with food colour and a little vodka.  You can't tell from the picture but the whole cake is sprayed with glitter.  Mom wanted to have a nail polish bottle, lipstick etc added. This was a fun cake to make.  Let's hope our birthday girls love it.

Happy Sweet 16 Monica & Jessica!