August 28, 2011

Skateboard birthday cake

This cake was picked up this morning for my BFF's grandson Jayden's 12th birthday.  Jayden's mom wanted to surprise him with a skateboard cake.  She gave us a picture of one she saw on the Internet to give us an idea how what she wanted.  Skateboard's are very thin in real life but in the cake world they are pretty thick so you can actually eat it.  Here's Jayden's skateboard cake,

The cake which is a chocolate 1/4 slab double layer filled with cookies & cream and covered in black fondant.  The skull was down free hand out of fondant.  The flames are cut out of yellow & orange fondant and the red highlighting down with an air brush.  The wheels are styrofoam balls with the ends cut off and covered in red fondant.  We joined them with wooden dowels.

Here you can see the actual thickness of the cake.  Jayden's name was cut out of fondant freehand.  I have already heard back from Jayden's grandma (my BFF) and she told me Jayden loved his cake and everyone thought it was delicious too!


May you have many more wonderful birthdays. We're happy you enjoyed your cake.

August 27, 2011

Beach wedding

Our third cake for this weekend was for a couple who were married in Cuba and having a small celebration here for their friends and family that could not attend.  Our client who is a close friend of the bride ordered the cake.  She send us a picture of what she envisioned for the cake and we made it as close to the picture as possible but with a couple of little changes to make it their own.

This 2 tiered cake is coverd in a cream coloured fondant. Bottom layer is a 12" round vanilla cake with vanilla mousse and freish strawberries as the filling.  The top layer is an 8" round chocolate cake with custard filling.  All sea shells are made from gum paste and coloured with edible dusting powders.  We added brown sugar for the sand.  Our client was thrilled with how the cake turned out.

Best wishes to the bride & groom!

Love Birds wedding cake

Our second cake which was required for today is for a couple getting married at Sunnyside Park in Toronto. Her mom ordered the cake and told us that her daughter, the bride, did not actually want a cake and if she had to have one did not want a traditional wedding cake.  Our client told us that the bride's bonbonierre (or wedding favours) were going to be little birds nests and the centre pieces for the tables were bird cages so we thought it would be fitting to keep with the theme of birds. We were also informed that the bridesmaids were in yellow.  So we have the theme and the colour and this is what we came up with,

This 2 tier vanilla cake was filled with vanilla mousse and fresh strawberries. The 2 love birds are made from 1/2 & 1/2 gum paste and fondant sitting in a fondant birds nest.  The branches and flowers are made from fondant.  The bride's aunt picked this up today on her way to the wedding and was thrilled with the cake.

We wish the bride and groom all the best and a very happy life together!

turning 25 on the 25th

It has been one hectic week this past week.  Anyone need a cake?  This one is the 1st of 4 cakes we had to do this week.  Ordered by a gentlemen via email from an add posted at the Region of Peel bulletin board, (thanks to a dear friend who works there) he wanted a small cake to serve 4 people for his girlfriend who was turning 25 years old on the 25th of August....."a champagne birthday".  He specified that her favourite cake was red velvet with cream cheese butter cream filling.  She also likes purple & pink flowers.  So that's what we did, only thing is he never picked up the cake!!  We offered to deliver it to his work but he said he had running around to do after work and didn't want to leave the cake in the car, so we asked him to call us after his running around and we would gladly meet him to deliver the cake but no response, sooooo we ended up with a very pretty cake and no one to give it to.

Now how pretty is that. The flowers and hearts are made from gum paste and little pink sugar pearls were added as a boarder.  It's too bad that his girlfriend didn't get a chance to enjoy it.  He even specified what he wanted written on the cake,

Oh well.....Happy Birthday MJ who ever you are.  By the way the cake was yummy.

August 17, 2011

65th Birthday Golf Gear

Today was my boss's 65th Birthday. Yes I do have another job other than cakes.  One of my boss John's favourite things is golfing so his daughter Shanan who also works at our company asked if Mel & I could make him a golf themed cake for our office surprise celebration.  I immediately thought of the golf gear cake we had made earlier this year for my nephew's 13th birthday.  Since John's favourite colour is blue we made slight colour adjustments to our last cake.

The golf bag and hat are vanilla cake and the golf bag is filled with chocolate mousse.  All is covered in blue fondant and white fondant detailing. The golf clubs included a driver, an iron, a putter and a covered club all set on skewers.  The towel included his initials "JM" and the flag had birthday wishes.  Golf balls and tees finished it off. John was surprised by our celebration for him and in awe by the cake as were my other co-workers.  John even noticed the stitching detail on the bag, lol.  It's always a great feeling when you get such a great reaction.  Mel & I have done it again.  Another happy birthday boy.