April 28, 2014

2nd Birthday Construction cake

Yesterday friends and family helped celebrate Tristan's 2nd Birthday. Tristan's mom contacted us and requested a special cake for her little guy who loves seeing big trucks and gets excited to see them working so she thought a "Construction" theme was in order.

A 3 layered slab cake of chocolate vegan filled with Oreo cookies & cream vegan butter cream. We then covered it in chocolate vegan butter cream and used Oreo cookie crumbs for the dirt.

The mound of dirt on the left side was made up of cake from leveling and carving. We also placed the slab on a larger board to enable additional details like the fondant road.

We carved the left corner and added the little truck to appear as if digging into the cake.  The little digger and dump trucks are purchased dinky toys and a little something for Tristan to play with afterwards.

All the details like the rocks, signs, pylons and Johnny on the spot are made from fondant / gum paste.

Happy 2nd Birthday Tristan!

April 7, 2014

"Frozen" birthday cake for Cruz

Cruz has turned 4! and on Sunday her friends and family gathered to help her celebrate.  This year Cruz requested a cake with the theme of her new favourite movie "Frozen" and my new favourite too.  When I dropped off her cake she looked adorable dressed up as Elsa, the ice Princess.

This 10" cake is in Cruz's favourite flavor; chocolate fudge and filled with cookies & cream. The butter cream icing detail around the cake is a technique that Cruz's mom Tanya saw and asked if we could do this technique in the colours chosen for the party and very much the colours in the movie; white, blue, violet and purple.

The snowflakes were done in gum paste while the characters were purchased by Tanya so that Cruz would have them to play with afterwards.


Ana, Hans and Olaf (the lovable snowman)

Kristoff and Sven (adorable reindeer)
We pulled the orange from Olaf's nose to add another colour and used it for Cruz's name at the base of the cake.

A very fun cake to do and we were delighted to have made it for Cruz.
  Happy 4th Birthday Cruz!

April 4, 2014

"Despicable Me" one eyed minion

I just finished this cake for pick up tomorrow morning.  One very lucky birthday boy will be celebrating his birthday and sharing this cake with his friends. 

Ethan's mom contacted me and told me that Ethan loves the movie "Despicable Me" and his favourite minion is the one eyed minion, so that's exactly what we gave him.  Ana said Ethan specifically told her that he had to have a bit of a goofy face, lol.

The minion is carved from a 9"x13" slab cake. Chocolate fudge cake filled with vanilla butter cream. The minion's body is covered in yellow butter cream while the overalls and all other details are done in fondant.

Have a very happy birthday Ethan and enjoy your "Despicable Me" birthday!