Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cake for Sherryl

This cake was made for Sherryl and things that reflect her favorite things in life!
The bottom layer is lemon cake filled with fruit, lemon icing and then covered in Fondant. The top layer is chocolate cake, with chocolate ganache and then covered in chocolate fondant. All wording accents are made out of fondant as well as the figurine. The flowers are made out of gumpaste.
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Pretty Flowers

This cake was made for a co-worker who is getting married this weekend. She is such a sweet heart and deserved one last treat before her big day!

This was a chocoalte cake with chocolate ganache. The flowers are made out of gumpaste!

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Happy 101 Award

I recieved this award thanks to Faithy the Baker. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Awards like these make me realize why i love baking! I do need to update this blog more often especially when i do get awards! This is #2 for me and i've been blogging for less than a year, so i feel very honoured that i recieved this award!

Rules of the Award:

1) Copy the award image into a post.
2) List 10 things that make you happy.
3) Tag 10 bloggers who brighten your day.
4) Put in a link to their blogs.
5) Notify the award receivers.
6) Recipients to link back to the sender's blog.

10 Things That Makes Me Happy

My Husband - He is the one that keeps me grounded and gives me the chance to bake!
My Daughter Callie - She makes me smile everyday!
Shopping - So i have an addiction. I already know that.
Baking - I wish i could bake everyday!
Twitter - It's a new obsession i have and i love following a ton of cool Twitter pages.
Weekends - i love the weekends, especially when i get a chance to sleep in.
Vacation - If only i could afford to go on vacation more often i would!
Blogging - I'd love to blog more often and i wish i had the time to do it.
Family & Friends - It's one of the most important things in life.
Knitting - I've recently become obsessed with knitting and i've learned a lot within the last year.

I'm passing this award on to (no particular order):

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Attemping to make Roses....

I have a cake in a couple of weeks and i have to make some yellow roses to add to it. I'm not good at making them but i wanted to start now just in case they don't turn out. Surprisingly i was impressed with myself.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Chocolate cake anyone?

I made a chocolate cake covered and filled with chocolate ganache icing. I decorated it with a bit of colored fondant.

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Cakes in Ice Cream cones??

I have a tin full of recipes for cupcakes. My nephew saw these and thought they looked fun. Basically i took a white cake mix and put them into ice cream cones to bake in the oven. It was fun and easy enough for Ayden who is six to help. Once they were done we added the icing and sprinkles to make it look like ice cream cones.

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The Love of my Life!

No it's not cake but it is close! It's my cutie pie Callie. My sitter Jen got a new camera and took these adorable pictures of Callie. I couldn't help but share them as i think she did a fantastic job catching Callie's silly and cute personality.


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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Pretty in Pink

My mom was down during the holidays and she wanted me to make her a cake that had a pink theme to it. The sad part is my mom has no sense of smell or taste due to a previous cold she had. She did however enjoy the moistness of the cake. I have yet to perfect buttercream to make it look smooth. I actually made a vanilla cake tinted pink and the pink flowers are made out ot fondant and then topped with Pearl Draggies and a couple of them are dusted with Edible Red Dust!

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