Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pokemon Cake

Here is a very cool Pokemon cake that i recently had the pleasure of creating. The bottom layer was vanilla, the pokemon head was chocolate, both covered in buttercream and Fondant. The ears were made out of cardboard and then covered in Fondant. A little trick i learned from Cakelava!

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Baby Oliver!

My cousins Julie and Marc recently welcome a new baby into the family! Marc's brother decided to surprise them by ordering cupcakes (he lives in Florida) when they baby arrived! Of course i said yes especially when welcoming a new baby into the family!

The cupcakes were dairy free chocolate flavored cupcakes with Fondant decorations!

Welcome Baby Oliver!

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Scott & Erin Wedding Cupcakes

My niece recently got married in August and i had the pleasure of doing her cake and cupcakes for the big day! Nothing like a beautiful day in August to celebrate the marriage between two best friends! My niece looked absolutely gorgeous and Scott, well he cleans up pretty nice! :)

The Cupcakes were a mix of chocolate and vanilla with vanilla buttercream tinted to their Orangey/Red color and to Green as well. The cake on top was a vanilla cake with raspberry filling, vanilla buttercream and white fondant. The flowers on top were made out of gumpaste to replicate part of the brides Bouquet.

The pictures are courtesy of Frey Fotos, her work is absolutely amazing! They are located in the GTA area and if you ever need a wedding photographer i would hit them up first!
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Oh Panda!

This cake was a lot of fun to make, i had never made a panda cake before! :) The flavor was lemon with lemon buttercream, of course all fresh ingredients right down to the lemon juice from the actual lemon. He was almost too cute not to eat!

The ears, feet and arms were rice crispy treats covered in fondant.

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I need to figure out how to make character eyes looking happy and not scary. Maybe i should watch some Top Model! :)
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Friday, September 23, 2011

1st Day of Fall!

As much as it's sad knowing that summer is done, i do love fall, especially the weather and of course clothes shopping! This time of year i tend to do a lot of baking because who doesn't love a house that smells of warm comfort food. My personal favorite is baking and my favorite ingredient to bake with in the fall is non other than Pumpkin! Soon enough it'll be time to go and pick a pumpkin and create my very own Pumpkin Puree. Every year we go to Naumans Farms I highly reccomend this spot for Pumpkins and of course they have a really cool Corn Maze!

Here are some of the pictures from last year. I'll be sure to post some of my Pumpkin Baked Goods this year as well.

What is your favorite fall food to either cook or bake?

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To finish it all off, here is what i had made with the Pumpkin Puree in the beginning of 2011. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Icing, sooooo good!

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy Days for Lee and Nicole

At work a lovely couple were getting married and we decided to throw them a Surprise Shower! Trying to get two people in the same room was a bit tricky especially so close to their wedding. Their colors were purple and i decided to add some bling to the dessert. I made vanilla cupcakes with swirling some purple coloring into them. Then dark chocolate ganache with silver drag and some rainbow dust!

Congrats to Lee and Nicole!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I am still alive.....

Sorry for the lack of posts everyone! I am still alive and doin some baking but not as much. Being a full time worker and mom is tiring and i haven't had the chance to bake as much as i'd like. I do have a couple of posts to add but it's finding the energy to do so after a long day. So please bare with me i promise i will have an upate soon.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Calvin & Hobbes Cupcakes

First off these are so darn cute! I was asked to do Vanilla and Chocolate cupcakes with Calvin & Hobbes cupcake toppers!

*Beware this is full of cuteness*

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

1st Friend Sleepover

When you become a parent you tend to look forward to your child growing up and them being able to have their friends over. This was Callie's first friend sleep over. She's done overnighters with family but this would be her first experience having one of her friends over. She still talks about it to this day, who knew a 4 year old could absorb so much and have this amazing memory, way better than my own memory. So Callie had her friend Brielle sleep over and of course what did the girls want to do, bake a cake! Not just a boring kind of cake a princess cake and of course she had to be pink! So that is exactly what we did, we made a princess cake and of course we made chocolate and vanilla cake and i tinted the vanilla cake to be pink!

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The girls were patiently waiting for the cake to be finished!
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I had such great little helpers with me. We had the cake filled with crushed Oreos and fresh strawberries.
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Almost done girls!
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Ta Da! All ready! Of course we had to add a bit of glitter to the dress so i used the glitter Dusting Powder that i bought at Icing Inspirations.
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I wonder if they were excited to have their cake! :)
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Brown & Teal, such a lovely Combination!

Brown and Teal are such great color combinations together. The Bride and Groom requested Cupcakes rather than a Standard cake. I also made then a cake for them with a Bride and Groom figurines as toppers.

The cupcakes were chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with Vanilla and Chocolate Buttercream. The cupcake toppers were cut using a round cutter, then i hand embossed their initials and spray painted it with Edible paint to match their Teal colors.

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The cake was chocolate with vanilla buttercream, covered in White Fondant, Quilting pattern, Silver Dragees and a Brown Accent around the Edge. The Bride and Groom were made out of Gumpaste.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy Anniversary Chris & Jess

A couple of weeks back really good friends of ours celebrated their 12th Anniversary. I decided to surprise them with a cake since to be honest who doesn't love cake or dessert for that matter!

The cake was chocolate cake, filled with vanilla buttercream and fresh strawberries. Then Ivory fondant with buttercream writing. My husband made the daisy with red Disco Dust!

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

mmmmm chocolate.....

So one of the standard flavors i make when baking for the office is chocolate. I figure chocolate is a good flavor of cupcakes and who doesn't like chocolate. Recently at work a number of outside Sales gents came into the office. Of course i baked to help keep them motivated while sitting in a room for training all day. I decided to make chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Margarita Cupcakes

So i decided to make cupcakes for the office and why not make something fun! I have a tin of Cupcake recipes that i bought probably about a year ago at Coles. At first i bought it since it had a ton of cool ideas for kids and then i found this one. I thought i'd even share the Recipe with you! From what i am told they were amazing. I think the added salt/sugar combo on top of the icing made a huge difference, a bit of tart with the sweet!

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Recipe:
1 Package of white cake mix
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons margarita mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon grated lime peel, divided
Juice of 1 lime

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350F, Line 24 standard muffin cups with cupcake liners.
2. Combine cake mix, 3/4 cup margarita, eggs, oil, water, 1 teaspoon lime peel and lime juice in large bowl. Whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. Spoon batter evenly into prepared cups.
3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centres comes out clean. Remove cupcakes to wire racks; cool completely.

Icing
2 tablespoons tequila or lime juice (I used 2 Tablespoons of Tequila)
3 cups sifted powdered sugar (i only used 2 cups)

Instructions:
Combine tequila or lime juice w/ Remaining Margarita mix and 2 tablespoons of lime peel in medium bowl. Whisk in powdered sugar a cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Spread glaze over cupcakes (be careful it can get pretty runny). Let the icing settle on top of the cupcakes.

Additions:
1 Tablespoon of granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon salt (optional but i used it)
Green Food coloring

Instructions:
Mix sugar and salt and tint with green food coloring until desired color. Sprinkle on top of the icing.

No one says you can't bake and have a shot of Tequila at the same time!

Enjoy and Happy Baking!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Luke I am your Father....

This cake was so much fun to do! My husband is great at creating templates, so he created one for my carving out of Cardboard.

This cake was chocolate cake with fruit filling and vanilla buttercream. It was covered with Black Fondant.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

New mold....

So i bought a new mold recently at Icing Inspirations. This mold is amazing and so easy to use. I couldn't wait to use it and decided to make a cake for the office and decorate it to show off the button mold.

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