Thursday, March 24, 2011

Look Who's Coming Back!

Icing Inspirations is bringing back the Dynamic Duo Rick and Sasha back for another round of torment (from me), i mean teaching! Another 3 Fantastic days in June, 2012. First class sold out pretty quickly with repeat students from the first two classes and there could be a few spots left in the 2nd Class. Want to join in for 3 days of fun and learning 2 fantastic cakes! Check out Icing Inspirations for more details.

Hurry and book your spot, this will be another Fantastic class you won't want to miss!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Inner Artist with Rick Reichart from Cakelava

So i've been trying to think how to write this blog post, what words do i say and what do i say. I guess there is only one word that can describe this class, AMAZING! It met every expectation and more. I learned so many new things that i've never tried before and this class gave me more confidence of myself as a cake decorator. I really learned how to think outside of the box and yes even though decorating at times can be challenging, the final master piece is always the reward! Did i feel that Reward, definietly! I walked away with two amazing master pieces and the OO's and Aww's i got from family and friends was worth it!

The class was full of laughter (even though i got laughed at quite a bit by an un-named person :)) it also had other amazing talented cake artists. I even finally got the chance to meet Juanita from Sweet Things She was such a huge help and would encourage me along the way and i'm glad we had the chance to really get to know each other over the 3 days. She is truly an amazing artist and now a new cake friend!

A huge shout out to Chrissie from Icing Inspirations who made this all happen! Chrissie and her husband Justin graciously opened their doors to Rick and all the students and welcomed everyone with open arms! Thank you very much! If you are ever in the Kitchener/Waterloo area you'll need to check out her store, she has some awesome stuff! It's hard not to go in there and walk away buying something!

Rick was an amazing teacher (i can't emphasis that enough). He took the time to really explain what he was doing and would answer any questions you had along the way. He'd take the time to even come by and help if needed! Such a hands on teacher, which is awesome!

A picture of Rick before the fun really began!


Now onto the cake making!

Here is a picture of the Green Haze in the room. It was a little insane how much lingered and of course i was blowing green out of my nose for a couple of days.


Here is a picture of Rick and myself near all of the finished Hibiscus cakes.


It was such an honor to meet the other half of Rick, his lovely wife Sasha! She was so sweet and easy going. She is so likeable and is always such a positive person when talking to the students!


Now onto the Fish cake! Look at those lips!


Here i am with my finished products!


The final pictures, courtesy of my husband!



Now would i recommend you taking a class from Rick? Yes most definietly. I really hope he comes back again cause he is a true Artist! Yes Rick you will see me again one day! Except this time i will get the first laugh and point in!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

No new post this week!

It's been pretty quiet for me lately which i am not complaining since i've been sick most of this winter. They say families tend to go through hard winters with colds/flus, etc. So far i'm the only one in my family who has been sick the most this winter. I've had numerous colds and the last one was a Sinus Infection. So needless to say i am looking forward to Spring in the next month or two.

On the bright side, it's just over a week and a half before Icing Inspirations brings Rick from Cakelava comes to Kitchener for the Part 1 of the 3 day Cake Course! I am very excited and hopefully my health holds up!

If you have never heard of Cakelava check them out!