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!


  1. Awesome post! I'm soo green with envy!! I wish i could take Rick's class too! Must be so much fun! Thanks for sharing! :) both your cakes look amazing!! :)

  2. Great photos Brandy! I'm glad you aren't shy and you are showing off yourself and your wonderful cakes! I had a blast meeting you - we work so well as a team. Thank you for all the laughing and talks. And of course, we'll always have our nicknames... just between us! :-)

  3. Love the post! And you're so right, Rick is such a gracious teacher. Can't wait till he comes back again next year.

  4. Yowza, Brandy! This is an awesome review on the class, thank you so much!! It was such a pleasure having you in class, and not just for pointing and laughing purposes LOL. Your enthusiasm, energy and willingness to embrace new experiences and challenges made for a very fun class. Hope we have an opportunity to see you again in the future. It was wonderful meeting you and look forward to our next opportunity to make fun of, I mean, teach you! All our Best!

  5. Rick and Sasha are so wonderful, I actually have never met them, hopefully one day, but I have had the chance to exchange some emails with them. What a wonderful opportunity you had. The cakes turn out so beautiful.