Tags: baby shower, blankie, cloud, cupcakes, flowers, moon, stars, teddy bear
I made this baby shower cake for one of my wonderful colleagues. The timing of the shower was pretty impeccable (or very last-minute!), since she started going into labour later that day! She welcomed a beautiful, healthy little girl.
A few years ago, I made this blue teddy bear cake for the birth of her son, so this time I wanted to make the cake a girly version of the same!
I’ll have to think of another variation on the teddy bear theme next time (if there is a next time… we’ll have to wait and see!). Congratulations to the happy, healthy family! :)
Tags: birthday, cake, first birthday, KitKat, mud, piggies, pigs
This weekend, the son of one of my very best friends turned one! My friend found this cake online and asked if I could help her replicate it for the party – I said of course I would! My friend make the cake, I made the piggies, and we assembled it together (after sending her husband into town at 10pm to get more KitKats. The lesson here is to always err on the side of more chocolate bars!).
We had a great party, and birthday boy Connor had as much fun as a pig in mud!
(and yes, I know a mini-cake would get soggy if you let it float in your mud bath, but I’m going with “willing suspension of disbelief” here if you’re on board with pigs having a birthday party in the first place! Plus, we’ll assume that they ate it before it had a chance to go soggy – they are pigs, after all.)
For her 90th birthday, her family wanted to celebrate the thing that was most important to her – her family. Her granddaughter contacted me to make a cake that captured this theme, so I thought a family tree would be a classic way to do that!
Everyone loves birds… Especially angry ones!
This birthday cake was for a good friend. I hope it made him happy instead of angry!
Tags: "Canadian politics", "Terry Fallis", "The High Road", book, Canada, humour, novel, politics, replica
I created this book replica cake for the launch of The High Road, the second novel by Toronto author Terry Fallis. My fiancé used to work with Terry, so I was thrilled to make this cake for him – plus, his books are awesome! The High Road is a sequel to his first novel, The Best Laid Plans, which won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, and I’d be surprised if this one wasn’t a contender too! In both stories, Terry manages to make the Canadian political scene laugh-out-loud funny. I was so engrossed in the final few chapters of The Best Laid Plans that not only did I miss my subway stop, it turned out I’d gotten on completely the wrong line! Oops. Oh well – the story was great, and totally worth the roundabout route home.
So, since we can’t actually share this cake with you (it’s long gone by now – sorry!), I highly recommend you check out the books themselves. Awesome, funny, engrossing stories! And they look good as a cake.
The cake is dark chocolate with vanilla buttercream. The fondant was hand-tinted to match the book cover, and all other details are hand-painted with paste food colours (except the cookies – for those, I took a short-cut and used real mini cookies!).
Here’s a shot of Terry cutting his cake! You can read about his reaction on his blog. Congrats again, Terry – I can’t wait for your next book!