Monthly Archives: September 2012

August & September’s Cakes

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Busy as usual with my lovely cakes…

I had yet another Angry Birds cake.  This time, it was a request for the classic game.

 

I really love creating this guys by hand out of fondant.

Angry but loveable.  Can you blame them?  They’re only protecting their eggs….

I then had the cutest baptismal cake to fashion.  The request was for the baby bum cake.

 

The lovely Godmother who requested the cake, also suggested the cutest saying….

 

 

How can you not melt?

Then there was my son’s 3rd birthday cake.  He’s a big Big BIG fan of Disney Cars.  Last year I made him a Mater – the tow truck cake. This year he asked for Lightening McQueen.  I won’t be surprised if he asks for another character out of the movie next year for his birthday.  Did I mention he’s a big fan?

 

 

I wanted to take a picture of him with his cake.  He stood next to it enough times to seem like it was a possibility, but he’s like his mom – we run from the camera all the time.  Hahahaha

Last but not least was an adorable Dora ballerina cake for my best friend’s daughter.

 

It was fun molding Dora the Explorer in ballet mode out of gum paste.

 

Breaking my usual tradition of covering my cakes in fondant, I covered this lovely confetti cake in a tasty vanilla buttercream.  Yummy and good for you too.

And the orders are slowly rolling in for October as I type this newest blog entry.

 

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First Birthdays

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Celebrating a 1st anything is very special.

Especially for parents of a baby who encounters many many first time moments….first step, first words, first tooth and of course…first birthday!

Ah, first birthday, what a special time … naturally I don’t remember mine.  I don’t even know if I have any pictures of that day (must ask my parents).  I’m assuming there was singing and a cake involved somewhere amidst that day.  For my daughter, I baked up cupcakes and slathered a thick serving of icing over it to make a cupcake-cake (this was pre-elaborate cake days).  I am also about ease – if I don’t need to do simple math to figure out how many pieces to cut the cake, all the better!

For my son’s first birthday, his was the beginning of the elaborate cake era.  I baked up 3 different flavoured cakes (chocolate, vanilla and confetti) and created 3 large “square” wooden blocks  (ok, they looked far from square blocks, but rather squished up blocks), each block spelling out my son’s name.  (For his cake, yes I had to use simple math.)

My babies are no longer babies (sniff – wipe away single rolling tear).  My daughter is now 5 and my son is 3 … time flies, doesn’t it?  And now I have friends and family who are celebrating their little ones first years, and I get to be part of such a great day all over again.

My neighbour asked me to create a cake for her son’s 1st birthday.  His love for Mickey Mouse being the focus of the cake.

Without having to make the famous mouse himself (afraid I wouldn’t get his face done properly), I focused on his iconic ears in the form of the famous Mickey Mouse hat and the red shorts and white buttons on his pants.

As a special treat, I wanted to create a “smash” cake … a smaller cake in a soft icing that the birthday boy or girl gets to literally “dive into” to everyone’s delight.  Really, when else in your life can you get away with such behavior?!  LoL

In September, my husband’s cousin’s son’s first birthday (are you still following me?) requested a baseball themed cake.  Specifically one  featuring the Toronto Blue Jays – her husbands beloved team.

 

As an additional surprise, I whipped up a smash cake in the shape of half of a baseball.

 

Happy 1st birthdays baby S and baby A.  No longer babies now!