Wednesday, July 29, 2009


On Saturday night, I decided to stray from my little cupcake-filled bubble and venture out into the big leagues, the big time, Cakecity USA ( I mean, Canada..but it really doesn't have the same ring to it...). So this is what my mum and I came up with. A dark chocolate/coffee cake with mint ganache on top and polkadots placed just so. The ribbon is courtesy of Dressew Supply Ltd.
At the start of this cake, I felt pretty darn with it. And even at the end. It was at the point when I placed that little mesh umbrella of terror on top of the cake that my bubble got popped (or should I say our cake got a hole right in its very centre). That lovely cake full of my blood, sweat and a few tears that leaked out (well, not literally, thank God) had a puncture marring its glossy finish. Alas, after a few patches, it was okay.
This experience humbled me and taught me two things:
1. I still have a lot to learn before I can attempt to make more cakes (so I think I'll stay out of Cakecity for a while)
2. I think after that emergency repair job, mum and I would be excellent surgeons!
PS - the cake you see before you is avant hole. I just didn't have the heart to put up a picture of the wounded cake (poor baby).

Bob's Big 8-0

We have the sweetest next door neighbours known to man! Bob and Doreen are amazing! We share a garden with them and frankly, thank God for that! Bob has the greenest thumb this side of the Fraser River. Thanks to them, our garden always looks lush and green with all the bells and whistles (we even have a little fountain...cute, no?).
So here's a story about Bob.
My mum and I left the house on Saturday morning only to glance over and notice that there were balloons framing Bob and Doreen's door, streamers everywhere, and a sign in our garden that said "Honk for Bob's 80th!". After talking with our lovely neighbour, we found out that on Friday night, Bob's two daughters visited, made sure him and Doreen were asleep and crept out into the garden at 1:00 in the morning to decorate the mother out of Bob's door and the garden! So Saturday was filled with car horns galore and exclamations of "Happy Birthday, Bob!"
Being the bakers that we are, my mom and I decided to whip up some birthday cupcakes for Bob.
What you see below are what we like to call our "After Eight" Cupcakes. They are the darkest chocolate cupcakes with a mint chocolate ganache and a few green sprinkles (and a flower, to boot)!
Happy Birthday, Bob!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Coloured Henna Tops

Another Baking Frenzy at the house. These would be perfect for a baby shower, don't you think?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Henna Tops

These are perfect, scrumptious, little treats for just about any occasion! I call them henna tops! (Though, thankfully they definitely do not contain henna :P)
80% cake, 20% icing and 100% yummy!

Quilt Cake

I recently made this cake for a special occasion for July 11th. It was my first time working on a whole cake with fondant. I think it turned out pretty well. And now I'm brimming with ideas!