Sunday, 25 September 2011

Things yet to come

Sorry, there are going to be no pictures attached to this entry!  Shame on me, eh?!  I just wanted to share the excitement of the the cakes that are coming up soon!  I have one in about 2 weeks (Thanksgiving weekend) that is going to be a Mickey Mouse theme (he's a popular guy!) for a little boy's first birthday... I met his mom through the Weddingbells website, we had the same wedding dress!!!  But I got married in mine first! ;) .  Then the last weekend of October I have 2 cakes... one for a friend's son's 5th birthday, and one for my father in law's 60th birthday/retirement from the Ottawa Fire Department.  I don't want to say too much about those 2, they are going to be a real adventure for me!  But I am so excited!

Monday, 19 September 2011

A cake filled weekend

I see it has been exactly a month since the last time I posted on my blog... not so bad, I thought it had been longer! 
This was a busy week/end for cakes for me.  A few times I have let myself do 2 cakes for one weekend, but it's always pretty hectic.  Since I am only one person AND I have 3 kids, it feels like a lot more work.  BUT this week/end I had THREE cakes, plus a dozen cupcakes!  What was I thinking??  All in all though, it went really well!  Most likely because a) 2 of my kids are in school all day, and b) because my parents were here to sort of keep my youngest out of my hair!
The first cake was a first birthday cake with a picture of Baby Mickey on it.  I used the frozen buttercream transfer method for baby Mickey:

Then I had ANOTHER first birthday cake, this one was white fondant with pink & orange polka dots and a number 1 on the cake... just a 4" round, 2 layer cake for the little girl  to smash.  I hope she had fun smashing her cake!

The most challenging cake I had to do was a dinosaur cake.  The mom emailed me a picture of what she'd like her son's cake to look like... this is the picture here (I don't know where the original photo came from, so I can't currently give credit to it's creator):


And then, with a couple small changes, this is the cake I created:
Not a bad rendition, if I do say so myself!  I don't know how the original dinosaur was made, but I made mine out of rice krispie treats, then covered him in white chocolate to make him not so bumpy, and then covered him in the fondant.
I didn't take any pictures of the cupcakes... they were just regular vanilla cupcakes... but they tasted delicious!  Convenient that a recipe makes 24 cupcakes yet they only needed 12, so darn, we had to eat the other 12! LOL!