Thanks For Helping Me Grow
I made this cake for the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon at my daughter's school. The theme was "Thanks for Helping Me Grow". I actually dusted off my Cricut Cake and used it to cut out the fondant trees. TFL!
Arbor Day Cake
My daughter's school was chosen to host the Arbor Day celebration this year and I was asked to provide a cake. I watched a few Bob Ross painting videos on YouTube so that I could reasonably paint a tree in gel colours, lol. TFL!
Dagger & Doodles
My daughter's cake for her 12th birthday. She helped decorate the bottom tier with the doodles and I made the modeling chocolate dagger and the gum paste rose. I think we make a good team! TFL!
Beaver Dude's Birthday Cache
Yesterday was my Dad's birthday and to help him celebrate I made him a geocaching themed cake! For those of you unfamiliar with geocaching, it is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. My Dad spends a lot of time on this hobby both searching for caches as well as creating caches for other geocaching enthusiasts to find. The cake features a Beaver Dude that I created based on the name of my Dad's hiking stick and of course since he is from Saskatchewan he is a fan of the Saskatchewan Roughrider's football team. There is the international geocaching symbol carved in the face of the fallen log and a compass (in place of a GPS gadget). Hidden on the log cake among the dogwood flowers, fungi, moss and ivy is a nano cache and my Dad's custom "woodtick" cache container. To make the cake even more fun, I went old school and hid a $2 coin (wrapped in plastic) inside the cake itself and created a little poem with clues for my Dad to find his birthday "cache". My Dad had a blast finding it! TFL!
Love You Much
I made this little cake recently for my daughter for all of her hard work and because I love her very much. The cake features a wreath of gum paste forget-me-nots and a sweet little squirrel made from fondant. TFL.
Sleepy Easter Bunny
A little cake that I made last year for my daughter featuring a hand painted egg cake and a sweet little fondant Easter bunny who got a little tired after decorating the egg.
I made this cake for my daughter's birthday last November. She is a huge fan of Bumblebee from the Transformers so this is my attempt to bring him to life in cake form. His head is RKT covered in modelling chocolate with isomalt eyes that light up. The headlights were also isomalt and looked pretty cool. The body is chocolate cake covered in modelling chocolate. TFL!
Sweet Teddy Valentine
Heart shaped cake I made for a friend's little sweetheart who was turning 5. The little fondant teddy cupid and gum paste rose border makes this a great cake for Valentine's Day as well. TFL! :)
Da Vinci In Love
I was honoured to make this cake for Sweet Magazine's Art Issue back in April. I chose the work of Leonardo Da Vinci as my inspiration. The middle tier is wrapped in an edible print of his floral sketches and the isomalt topper is based on his mathematical sketches of a dodecahedron. TFL!
Pretty Pastel Easter Cookies
I made these stamped and hand painted royal icing Easter sugar cookies for my daughter to share with her class. I also created a tutorial on how to make them that can be found on the SugarEd Productions website. TFL!
Roller Skating Birthday
I made this cake for my daughter's 10th Birthday. Since she was having her party at the roller rink we decided that it need to have a pair of cute roller skates. The roller skates are made out of fondant and gumpaste. The cake itself is an 8 inch round cake xtra deep covered in fondant.
Captain Ron's Sea Wagon
I made this little cake for a friend's Dad who was turning 60. Her dad likes boats, turtles and snails. The boat is carved from a single 8x3 inch square cake. TFL!
The Fisherman And The Mermaid
I made this little 6 inch cake for a fellow celebrating his 50th birthday who love the Calgary Flames, fishing and has a good sense of humour. The figures are made from fondant and the fishing pole is made from floral wire and real fishing line. TFL!
I made this Halloween cake topper for fun this year and she is currently sitting on my mantle as part of my Halloween décor. The pumpkin is made from RKT covered in fondant. The Little Witch and her accessories and kitten are all made from fondant. TFL!
Harry Potter Cake
I made this Harry Potter cake for a friend's daughter who was turning 18. I tried to make it a little more sophisticated and grown up to reflect this significant milestone. 6 and 8 inch cakes covered in fondant. The sorting hat is made from RKT and is covered in fondant and accented with petal dusts. The snitch, wand and HP are fondant and the train ticket and Gryffindor crest are edible images. TFL!
Glow In The Dark Skull Cake
I made this Halloween cake last year for a good friend who throws a big Halloween party every year. The theme of the party was "Glow in the Dark"! The eyes of the skull are LED lights that were wrapped in cling wrap and placed in the eye sockets then covered with a fondant eyeball cover. I had tried to make the bubbling brew in the cauldron glow as well using tonic water but it only had a slight glow under the black lights. TFL!
Ghostbusters cupcakes that I made for my cousin’s 30th birthday. The Ghostbusters symbols are royal icing transfers. TFL!
6 and 8 inch cakes iced with buttercream in a nice rustic texture and decorated with sugar shrub roses, berries and a peony edged in silver highlight. TFL!
My friend called me rather last minute in a panick for a Brave themed birthday cake for her daughter's 3rd birthday. I didn't have enough time to do something with figures so I came up with this quick buttercream cake. The base is in the colour of Merida's dress and the buttercream ruffles are to represent the forest that Merida loves to roam. Guilded royal icing Celtic style letters and piped arrows are a nod to Merida's royal Scot's background. My friend bought Brave figures to go on top. TFL!
Green And White Floral Beauty
6, 8 (extra deep), 10, and 14 inch cakes decorated with over 200 handcrafted sugar flowers (ranunculus, hydrangeas and lily of the valley)! The 8 and 14 inch cakes had a pretty ribbed texture which is unfortunately lost in the poor lighting of this photo. The monogram on the top tier is duplicated from the wedding invitations and is hand painted with gel colours. TFL!
Teacher Appreciation Cake 2013
I made this quartet of buttercream decorated cakes for my daughter’s school teacher appreciation luncheon. Each 6 inch cake was a different flavour; raspberry limeade cake, lemon blueberry cake, strawberry cream cake and chocolate cake. I decided to unify the cakes by decorating them all with vanilla buttercream in different piped patterns and a gumpaste gerbera daisy to match the theme “Thanks a bunch!”. TFL!
I have wanted to design something for one of these challenges for a long time, but time constraints have always made it impossible. I'm still short on time and not able to design a whole cake, but I decided a sugar cookie would work well. This sugar cookie is decorated with MMF, petal and lustre dusts as well as a bit of 24k gold highlight. I drew my inpiration from two of the photos provided: Oddly shaped green coral because of its stunning colours; and Camouflaged in yellow because I love sea horses! TFL!
Jocelyn's First Communion
I made this small cake for a friend’s daughter for her first communion. My young client had drawn a picture of what she wanted and I did my best to recreate it in cake. :) This cake is made using the smallest pillow pan by Wilton. TFL!