Thursday, December 20, 2007
Wow - it's been a while since I posted! Sorry about that...finishing up the busy season, jumping right into the holiday season - it's hard to keep up!
Chris & Shelley now have a son - so they wanted a special cake to help celebrate their special event.
We decided to go with something a bit different - we made a 3D edible recreation of the outfit Cohen would be wearing that day - right down to the tag! The booties are also edible and we finished it off with matching cookie favours for the guests.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
This post will be brief as I am still recovering from the 20 hour drive back from Oklahoma, as well as the 5 day trip, the competition, the friends - everything!
This was my first time EVER at the OSSAS competition in Tulsa, and it will NOT be my last! I had such an amazing time, and seeing so much talent in one area is overwhelming and a bit intimidating!
The OSSAS competition is divided into 2 sections: one being the Sugar Art Show the other the Wedding Cake Competition. Being it was my first time ever, I decided to enter a few pieces in the Sugar Art Show as the Wedding Cake Competition is VERY TOUGH! This is THE cake competition in the USA (kinda like the Olympics!)
Here are my 2 entries: both are entirely edible (minus the cake form). My cookies were hand cut using a template I created and then piped freehand with royal icing. They were then hand painted to achieve the vintage illustration effect.My special occasion cake entitled: Timbits & 24's - A Canadian Anniversary received 2nd place in the Masters division (the highest division).
My vintage Alice in Wonderland cookies received 1st place in the Masters division!
I was SHOCKED that I received anything at all, but a 1st and 2nd place BLEW ME AWAY! As a friend from Kansas stated - "if you place here, you've done GOOD!"
Thanks to everyone for their support, and thanks to all my cake friends across the US and Canada!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
This year I've decided to compete at the Oklahoma Sugar Art Show. Even though I'm still in the middle of wedding season, I thought why not?!
I had originally planned on 4 entries, but with time constraints and other commitments, I only taking 3. I'm entering in the following categories: tiered cakes, cookies&confections & special occasion cakes (my holiday cake will have to wait another year!). On Thursday I will embark with 2 other cake artists and a car full of competition cakes, on a long drive to Oklahoma.
This will not be my first competition, however it will be my first international one. And the competition is TOUGH! Some of the biggest names in the business are there with their fabulous creations - it's going to be a long weekend, but it's worth it!
For more information about the show, visit www.oksugarartshow.com
Wish me luck!
I will post again when I return.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Since a cake by Flour Confections contains real butter, it is at it’s best when eaten at room temperature. Therefore you should remove your cakes from the refrigerator at least 60-90 minutes before you plan to eat it. If you are going to keep a cut cake, make sure you have plastic wrap up against the exposed cake, keep it refrigerated, and consume within 2-3 days.
Saving the top tier:If you want to keep to tradition and save your wedding cake for your 1st anniversary, you need to follow a few simple instructions in order to ensure that you will be eating the best tasting cake possible. You can store your wedding cake’s top tier or a slice in your freezer, and keep it for up to 1 year.
1. After the wedding reception is over, remove any fresh flowers or gumpaste keepsakes, and place the top tier of your wedding cake in the fridge overnight.
2. The following day, tightly wrap two layers of plastic wrap around it. Then place it in a zip top bag, label it, and put it in the freezer. Keep it in a box if possible to avoid any damage.
3. Be happy – you married your true love!
4. A day before the anniversary date, take the cake package from the freezer and place in the fridge to thaw 12-24 hours.
5. The following day, un-wrap the cake and place on the counter. Allow 2-4 hours for the cake to come to room temperature.
Have a Sweet Anniversary!