Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Griffin's mom Kim, being a repeat client, knows how much I love to see pictures of people enjoying the cakes I've created. Check out these great pictures and Kim's comments:
Thanks again for the beautiful birthday cake, it was so yummy and a
great conversation piece!
Everyone loved it!
Here are some pics from
Thanks Kim for sharing such wonderful pictures and I hope to see you again!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Hi Lisa, Thanks for personally delivering Nathan's birthday cake. It was a
huge hit for young and old a-like. They loved it, especially my little ones. My
husband, Ken wants to hang onto these memories....he's gone as far as preserving
the chocolate dragon, (thank G*d you made the knight out of clay) and plans to
put it into a shadow box. Nathan will always be able to look back at this
special keepsake. Thanks for making his first birthday so memorable. Karen
Friday, October 17, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
I love cake as an art form. That is the reason why I started doing what I do...because I could express myself artistically.
I also love to view cake art at its best - so I'm constantly searching the web to find fabulous artists doing what they do best.
I thought it would be nice to highlight some of my favourites. Every now and again I will post the websites of some of my favourite cake artists from around the globe. You may notice that I keep saying "cake artists" versus "cake decorators"....the reason is simple - because this is an art form - these people take cake and turn it into an edible sculpture that is the highlight of any event. We don't see cake as "cake" - a mixture of flour, eggs, sugar, etc...we see it as a blank canvas upon which we can express the desires and dreams of our clients. The cakes and the artists that I will be featuring are not ones that you would find at your local grocery store.
I hope you enjoy viewing these sites as much as I do.
For my first post in my section entitled Sweet Sites, I will be highlighting some of my favourites from Australia. The Aussies have a unique style which I adore! The lines are crisp, the workmanship is flawless, and they often express a sense of humour in the designs. I have become fortunate to become friends with many cake artists around the world, including some Aussies.
First off is Planet Cake When and if I can ever get to visit Australia, I will not miss out on a chance of visiting Planet Cake - their style and workmanship is above and beyond WOW! I love their signature Funky Couples and the Off Kilter style cakes are beyond amazing!
Next is Sweet Art Again a great sense of style and whimsy....their carved cakes and couture cakes are amazing, and I love their signature wrapped cakes.
Another favourite and a dear friend is Cakes By Francesca Fran does the most amazing sugar flowers, her workmanship is flawless, her designs are fabulous - so much so that she made such an impression on the folks of Planet Cake that she will soon be teaching with them!
And yet another favourite and dear friend is Natis Cakes Natis luscious cupcakes and mouth watering mud cake flavours are just some of the reasons why she's a favourite Down Under!
For amazing cupcakes look no further than Le Cupcake Amazing designs, custom made stands, fabulous photography - cupcakes at their finest!
Faye Cahill Cake Designs just makes your mouth water the moment you open the home page! Look at that cake!!! mmmmmm luscious! Go further and you'll see some very imaginative designs beautifully executed!
For beautifully done modern cakes with a twist, visit Cake Stories A gorgeous site - clean and stylish.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
OMG what a trip! The 20 hr drive to Tulsa and the 20 hr drive back just about did me and my friend Karey of Kake Kreations in! Wish this competition was closer! But it's so worth it....the experience, the talent, the opportunities....all worth the drive!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Well I'm off for my long drive in a car packed to the brim! My wedding cake competition entry is complete, less a few elements that must be applied on site. The other entries I managed to complete are for the divisionals in the categories of : cookies, summer cakes and holiday cakes. I never managed to finish any others that I had planned on creating. Here's a teaser for you to enjoy until I post the completed entry!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Photos courtesy of Darren Scala Photography
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
10 more days until I'm to be in Tulsa Oklahoma for the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show! I will be competing again not only in the Sugar Art Show but this year I'm going to enter The Grand National Wedding Cake Competition!!! This is the wedding cake competition!
So needless to say I've been working away on my entries trying to get them all perfect before I'm scheduled to leave, not to mention I still have weddings as well.
For more information about the show visit the Oklahoma State Sugar Artists website.
I will be sure to post my entries and details about my experience when I return....wish me luck!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
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Sunday, August 17, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Well wedding season is still here....and so is the cupcake craze. The cupcake tower phenomenon started oh so many years ago now, but they have not lost their popularity unlike other fads. In fact this year I seem to have more cupcake towers on the books than wedding cakes.
The second tower that day was for Shantell & David's "colour purple" wedding at Tosca Banquet Hall. Their room decor was gorgeous! From the linens to the flowers to the lighting, nothing was left out. They chose Pink Lemonade cupcakes each decorated with a either a lavender or eggplant sugar hydrangea. The top cutting tier was iced in buttercream and then decorated in a romantic fashion with hand piped buttercream flowers in shades of purple and a pair of sugar butterflies.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
As promised, I’ve attached a photo of my wedding cake. The cake topper was the hit of the wedding – people were taking pictures of it all night. Thanks so much for your fabulous creation!
The photographer for the photo with just the cake is Martha Roberts, and the other photo of the cake cutting is by Doran Chen
To help you figure out your design, search the Internet & clip pictures from magazines. Get a good idea of what you like and what you don’t. Make sure you bring along any images you find so that your designer can see what style of cake you are wanting. Also bring along any fabric swatches that you may want to coordinate, dress images - basically anything that inspires you. Your ideal wedding cake should not only reflect you as a couple, but should also reflect the theme and feeling of your wedding.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Nicole & Jeff had a really fun theme for their wedding yesterday - Back to the Future's Enchantment Under the Sea Dance! They went all out with the decor - the room was filled with seashells, balloons, fish - you name it!