Monday, November 30, 2009

Cake - The Essentials

For those of you who love baking, you really should have a copy of The Cake Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum. And if you already have it, then a great addition is her new book Rose's Heavenly Cakes.
A great article about cake was recently written by Rose for the New York Times. To read this article, follow the link below:

Cake: The Essentials
By Rose Levy Beranbaum
Published: Monday, November 30, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

December Newsletter now available

To view our December newsletter - please follow this link

Don't forget our Cyber Monday Free Shipping Promotion taking place Monday November 30th for orders within Canada and the US! See the newsletter for more details.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

No Joke!

Flour Confections was recently interviewed by the Baker's Journal - a trade magazine which "highlights the successes, the trends and the people of Canada's baking industry."

To read our feature article please visit the Baker's Journal website.

And if you don't already subscribe to the journal, be sure to sign up for a subscription as it is a wonderful source for people in the baking industry.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Death of a cake = Birth of a smile!

People often ask me "Doesn't it kill you to cut into this??" or "How could you dare cut this?" - my answer is always the same "But eating it is part of the experience!"

How could you NOT eat the cake?? Why wouldn't you?

All that hard work was done for 2 reasons:

1) to create an amazing centerpiece for your special event - one that will make your event memorable

2) to create an amazing dessert for your special event - one that will make your event memorable

Did you notice that the reasons are: Centerpiece & Dessert??
It doesn't matter how gorgeous or amazing that cake is, I expect you to eat it because bottom line - it's a CAKE! What good is it if you don't eat it?? My job as a cake artist is to make amazing custom cake centerpieces that taste as good as they look - if you don't eat it, you won't know if I'm doing my job!
So to all of you that have been fortunate enough to have a Flour Confections centerpiece at your event, I hope that you had the strength to cut into it - as eating it is all part of the experience!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Scott!

Today is my husband Scott's of course I need to make him a cake!

Instead of some ho hum cake that will be "fine" for a family dinner....I had to do something FUN!
The minute he left the shop yesterday - I got to work on his SURPRISE!

He's a big fan of Warner Bros, and so I thought this would be my challenge - how to turn some frozen chocolate cake tops, some frozen chocolate ganache and some time into a masterpiece!!!

The internal structure is the Cake Bones System by Cake Study - we got this fabulous set in Bronwens' class hosted here this past August! I converted it a bit and got to work on Taz!

His legs and arms are A LOT of modeling chocolate, the body is all cake, covered in chocolate fondant and lots and lots of love!

Now off to show my hubby his present!