Baptism Cake!

Phew, busy Saturday!

Last Saturday was spent making a baptism cake! They wanted a white cake with a pink ribbon and a cross, I think it turned out pretty well!

 Sorry about the quality of the photos, the cake was finished after 6 in Canada and therefore there was NO natural light!
 The largest tier was a red velvet cake with a creamcheese filling, the second teir was a chocoloate fudge cake with a dark chocolate fudge filling, and the top tier was french vanilla with a mexian vanilla filling. Yum!
I really like the draping, I think that it always looks so nice!
Happy cake-ing!

A Kind-of Birthday Cake!

A classic birthday cake, white buttercream, shell border, piped birthday message... and of course sprinkles! Yum! However this birthday cake is a little different... My friend Jayla's birthday is in February. However, Jayla HATES winter. Seeing as we live in Canada February is a chilly month! (One of the coldest actually...) So she celebrates her birthday on her half birthday in August. Well... for a half birthday you need a Half birthday cake! 

 People kept asking why we cut the cake before everyone got there!

And the cake didn't taste half-bad! haha enjoy the obvious pun! 

Anyway Happy Baking!

Summer Fun!

One of my favourite summer activities is heading to the lake, hoping onto my cousins boat and going for a tube ride! As it happens I got a chance to go to the lake (a short 12 hour drive) for a week and even got in a tube ride or two! 
The inspiration for this cake came from this cake pan that I found at Superstore for 5 bucks! 
Its technically a donut cake pan, but serves its purpose as a tube cake pan! 

Here is the time-lapse video of the cake being made!

And, Drumroll please...... the finished cake! 

The handles are my favourite part!

Summer time... and the living is easy....

Now that its officially summer, (After the equinox, all the kids are out of school, both Canada and the US have had their july long weekends) its time for a summer cake! And this one is a perfect example of a summer cake! So one of my friends from high school asked for a cake for her boyfriends birthday. (Which is today!) She wanted a re-creation of his boat pulling a tube.
Cute isn't it?
Tee-hee there are even pop cans!

And how would you get back into the boat without a ladder?!

Makes me want to go swimming/boating... good thing I have a holiday to the lake planned for next week! Can't wait to get up to the lake! 

Anyway hope you had a great long weekend! 
Happy Baking! 

Oh Canada!

Happy Canada Day everyone! I found these cute cupcake liners on sale (whoo hoo!) and wanted to make some cute cupcakes to show them off! 

Simply french vanilla cupcakes with a vanilla buttercream, but they look cute, and taste amazing! (Unfortunately I got my wisdom teeth out wednesday and still can't eat solid foods.Vanilla milkshakes for me!)
 These ones with sprinkles are filled with raspberry jam.. yum!

Here they are on a red background, I think I like the white better. I am missing my yellow background though.. I cut it up to use it as signs for the girl guide camp... time to buy some new poster board!

 Anyway Happy Canada Day Everyone! Off to watch the fireworks tonight!!!! (I LOVE fireworks, they are my fav!)

Happy Baking everyone!

Star Wars Week Day 8!

Phew... Final day and I am tired! but already working on my next project... at this rate my kitchen will never stay clean for more than a few hours at best! 

Anyway.. here is my attempt at a desert table in my apartment. I used a black table cloth from a party store as I didn't have a cloth one, but next time I will use cloth because it doesn't reflect light for photos! 
This pic is a top view of the entire table... from right to left we have the three movies, Episode IV. (The Death Star) Episode V. (Luke and Darth light saber fighting on cupcakes) and Episode VI (The ewok) with some supplementray treats to fill the table. (Plus my room mates pez dispensers!) 
Episode IV:
Episode V: 

Episode VI:

 When the guests got to the apartment they found this:
And were then greeted with this:
I know, I know we are nerds but sometimes its super fun to be a nerd! 

Here are some more pics of the table! 

 Lots of sweets and sugar, with some 'Yoda Soda' to drink.
 The Yoda Soda is a variation of a drink of the same name in the 'Wookie Cookie" cook book, (you can find it on Amazon) Its a can of limeaide, mixed with club soda and some lemon juice and toped off with Key Lime Ice cream! (Oh and some vodka...) it was awesome, I will be making it again for sure.

Last parting party shot... My roommate and his lightsaber attacking my desert table. (We had a good time taking photos with the light saber and the ewok... the poor ewok got stabbed half way thru the night...)
 Anyway, Happy baking! (Im going to sleep now for about a million hours!)

Star Wars Week, Day 7!

Thats no moon.... Its a cake! This cake was a huge challenge for me! I have never made a ball cake before and I think I know how to do it better now, always learning! I think next time I have to use stiffer fondant, my apartment is 1000 degrees so the fondant (and the cake) were melting. The MMF I use was just not up to the job! Next time I'll use gum paste or modeling chocolate and make a candy shell and sit the cake in it. All I have to do now is think up a reason to make another ball cake (Possibly a Snitch for the HP premier?!) 

Anyway... back to the Death Star! I wanted to give it the allusion that it was floating so I put it on an upside down clear martini glass! It worked pretty well and I think the photo's turned out well! 

 I LOVE glitter and sparkle dust, but my mom (and now my roommate) wont let me have it... HOWEVER they have not said anything about cake glitter! The silver pearl dust makes the details just pop!

 Here are some more beauty shots... I really liked how it turned out... but im sure the next ball cake will look even better!

 I used sliver and blue sparkles to look like the lights on the ship.
 All we need now is a x - wing flying into the cannon to blow up the ship! (with the Millennium Falcon swooping in to help!)

So here is how the Death Star was REALLY made...

(video doesn't have music as youtube has copyright issues. Can anyone suggest a song that is starwars-y that I can use?)  

Last parting shot of the death star and some party pics to come! 

Happy Baking!

Star Wars week Day 6!

Super fast post tonight, it is party planning in full swing at the apartment! 

So for my room mates b day I got him a starwars lunch kit that came with sandwich cutters! So I though... I cold make donuts with those cutters! Turns out... they don't work to well. but man they taste awesome! (Just so you know the donuts are supposed to be the Millennium Falcon and a Ti Fighter.) 

 Kinda ti- fighter like... but naked!
 mmmm thats better! Nothing that a little CHOCOLATE wont fix!

The mellenium falcon was a lost cause I think though... I even added a strip of blue sprinkles but it still isn't very Facon- like... Oh well I guess i'll just have to eat them! 

(A video of making the donuts to come!!! Stay Tuned and Happy Baking!) 

Star Wars Week, Day 5!

 More cookies!!!!  This is the Star Wars vehicles cookie cutter set. Man were these every a TONNE of work to decorate! So many colours and little components!

Here are a few beauty shots, busy day today, baking and cleaning the apartment for the big party tomorrow! Getting excited!

 This is what the dough looks like after it's been pressed. I think they are pretty neat without the icing!

 OOooOOoOo I like the Death Star.

The Mellenium Falcon looks a little shaky, it was pretty tricky! Next time I will use a finer tip and just do all of one set, instead of trying to do so many different cookies at a time! 

 (A little foreshadowing to whats coming up soon!)

Happy Baking!