Hats Off to the Captain!

This weeks cake is for a gentleman retiring from Air Canada!

On this cake the order-er gave me free reign, (woohoo!) it didn't need to be a big cake, just a small celebration cake over dinner, so I decided to go with a captains hat!

(I had some fun playing with the iPhoto filters on these pics.... Thoughts?)

I think it turned out pretty cute! Congratulations on your retirement!

Happy baking and Happy Easter! (I have been off sugar since feb and Sunday I get sweet treats! For my first treat on Sunday I'm thinking slutty brownies! Not very easter-y I know... But they look SO GOOD! Stay tuned for some food porn this weekend!)


Billiard Engagement Cake!

This weeks cake is pretty special to me, it's an engagement cake for a good friend of mine! These love birds met a bar called 'The Billiard Club' so for an engagement cake we thought that a billiard theme cake would be perfect! 
 This cake is a Guinness chocolate cake with whipped Baileys frosting and a chocolate gnache filling, Yum!

To make it stand my awesome guy built me a little stand! Here is the base uncovered! (Don't worry... I wrapped it in saran wrap before putting the cake on it!)

I then trimmed the cake and smothered it in bailey frosting!

The covered it in tinted marshmallow fondant! The balls are gum balls with some fondant decorations!

 Cute right?
 To make it a bit more 'engagment-y' I added a veil to the white ball and a top hat to the 8 Ball!

 I also made some cupcakes to go with the cake (I wasn't sure how many people were going to be at the party) and decorated them with gumballs as well! The numbers on these balls aren't random though.. they are the date of the wedding!

Looking forward to making your wedding cake in July guys! Congrats again!

And Happy Baking!