Halloween Cake

This Halloween cake was made for my office potluck. The bottom cake is vanilla with white chocolate ganache filling. The Cauldron is a vanilla with a basic vanilla frosting.

The bottom is an 8 inch, I used a 6 inch Pyrex bowl to make the Cauldron. I have to admit that this cake came together a lot quicker and easier than I thought it would. I’m not complaining though, I loved the process and it looked very much like how I envisioned it.

I’ll have to figure out how to get the rest of the pics added to this post and my phone is acting crazy and won’t allow me to upload the rest.

Here is the best picture I have.

Halloween cake

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1st Birthday Sweet Table

This weekend we celebrated my nephew’s first birthday, I was tasked with making the sweet table. I have to say that it was pretty stressful at times, and it took a lot of work. But in the end it was so worth it! He was all over the place and even fell asleep at one point throughout the day. The highlight of the entire party was when it was time to sing Happy Birthday…he just lit up and starting smiling…I think that’s when he realized everyone was there for him.

The theme for his party was Thomas the Tank Engine, he loves trucks and trains and things like that so what could be better.

Here are a couple of pics…

Thomas #1 Cake

Thomas #1 Cake

I also added some marshmallow pops, the kids LOVED these and they were gone in mere minutes, these were covered in coloured sugar. I think it’s save to say they were a hit…and SO easy to make.

Marshmallow Pops

Marshmallow Pops

Next up were the cupcakes, I decided to try something different with these. I’ve been wanted to try the cupcake in a cone for awhile and this was the perfect opportunity. Almost all the kids thought these were really ice cream, in the end they got a pleasant surprise.

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Next up we had his smash cake, it was a basic vanilla cake covered in Swiss Meringue Buttercream, his face was priceless after he tasted it…so many little smiles! His topper was a pair of converse, he actually has these shoes!

Smash Cake

Smash Cake

Brownies are always a hit with kids, so I decided to make a batch and just sprinkle them with icing sugar to give it that extra touch.

Brownies w/ icing sugar

Brownies w/ icing sugar

And finally, I made a batch of sugar cookies and customized them just for him…there are no words to describe how quickly there cookies went. I used these for the sweet table and we also gave them out as party favours.

Custom Sugar Cookies

Custom Sugar Cookies

Custom Sugar cookies, party favours

Custom Sugar cookies, party favours

Custom sugar cookies, party favours

Custom sugar cookies, party favours

Just over the table, I strung pictures of the birthday boy, there was a picture for every month since he’s been born. Everyone loved the idea and complimented how great it looked.

Sweet Table

Sweet Table

It was a great experience, in all I baked around 5 dozen cookies and my sister helped to decorate them.

Here are a few pics of what was left…

Sweet Table remnants

Sweet Table remnants

Sweet Table remnants

Sweet Table remnants

It was hard to see two days of work done in about 10 minutes and even though I literally felt like crying, I was happy to do it.

Baby Shower Cube Cake

I was asked to do a baby shower cake last month for a friend of my sister. It was by far the hardest cake I’ve done to date, it was so HOT and HUMID…the buttercream was hell to work with and I learned so much through the process.

In addition, one of the cakes slid while I was transporting it to the location and that just totally left me devastated.

Here are a few pics…

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There were three different types of cakes…Strawberry Shortcake, Vanilla and Chocolate.

The cupcakes were Vanilla and Chocolate.

I used the 2×2 Wilton pan, each cake consisted of 3 cakes with filling between each one to measure up to 6×6.

As I said earlier this cake was really challenging for me…I’ll definitely do this again, however, I’ll only do it if it’s being covered in fondant.

Rosette Cake

This weekend one of my girlfriends celebrated her birthday…and since I love all things birthday, I offered to bring the cake.

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She wanted Vanilla so I just but together a basic vanilla cake with whipped icing mixed with buttercream in the middle. This was one of the easiest cakes I’ve done in a while.

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I did a two-tone purple with chocolate letters and hearts on top of the cake.

*The cake smudged in transit and I was not pleased at ALL!

 

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Frosting is made fresh whipped cream

She loved the cake…it was simple yet elegant at the same time!