Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Shoebox Project

Christmas spirit is about giving and sharing.  It is always wonderful when there are organizations that make it easy for us to share or lend a helping hand. I was happy to participate in The Shoebox Project where a friend organized donations and a party to assemble shoeboxes.  These shoeboxes are filled with useful gifts and treats with a $50 value then donated to a local Women's shelter.
http://www.shoeboxproject.com/index.html
This is such an amazing project.  Last year, this group my friend organized had donated 75 boxes and this year was an amazing 178 boxes.  My daughter and I will definitely participate every year!  Here are some of the local shelters that we were able to contribute to: Robertson House, Nazareth House, The Open Door and St. Vincent de Paul - Elisa House.
The shoebox drive is currently over, but save your goodies and look out for things throughout the year that you can donate in a shoebox!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Where the Wild Things Are Party

Last week, I posted a cake based off of the book Where the Wild Things are.  I'm so excited to share with you the party that my client threw.  Just to be clear, I didn't put this party together - these details were all put together by my client.  I was so amazed by her details and she let me share her photos.
 She purchased some of the items from Etsy.  Now look how cute that birthday boy is!
 Those straws say "I'll drink you up" and I love the "Wild Eats"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Where the Wild Things Are Cake

Having a 3 year old, I thought I knew most of the kids books around.  Somehow, I had missed this lovely illustrated book, Where the Wild Things Are.  The characters are just so amazing so I had lots of fun creating the design of this cake.
 My client even surprised me and bought the book for my daughter to enjoy - how sweet is that! The cake was alternating layers of strawberry vanilla and vanilla bean cake with strawberry buttercream.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Black, White and Green Wedding Cake

Welcome November!  Here's a sweet black and white with a hint o' green wedding cake.  This cake was inspired by a wedding cake I did a few years ago.
 The 3-tiers of cake were strawberry vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Baby Shower Sweets

Some cute little sweets for a cute little baby shower.  The cakes were strawberry vanilla with strawberry cream cheese icing.
Some matching fondant covered sugar cookies which were also given away in the little packages.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bridal Shower Sweet Table

Another fabulous sweet table collaboration with one of my clients for a bridal shower.  The theme was an elegant lace and antique-y design.  My client decorated the room with so many handmade flowers and accents - it was amazing!  She hand-soaked the paper doilies in tea and baked them - now that is patience and creativity.
The desserts included: lemon meringues, white chocolate dipped pretzels, brownie cake pops (made by my client), lemon tarts, 3 strawberry vanilla cakes with strawberry buttercream covered in vanilla swiss meringue buttercream, double chocolate cake bites, fondant lace sugar cookies and milk and fruit skewers (made by my client)
 I really loved how these fondant lace sugar cookies turned out!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Gold and Blue Wedding Cake

A simple and elegant wedding cake with gold and blue accents and handmade sugarpaste characters of the bride and groom.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Taj Mahal Cake

The other week, I had a pleasure of creating the amazing Taj Mahal out of cake and sugarpaste.   The cake was to celebrate a 70th and 80th birthday.  It was so much fun. I love this photo with the antique filter.
I have never been there but after studying all the photos, this is a place that I must visit!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

#ICEBucketChallenge Cake

I love the ALS #IceBucketChallenge as it has really showed that people are fun and they are willing to donate.  I loved seeing updates on Facebook from everyone, their kids and especially those people who rarely post.

I decided to have my own fun with this - I hope it counts! I have donated to ALS.ca and an unrelated charity The Jack Project.  I hope we all continue to research other organizations and continue regular donations when we can.
 My best and positive thoughts go out to Team Frates who started this challenge to #StrikeOutALS.