Cakes

Pizza Cake

One of my best friend's birthday just went by, so I got to make him a cake to celebrate! We chose a pizza inspired cake as it's his favorite food.

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It's a 10" chocolate cake with a nice "bread" or crust coloured icing. To get the cheese to look real I stuck a chunk of fondant through a cheese grater. Overall this was an easy cake to make, I am very pleased with how it turned out. It was a perfect addition to our celebrations! 

Rosette Cakes

Spring celebrations have finally arrived and it's now time to bring out the amazing colors! Along with these fun rosette cakes.

What better way to enjoy the fresh scents of spring than with a simple yet perfectly piped rosette cake.

First one to show off is a fading purple piece:

This beauty is a chocolate cake filled with a Nutella icing and then topped with the rosettes in fading shades of purple.

I am in love with the pastel colors this time of year! It's such a soft look.

The finished product

The finished product

You can view me making the cake below!

 

Making the nutella rosette cake! Music: http://www.purple-planet.com

My client was nice enough to send me a picture of the finished product with their cake topper!

My client was nice enough to send me a picture of the finished product with their cake topper!

Next on the list is this burgundy beauty:

I love this colour! Although traditionally more of a fall colour it seems to have grown it's own personality and it's own unique following. At least as it's fading up top it has a sweet pastel pink that brings out those spring vibes!

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The purple still takes the cake in my books for spring colours.. Just look at that thing!

Purple rosettes

This beautiful technique can also be transferred from a little birthday cake to a stunning and elegant wedding or other occasion! Below is a cake that grew above and beyond your 1 tier birthday cake.

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Give it a shot yourself, it's a simple way to make a big impact on a celebration! Just about getting your piping technique down and you'll be set.

8 Easy Summer Cakes

One thing that gets me through the long winter months is dreaming about summer! The patio beers, festivals, warm weather and of course the summer cakes! These 8 summer cakes will warm you right up.

1. Melted Ice Cream Cake

Melted Ice cream cake

Melted Ice cream cake

You can feel the warmth with this cake! (and a little bit of the sugar as well) Cannot wait for the weather to be warm enough to melt my ice cream!

2. Tropical Floral Cake

Tropical cake

Tropical cake

You can just feel the sand squishing through your toes! Unlike the real thing the brown sugar sand will melt in your mouth.

3. Bonne Voyage Cruise Ship Cake

Cruise Ship cake

Cruise Ship cake

This was one of the first drip cakes I ever did and I was pleased how it came out! I am also pleased with the vacation vibes this cake gives off.. Especially since I am prone to sea sickness and really don't care for the cruise life. These cruise vibes are enough for me!

4. Popsicle Cupcakes

Popsicle cupcakes

Popsicle cupcakes

Last summer I had challenged my peers to give me inspiration for a summer treat. My friend suggested implementing Popsicles into a cake or cupcake variety. So after a small amount of research it was discovered that Mike n' Ikes with a little toothpick insterted make great looking mini popsicles! So here we have them, they're quaint and fun.

5. Pastel Wedding

Pastel floral wedding cake

Pastel floral wedding cake

These colours say "fresh" ! This was not an indoor formal strict wedding, this is a fun and intimate summer (possibly outdoor) wedding equipped with an appropriate cake to match!

6. Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

This one is pretty self explanatory.. Strawberry Shortcake! The perfect in season dessert for a back yard BBQ or heck any day of the week really. This light and fluffy dessert will make you feel like you're eating a sweet cloud. (With the  added bonus of the healthy**?? topping)

7. Mermaid Cupcakes

Mermaid Cupcakes

Mermaid Cupcakes

Can you hear the ocean waves in these cupcakes? These fun mermaid cupcakes will be a great addition to any youngin's summer birthday bash! Or an adult's summer birthday bash I don't judge.

8. Chicken Wing Cake

Chicken Wing Cake

Chicken Wing Cake

Last but certainly not least in our list of fantastic summer cakes is the chicken wing cake! Edible images are amazing (confession- I am no good at sculpting, it's something I'm working on but until the day I improve I have the images to fall back on) The savory inspired dessert will make you crave wing night. I even experimented with blending my hubby's secret chicken blend in the icing.

 

There we have it! Miss summer yet? You probably already did and I just made it worse... WELL just remember winter can't last forever and the festival days are on their way!!

Review: December Meowbox

Getting back into the routine of things after the craziness of the holidays! It was an incredible Christmas filled with lots of love, family and TURKEY... So much turkey.

As much as I love this time of year I am also happy that it's now behind us and I can get back into routine, go to bed on time and look forward to 2018!

In true form of return I'm back with review Wednesday in full force! Over the month I received Princess's and Montana's Meowbox! The beautiful Christmas Meowbox.

The December Meowbox

The December Meowbox

Every other month I receive Meowbox by mail. The ultimate subscription for the cat lover. You have the option to get it monthly or every other month. I find getting it every other month is perfect otherwise you find yourself with a large abundance of cat toys. I believe we've now hit our anniversary with Meowbox, there's been a few hit and misses in certain boxes but for the most part I still really enjoy getting this and I think the girls like it too.

This box included:

Wool Holly Cat Toy

Tuna Can Cat Toy

Snowman Ball with Bell

Kitty Treats

Christmas Light Cat Toy

The nostalgia of this box was such a winner. I love love love all the designs of the toys. They are all so unique and puts me and my kitties in the Christmas spirit.

Wool Holly Cat toy from Meowbox

Wool Holly Cat toy from Meowbox

Wool Holly: We've received multiple wool toys in these boxes, sadly our cats are not overly interested in them past the first unveiling. So as much as it's a very cute toy and gives the room a little more Christmas cheer... It really lacks interest to my cats.

Tuna Cat toy from Meowbox

Tuna Can: We had a similar issue with this toy: It's super cute but the cats had very little interest in it. Luckily I have some spray cat nip from a previous box that can make any boring toy desirable.

Snowman cat toy from meowbox

Snowman cat toy from meowbox

Snowball: This one was a win. Loved by both cats! It's fuzzy with a cute bell and has an adorable face (for me)

Chicken bites from Meowbox

Chicken bites from Meowbox

Treats: I am very happy to say that these treats were delicious! The girls couldn't get enough of them. There's been a few packs of treats that they were not a fan of so I'm always happy when we get something they approve of. Most are locally made with good ingredients as opposed to the grocery store brands.

Christmas light toy by meowbox

Christmas light toy by meowbox

Christmas light cat toy by Meowbox

Lights: This is my favorite toy! There was some decent thought into this toy, there's even a little shine to the bulbs. My girl isn't a huge fan of string toys but Montana loves them so her and I had some fun.

Montana with the puffy snowman between her paws

Montana with the puffy snowman between her paws

 

 

Overall the box wasn't the greatest on the cat side of things but for cuteness it was a 10/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also wanted to take a little time to showcase some of my work from the month. I had tons of fun with some custom cakes for young boys birthday!

 

2 Birthday Cake equipped with trucks!

2 Birthday Cake equipped with trucks!

Hockey themed cake equipped with stick and puck!

Hockey themed cake equipped with stick and puck!