birthday cake

Cookie Monster Cake

On Sunday morning at 8 am I recap the week, share what I learned and showcase some of my work!

When a close friend's birthday comes around it's always a great time to experiment with a new cake idea!

How to make a cookie monster cake

I wanted something that would be decadent and memorable so I went with this vanilla cake with chocolate chip cookie dough!

Watch below to enjoy the decorating. I learned a few things with this experiment- mainly that spreading cookie dough is noooot easy at all!

My friends birthdays is a great time to experiment with new cakes! Vanilla cake filled with cookie dough.

I also took the time to make the chocolate chip cookies as well to give it a little extra homemade charm. Nothing beats my recipe! Oreo's however if course were store bought.

 

Disclaimer: I did use my regular cookie dough recipe for the filling which means there was raw eggs since I was making it for myself and some close friends AND it was kept refrigerated until it was served I did not worry too much about the raw eggs in the dough.

For any clients I would NOT use a cookie dough that included raw eggs to avoid any risk of salmonella.

Below is my recipe for my favorite chocolate chip cookies (the ones that contain the eggs)

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Moving List

Every Sunday morning at 8 am I recap the week, share what I learned and showcase some of my work.

I've been spending the past couple of months getting ready for a big move! I moved in with my long term boyfriend in his house and rented out my house. It's been a lot of work, long nights and yelling at inanimate objects. It wasn't easy leaving my comfy home in Halifax where I was the queen (Second to my cat.. I guess) but it was all worth it to live with someone who supports me in all my endeavors and reminds me to sit down and relax every once in awhile.

Here's my list of moving tips to make life a little easier.

The Ultimate moving list

The Ultimate moving list

  • Start early: Guaranteed there’s things in the house you won’t miss for 2-3 months. Don’t be afraid to start packing early, you won’t regret it!
  • Do one room at a time: don’t start hopping from room to room, otherwise you feel like you’re getting nothing done. Start in the rooms you won’t miss and work your way down towards the more used rooms.
  • Allocate the clothing you’ll wear while you’re packing: Have 3-4 weeks worth of clothes left out while you packing. Think work smart and a couple casual outfits for the weekends and pack the rest of it away. Yes sometimes it’s hard repeating your outfits so many times in a month but scratching one more thing off the to do list is worth it.
  • Label: Nothing is worst than not knowing what room to shove boxes in when you get to your new home.
  • Pruge: Had the space for it before so you ignored it? GREAT! Throw it out..  seriously when was the last time you used that foot bath?
  • Meal plans: You don’t want to be transporting a bunch of old food to the house. Take advantage of the new beginning by seeing what lurks in the back of your freezer and either making an amazing creation with it or throwing it out. Seriously those carrots have been in there for 4 years…

My father and his family growing up flipping houses so moving was an exciting family activity! ... I don't get it. I hate moving. My spouse is stuck with me because I'm not moving again! Baha. We've already agreed there will be a moving company for the next move.

Lastly... Alas through the moving nightmare I still got some opportunities to get some jobs done.

Rainbow heart birthday cake

This heart filled rainbow birthday cake will make any celebration special, and it was well received for the 1st birthday party it attended!

50th Argyle Birthday Cake

Every Sunday morning at 8 am I recap the week, share what I learned and showcase some of my work.

I don't have much to share this week due to going through a move (I hate moving) so I'm showcasing a great cake!

The instructions were... Something elegant, with nice colors... And THIS written on it!

Celebrating a 50th Birthday the right way

Who says your 50th should be a somber occasion. These ladies understood how to celebrate: with a couple of laughs. You have accomplished quite a bit at this point after all! It should be embraced with class and a little humor. This cake says it all with the crisp argyle pattern and very forward writing.

 

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Checker board cake inside I was able to sneak into the establishment to take a look at the inside to make sure it worked out as it should... Nailed it!

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Aside from the writing I really loved this cake, it was the first time experimenting with argyle patterns and cutting the fondant to make the pattern. I hope to do something like this again.

An elegant birthday celebration

An elegant birthday celebration