Monday, September 21, 2009

Ballet Sweets

A few years ago I did a ballerina party for one of my daughters. A friend of mine just threw her daughter an amazing ballerina party and It reminded me what a great theme this is for little girls!!! Here are the treats from my daughter's party.

This cake was fun and easy to make. The trick is amputating the Barbie! You must take the legs off in order to position them in the right place on the cake. This Barbie was $6 at Walmart and she was wearing a tutu and slippers! I hot glued the candles in her hands.

I used icing tip #103 and applied the icing in a small zig zag to make the cake to look like layers and layers of ruffly tulle. You can do this!!!

My love of royal icing continues...The tutus and slippers are royal icing and I added little pink pearls and decorative sugar to make them really pretty and sparkly!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ladybug Treats

Here are the details on the ladybug treats I did for the baby shower last weekend!

Gotta love this cake stand. If you do not own this, you should look into getting one for yourself.

I use it so much for all sorts of purposes!

I made the ladybugs out of royal icing weeks in advance. I love anything I can do in advance! Royal icing keeps great in an airtight container at room temperature!
These are mini cupcakes. Mini cupcakes are awesome because you can make 48 out of one regular cake recipe, they don't need much icing, and nobody feels guilty eating two!! When I send treats with my kids to school, I usually opt for the minis. I always cringe at the amount of cupcake that goes in the garbage once the icing has been licked off of a regular cupcake. With minis, it's the perfect amount of icing and cake and the whole thing gets eaten!

This little ladybug was covered with red sugar to make her nice and sparkly. Remove the sugar from the areas that you want to put the black spots because the black icing will not want to stick to the sugar! GRRR. (I'm mentioning this to save you the frustration I endured!!!) I got the dome- shaped cake by using my Pampered Chef baking bowl. Completely ice and sugar the bug before you place her on top of the green cake.

I made the head in advance out of royal icing. The antennae is a black pipe cleaner.

Fields of Daisies!!
I always decorate my cupcakes in these large baking pans so they are easy to transport.

Questions? Ask away! I will try to answer.

Have you made any ladybug fabulousness? I would love to see it!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sneak Peek

Here's a little taste of the treats from the baby shower we threw today. More to come tomorrow!

Friday, September 11, 2009


Smells good over here!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Daisy Daisy

In preparation for a special party this weekend I have created a pile of daisies. I had daisies in my wedding, I guess I kinda like them, they are so happy and so fresh!

These are made out of royal icing. Did you know that royal icing creations can be made in advance and kept for months in an airtight container? I love working with royal icing because it gives me the freedom to give attention to little details way before the "crunch time". When I decorate the cake tomorrow night I won't have to fuss with piping the daisies or washing up the mess, I only have to place these little lovlies on!!
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Preparing To Take Flight

These cute little horse cupcake toppers have been packaged up with great care. They are about to make the journey from here in Canada to Lisa in Connecticut. I made a few extras just in case a couple don't make the trip. I enjoyed doing this long distance order. I am contemplating offering this to customers around the globe. I love working with royal icing and I have discovered I can make just about anything...

Seahorses galore!

My all time favorites.. the Octopus (octopi?)

Little ballet slippers

Initials on sticks!!

I wonder if people would like to be able to order custom royal icing toppers? Any input? I have done some cute royal icing toppers on sticks as well...maybe those would be a hot item. Hmm...something to ponder!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Gotta love Initials!

Initials never get old. I just love using them on cakes and cupcakes...actually, I use them on shirts, backpacts, etc. I like to personalize just about anything with a plain surface!

Here is some initial inspiration!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Jelly bean Fun

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Hannah Montana

Hannah Montana is a popular request.
Here are two different treats we did for two Hannah Montana parties.

This birthday girl wanted an electric guitar cake!
I made it to match her Hannah Montana Partyware.

Strings and dials painted with silver lustre dust.

Mini cupcakes with Hannah stickers on top.

Angelic Angel Food

A new spin on angel food cake! These cupcakes has whipped cream icing and adorable fondant angels on top. They were for a baby dedication but they would be adorable little Christmas treats as well...just add a little green and red holly!

Sorry about the horrible pictures, I hope you can get the idea!

Floating on little clouds, each angel is unique!

I used butter cream for the hair, arms and wings but if I were going to make them again I would use royal icing .

Pair these with custard and fresh berries- YUM!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Funky and Fun

This cake was so fun to make for a fun girl in her 20's. The fun tag and sparkly cake skirt are such cute details!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Teapot Cookies

Adorable Teapot cookies for a baby shower "tea". You can see the rest of the baby shower HERE. These cookies made the trip from Kelowna to California. They all made it, no breaks!!

We especially loved the tags on these.
Using the baby's name and initial turned out so cute!!
Fun cookie favor display at the shower.

Teapots and polka dots...does it get any cuter?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Spider Man Cake

Today was my husband's 35th and my son's 3rd brithday party. Check out the full story here.

Next week baby #5 will be arriving. This may be my last cake for a little while. I will try to update the blog with things I have not yet posted. Thanks for looking.

Feel free to leave comments so I know who's been here!!

The kids went crazy over the chocolate buildings. The Spider Man candle was the birthday boy's favorite part.

Sweet little birthday boy!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Caramel Popcorn

Pretty favors for a birthday dinner. Even something simple like homemade caramel popcorn can look elegant at the table when packaged just right.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Death By Chocolate

I just finished up my last order before taking a little break to have baby #5 (due May 3). What a fun job! I did three different icings to top these rich and moist chocolate coffee cupcakes; Mocha, Chocolate Vanilla Swirl and chocolate fudge.

Handmade chocolate embellishments
Cute tags to distinguish the three flavors.

Are ya drooling yet?

Is there anything better than chocolate?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

High School Musical

I was given this super cute candle and asked for a High School Musical cake...

Birthday girl's name in lights!
Hand drawn "Wildcats"

The finished product!