Donut miss this party…

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Alright in all honesty, we LOVE donuts, but we don't eat them all that much... because they're... well, DONUTS! And I know it sounds crazy, but we really try to eat as healthy as much as possible because I make cake. I realize that's an obvious statement, but when have that much sweet in the house - all.the.time-  you NEED to make the effort to be healthy. My oldest had her seventh birthday approaching (the birthday was only FIVE months away, so planning the details was high on the list of priorities (insert eye roll here). We went through a number of options but with a little gentle shoving nudge I got her to pick DONUT, because why not?!?!?!  (I'd always wanted to make a donut cake!) We planned on having her party at a local pottery painting place which makes the party planning soooo easy. All we needed to do was show up with food and decorations!! And cake. of course CAKE... The kids "helped" me make the decor before. Which really should read, started helping me colour in … [Read more...]

The Lettuce Cake

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Hey All! Father's Day has come and gone, but I thought I'd share a couple little tips on how I created my lettuce cake... And please don't hate me, but when I searched online, I saw nothing that inspired me... so I kinda just had to make it up as I went along, hence no pictures.  But I shall try to be as descriptive as possible!! I used two six inch cakes about 2-3" high each, plus one half dome (I use the small sports ball -which is about a 6" surface as well) for the top. Bake whatever flavour you wish and fill and ice all three together on your cake plate. (It'll look like a tall tower with a rounded top. See the picture at the bottom for a good sideview) Now, I used regular fondant on the top of my cake, however, I later switched to modelling chocolate for the outer leaves and WISH I had done all the leaves that way, it just holds it's shape much better for the frills of the leaves.  Here's an image of the final product.. hopefully my tips below help you create your … [Read more...]