Sewing a Cake!

sewing cake - stage 1

Here's the honest truth, when you're a creative, people who know you and love you send you tons of pictures they see online of inspiring projects. It's hilarious because sometimes I'll get 3¬†of the same picture from 3 different people all on the same day! Recently it was a sewing machine cake that was making the rounds (I've searched for the original creator to no avail :( ). Brightly coloured and with lots of fun details, it quickly landed in my in-box as a "can you make this??" Sure! I'll give it a go! I don't like to directly copy anyone's work as much as possible, so I did my own take on it. I'm including some of the steps I took to show you all how it came together! A couple notes, I knew this wasn't a large cake, so I didn't need a metal structure. If I was creating this ALL out of cake, I would probably have gone that route which would have been more stable for serving/transporting etc. However, this one lasted just fine and the family was THRILLED with it! Step one! … [Read more...]

Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies

sugar cookies

So I was thinking, what's the BEST way to say "thank you!!!" and "Merry Christmas" to my clients and friends?? How about my FIRST video and show them how to make these infamous sugar cookies?? So I connected with Amanda from Digital Girl Consulting who was more than happy to jump on board and capture the cookie on film! (Please go check Amanda out - she's absolutely lovely to work with, knows her stuff inside and out and caught my vision immediately, plus she's kinda social media guru). These cookies are soft and thick - just the way I like my cookies! If you're looking for ways to decorate check out my instagram accounts and facebook for quick little videos on hand painting and ideas! So here it is!!! My first video (please give me grace there's a few things I'd already change about what I did for next time, but maybe there will BE a next time!!) The Ultimate Rolled Sugar Cookie (Yield - 40 large, 60 small) Ingredients: 1.5 cups salted butter (softened but not melted) … [Read more...]