Wedding Cake Trends for 2016

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Congrats!!! That ring is sparkling, the champange still has bubbles and you've already cracked open your wedding planning book!! Of course you're going to plan all that important stuff like a venue and a photographer, but what's REALLY got you excited is CAKE. Yes.... that beautiful centerpiece in your wedding that will pull all your beautiful curated choices together. Tall and elegant, lighting the room with a soft sweet scent of butter and sugar... whether it's covered in florals or trimmed neatly in ribbon, it's you. You've made your statement in your wedding cake. What you're really wanting to know WHAT to order for your wedding cake. Heaven knows we don't want to be ordering something SO over-done, but not toooo trendy that people raise an eye-brow wondering how they'll eat it. So that's where we come in. The cake-artists, who spend precious time scouring tutorials and a million wedding websites and magazines to bring you the best for the new season of weddings. These are … [Read more...]

Simply lace makes it Simply stunning

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I have for a long time.. I mean a looooonnngg time been telling you about the beautiful work from Bruna of Simply Lace Photography.  When she asked me to have some fun for her mom's surprise party and gave me her colour scheme - I was hooked.  Not only does she have good taste, but she gives me free reign and then takes beautiful photographs of everything!?!??! What more could a little cake-artist ask for??? Oh right. She's sweet and lovely to work with =) So without further ado- here's how it all came together... Pretty hand painted watercolour flowers on a black and white striped cake with a gorgeous coral and blush sugar peony on top. Delicate little green wafer paper  and shimmery gold leaves to top it off.  The cake flavour is one of our big sellers, strawberry delight with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream. YUM.           Below is her sweet mamma and dad as they surprise her with their party and treats.   We HAD to make … [Read more...]

From inspiration to cake

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Ever wonder how a cake gets designed? Who makes the final call on  cake design or theme? How does it all work? Here's a little insight with a recent cake I created! Sometimes you meet with a client and they have lots of pictures of what they'd like, and it's easy to compile and create a cake sketch based on all their ideas and wishes. Other times you just get a few pointers and free rein. This can either be exhilarating and the best thing since sliced bread or a major case of writers block. It really depends on whether you enjoy the subject. When the subject is cake design being inspired is definitely key! For this cake I asked the client what she liked and she said: PURPLE!  (I need to admit that purple is probably one of my least favourite colours - shocking to some, I know - but deal with it,  I'm a aqua- seafoam/pink/white/gold fan, I also can't choose any specific favourite).  Since PURPLE doesn't really steer me down one specific path for a sixteen year olds cake, I … [Read more...]

creating edible works of art – ie. a cupcake class

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Let's be honest. It's all about eating... Right??? these lovely ladies actually refrained till the end of the class, and focused with laser-like vision on the task at hand... creating beautiful mini works of edible art. And they succeeded. And then they ate =) Here's a little look into one of our recent cupcake workshops. We covered a number of buttercream flowers, the basics on covering with fondant and some applique techniques. See our workshop page for our next class schedule. A huge thanks to Adrienne, who hosted us in her gorgeous kitchen and to Sarah from Photography by SSV for taking these lovely shots. … [Read more...]