Harry Potter Baby Shower Cake

Well.  Here we are.  I was wondering when I’d ever get the opportunity to do a Harry Potter inspired cake.  For those that know me, I’m kind of obsessed.  I remember rolling my eyes when I first heard of Harry Potter, till one of my closest friends gifted me with the first two books.  Ever…

(Semi) Naked Wedding Cake

February 14 may mean a lot of things to different people, but for me this year it meant celebrating the wedding of two dear friends of mine, whom actually met through a match making effort by J and I! So consider me totally freaked out super thrilled when the blushing bride to be (Steph) asked me…

Painted Bulldog Birthday Cake

I love, love LOVE bulldogs (what is it about those scrunched up faces??), and it’s been an ongoing debate with my husband on having one join our family.  So consider me super jealous when I learned a coworker got an English bulldog of her very own! Meet Clementine, and apparently she’s got quite the following on…

Peter Cottontail Painted Cake

A chocolate cake, with a filling made of coconut, pecans, condensed milk and egg yolks.  My simple version of a German chocolate cake. Covered in fondant and painted with edible food gels.  It was my first go at painting a full image on fondant so there’s no progress pics as I was too focused on…

Spiderman Inspired Birthday Cake

Kim was planning an Avengers themed birthday party for her son Nathan’s first birthday and asked if I could do a birthday cake as well as a smash cake, and I was happy to oblige! I baked up 2 8″ round cakes for the birthday cake, and 2 4″ round cakes for the smash cake, and…

Dr. Who Tardis Birthday Cake

I’m just gonna say now that as I write this post out, I’m doing it with a British accent in my mind.  Bloody ‘ell. Justin always loved Dr. Who, but it seemed recently he went on a bit of a Dr. Who shopping spree, especially with our most recent trip to Seattle where he bought some Dr….

Ombre Bridal Shower Cake

I had the great privilege of making my good friend Joanna’s bridal shower cake.  The theme of the party was high tea, so I wanted to keep the cake simple and well, just make it pretty. The colors for her shower were coral and seafoam green.   With the help of her bridesmaids, we decided on…

Miniature Dessert Cupcake Toppers

My dear friend Kathy recently celebrated her 30th birthday for the third time (you can do the math).  A small group of us went out to celebrate with AYCE sushi brunch at Sushi Sugoi, which was a great time.  Since it was a small gathering, I didn’t want to make a huge cake with lots…

Jungle Themed First Birthday Cake

After making her daughter’s fishy cupcakes for her 3rd birthday, my friend Becca was so kind to give me an encore to make her son’s 1st birthday cake :).  She requested a strawberry cake with blue and green colors incorporated. She sent me a picture of a few jungle animal toppers that she wanted to…

Tres Leche Cake

A few years ago, I made the smart (but uncommon) decision to order a dessert AFTER an all you can eat meat buffet fest at Bolero in Calgary.  I was so glad that I did, and continued to repeat this pattern of glutenous behavior in subsequent visits there. Why?  Because of their Tres Leche Cake…

Surprise Rainbow Heart Cake

I have been a big follower of Amanda Rettke’s blog i am baker, and was really excited when she came out with her book “Surprise Inside Cakes”  Inside she has a slew of cake recipes and techniques to create fun cake interiors for various occasions, and also at various difficulty levels. Of course, my favorite was…

Ruffle Rose Cake for Mom

  My mom aged another year.  And we must celebrate.   We celebrate with cake. And out of fear of the wrath of my mother, I shall not reveal the age. I wanted to make a checkerboard cake.  I baked up an 8″ round chocolate cake, and an 8″ round vanilla cake.  I leveled off…