1/25/10

Birthday Treats


When my good friend Beth had a birthday coming up, I knew I wanted to give her a cake, but I had no idea how fun it would be to personally design something just for her! It was so much fun putting the colors and decorations together. And that was how the 'Mini Masterpiece' came to be. It can be as fancy and elaborate as a wedding cake, or as simple as as favourite color; either way, it's fun to give and great to receive! Perfect for just one, or a few people to share.
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Welcome Baby Bella...


This cake was a special gift for my sister-in-law at her baby shower. Although this cake is no where near as gorgeous as her beautiful baby girl Isabella, I had a great time designing it for her. I wanted to find fairies that had both a floral and baby theme, and these garden fairies did the trick, especially with the little baby fairy on the top! The colors were perfect for the look I as going for, and they added a nice splash of color.
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SPIDERMAN!


I was so excited to make this cake! I had imagined and even designed a Spiderman cake with buildings and a web, but didn't have anyone to make it for! So when Vicki asked me to make one for her son's birthday I jumped at the chance. This cake took a bit more work than usual, as it is very detailed and involves a lot of preparation, but the final product was quite striking and Vicki loved it. The web is actually detachable, so it can be positioned anywhere on the cake. The main thing I will do differently next time is Spiderman's stance.. I think his legs are a little too far apart... but hey, Jamaine loved him so that's the main thing!
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Butterfly Kisses


This style cake is perfect for anything from a baby shower to a child's or adult's special day. It's so pretty and the butterflies are made from beads and wire, so they can keep forever as a pretty momento. Alternatively, smaller versions for 1-8 people are possible with the same look using grass, flowers and butterflies, or clouds and butterflies, etc.. So many options!
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In the Night Garden


When my 2 year old daughter, Vettoria (Tori) had her second birthday, there was only one thing she wanted on her cake - In The Night Garden! This cake was the first I made displaying figurines. I originally added them just as something for Tori to keep. But everyone, myself included, was so impressed with how they looked, it became a niche for me to use often. This was also the first time I had experimented with trees, and I was excited by the way they turned out.
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1/24/10

WINNIE the POOH


When my friend Krishna asked me to make a cake for her son Kavi's 1st birthday, I was so excited! He loves Winnie the Pooh, so I saw it as a great opportunity to buy him little figurines he could keep after the cake was eaten. Something as a memory from his special day. I wanted it be more boyish than others I had made, so I added a'stick' effect for the name and darkened the colors of the trees and tier colours. I think it worked!
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