Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy!!

I think the title sums up our weekend pretty well! lol. It was another double wedding weekend in the Sugarbird kitchen, which meant a few late nights but some very rewarding final products!!

First up was classic 3-tiered wedding cake. This bride went a unique route however and decided to go with a pretty pink and elegant black colour palette. A pink wedding cake was a first for us but we LOVED how it turned out! After creating the bridal shower cake in the same style a couple of months ago, the bride loved it so much that she asked us to do her wedding cake using the same inspiration. We've include the bridal shower cake pic again to see how one style and colour scheme can inspire two different cakes :)

First, the wedding cake!

Next, the bridal shower cake we created that inspired the above design :)

Then it was time for another wedding! This time the bride went the cupcake route and decided on red velvet with cream cheese icing, and banana with chocolate icing. We also created a mini cake for the top of the cupcake tower with a huge purple flower in full bloom. Pics of the display all put together on are on the way! But in the meantime, here are some of the delicious cupcakes with their yummy swirls of frosting.

First is red velvet...

And the banana :)

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Sunday, 19 August 2012

Weddings and Birthdays!

Another busy August weekend at Sugarbird! First up, a 3-tiered flowery summer wedding cake. This bride chose three different flavours for her cake. The bottom tier was our classic vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. Perfect for a warm summer day! The middle tier was our super popular red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. And the top tier (a special choice chosen just for the bride's father) was yummy chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream.

After we got all three tiers baked, frosted and covered in a white fondant, it was on to the flowers :). For this cake the bride chose a royal blue and a baby blue for her colours. We made gerber daisies in several different sizes ready to go on the cake. Just like with all of our cakes, we sit and stare at the cake, trying out different placements for the flowers, moving things around, staring some more until we finally find a design we like, lol. We loved the finished product however! And after a bit of a stressful Saturday afternoon cottage-traffic drive to the reception, the cake was set up and ready to go :). Congrats to the happy couple!

Next up was a last minute birthday cake! We decided on our delicious banana cake with cream cheese icing (not to mention one of our personal favourites when we're making cakes for our family and friends ;) ). We didn't have much to go on with this cake. In fact I think we just had "she likes orange and jewelry", lol. Luckily we love being able to put our own personal touches on cakes, so we decided on a peachy coloured cake with some elegant sugar lace, edible jewelry and some shiny rhinestone ribbon. The client was thrilled with the result, and so were we!

Last, but most certainly not least, because we missed updating our blog last week, here are some wedding cupcakes that we created for some close friends. The happy couple chose lemon cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. We also added a delicious limoncello syrup to the cupcakes to make them extra moist and to give an extra kick of lemon flavour.

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Monday, 13 August 2012

Sugar Shoes and Jewelry!

We had a super fun weekend full of all things sugar!! We were lucky enough to take an Edible Shoes and Jewelry course this past weekend at the fantastic specialty cake store, Flour Confections, put on by the amazingly talented Chuck and Wayne from Swank Cake Design. Not only did we come home with some super cute sugar shoes and edible jewelry, but we met some fantastic people and are now full of potential ideas that we want to test out!

First up in the morning was the sugar jewelry. We created several pieces and then let our creativity flow, decorating them with gold, silver, dragees, glitter, etc! Looking at each piece, we can see exactly how we could incorporate them into potential cakes. We LOVED the way they turned out!

Next up was the sugar shoes!! We learned how to create stunning black and silver stilettos that are not only beautiful, but are also totally life-size! How pretty would these be as part of a shoebox cake! Again, the creativity has already started flowing and we can't wait to try out the endless other possible shoe designs that we can make! From closed toe, wrap around, strappy, and the classic peep toe, we're going to have TONS of fun with these... :). We're guessing we're not going to be the only ones wishing we could wear these out on the town!

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Thanks! :)