Sunday, 23 September 2012

Beaches and Bagpipes!

We had SO much fun with our two cakes this weekend! As we've mentioned, we looove making themed cakes, so we were in heaven with our projects the past few days! Both cakes below were lemon cakes with one layer of lemon curd and one layer of lemon buttercream. Think lemon meringue pie in cake form! Yum!!

First up was a beach themed cake. The lucky recipients were being surprised with a big trip to celebrate their anniversary! So what better way to announce the generous gift then with a cake full of edible seashells, sandcastles, a lighthouse and some yummy sand! The whole cake is totally edible and we're in love with the pretty summery colour scheme! The sign on the front of the cake is a replica of the town's welcome sign. We hope the happy couple enjoys their cake, and their big trip!

The front!
And the back of the cake!
Next up was a retirement cake! Since this cake was for the patriarch of our Sugarbird family, we were pretty prepared for what he would enjoy during his retirement years! We started with a suitcase to celebrate his love of travel and to celebrate an upcoming trip. Next we added a camera to go with his love of photography and a set of bagpipes as he's become quite the piper in the past few years! And of course, we had to add the 'Honey Do' list. Which somehow has ended up in an edible garbage can ;). The camera and bagpipes are both made out of rice krispie treats and all of the other little details were made out of fondant/gumpaste. We were SO happy with the finished product, and even though it took a bit of convincing for him to cut into it, we're happy to say it tasted delicious as well! :)
The Honey Do List! :P
And finally, because we got busy last weekend and couldn't update our blog, here's our cakes from a few days ago! :)

First, a fun 60th birthday cake! This was a vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream!
And last but not least, a small wedding cake with some pretty gumpaste flowers on top and an elegant damask style stencil design :). For this one the couple went with a carrot cake with cream cheese icing.
Until next week! :). Thanks for dropping by!

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Sunday, 9 September 2012

Themed Cakes!

We LOVE making themed cakes! Any excuse to be able to make fun little characters/decorations/creatures works for us. And we'll be the first to admit, sometimes it's too easy to get carried away making item after item to go on the cakes! There's just so many ideas that come out once we start creating things to go with the theme! This week there were two themed cakes on the books. One was a super fun handy-man/bicycle themed birthday cake, and the second was an outdoorsy/fishing retirement cake.

First up was the birthday cake. We were told that the birthday boy was a handyman who loved cycling.  So many directions to go in! We decided on a workbench shaped cake, complete with all the tools one would need to work on, what else, a bicycle! And of course, what workshop would be complete without a gumpaste box of band-aids!

Next up was the retirement cake! We were told that the lucky retiree enjoyed the outdoors, nature and fishing. Luckily so do we! We took inspiration from numerous camping trips in the past and created some super cute trees, rocks, a fire pit, a tent, a pond, a fishing pole and of course, a happy little fish! This cake was done without fondant, so it's just covered in lots and lots of delicious cream cheese icing! Underneath is, of course, red velvet cake!

Finally, just to show a few more examples of different themes, here are a couple of cakes we made a few months ago. One for a Memory Clinic doctor's retirement party, and another for a hospital's Pharmacy Awareness week :)

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