Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Festive Cupcakes!

We've been making A LOT of cupcakes lately!! Which is fine with us since there's usually extras for us to snack on afterwards... ;)

First up was an order for some Christmas themed cupcakes for an annual Christmas party. We decided to do red velvet cupcakes with our delicious cream cheese icing. To go with the Christmas theme, we added a festive red stripe to the icing and topped them all off with some holly leaves and berries. We were thrilled with the way they turned out and can't wait to use this striped decorating technique on other themes throughout the year!

Next up were some 50th birthday cupcakes. These were our famous carrot cake recipe with cream cheese icing and we decided on a gold theme to go with the holiday season! We made some gold ball lined stars with '50' on them, and finished off the decorations with some different sized gold dragees on top of the icing. We also made some mini cupcakes for a quick little bite :) We think they turned out glamorous and elegant and perfectly fitting for a 50th birthday bash!

Stay tuned for some upcoming Christmas cookies and cakes!

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Monday, 10 December 2012

Cake Catch Up!

It's cake time! Last post we shared the cookies that we've worked on the past few months, now it's time for lots and lots of cakes! We've definitely been keeping busy with all kinds pretty, funny, cute and of course, yummy cakes! Here's a sample of some of the projects we've been working on...

First up, a colourful cupcake tower and elegant mini cake, complete with some adorable penguins! This was for a fall wedding and we loved all of the fun colours and flavours that went into this display.

Next up was another fall wedding cake. For this cake, the bride decided to go in a different direction and chose a slab cake for her reception. This was a delicious carrot cake covered in cream cheese icing, a beautiful quote and some festive autumn edible leaves. Definitely a great alternative to the traditional tiered cake!

As the wedding season winded down, the birthday season picked up! We had SO much fun coming up with ideas for these playful cakes. Many hours were spent building all of the fun details on all of the cakes, mostly because we kept coming up with more and more things we wanted to put on top! Here's a few of our themed birthday cakes that have kept us so busy the last few months!

First up, a super cute camouflage themed first birthday cake.

Next, a Gotham City inspired Batman cake!

This was a fun one. A beer keg and soccer ball cake!

And finally, an 80's themed cake! We had so much fun coming up with ideas for this one!

Stay tuned for a festive Christmas post coming up, full of cupcakes, cookies and of course...cakes!

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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Time to Play Catch Up!! Time for Some Cookies!

It's been a busy few months! So busy that we've REALLY been slacking on our blog! We have lots to update but we'll try not to pack it all into one post :)

Today we think we'll start with cookies! We've had lots of cookie orders the last few weeks and had so much fun baking and icing all kinds of super cute sugar cookies.

First up were some pretty teal and white cookies. These were a donation for a silent auction and because we had some leftover dough, we made some wintery mittens and Christmas ornaments as well!

Next up were some baby shower cookies. We LOVED these adorable little guys! We made some cute little monkeys and some cozy little onesies. Then we packaged them all up and they were ready to go! Super cute for baby shower favours!

And last but not least were some bridal party cookies! These were made to give out to the bride's friends and family, to ask them to be in her wedding party! We thought this was a super cute and original way to ask the big question, and we loved how the dresses turned out. There was even a blue bow-tied dress for the soon to be bridesman ;)

That seems like lots for this post :). We'll be back soon with an update on all of the fun cakes that we've been creating!

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