Friday, March 26, 2010

And the Oscar Goes To...

Delicious oscar shaped sugar cookies. Covered in homemade marshmallow fondant (which by the way is easy to make and delicious). Painted in edible gold paint.

Marshmallow fondant recipe

Brownie stars!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Again, super late but I've been busy.

Valentine brownies. Covered in fondant with handmade sugar paste flowers. First attempt at sugar paste and I think it turned out pretty good.


OK this posting is just a tad late, but as they say better late than never...

Hockey puck sized cake. Red velvet cake covered in fondant and decorated with sugar paste details.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Upcoming holidays

Valentine's Day is approaching which means time to start planning out some sweets for my sweetie.

I'm thinking a Valentine's Cake for the special day so I can practice my cake design. And perhaps homemade chocolates/truffles/candy for my sexy partner in crime?

We'll see and I'll post the sickeningly sweet photos after the fact.

Also although it's not for awhile ,St.Patrick's Day! I found a great recipe for chocolate cake with a Irish spin... Guinness Beer Chocolate Cake. Can't wait to make that! Even though I hate beer I'm sure it will add a special flavour to the cake.

Which reminds me of a chocolate cake tip...

TIP: When making a chocolate cake that calls for water use brewed coffee instead. The coffee will bring out the chocolate flavour and not really taste like coffee.

Friday, January 22, 2010


Just cleaned up the ol' blog to only contain things about baking and cake decorating. All the other stuff needed to go.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


So for my friend's birthday I decided to make cupcakes (since they are easier to transport on public transportation). They represent one of her favourite television shows. Any guesses?

Materials: Buttercream flavoured fondant for the smooth tops, black food colouring markers for the writing, gum paste for the objects on top (painted using food colouring gel*)

*TIP: Mix your food colour gels with vodka if you want to paint with them. This way they will dry and you will be able to touch the surface of your fondant or gum paste without leaving fingerprints.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Treats and Birthday Cake!

So I made some Christmas cookies to give to my mom and grandmother. As well as a shark cake for my friend's birthday (she loves them).

Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies with white chocolate fondant icing.

Snowflake Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing and then sugared for the snow effect.

All 4 of the delicious varieties of sugar cookies.

Mint Thumbprint Cookies... so good.

The Shark Cake! Marble Cake with Vanilla frosting (marbled to look like water) make the base. The shark head is made of sculpted rice krispies and covered in fondant. Hand painted.

I also just received my Christmas present. A KitchenAid Mixer! So excited I have wanted one for so long now. I can't wait to start mixing things! heehee I'm such a baking nerd.