Polka Dot Party Cake

Polka Dot Party Cake

Pooh and Friends Party Cake

Pooh and Friends Party Cake

White Satin and Pink Rose Wedding Cake

White Satin Ribbon and Pink Rose Wedding Cake

Teal and White Rose Wedding Cake

Teal and White Rose Wedding Cake with Teal Fondant Ribbon

Tartan Ribbon and White Gerbera Wedding Cake

Tartan Ribbon and White Gerbera Wedding Cake

 
Pink Rose Closeup

Pink Rose Closeup

Soccer Theme Birthday Cake

Soccer Theme Birthday Cake

Luau Girl Birthday Cake

Luau Girl Birthday Cake

Figher Fighter / Lions / Masons Theme Cake

Figher Fighter / Lions / Masons Theme Cake

Pastel First Birthday Cake

Pastel First Birthday Cake

Pink Girl's Communion Cake

Pink Girl's Communion Cake with Fondant Skirt

Purple Hydrangea Communion Cake

Buttercream Basketweave Purple Hydrangea Communion Cake

White and Silver Boy's Communion Cake

White and Silver Boy's Communion Cake

Blue and White Boy's Communion Cake

Blue and White Boy's Communion Cake

Competiton Cake.

Competiton Cake.


This is the first cake I have done for a competition. The challenge was to create a present themed wedding cake with bows on each tier.

It was entered into the C.S.S.A 2010 Sugar Art Competition at Cloverdale Mall on April 17. I was really happy with how it turned out and got some great feedback from the judges.

Sandy's Incredible Shrinking Footprint
Sandy’s Incredible Shrinking Footprint
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Cake for Book Launch Party

This cake is Based on Artwork by Adrianna Steele-Card

Sandy’s Incredible Shrinking Footprint’ by Carole Carpenter and Femida Handy is available for $15.95 plus tax, through Peace of Mind Creations, Second Story Press and your local bookstore. You can order it now from Second Story Press!

Scotch Bottle Black and Gold Birthday Cake

Scotch Bottle Black and Gold Birthday Cake

Champagne Bottle Birthday Cake

Champagne Bottle Birthday Cake

Buttercream Christmas / Holiday Cake

Buttercream Christmas / Holiday Cake

Christmas Present Cake

Christmas Present Cake

Buttercream and Poinsettia Cake for a Christmas Wedding

Buttercream and Poinsettia Cake for a Christmas Wedding

Chocolate Brown Sugar Rose Topper

Chocolate Brown Sugar Rose Topper

Chocolate Brown and White Wedding Cake with Sugar Roses

Chocolate Brown and White Wedding Cake with Sugar Roses



So, this was not only the first cake from the grand opening special, it was my first wedding cake! I was pretty nervous since I was using 2 techniques that were brand new to me. Not only had I never swirled 2 different fondant colours together before, but I had never placed the fondant on the cake like this. I have to say that everything went off fairly smoothly on the decorating front, however baking was completely different. This cake is a 6. 8 and 10″ round cake that will feed 80 people (or so). The top and the bottom baked beautifully, moist and perfect. However, when I sliced into the middle tier of the cake, it was raw! My regular chocolate cake is pretty tempermental and apparently decided to undercook itself. So, here I am the afternoon before the wedding with 2 tiers ready to be decorated and one that had to be re-baked. I usually use 3″ pans, however I decided that it would be best to purchase a new set of 3-1 inch pans for this task. Not only would it bake in a 1/4 of the time, but I would be assured of an even bake. In the end, the middle tier turned out beautifully (phew!) and I was able to complete the cake with little time to spare. I was so happy that everything turned out so well in the end. The bride and her family were at the hall when I arrived with the cake and were very pleased with the final result. I am super-grateful to them for giving me an opportunity and for having the confidence in a “newbie”!