I was never a huge Harry Potter fan and although I saw one of the films, I had never read any of the books and didn’t really know all the lore of the story.
So, a friend at work helped me out. The name of that ball thingie with wings? A snitch. That hat with a face? The sorting hat. Colours of Harry’s scarf? Gold and red. Oh, the details!
But in the end I was delighted with the results. And so too, more importantly, was Quinny, the birthday girl.
Succulents are all the rage now and the fun thing about them is that they grow in hundreds of shapes, sizes and colours.
In this case, I played with shades of green and made wee cacti and succulents by piping buttercream and going “old school.”
I just love piping buttercream and going back to my decorating “roots” and this cake was just a great excuse to play with sugar. And best of all, this cake was a donation for a fundraising cake auction, the proceeds to go to the Madagascar School project, an effort I support and donate a cake to annually.
Ella graduated from the University of Toronto with a major in English and minors in French and film studies.
Bet she had to read a lot of books along the way. Go get ’em Ella!
My co-worker Jenna mentioned that her boyfriend is a self-proclaimed Star Wars nerd and that he particularly favours the older characters, like Darth Vadar and Yoda. Here they are in silhouette form, duking it out with light sabers. A perfect salute to Jeremy’s celebration of his 25th birthday.
My friend asked me to do a birthday cake for her daughter who had just broken her wrist and was celebrating her 19th birthday.
We figured that a cake that looked like an arm in a cast would be something she’d remember for a long time.
Get well soon and happy birthday Liv!
My co-worker Scott and his wife Ailen are expecting and the baby shower is this weekend. They’ve decided to keep the gender of the baby a surprise so “Waddle it be?” is a ducky way of saying that we’ll all be surprised and delighted together.
I saw these cupcakes somewhere on the internet and I thought they looked like so much fun. I used Smarties (a Canadian version of M&Ms) because the colours are much more varied.
These silly fish cupcakes flew (swam?) out the door on SPCA Cupcake Day. So happy to be able to help out.