Wendy always wanted a red barn. Her friend asked me to make a cake of a red barn for her birthday featuring her b&w doggie, sheep, donkey, horse and chickens. Done!
My friend Natalie celebrated her birthday yesterday; her husband Gordon’s birthday was two weeks previous. They have a barn full of animals and I thought it’d be fun if the animals threw a party for them both. Of their 100 animals on the farm, I captured the donkey and two ponies, the marmalade cat that is best friends with the donkey is by his side. As well, there is the goat, who is a new mama, with her three young-ins, Tristan, the old dog, a few chickens, Keaton, the b&w cat, newest of barn cats and another orange cat climbing the roof. Party hats, buttercream hay and candy confetti kinda ties it all together.
I made this cactus cake for friends Gordon and Natalie who share January birthdays. I especially wanted to immortalize their pet gecko Kartini, who passed away at the ripe age of 19 just a few months previous. I figured a fondant gecko and a red velvet cactus cake covered with green buttercream, sitting on chocolate crumbs in a real terracotta pot would be a great way to celebrate.
I was asked to make a birthday cake for a lovely lady who was turning 103. Wowza!
I decided a very elegant cake would be just the thing. Delicate fondant roses, lilies and daisies plus a fondant silk screened monarch butterfly just for fun. I sure hope Elizabeth loved the cake. Happy birthday to her!
My favourite triplets celebrated their 7th birthday with a Star Wars themed party. Nothing like a giant chocolate buttercream Chewbacca to celebrate, eh?
My friend’s son Zavier was turning eight. He’s a budding artist and for his birthday she gave me a drawing he did of a blue gecko with pink spots and asked me to translate it into a cake. Cute idea!
This vanilla bean cake, to feed 35 birthday celebrants, was for lumberjack Donald, whose nickname is “Tiger.” It was a challenging cake but I’m happy with the results. Hope that Tiger was happy too.
One of my favourite cakes, I think I’ve made this one a dozen times and it doesn’t cease to tickle the senses. Something so bad for you — the all-Canadian combo of French fries, gravy and curds — made into something sweet and sticky. White chocolate “curds,” pound cake “fries,” and dulce de leche “gravy.” Nom nom nom.