Marthe called me the other day to say that her husband Robert would be celebrating his 70th birthday and could I make a cake in the shape of a deer as he was a deer hunter.
Hmmm. I thought about it and sent Marthe a few options and together we decided that this was a cuter approach; the deer and the hunter sitting side-by-side at a bonfire, roasting marshmallows.
Robert loved it and after all the cake was eaten, he kept the two fondant figures as keepsakes!
I love hedgehogs and I thought these would be perfect for this year’s SPCA Cupcake Day.
I guess no one could resist a cute buttercream hedgehog sitting on a chocolate cupcake. They sold out in no time and all the profits made went to our local animal shelter. Win-win!
My friend Scott’s mum’s birthday is Christmas Eve and this year she turned 70, so he wanted to celebrate that milestone.
She loves her two cats, Lucky and Angel, and asked that they were on the cake. Here they are, already celebrating her special day, playing with green and red wool (a nod to the season), and donning party hats.
Happy birthday to the pre-Christmas baby!
…Deere. A John Deere tractor, made of fondant, that is, for Al who loves all things John Deere, complete with a fondant dog, Al’s golden retreiver nicknamed “Meatloaf” — all sitting atop a chocolate cake. Happy birthday Al! Hope it was a happy one.
These cupcakes, I thought, were perfect for a young lady who loves horses. A few funny little fondant ponies, fondant horse shoes (for luck!) and some pink roses made up the complement of a dozen cupcakes.
When I can, I try to make 12 cupcakes with varying designs to kinda mix it up a bit. The horsey theme was a fun one to play with.
I hope Kelly galloped her way to a really fun birthday. Neigh!
Little Famke was turning six and asked me to do a cake for her that looked like her calico cat Liko. I have a sweet calico named Nutmeg and she sat at my feet most of the time while I was making this cake. She’s a great little model.
The cake body was vanilla and fed about 20 people. I decided to make the head and balls of yarn from Rice Krispie treats. Fun to work with and easy to shape.
Famke loved it and at the end of the party, the only bits left were the head and a ball of wool.
Sweet, young friends of mine got engaged on a beach in Florida. He drew a heart in the sand and got on one knee to pop the question. She said,”Yes!”
The fun thing is, she calls him “Bear.” So when the bride-to-be’s mum asked me to make a cake for the engagement party, I knew exactly what to do!