Melting rainbows

melted rainbow Richard's 60thI decided to experiment this year for my partner, Richard’s birthday cake. So…I played with different coloured ganache, using white chocolate, whipping cream and food colouring and made a kind of tie-dyed, drippy rainbow cake.
The inside, however was not rainbow colours but chocolate, his fave. It was a hit!

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Architectural birthday

architect J Denis SeguinMy friend told me she was having a surprise 60th birthday party for her husband and asked me to make a cake for the momentous occasion. Denis is an architect and has an affinity for old buildings. Instead of floor plans and blueprints, Michelle opted to use sketches Denis made of landmarks from the local area. I had them printed on edible sheets and made fondant pencils, an eraser and a circle stencil. He signs all his drawings with his initials “JDS” so I added that too.
Denis loved it and particularly loved taking a bite out of his sketches. Literally. Happy 60th Denis!

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me…

Mercedes Benz…a Mercedes Benz?
My friend Janet called and asked me to do a cake for her nephew who was celebrating his 65th birthday. Peter is the general manager of a Mercedes Benz dealership, so a cake with a car theme would suit.
I figured the best way to go would be to find a miniature car and make a road scene on the cake. I found a vintage-looking Mercedes online on Etsy. The wee car even has a hood and trunk that both open. Bonus! So after the cake is just a memory, Peter has a take away to remind him of his celebration.

Gone fishing

fishing cakeMarcel is lucky enough to live along the St. Lawrence River and goes fishing as often as he can. He fishes for perch, pickerel, bass, and occasionally he gets pike.
For his 50th birthday, his wife Lori thought a cake that showed his passion for fishing would be just the thing.
I hope Marcel got to go fishing on his birthday and that he snagged a big one!