Packed and ready

Luggage cakeA good friend was moving away and I was asked to make a cake for his going away party. This cake fed about 40-50 people. The gold bits are gum paste and the suitcase was marble cake, covered with chocolate fondant.
We’ll miss Lionel and wish him well in Red Deer, Alberta. Knock ’em dead out there!

Best of luck

farewell-angelaOne of the gals at work has decided to move back out west and so we had a little get together last night to wish her well and say goodbye.
I brought dessert for us all to share: a chocolate cake covered with dark chocolate ganache (that photographed as black!) topped with lemon-buttercream roses.
Best wishes to Angela on her new adventures!

So long, farewell…

goodbye-bill-susanIt’s so hard to say goodbye to friends who are moving away. At a potluck farewell party, I offered to bring the cake. But how to make a cake appropriate for the occasion?
I decided the best way to do that was to express “goodbye” in many languages. Thank goodness for Google. And thank goodness for all those hand-lettering classes I took at art school!

Goodbye and bon voyage

ByeBye BubusLes Bubus, a family of four, spent almost a year in Canada on an exchange program. When it was time for them to return home to France, I was asked to make a cake for their goodbye party.
What is more iconic than the maple leaf to represent Canada? I figured I’d show a year going by through the leaves of a maple tree.
And so the Bubus returned home with a full belly of chocolate cake. Au revoir and bon voyage.