X-ray time

X-ray cake for hospitalOur local hospital, the Glengarry Memorial Hospital, is raising funds for a new digital x-ray machine. Each year the good people who fund raise for this institution, hold a Jubilee Dinner and for the past few years, have added a cake auction.
This year it was easy to pick a theme — x-ray! So in addition to the patient getting an x-ray, (I actually had to look at an image of a skeleton to get it right!), the cake is surrounded on four sides with edible x-ray images.
I heard the cake got really big bucks and the hospital is that much closer to its goal. Good news indeed.


Historical event

ghs-50A few years back The Glengarry Historical Society celebrated its 50th year helping to preserve local artifacts and data. I was asked to bring a cake to recognize this milestone at the Society’s annual general meeting and potluck. I figured a big bouquet of roses, in this case made out of buttercream, would do the trick. The incoming and outgoing chairs both cut the cake. Kinda sweet.

Get well soon

hospital-bedI did this cake for an annual fundraising dinner and auction for our local hospital. Everything on it is edible — a combination of gumpaste, fondant, royal icing, buttercream and of course, cake! A bit of everything went into the details of this cake.
My favourite has to be the little dinner tray, complete with sliced turkey, peas and carrots, mashed potatoes with butter, a cup of coffee, a teeny muffin with icing and a banana. All from fondant.
I hear it garnered a $500 winning bid at auction, with the funds going to the hospital. I’m tickled pink!

Horse ribbon

keuring-ribbonA gal was having a “keuring” at her house. A what? Keuring, as it turns out, is a horse judging for KWPN — Studbook of the Royal Dutch Sport Horse — a Netherlands-based organization specializing in the breeding of jumpers, dressage horses, harness horses, and Gelder horses.
An orange ribbon is best in show in this case. The ribbon was made of gumpaste and fondant and the cake fed about 40 guests.

Biz birthday

Greenfield14 (1)A local company Greenfield, whose employees spend most of their time data checking on the phone and updating lists on computers, celebrated its 14th birthday and I was asked to make a cake for their celebration. I figured I’d make a couple of employees with headsets, keyboards (on their laps) and flat screen video monitors all edible from fondant, sitting on the cake. Party time!