I was asked to do a pile of cupcakes for a luncheon in honour of a fellow who passed away and loved the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team.
I’m a Montreal Canadiens fan but I was thankful I didn’t have to do that team’s logo 100 times. A bright blue leaf lent itself well to these cupcakes. And I think the honouree was smiling down from above, dreaming of his beloved Leafs and that elusive Stanley Cup.
Congrats were in order for a fellow who graduated onto the Cornwall Police Force. His partner asked if I could make him a cake that looked like the crest worn on the cops’ jackets. And could it feed 40 celebrants. Sure thing!
I’ve always loved pop artist Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE image. My partner Richard and I went to the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine a few years back and saw two large LOVE sculptures Indiana did that sit in the gallery’s gardens. I know the artist lives near there, just across the water on an island. At any rate, I was inspired to do a small cake for us for Valentine’s Day based on this classic typography.
I was asked to make a small cake for a meeting of our local stewardship council. I decided to try my hand at reproducing their logo from fondant. Since they are stewards of the land, I added a row of edible rocks and buttercream grass around the bottom perimeter.
Remember what Julia Child said. “A party without a cake is just a meeting.” Now wait a second. This was supposed to be a business meeting. I suppose in this case, it was a little of both!
While hockey season is in full Stanley Cup mode, here’s a cake I did for a friend who is a big Florida Panthers fan. All buttercream, it was a real challenge to draw onto the cake. He loved it and said it was delicious too!
Hockey. Hockey. Hockey. Stanley Cup fever has taken over here. I’m a Montreal Canadiens fan. My boyfriend Richard is a Chicago Blackhawks fan. So far our teams have done well but if they face off against each other in the finals, there might be fisticuffs!
I made this cake for Richard’s birthday in 2010, when the Hawks finally won the cup after years of drought. (Go Habs go!)
Having been a graphic designer in my former life, I love the challenge of doing a logo cake. Cutting fondant with an Xacto blade is something I enjoy. I also happen to love the restaurant I was doing the cake for and really like the logo too, so it was a pleasure all round! Spoiler alert: Just to keep everyone on their toes, it was chocolate cake, not carrot!