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.
What fun to design cake in the shape of a golf course. Sand traps were made of brown sugar, water hazards were blue jelly and the roughs were green buttercream. This one was for Don’s “fore-tee-th” birthday. Don loves to golf and this cake fit him to a tee. Ouch.
I was very excited to do my first ever “gender reveal” cake. The secret of whether the cake is to be pink or blue is known only to the mum-to-be, dad-to-be, grandmother-to-be (who ordered the cake) and the baker! Drum roll as the cake gets cut and all the guests at the gender reveal party find out the secret.
The expectant parents are also fitness buffs who love to lift weights. So the cake reflected that, with a mini-barbell for when the little one is ready to lift his own. Oops! I let the cat out of the bag. Yes, the cake was blue velvet inside! It’s a boy!
With hockey on everyone’s minds here in Canada — it’s Stanley Cup season — I figured I’d post an old fashioned hockey birthday cake I made a while back. These days the fashion seems to be fondant-covered cakes with handmade fondant characters. For this cake I went back to my roots and opted for a retro look, back to the ’80s and ’90s when it was de rigueur to use buttercream and plastic add-ons to your cake. I kinda dig the look!
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!)
Here’s a hockey cake for young Noah who loves hockey but doesn’t follow any particular team just yet. Go Noah go!