Go Leafs go!

cupcakes-toronto-maple-leafsI 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.

Weightlifters’ baby

Barbell gender revealI 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!

Happy hockey birthday

Hockey Sean 1With 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!

Chicago Blackhawks

Rich Bday2010BlackhawksHockey. 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!)