Deer hunter

deer hunter cakeMarthe called me the other day to say that her husband Robert would be celebrating his 70th birthday and could I make a cake in the shape of a deer as he was a deer hunter.
Hmmm. I thought about it and sent Marthe a few options and together we decided that this was a cuter approach; the deer and the hunter sitting side-by-side at a bonfire, roasting marshmallows.
Robert loved it and after all the cake was eaten, he kept the two fondant figures as keepsakes!

Partying kitties

cats-and-woolMy friend Scott’s mum’s birthday is Christmas Eve and this year she turned 70, so he wanted to celebrate that milestone.
She loves her two cats, Lucky and Angel, and asked that they were on the cake. Here they are, already celebrating her special day, playing with green and red wool (a nod to the season), and donning party hats.
Happy birthday to the pre-Christmas baby!

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-lover’s cupcakes

horsey-cupcakesThese cupcakes, I thought, were perfect for a young lady who loves horses. A few funny little fondant ponies, fondant horse shoes (for luck!) and some pink roses made up the complement of a dozen cupcakes.
When I can, I try to make 12 cupcakes with varying designs to kinda mix it up a bit. The horsey theme was a fun one to play with.
I hope Kelly galloped her way to a really fun birthday. Neigh!

Happy Thanksgiving

thanksgiving-2016-leaves-1The temperatures are cooling down, the leaves are changing and acorns are falling.
This year’s offering for the Thanksgiving table is a carrot-nut cake, slathered with cream cheese frosting and topped with fondant oak and maple leaves as well as acorns.
At our Thanksgiving dinner table, I am reminded of all the things for which I am grateful. Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.