Happy National Carrot Cake Day

carrot-cake1Carole and Ken both love carrot cake so their shared birthday cake was carrot with cream cheese frosting. A few buttercream roses are always nice too.
As it happens, February 3rd is National Carrot Cake Day. I guess it’s a consolation day after Feb. 2nd…whether or not the groundhog sees his shadow, we still have six more weeks of winter. At least there’s always carrot cake, right?


Happy National Chocolate Cake Day

chocbarbs-60thI think it’s pretty funny that every day of the year is designated as a national food holiday. Believe it or not, there’s a Lobster Thermidor Day (Jan. 24), a day dedicated to Cold Cuts (March 3) and even one called Something on a Stick Day (March 28).
January 27th has been deemed National Chocolate Cake Day. Now there’s a day I can get behind! Happy National Chocolate Cake Day to all!
If you want to see all 365 days and their particular food designations, here’s the link: National Food Holidays.

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.


Happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgiving2010In Canada, we celebrated Thanksgiving last month. Now it’s my American friends’ turn to yank out the turkey (or tofurkey), stuff in the stuffing and be thankful for all life’s bounty
Cheers and Happy Thanksgiving one and all.


Best of luck

farewell-angelaOne of the gals at work has decided to move back out west and so we had a little get together last night to wish her well and say goodbye.
I brought dessert for us all to share: a chocolate cake covered with dark chocolate ganache (that photographed as black!) topped with lemon-buttercream roses.
Best wishes to Angela on her new adventures!


A thank you bouquet

museumcakeWhat says thank you better than buttercream roses and chocolate? Nothing! I made this for the annual thank you to volunteers bbq, hosted by the little museum down the road from me. It fed 60 hungry revellers.


Rosy 13

Greenfield 13For Greenfield Services 13th year in business, I was asked to make a cake for their celebration. I was inspired by the mention of “and still growing…” so I made the “13” out of roses, buttercream roses, that is, and added a few leaves as if they were still growing. I just loved the look of the number 13 made of roses. So fun.