Year: 2017

Wedding Cakes

The Cinderella Dream Cake

For bride who loves fairy tales, the Cinderella dream, all types of cake, weddings and all things magical, this cake sure was fun to make.  In another example of attempting to “feel all the feels” a bride describes, I sought to capture her dreams in order to make this Cinderella Dream fairy tale wedding cake. […]

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auction 2017 wreath cake

I made this cake for an entry into the annual Christmas in October dessert auction held at our church.  The donations and proceeds of the auction are divided among several of the missionaries/missionary families supported by the church — these gifts are above the regular monthly support they receive.  These are gifts for them to […]

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Wedding Cakes

Peony Almond Buttercream Cake

One of the cakes I was so honoured to make this past summer was Rachel’s Peony Almond Buttercream Cake.  Some of the cakes were filled with lemon-butter and some were filled with dark chocolate ganache. For this post I’m primarily focusing on the making of the flowers.  I hope a few tips will be helpful […]

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cake is speech

Anyone who makes cake knows this: cake’s a labour of love. Cake is an expression of oneself. Cake’s a work of art.  Cake is more than butter-sugar-flour deliciousness:  Cake is speech. After years of attacks and legal battles facing bakers and bakeries, the US Department of Justice  has issued a brief stating, in part, that […]

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A Good Time For Cake

When you think cake: well, most of the time, you think, Yum!  And then you think, a party! or a celebration! or a commemoration of something good — something big! When new friends came over for dinner last night, I was sure glad I’d made a cake.  I made it bcz it’s my husband’s favourite […]

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Succulents ‘Naked’ Cake

A “naked” cake.  A “succulents” cake.  I have to smile when I think of this recent cake.  Not only bcz I love who I made it for, but my little backstory.   For all the months/years of this  “naked cake” or “succulents” cake craze, I’ve been shaking my head and wondering when the fad would pass […]

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Wedding Cakes

Peony Cake

This wedding cake was really fun to make for a cute bride & groom!  The peonies on the cake are made of gumpaste that was tinted with Americolor paste colouring.  I used a peony cutter set to make the petals/peonies.  I thought there’d be cake topper so didn’t make extras for the top—which, in retrospect, […]

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Celebration Cakes

Triple Chocolate Celebration Cake

The Triple Chocolate Celebration Cake is probably one of my favourite cakes to make.  It’s also the most tedious and most exasperating cake to make, too!  But, it’s worth it!  Isn’t that the case with most delightful things or experiences?  Such things often take time, effort, patience, expense, and attention to detail! For this cake,  […]

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Recipes

Lemon Butter

♥ Very Best Lemon Butter  {Lemon Curd} 3 large eggs 3 large egg yolks 2/3 cup sugar 1 Tblsp. Lemon zest {2-3 lemons} 1/2 cup lemon juice {4-6 fresh lemons} 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup butter {cold/room temp} Equipment: ⇒Sturdy Whisk ⇒Stainless steel bowl ⇒Pot of water on the stove set to boil {this will […]

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Julia Child

For reasons well beyond cooking and culinary arts, Julia Child sure had a remarkable life and far reaching  influence. This, for obvious reasons is one of my favourites: A party without cake is really just a meeting.”

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