Baby Shower Cake: Gluten Free Baking?

I have the great opportunity to make a baby shower cake for one of my work colleagues this week. I’m actually looking forward to it, as I haven’t baked anything… Not. A. Thing…in a few months now, and I’m starting to jones for the smell of OMG CAEK in my home again! The catch? The…

Commission Tales: The Cutest Little Hallowe’en Cake

This past weekend was my beloved little nephew’s first birthday party, and I was asked to bring the cake and some decorated sugar cookies.  I’m so there!  I also was tasked with making a little smash cake for him so that he could enjoy his first taste of cake too.  Done and done! As he…

Blast from the Past: A Very Special Wedding Cake Commission

Reposted and updated from my previous blog, Chronic Masterbakers: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I’ve been thinking a lot about the past lately; I nearly splorted when I realized it has been over 18 months since my beautiful, smart, uber-rational baby sister married the love of her life in a lovely winter wedding ceremony in February 2012. I was…

Blast from the Past: Under the Sea Baby Shower Cake

Almost exactly a year ago, a friend and I made a lovely baby shower cake for my little sister’s first baby shower.As the theme was “Under the Sea”, so the cake theme was as well.  We expected around 40 people to the shower, and boy, did they all come!  It was quite the event; obviously…

Blast From the Past: Baby Block Baby Shower Cake

Since I’ve discontinued writing in my former blog, I thought for a continual series I would bring over some of my previous blog posts and discuss past cake commissions as appropriate. One of my favourite cakes I’ve made in the recent past (March of last year, to be exact), was a baby block “Welcome the…

Commission Tales: So many little’uns, so many birthday cakes…

Right after I had completed the birthday cake commission mentioned in the previous post, I had to start work on the next one due only a few days later. Also a vanilla funfetti flavour (totally a coincidence, whodathunk…) for the bottom tier, and deep chocolate for the top tier, this cake was a gift to…

Wedding Cake Commission – August 2013

Here are some photos of a wedding cake commission I did for a new client a few weeks ago. The bride to be wanted a very simple cake; three Madagascar vanilla tiers to serve 100 guests, with vanilla Swiss buttercream filling and fresh summer berries in each layer, covered with ivory fondant, and wrapped with…