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This blog allows you to follow me as I learn new tricks here and there...you can watch as I dive into EPIC failures that you are bound to laugh at (like the time I set my oven on fire...ya...I'm AWESOME) and I'm putting it aaalllll on here...so you can follow me and decide for yourself whether or not to come to me or to go to them...even if you just visit my blog for fun and laughs...that's cool...I'll enjoy the company!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

TINKERBELL!!!

Not the most creative title...but let me tell you this...the amount of time it took to decorate this thing makes up for it! haha!

One of my friends has a BEAUTIFUL little girl who turned 3 last week and is absolutely in LOVE with TINKERBELL, so naturally twas a Tink sort of PAR-TAY!! She made the cakes, I made the fondant and frosting, and we tackled that thing like it were the Dallas Cowboys football team! It took us over 8 hours of decorating time...not to mention all the stuff before hand...I think there were a dozen different colors of fondant to make all the different colored leaves and flowers...then there was the waterfall (courtesy of a FABULOUS cake on the web) which took nearly 2 hours to make just on it's own. The flower on top was a beautiful touch by Melinda (my friend) and she had all the pretty little fairies that are friends with Tinkerbell...INCLUDING the big 'ol mouse...It was EPIC. My best efforts by far (in my opinion) with only the borders between the 2 top tiers that were flawed. Everything else was a masterpiece.

It seems like a perfect end to this cake decorating thing...sort of...I have a couple more orders to go and then I shall be taking a small hiatus simply to allow me brain the necessary space to add "jumping back into the workforce" to it. Maternity leave is ending, and as much as I LOVE decorating cakes, finances are calling and bills need to be paid, so the hobby must be put aside temporarily until I am back in the game. I DO have a few more cakes to make (including my little baby's very first birthday!!!) so tis not over!! and who knows...I am constantly finding myself going against what I say and so I might just end up giving in...and taking an order for a cake I simply CAN'T refuse...for example...ANYTHING...but that's because I'm a dummy and have ZERO will power. Making cakes is like drinking coffee to me...if I go too long without it, I start having withdrawals...headaches...mood swings...that sort of thing...lol

Anyhow, that was Tinkerbell, then one of hubby's coworkers called the other day asking for a last minute birthday cake. So naturally I said yes...tee hee hee!!! It was a super yummy 4 layer carrot cake separated with sweet, thick cream cheese frosting....DEE-LISH!!

Here are some yummy photos!!


At the party, the mouse was added, which was a perfect addition to this wicked work of art!!!


We had to put little bunches of cling wrap under the petals to keep it stable as it dried.

Between to 2 top tiers: the borders are flawed, but it's an easy fix. Next time I just have to remember to cut the bulbous part of the cake off...creating a flatter top...

Close-up of the waterfall. I LOVED the chocolate rock effects...they were tasty too! :) And the leaves turned out wicked as well!!

This was just a simple carrot cake made to order for a coworker of my husband.  TONS of cream cheese frosting between 4 layers of moist, delicious carrot cake!! mmmmmm.....


Thursday, December 9, 2010

U-G-L-Y YOU AIN'T GOT NO ALIBI!!

So...like I said on Facebook...what better way to kick off the holiday month then with an AWESOME ugly sweater cake!!! It was SUPER awesome and I love it!! And then, to keep the momentum of awesome flowing, ever so smoothly, another EPIC baby shower cake....

Too bad it was almost an ENTIRE failure throughout most of the process....oh dear...Hurrican Cakester HITS AGAIN!!!

Alright, I KNOW I'm not a professional...but I think I've made enough cakes now, to KNOW what works and what doesn't...Sometimes, however...I guess I must forget. First mistake: I took on more cakes then I made myself commit to a while back. Second mistake: I assumed that having cake #2 moved back by a day wouldn't be a problem...I'm an idiot and was I EVER so wrong! Mind you, I did this to myself..I get all UBER excited when I get these requests and I want them so bad that sometimes I forget what must be sacrificed for my silly entertainment. And so...as per my usual routine, I panicked...and tried to get as much done in advance as humanly possible...just to make things easier at crunch time. It was good at first...cakes were made, fondant in check and waiting, frosting just hanging out waiting to be used...and toppers made well in advance...I even made multiples to try and avoid disaster (Don't forget I am the worlds CLUMSIEST human being!!!) It's not Murphey's Law my dear children...it's MIREILLE'S LAW!!!! And it came in full swing on THAT day....

The first thing that happened was the dang sweater cake...I had to cut/carve it to make the right shape, but seriously, it a rectangle, so it shouldn't be that much of a challenge...but EVERY piece of cake that I picked up broke in TWO PIECES!!!! And then every time I picked up one of THOSE pieces, IT broke apart too! So I, VERY QUICKLY, ended up with cake bits EVERYWHERE, which threw me into psycho-crazy-mom mode and it was all down hill after that. I instantly went from being ahead of schedule to behind....So I had to bake more cake...awesome.
Whilst I awaited my new pet to bake in the oven...and then cool, I decided to try and work on the pillow for my baby shower cake...I found out the first time I tried to carve a pillow out of cake that freezing it makes things SOOOO much easier....but what I FORGOT was that all cakes are not created equal. Damn. The cake that I used didn't freeze...it just came out of the freezer...well chilled...sigh...oh well, work with whatcha got girlfriend! Unfortunately, this sort of cake is also VERY crumby and as a result it was breaking apart and cracking and becoming more unstable with every bit that was being carved away. And then when I tried to frost the damn thing, instead of leaving frosting on the cake with every swipe, I was taking cake off! (I think it must have gotten confused or something...I mean...it got the general idea that cake and frosting go together, but the frosting took the cake away...not vice versa...how contrary!) Ok...so here comes super psycho mom again...My poor children...my poor HUSBAND! ugh....and thus...another cake must be baked...or so I thought....I decided to abandon it in the freezer (after it's poorly administered frosting episode) in hopes to find that the frosting would freeze making it easier to handle...fortunately, I was right! SUCCESS!!

So...new cake being baked....pillow cake not dead, only in a coma....life is good!

I bake, I frost , I decorate...the ugly sweater turns into therapeutic goodness as I laugh my bum off the entire time it comes together...My hubby even made a few designer suggestions which put it over the top...In order to make a sweater, a sweater...it must have that matching band on the top and bottom...so what better way to make a sweater ugly then to use CHRISTMAS LIGHTS!!! So yes...miniature lights on the top...and big 'ol gawdy ones on the bottom...NICE! I thought the reindeer on the boobies was a sweet touch too....woop woop!! Anyhoo...it were awesome and I WISH all my cakes were that cooperative (in the end) but life is NOT that predictable and we must simply ride the wave my friend...ride the wave....and crash once in a while...just to keep things interesting...meh, why the hell not, hey?

So moving on to the baby shower cake....Somehow things went ever so wrong....I burned the bottom tier and, somehow, ruined another (It was seriously only a few days ago yet I can't, for the life of me, remember what I did wrong!) Anyhow, time is of essence and I end up being so incredibly late that I offer to drive the cake to her when it's done admitting defeat at the time that it was supposed to be ready...And at that point I thought I would only be a couple of hours later...I was deeply mistaken. Lucky for me, I had the worlds most understanding client who actually felt bad for me...letting me know that she'd be up even until midnight if needed...and as it turned out IT WAS SOOOO NEEDED!!!!
So...I bake, I frost, I decorate...things started to fall into place and I even had a super sweet little surprise for her....
When she ordered the cake, she told me that her theme was going to be a princess shower since that was the nursery decor...and she had just purchased a hot pink tu-tu to put under the cake as a decoration...so I pull out the stops and make a little sleeping infant with a tu-tu on it SO CUTE!!! HER request, however, was to have a tiara on the cake as this was to go with the theme...fair enough...I had 2 tiaras made out of royal icing, and I decided that with MY luck, I should make a 3rd crown JUST in case...

So picture the stress of having a burnt cake, a cake that fell apart, and the general stress of being late....I then realize that the 3rd tiara had mutated as it dried...so it was unusable...so I go to find my 2 other tiars only to find one of them had shattered at some point....that's OK...I had ONE more to play with! (See my logic with all this? hahaha!) And since I am the clumsiest human to walk the earth, I decided it would be prudent to keep it as far away from me as possible during production...and to just wait until the very last possible second to place it on top of my cake....can you see where this is going?

The cakes was finished...the car was warmed & ready for driving...it was past midnight and I walked over to the table where I kept my delicate tiara in a plastic sandwich bag....I ever so slowly opened the bag, VERY carefully pulled it out of its home that it had known all its life....and dropped it. Have you ever had a slow motion moment where you can see everything happen all at once? This was one of those moments...I watched as my LAST tiara falls about 8 inches and breaks into 3 pieces....right in front of my eyes.....I screamed....and screamed...and screamed...and I started crying...and then I screamed some more...and then the baby started to cry...and then my husband started screaming at me to stop screaming because it was making the baby scream and cry...which only made me even more distraught, so I handled it by screaming even more.....and then I hit the table...and then I cried some more...and then...I just put my head in my hands and sobbed.....
Tony put the baby down...and picked up the pieces...examined the damage...and then asked me if I could fix it. What else could I do? That was the main centerpiece of the cake..I HAD to try...and so I walked over to the cake and put some frosting together and took MANY deep breaths before starting... and then..I put the tiara on the pillow little bit, by little bit. And when I was finished....it  looked very pretty. So Tony sat in the car with it on his lap, and I drove straight to the lovely girl's home...gave her the repaired masterpiece and ran like hell as fast as my little legs could carry me...I wanted to get as far away as humanly possible from that cake because I knew that our relationship was dysfunctional from the start and it was NOTHING but bad luck for me... Fortunately , it worked VERY well with the rest of the theme of her shower, it looked like it was a success...and my client was happy! which makes ME happy.

For yesterday, I was asked to make a Bon Voyage cake...a tropical theme...just a small cake...nothing too crazy, and at first I was just going to make a 6", but I made the CUTEST little man to go top, which meant I just HAD to make a bigger cake...ha! PERFECT! It wasn't much bigger...I made her an 8"...but 2 inches is significant when you think about the frosting and then the fondant going on top....but anyhow...it was fun and easy and quick and it turned out AWESOME....I love fondant....

And in the end, I discovered how to successfully make fondant more pliable...easier to work with...giving it less chance of cracking upon placement, making it more "stretchy"...warm it up. If not, I then have spend about 45 minutes kneading it to get it warmed and mold-able in my hands...homemade fondant can have an attitude worse then a hormonal teenage girl (if you read deep enough into that, you'll see I was referring to myself from back in the day)..it falls apart, it refuses to cooperate...sometimes it only applies half-assed...basically I am repeatedly dealing with myself from a younger life...and we don't always get along...I often wonder how my family ever let me live! BUT if you give a little warmth, it becomes soft and stretchy, allowing you to add color more easily and doing everything you ask it to...it's lovely! What better way to complete a round of caking chaos? With a discovery that will last a lifetime and hopefully come through each and every time I need it to. LOVE IT.

and now for photos of the insanity:

I think my very favorite-est part are the mittens... Courtesy of my wonderful hubby!



The theme of the cake is princess and royalty....so I made  pink and white shaped chocolates with luster dust on them to make them all shimmery and shiny! yay!!



Zee baby with zee little tu-tu...

the chocolates and pearls...

more chocolates and jewels and pearls


This was first attempt at making ribbon out of fondant...not too bad!

And the infamous repair...part of it anyhow...damn it.



self explanatory I think...lol


I don't know how much I like my husbands camera... every time I see the photos, I find flaws that I just don't see in real life...it's like that whole tv adding 10lbs thing...it really sucks! hahahaha!!!

I particularly like the bananas...A nice touch and the perfect size! SWEET!!
And check out his coconut drink complete with an umbrella-ella-ella!!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Play On Words

And the word is '3'...For Toy Story and the age the boys are turning! 2 handsome twins turning the fantasic age of 3...passing the all knowing "terrible two's" and entering the age of "why"..."Why is the sky blue?" "becuase it reflects off of the ocean", Why is the ocean blue?", "Because it reflects's off the sky", "Why?" hee hee! LOVE it! And today my OWN baby started to clap...how cute!
We also left him last night for the second time ever and went to Tony's company Christmas party. He screamed the entire time...but lucky for my good friend (and babysitter) we came home early. Normally at these sorts of things, Tony and I pull out all the stops and show everyone a great time. One year he pulled a chair onto the dance floor, made me sit on it and did a "dance" for me...No no...it wasn't overly distasteful, but it's the sort of behavior that a supervisor shouldn't really be displaying...So we played it cool, ate a very lovely dinner, had a glass of red wine and bid an early farewell. We anticipate him hearing the, `why`d ya leave so early on Saturday night?" but alas, he is a responsible father and mentor now...so we left the gallivanting to Stu...the very interesting fellow who was running around the entire floor with pretend mustaches for all to bare...It's "Mowvember" and, in case you're not aware, during November, men grow mustaches to show their support for prostate cancer. Tony has been told he looks like a skinny Hulk Hogan....Two more days....lol Anyhow the funniest part about all that is the women that were running around with mustaches and the men who wore these things as unibrows...hmmm...not QUITE the main purpose...but what was he expecting from a bunch drunk people? Sheesh...lol


Anyhow....To the cake!



I especially like the dresser in the background..I made it out of raspberry flavored rice crispy treats! mmmmmm...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Christmas....Oh Wait..BIRTHDAY!!

So this is twin number 2....lucky for me and the holiday season, her very favorite-est thing in the whole wide world is candy canes and candy cane kisses....

This means I get to make a Christmas-y type cake! It were fun. The inside is an alternating layer of my chocolate mud and vanilla mint cakes...this means people at the office can take an entire slice, but they can either choose to have 1 flavor or 2! HOW DELICIOUS!!
And it was all held together with vanilla mint frosting and mint flavored fondant....yum! yum!

I didn't realize it while I was doing it, but the drage├ęs look like multi-colored snow falling on the trees...I just thought it would look neat...nice outcome!


I particularly like the gigantic kiss on the top.  It had nothing much to do with the cake design itself other than the  fact that it's red and there's candy cane kisses surrounding the outter layer...I'd say it was  "sweet" touch! tee hee hee!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

For The First Twin...

Ok...So I got an email a few weeks ago regarding my hubby's coworker wanting a cake for her sisters birthday...It wasn't until yesterday that I realized she is a twin! So come this Monday...birthday cake part deux! hahaha!! Anyhow, her sister is HUGE fan of chai, so naturally a chai flavored cake would be the way to go...It was quite yummy...similar to a spice cake...I TOO am now a fan!

The second cake you see is a cake for a boy who is turning 10 today...or...well..at least his party is today....lol Anyhow this cake is themed after Naruto, it's a 2 tier monstrosity with strawberry flavored pulled sugar and gumpaste weapons accompanied by a gumpaste headband....The cake I borrowed this idea from was sent to me by his mum and found on the internet...Yet again, I give thanks to the creator of this masterpiece...It's a fantastic cake to work with, lots of great techniques to play with...and a very LARGE piece of art! It stands an entire foot high and is 100% edible...as always...lol On the inside is marble cake with scrumptious strawberry frosting...SOOOO DEEEE-LISH!

This is similar to another that I had done previously...



This cake is $150.00



This is the original creation that I duplicated





This is my creation taken from the one above. The birthday boy LOVES the color orange so we made the bottom tier the orange one

The most important piece to this cake is the headband...It was absolutely necessary for the birthday boy

Lots of close-ups of the pulled sugar. It too is flavored with strawberry, and pulled to look like fire.

This is a marble cake with strawberry frosting

Throwing star...







This cake is $160.00

Sunday, November 14, 2010

From A Simple Christmas Shopping Trip....To A Near Miss.

It all started on Wednesday, November 10th...It was our 4 year anniversary and our first date in over a year. We went out for dinner sans children, ate tons of delicious food, drank wine, laughed and talked...and talked...and talked...we reflected over everything we had been through in such a short time and talked about how well we get along and happy we are with each other and how lucky we are to have found each other because we just fit so well...it was like falling in love all over again....and it made us even more grateful that we had each other to rely on when things get hard...and well...it was just a night that we didn't take for granted...we enjoyed every second with each other and listened intently to one another as we each took the time to tell each other what we loved about our lives together. And we went home with an even greater sense of appreciation for everything we had....

And then the very next day it was magnified...by about 1,000,000,000.

Near miss is RIGHT! We decided about a month ago to send Joey to his dads family for a few days at this time so,
A: He could spend a few days with them and
B: WE could take a drive to Edmonton to go Christmas shopping sans the boy and his curious little eyes...before the weather got too bad...and therefore bad roads etc...

Didn't matter.
About 45 minutes into the trip...we see a white truck about 5 vehicles ahead, pull out to pass a guy in front of him....Fine...except there was a semi coming straight for him in the opposite direction...Nobody knows what this guy was thinking...but anyhow...the semi pulled as far over as he could....unfortunately it didn't prevent complete chaos from exploding all over highway 63...yet again. All you could see was debris everywhere...the white truck spinning (not flipping) around miraculously NOT hitting any of the 5-7 vehicles it was around....and then there was the semi...it was a logging truck...empty...but a logging truck nonetheless. it connects with the white GMC which sends it jackknifed straight into our lane directly towards us.....We were VERY lucky.

Before all this went down we took note of all the vehicles and said how silly they all looked because they were so close to one another...we also poked fun at how they were all speeding and the fact that we certainly were NOT falling for the "we can speed too because the police ALWAYS pull over the guy in the front....(NOT true....speaking from the experience of our LAST Edmonton trip....good times...) So we kept our distance...and Tony kept a watchful eye on the speedometer...I think this saved our lives....We were far enough away to avoid certain death.....About 10 feet to be exact.....

So...the semi flies by, RIGHT in front of us as we slam on our brakes...then I (being an EMR) LEAPED out of the car...ran to the guy in the semi... assessed the driver....he was fine...so I bolted to the guy in the white GMC to find him walking around (BIG no no) and saying he was fine...He had a bleeding nose from his airbag going off and a bit of glass in his mouth...I checked him over and stayed by his side in case the shock wore off and he started to feel the effects of the accident (the thing with first aid is...there's really only so much you can do without their permission...it's really crappy!). He ended up being fine...the police came...first response was there and took over for me...it was excellent.....(no, not really). He didn't want an ambulance which was fine....he had a ride back to Fort McMurray, and a rental car ready for him before we were finished writing our witness statements...

This poor guy just got off night shift...we don't know what the deal was with his decision making...he claimed the sun was in his eyes...unfortunately the sun was NOT in any of the other peoples eyes...therefore we all think he was saying what (he thought) would make the situation easier on him...It IS reasonable to assume that he was exhausted, saw the truck but didn't compute the issue to come, should he pull out...THAT, I would believe...I've misjudged due to being tired in the past, and I certainly was not about to tell him off as he had that happen multiple times by other drivers by the time I got to him...I was more concerned with his life....And that's exactly what I told him...

It's kind of funny how the real version of ourselves comes out in this sort of situation...By all accounts, we avoided a head-on collision with the semi, by only a few feet because of this persons bad decision making...yet both Tony and I were more concerned with how the 2 drivers were doing...and stuck by the man at fault, until the police arrived, to make sure he was alright....We just wanted to make sure everyone was ok....

Anyhow, here are the shots...

This is after being pulled off the road by a police truck...The semi driver saved this guys life by pulling as far to the right as he could, avoiding a direct head-on...a few inches closer to the middle of this truck and 200km+ contact would have ended up with a VERY different outcome.


Now in this next shot (Of the semi..below)...try to imagine that I have run passed the truck, turned around and taken the picture from behind it...because that's exactly what I did...the truck is facing the direction he was driving....we were the oncoming vehicle next in line for contact and he flew right in front of us ending in the ditch....This is a logging truck...imagine had there of been logs on there...again...a VERY different outcome would have occurred...and I may not be writing this right now....

I had no zoom on my phone...but the semi is the thing in the ditch on the left...good times...good times...



Anyhow...this is NOT a cake post....BUT..the Christmas shopping got finished..and I DID buy loads of cake shtufffff....aaaannnd my visa is full. hahaha!! BUT I got lots of cool things...colors, flavors, molds, pans...you know..general things that all decorator extraordinare wannabes have in their kitchens...but I have NOWHERE to put any of it!!! AHHHHH!!! Guess we need to buy a new house? (ya...RIGHT....lol

And then we had to face the roads coming home....

About 5 minutes before the junction to highway 55...we decide to turn on the radio....JUST as we get to a station we both enjoy, the announcer gets on and says the following:
"The highway between junction 55 and Mariana Lake has seen a lot of freezing rain and the police are STRONGLY recommending that drivers do NOT drive on it today"...Well crap. We were already there...what to do? What to do?? Drive slow. Didn't do much...we were ALL OVER THE DAMN ROAD!!! We had to pull over for an hour to calm our nerves and attempt the stupid highway again...funny thing...the road was UBER busy with crazy fast drivers passing each other like lunatics..and all we could do was wonder why WE were the only ones too scared to drive...WTF!? Well....a 4 1/2 hour drive turned into and 8 hour drive....and the baby was FANTASTIC the entire way. Dream baby...We wouldn't have braved the roads but we were already there...it was as stupid as that. Last trip (aside from January for the baby's surgery...I'm SOOO looking forward to that one...[enter sarcasm here]). I hate bad roads...I hate bad drivers...I LOATH the combination....and I don't want to get on that highway again for years...sigh...if only that were an option.....

Anyhow..we are all safe at home...Joey is home from Sparwood...everyone is good and I am making CAKES next week! SWEET!!!!

That post will be SO much better!! hahahaha!!!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

And The Days Go By.

As time goes by I get closer and closer to the realization that maternity leave is temporary...A year goes by quickly when you're having fun...and this year has been the most fun EVER. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and mine is getting closer by the day. Come the new year, I shall be a worker bee once more and my adventures in Cakeland/Mommyville shall be slashed drastically. It seems, however...that those days are starting sooner then later anyhow...well at least the slashing of the cakes. About 2 weeks ago, my infant had learned the art of crawling...which was QUICKLY followed by climbing...which led us to 5 1/2 hours in the ER just to hear the Dr. say, "oh ya...that...we don't so anything for that...it's kind of a useless part of the body...have a nice night!" It's the piece that connects your upper lip to your gums...go ahead...feel for it...you may have it...or you may not...my baby no longer has his...A little piece of advice for all you new parents out there...if your baby decides to smash his/her face and bleed...expect blood...I mean LOTS of blood.....It was October 30th, and we're walking around Walmart as our sleeping infant drooled blood...and it's not until we got into better lighting that we noticed the poor little guy had a RING OF BLOOD around his lips...and this was about 3 hours after initial contact....Oh dear...Can you say "parent of the year"??? WTF!? Poor little guy!!! Funny thing though...we sort of fit in...I mean...it WAS almost Halloween after all.....HA!

So with that being said...he's fine...and has since discovered the art of furniture walking....the house is becoming baby proofed...again. I thought I was done this part!! I had to go around the cupboards yesterday and put locks under the kitchen and bathroom sinks...where all the chemicals are...and in the process, I tore one of them little buggers off its' hinges...damn. I lost my balance and fell on it...this is sort of the opposite effect I was hoping for....lol Oh well...they were ugly anyhow...I wonder what Tony would do if I accidentally tore out the flooring?...hmmmm.....(I'll get back to you on that one....lol)

So what does ANY of that ranting have to do with cakes? I can't MAKE a cake when I am RUNNING after my infant...toddler...damn....I think he's not an infant anymore is he? sigh....all grown up....Anyhow...no matter how you look at it he's hell on 2 feet and puts EVERYTHING in mouth and FREAKS when I leave the room, and follows me EVERYWHERE......so the caking must be done when daddy is home...
Which means my cutbacks must be even greater...Originally I was thinking no more then 2 in a 48 hour stint...but I just did that and still ended up staying up till 2 in the morning because my day was filled with playtime....And what makes decorating a cake till that late, worse, is the horrible haunting nightmares you get with the sleep that follows.... Before bed, I was making a monkey out of a tootsie roll but the damn thing kept drooping and falling apart, so I dreamed all night that my cake was falling apart....It's a horrible feeling! (Last week I had a dream that the baby was licking a gross/germy coffee pot, and when I came to, I was reaching over the side of the bed, feeling in mid air, near the floor in a panic, trying to grab the pot away from him....I'm a dummy....but there's something really funny about having your consciousness kick in when you're in the middle of doing something  really stupid.....I managed to embarrass myself in the middle of the night with nobody around to notice...yup.) NEVER bring me to a hypnotist...EVER.

So the cakes have to be one per order per day...I need a few days in between to focus on keeping Hurricane Cakezilla from attacking my kitchen....sigh...How I wish I had my own space and true business to do this with...Oh well...I will just enjoy what I can....I love my family...and I love my cakes...and I will soon need to work again...so everything needs it's own personal attention...and affection....speaking of which....

Two of my friends had kids with birthdays today and so they asked me to make the cakes....

The first one is for a 2 year old. Originally she wanted it to be a monkey themed cake...but we were both shocked at the lack of monkey stuff in town...so we went with a monkey/jungle theme....It was fun...making this cake brought back that feeling of bliss while decorating....the next time I will add more/different leaves to the top tier as well...

The second cake is for my friends 9 year old who loves Pokemon...This character's name is Lugia...and I went for a mock 3D effect on it...He stands out but in a "bubble" sort of way....I like the final product....It worked out well....


This is a marble cake with banana frosting


And this is what my cakes look like on the inside! yay!



$150.00  This comes with the toys...either jungle, or monkeys...whatever is needed to fulfill the idea...

This is a chocolate cake with chocolate and vanilla frosting




$100.00

So there you have it.....Next weekend there will be no posts because my hubby is taking me to tropical island of Edmonton for our 4 year anniversary...VERY exotic...I plan on coming back SUPER dark and relaxed from the beaches of Old Navy, Lululemon, Ikea, Winners...SO EXCITED!!! Only a short 5 hour flight on air Tucson which will be JUST fine as he got us seats in FIRST CLASS....that's right baby...I get to sit all the way in the front! BAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!

Until next time! Happy caking! :)