Spongebob Squarepants Cake

Here’s a not-so-recent project I did for a little one’s birthday!

Spongebob Cake

The cake was red velvet with cream cheese buttercream (one of my personal faves!), and all decorations were done using fondant. My favourite parts are his little cheeks….and his little nose…and his tiny tie…and his mini socks….and his teeny little shoes…okay, I admit it: I am very indecisive!!

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In other news, school is finally wrapping up (FOR GOOD!!!) and I’m looking forward to upcoming baking projects, and some new recipe posts! Stay tuned, mes amis!

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Cinderella Cupcakes

In honor of the new Cinderella movie hitting theatres next week, here’s a quick look at a set of fondant cupcake toppers made for a Cinderella themed birthday party last year. Better late than never, right?

Cinderella Cupcakes

Cinderella was one of my favourite Disney cartoons growing up. I had quite a few sick days in my early years, and this flick was always the first to hit the VCR! (Until I got older and graduated to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, of course!)Cinderella CupcakesI may not have had a Princess Party in my childhood, but if I did, I think young Megan would have enjoyed both the look and the taste of these cupcakes!

 

Dr. Seuss Baby Shower Cupcakes

I have a confession to make: I actually made these cupcakes last summer. Why, you ask, am I only showing them to you now? This set of photos has been one of the most daunting folders on my desktop, for ages…I haven’t known where to start! However, with one midterm under my belt as of today, I am happy to announce that my schedule just freed up a little bit, and I was able to check this post off of my To-Do list once and for all!

I was approached last summer with a request for some gluten free cupcakes for a Dr. Seuss themed baby shower. More specifically, the theme was specific to the One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish book, with an adorable New Fish baby shower twist!

Dr. Seuss Baby Shower CupcakesThe design was left up to me, so after checking out this book thanks to youtube (I confess, I had never read it before) I created this set using fondant, a paint brush, and black gel food colour. Dr. Seuss Baby Shower Cupcakes
The best part about making these cupcakes, was the painting step! They literally came to life before my eyes, much like the pages of a well-loved Dr. Seuss book! The only downside of this order was duplicating 3 dozen of them!Dr. Seuss Baby Shower CupcakesDr. Seuss Baby Shower Cupcakes

Dr. Seuss Baby Shower Cupcakes

Pink Lemonade Cake

This cake was made for a 1 year-old’s pink lemonade themed birthday bash! The cake was an ombre strawberry-lemon cake, iced all over in lemon buttercream using the scalloping technique.Pink Lemonade CakeThe bunting was handmade using paper straws and card stock. Side note: I have an extensive paper straw collection, and I think this is the first time I actually used any 🙂IMG_2178Pink Lemonade CakePink Lemonade CakeThe cake was also accompanied by a matching smash cake for the birthday girl to have some fun with!

Pink Lemonade Smash CakeSince my posts are few and far between, feel free to check out my Instagram account for the most up to date cake projects!

 

Baseball Cake & Cupcakes

A while back I had a request for some baseball themed treats for a 1-year-old’s birthday party! I made an assortment of mini cupcakes and two half baseball smash cakes for the little guy to have some fun with! Here’s hoping I hit the theme out of the park… 😉
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Elephant Cupcakes

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There’s nothing I love more than a baking project with a theme! There’s something about duplicating something from print that can be so satisfying if it turns out right!

A while back, I was asked to make some elephant-themed cupcakes for a lovely little lady’s first birthday. Luckily for me, I was provided with some of the party decor for inspiration, and the rest fell into place from there!

Elephant cupcakesFor the elephants, I obviously didn’t have the specific cutter I needed, so I cut them out by hand using the small rotary cutter from my gumpaste tool set.Elephant CupcakesI happened to find these floral liners in the exact colours that I needed…it was a pretty exciting day at Michael’s to say the least!Elephant Cupcakes

Stay tuned for more themed cakes and cupcakes in the next few weeks!

Have a wonderful weekend!

The Month of the Minion

I’ve definitely had my fair share of minion requests in the past little while. It’s been a while since I’ve been taking orders, but September definitely goes down as my busiest minion month to date. Don’t believe me? Well, the proof is in the pudding…er, cake.

Exhibit A: 3D Minion Cake

Minion Cake

This was my very first attempt at a 3 dimensional minion. Something I had been wanting to do for quite some time! Who better to try this out on than my own boyfriend for his birthday? The cake was vegan chocolate with peanut butter icing. My favourite elements are easily the hair and the mini birthday cake. I should also mention that it is rare that I am actually present for the cutting of one of my own cakes. The verdict:? Painful to watch!

Exhibit B:  Fondant Cake Topper

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This cake topper was made for a 6 inch cake. Everything is made out of fondant, and I couldn’t have done it without my gum paste tool set! All of the shading details were done using petal dust.

Exhibit C: Minion Stuart Cake

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Meet Stuart! He was made for a young girl’s birthday party and was a chocolate cake with mango buttercream. I owe his wonderfully round head to the Wilton sports ball pan. Every detail here is edible. To make the silver, I brushed silver pearl dust onto grey fondant.

All of this happened in a span of about 2 and a half weeks! I can happily say that my nightmares about disastrous, collapsing minion cakes have finally ceased to exist, and I have completed a few other exciting projects in the meantime! But more on that later 🙂

British Farewell Cupcakes

class·y [klas-ee, klah-see] adj. of high class, rank, or grade; stylish; admirably smart; elegant.

 

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When you think of class what comes to mind? Chanel, vacationing in the South of France, The Ritz Carlton Hotel, George Clooney? One thing that should be on everyone’s list by default is British Accents. Which is exactly why you should read this post in a  British accent. Cupcakes this posh deserve only the classiest Julie Andrews impersonation you can provide. Chivvy up now! 

10 days ago, a friend of mine packed her things and boarded a plane for the UK, where she will attend school for the next year. Bloody brilliant! I can’t even begin to contain my jealousy on this one!

I was asked to make some cupcakes for her family farewell dinner and was given free reign on the design…the first thing that came to mind was Tina’s unequivocal love for One Direction, but when I thought of how her Mother might be less than gobsmacked when she came to pick them up I went back to the drawing board (Tina, don’t worry, I will obvs make you 1D cupcakes when you come home).

Instead, I went with all things unmistakably British:

British Cupcakes

 

Telephone booths: Telephone Booth Cupcakes

Union Jacks:Union Jack Cupcakes

London Underground:Underground Cupcakes

Royalty:Royal Cupcakes

Well that just about does it. What do you think? Are they blinding? Or have I just gone straight mad?

British Cupcakes

British Cupcakes

Oh and Tina, please send my regards to my old mates Wills, Kate and little George for me, would you? That would be just brilliant. Cheerio!

Calculator Cake & Back to School!

The summer has officially come to an end now, and as school has been back in session for about a week, I thought it would be the perfect time to share one of my recent creations. A couple of weeks ago I made a calculator cake for a going away party at an actuarial firm. The worst part about making this cake was digging out my school bag two weeks early to find my calculator 😦

Calculator Cake

The cake was red velvet with vanilla & raspberry buttercream, and fresh raspberries in between the layers. I would tell you that it was delicious, but I wasn’t at the farewell party so I can only assume! Calculator Cake

The white writing was done in royal icing and the black was food colouring markers.Calculator CakeCalculator CakeFor all of you that have gone back to school like myself, don’t worry–Thanksgiving holidays will be here before we know it! 😉