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Wedding Cakes

Oh the pressure! Being asked to do someones special cake on the big day. I’m new to cake decorating I want to make beautiful creations for people’s special day. It turns out my cousin is getting married in a couple weeks and my mother is holding a small reception for them the next long weekend. I need to come up with something to feed about 25 people and have the colour lilac.

I’m not sure about the type of flower I’m doing– I was thinking about trying this lilac flower.

I’ve only done two other wedding like cakes.

The first was a three tiered vanilla cake with Dulce de leche for a wedding reception. The fondant began white and the rolling in the blue took forever! I also think my favourite baking partner wanted to kill me that day!


The second pictures are from one of my best friend’s wedding cake last August. I made a bunch of cupcakes, a small cake for her son and a massive Vanilla and lemon curd cake. The flowers are lilies and hydrangeas, the wedding colours were light blue and lilac. The ribbon is just ribbon at the bottom… only not edible thing. 

The lilies though were a fun process to make– even though only a few made it on the cake. I made a ton! Each had 12 different pieces!





The best thing about doing these cakes is I seem to be working for tools. I got a cake stand and circle pans for the first cake And square pans for the second one. I really do need a tilting decorating stand– any takers? :op



Breakfast noms

Pinterest if full of fantastic breakfast foods. In fact I have a whole board dedicated to it.  Since my roommate went dairy, gluten and egg free, we don’t really do breakfasts anymore. A few weekend’s ago I had two friends up from Toronto and I decided to make these babies. I thought at like 100 calories a pop was pretty decent. Posting some pictures to my Facebook, the responses were overwhelmingly positive, minus one. I’ve never had my Facebook light up with comments like that! It was one of the deciding factors when I thought about creating a blog, maybe having everything on my personal facebook wasn’t a good idea.

I digress.

Here are the ones I did: They were super easy and nice to just throw in the muffin tin and feed a group of people. The pictures are so good I might have to make them again soon!

Sewing Machine

For Christmas I was lucky enough to get two dream machines– my Kitchen Aid Standmixer & a sewing machine.

I’ve wanted a sewing machine for a couple years even though I’ve never ever used one. This pretty model was the one I got. 

I needed a first project and with multiple first birthday’s and baby showers coming I thought sewn blocks would be a simple place to start. I used this tutorial from Make It and Love It.

And boy, did I make blocks:

I made some for my baby brother (yup, 27 year difference), I made some for my friends baby shower and more for another friends son’s birthday.

The 1, 2, 3 blocks I started them at about 1:30 am and it took about an hour to get them all done. I skipped out on the hand stitching the numbers on and opted for a fabric glue.

Next time I did these I would add things inside of the stuffing, such as a bell or crinkly paper.

They were pretty easy to put together and a HUGE hit. I spent most of my time coordinating the fabric and making sure each had the right balance of colour.

I got lazy and there were a few blocks I didn’t cut the corners out on the top and bottom blocks and it made things more difficult!