3 in 1

Friday was a triple feature day for me as I had 3 cakes in one day. I did a 50th anniversary cake as well as 2 birthday cakes.

The anniversary cake was for my great aunt and uncle who were celebrating 50 years of marriage, congratulations! Theirs was a two tier lemon cake with lemon filling, iced in vanilla buttercream, and decorated with royal blue string work, dots, and scrolls, as well as some gumpaste calla lilies on top. The design was inspired by a cake from the movie Marie Antoinette.

The first birthday cake was for a friends grandma. She is a classy lady so they asked for an elegant cake done in black and white. It was also lemon with a lemon filling and vanilla buttercream.

The second birthday cake was for a friend of mine from high school. She asked for a fun and colourful cake (which matches her fun and bubbly personality) with a purple hippo on top. The cake was vanilla with cherry filling and the best part was that it was not only colourful on the outside but also on the inside! I coloured the cake batter pink, orange, and green to match the outer decoration.


Chocolate Video Game Cake

This is a cake I made for a friend who recently entered his teenage years. The first teen in the family, so an exciting milestone. The cake is chocolate with chocolate icing. I made an x-box controller for the top because the birthday boy enjoys playing video games. ENJOY!

July Wedding

Ok here goes the fastest blog ever! I am about to leave for the cottage but I wanted to post the wedding cake I did for today. It is vanilla cake with vanilla filling and vanilla buttercream (with a fondant covering). Gumpaste flowers in the colours of the bride's bouquet and blues ribbons to match the bridesmaid dresses. ENJOY!!!

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Today I decided to break my baking fast (due to the extremely hot weather) by making banana chocolate chip muffins.
I purchased some porridge oats that had a combination of oats, wheat bran, oat bran, and flaxseed; this was inspiration along with some butter milk we had in the fridge. First I mixed together unbleached flour, baking soda, cinnamon, wheat bran, salt, and chocolate chips. Next I blended together canola oil, bananas (frozen, then thawed), butter milk, honey, vanilla, and brown sugar. In a third bowl I whipped up some egg whites and brown sugar until soft peaks formed.

To the wet ingredients I added 1/3 of the whipped egg whites then all of the flour and mixed it until half incorporated. I then folded in the rest of the whipped egg whites until just blended. I scooped into a greased and floured muffin tin filling the cups to the top. Bake time was 13 minutes. Enjoy!


Yesterday was Canada day, whoo hoo! Our family decided to spend the afternoon celebrating at the park/beach. This was a joint celebration of my aunt and uncle's 20th wedding anniversary, my other aunt's birthday, and of coarse Canada day. At my Aunt's (birthday girl) request I made cupcakes with her favourite buttercream icing: butter, milk, icing sugar, and vanilla. The cupcakes I made were vanilla and the recipe was one that I carefully invented, using whipping cream instead of butter and milk. The cake seemed to work out well and I will post the recipe once it is perfect. For the birthday cupcakes I did bows and flowers for decorations and of coarse for Canada day I did red maple leaves. It was only after I had finished decorating them all that I remembered the anniversary and sadly did not have enough time to redo any into a wedding theme. So here are the ones I did Enjoy!!