Saturday, April 30, 2011

Royal Wedding Cake

A local retirement home was having a special Royal Wedding Celebration.   We were asked to make a 2 tier wedding cake for the celebration that included the flowers from the four corners of the UK - English Rose, Welsh Daffodil, Irish Shamrock and a Scottish Thistle.  

The bottom tier of the cake is chocolate and the top tier is fruit cake.   

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Golf Bag Workshop

Father's Day is coming up in June, so join us on Sunday May 29th from 11am – 5pm at the Jarrett Hall on Horseshoe Valley Road to learn how to make a great cake for Dad.

During this workshop, you will create a 3D golf bag cake with some gumpaste golf clubs, balls and tees. I will show you step by step how to carve and create your golf bag.

2 workshop options are available, so please let me know which option you would like when signing up.

Option 1: Do it yourself
Cost $60 per person which included the workshop time and instruction. Use of some specialized tools. You bake your own cake and bring your own fondant, icing, tools etc. A list will be provided approximately a week prior to the workshop.

Option 2: Full Workshop
Cost $95 per person which includes the workshop time, instruction, a baked cake, icing, fondant and cake board. Use of some specialized tools. You will be required to bring a few tools such a rolling pin, knives, etc. A list will be provided approximately a week prior to the workshop.

Space is limited so sign up early to reserve your spot. Your non-refundable pre-payment must be submitted to hold your seat. I accept e-mail transfers to or please send an e-mail to arrange other payment options.

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Monday, April 25, 2011


I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend.  We had a great dinner with family yesterday.   Of course a cake needed to accompany dinner so this is the cake I made for our dinner this year.

This is also a great example of how you can change a plan and still have it work out for you.   I had originally baked the cake to make a 3D egg, I was then going to decorate it so that the egg was cracking and you could see the little chick legs and a few feathers.  So on Saturday when I sat down to decorate the cake I honestly just didn't feel like making cake anymore.   I recalled seeing a cute chick cake on Cake Central last week so thought, why not.   So the top of egg cake was cut off, stood on it's side rather then laying down and a few hours later Quack-Quack was born.  

Now, I don't  normally name my cakes.   This was the result of my daughter who yelled Quack-Quack as soon as she seen the cake.  So everyone at dinner was calling the cake Quack-Quack yesterday.  Which admittedly made it a little harder to cut into in front of the kids.   Luckily they are all cake lovers and were pretty happy to be getting a piece of cake.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Last call for the purse workshop

There are still a few spots open for the purse workshop being held next weekend.   If your interested please sign up ASAP as the supply details will be sent out in a few days.

Please see the Original Post  for more details.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Broken Eggs

As a baker this is not what you want your egg carton to look when you open it.   Luckily these eggs were saved before hand and turned into this fun Easter time cake. 

Egg carton is real, the eggs are mini cupcakes with pudding yolks and chocolate egg shells.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake

For all those parents with young girls, you know that Strawberry Shortcake is very popular again.   
I love the bright colours of this cake.   The strawberry is cake carved to resemble a strawberry then covered in fondant.   Cake flavours are strawberry and banana cream....yummy!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Chocolate, lots of chocolate

I admit it, I am a chocoholic! Smashing Cake Designs is happy to launch a new chocolate line. Gift sets always make great little gifts, so order your chocolate gift set today. Here are a FEW samples of what we have, please ask if there is something in particular you would like as we have many other molds.

Chocoholic Diet Pill.
1/2 pound of chocolate $5

Tractor Set.
Packaged individually in a gift box $12.

 Fire Fighter Set.
Packaged individually in a gift box $12.

Bingo Card $4

Packaged individually, set of 3 $10

Police Set.
Packaged individually in a gift box $12

School Set.
Packaged individually in a gift box $12.

Tool Set.
Packaged individually in a gift box $12.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fondant Newbie

Interested in signing up for a fondant workshop, but don't have any previous skills using fondant or decorating a cake? Don't let that stop you! When you attend a Smashing Cake Designs workshop you will be shown step by step how to complete the project. You will also learn lots of tricks of the trade to help you make other cakes at home.

Meet Melissa. Melissa has attended a few cupcake workshops over the last year, but has never completed a full cake or worked with fondant. Melissa came out to the last fondant workshop to give it a try. She brought her rolling pin and a knife and all other supplies/products where provided to her signing up for the full workshop.

Great cake Melissa!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

English Major

This cake was for a young lady heading to university this weekend to start her summer studies.