Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fall Cake Decorating Workshop

Lets embrace Fall with a fun fall themed cake!!

In this workshop you will learn how to make some gumpaste pumpkins and a scarecrow figure. We will also decorate your cake so that it resembles a hay bale.

Date: Sunday September 18, 2011
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:  Jarrett Hall, Horseshoe Valley Road (in between Barrie and Orillia) 

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

Option 1: Do it yourself
Cost $50 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 $80 per person which includes the workshop time, instruction, baked cake, icing, fondant and cake boards. 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. E-mail transfers sent to info@smashingcakedesigns.com are accepted or please send an e-mail to arrange other payment options.

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*You don't need previous cake decorating experience to attend this workshop. So feel free to join in the fun if you would like to try your hand at cake decorating for the first time.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wedding Fun

So what happens when a cake decorator gets married?   Lots of late nights!! 

The last few weeks have been very busy.  My wedding was fast approaching so there was all the regular things to take care of and then of course the cake and treats on top of that. 

It started about 3 weeks ago with making the wedding favors.   Each favor was 2 chocolate hearts drizzled with white chocolate.
Then it was onto cookies.  I didn't want regular cookies, so I made these 3 tier wedding cake cookies.  Each cookie actually consisted of 6 cookies with 2 for each tier.   Rather then normal cookie icing, they are iced with white chocolate and finished with some gum paste flowers. 
Cake Pops make a great treat at a wedding.  They are a great finger food that also tastes great!  These were vanilla cake with cream cheese icing dipped in milk chocolate. 
Finally the cake!  I went with a simple wedding cake design because I LOVE the look of simple, elegant cakes.
The dessert table looked great thanks to the help of some great friends that set everything up.  Once I get the professional photos in I will share that with you.