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Bobbie’s 1st Birthday!

7 Jul

Last weekend was my cousin Mike daughter’s first birthday. Her name is Bobbie and she is absolutely adorable. See for yourself…


She is such a doll and she was so good! I was very honored to make the cake. This is the cake that I made…


And look how similar the flower on the cake and the flower on her headband are… Total coincidence.


Here are some more goodies I made for Bobbie’s 1st Birthday..

Vanilla cake pops that I covered in pink and purple candy coating. I made yellow flowers out of fondant mixed in with a little gumpaste so that they would harden. Added some silver candies in the middle to go with the silver balls on the cake.


Here are some red velvet cupcakes that I made with cream cheese icing. I found these cute little cake toppers at a party store in Buffalo. The second pic is of red velvet also but I made them in mini ice cream cones. I got ice cream tester spoons at our local ice cream shop in town.


These are sugar cookies that I made with fun little birthday balloons!


I made fresh donuts the morning of. I added a little pink food colouring in the icing brighten them up.


These are blueberry cupcakes filled with lemon curd and topped with vanilla buttercream. I added yellow candies and a fresh blueberry on top.


Here are some sugar cookies that I made of a duckie toy. I got the idea of this from Sweet Sugarbelle Blog.


There are eclairs filled with vanilla custard and drizzled with pink coloured chocolate and hot pink sprinkes.

Hope you liked the dessert table.



Daniel’s 1st Communion

3 Jun


Last Sunday was my son Daniel’s 1st Communion. My boy looked very handsome and I hope he had a great day. I would have posted a pic of him on his own but as I was looking though the photos I realized I don’t have just a photo of him on his own in his suit. This is at his party a couple hours after the photo above. He couldn’t wait to ditch the tie and jacket.


I decided to just make a cake. No cookies or pastries. We got the food catered by the same hall that we got married so I knew not only would there be a lot of food but it would be delicious.

On a trip to a party store a couple of months ago I found these beautiful dessert plates in turquoise. I decided to make the cake and get the cutlery in the same colour. For the cake I decided to do two tiers so that I could do two flavours. I decided on banana and red velvet both with cream cheese icing. I used Americolor turquoise to colour the fondant and decided on white fondant ribbons to decorate. I found these great silver balls in three different sizes and thought that they would be a nice look against the turquoise. This is how the cake turned out…



I started by cutting about a 1.5″ thin circle of white gum paste and letting it dry for a couple of hours till it got stiff. Then I lightly moistened a small brush with water and lightly wet the center of the circle and placed my large silver ball on top. It only takes a little water to have it stick. Don’t use a lot of water because it will only make the gum paste wet and it will not dry properly.
I let the center dry and then I lightly brushed the surrounding area with water and scattered the next two sizes of balls. I made about 5 circles and let them dry for 5 hours. Once I wrapped the two tiers with fondant I lightly brushed where I wanted my now studded circles of gum paste and attached it to the cake. I will say again…only use a small amount of water. If you over water the area will only be gummy and everything will slide off. I held them in place for a couple of seconds and that is all it took.
For the bottom tier I rolled white fondant very thinly and cut into 1″ long strips. With a toothpick I rolled only half the long side of the strip and it ruffled along the edge. I lightly wet where I was going to place the strip on the cake and using the unruffled side of the strip I adhered it to the cake. I first wrapped around my gum paste studded circle so that I got a flower look. When I got the ‘flower’ big enough then I used my remaining strips and filled it the empty area in between. I then scattered the silver balls in the empty space between the top and bottom tier.
My cousin Katie did the flowers for the event so since I didn’t have a topper for the cake I used some leftover flowers for the top.

1st Birthday

30 Mar


This is a 1st birthday cake that I made for a friend. It was a strawberry shortcake cake. I hope they liked how the cake turned out. One of the things that I wish I could do is taste the cake. But I guess when you stick to your standard recipes you basically know how it should turn out. Grace (my friend) was nice enough to bring me a piece. It’s not like cupcakes where you can make an extra one to taste test. I hope baby Ella had a great 1st b-day.

Couple Silhouette Cookies

19 Mar

Hello All,

Here are some silhouette cookies I made for my cousins Adam and Katie. I got the idea from Sweetopia’s blog. Once I saw them I thought of Katie and thought it would be nice to put the couple in the same cookie.


Happy Baking…


Mini Cupcake Stand with Mini Cupcakes

10 Feb

IMG_4029Mini Cupcake Stand with Mini Cupcakes

I got the idea to do this stand from blogger Bakerella. Everyone needs to check out her stuff, it amazing. When I saw it I thought that it would look really good with mini cupcakes. I remember seeing mini Reeses pieces somewhere so I went on a search. I found them at Walmart! I topped them with swirls of royal icing and topped them with mini hearts. I think they are absolutely adorable. If you go to you will find the step by step instructions on how to make the stand.

Dessert Table Pictures

6 Dec

I thought I would add more pictures of the dessert table that I did for my cousin Adam’s Stag and Doe. Enjoy.

I found these cute cupcake cups at Winners. I filled them with an assortment of candies. This treat was the first to go.

Here is an assortment of biscotti that I made. I found a great selection of mascarade masks around Hallaween which worked out great since that was the theme for the dessert table.

Here are cinnamon cupcakes. I made a cream cheese icing and I added cinnamon sugar which went great with the cinnamon flavoured cupcake. I topped them off with a cinnamon stick.

At the top of the pic are chocolate almond cookies that my mother made growing up. Below you will see larger cinnamon cupcakes that I topped with a homemade churro.

I also made red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing. I topped them off with red glitter and silver candy balls.

I made french macarons which rec’d many compliments. I also made many pastel meringues. They melted in your mouth.

The one treat that I was most excited about trying were these Nutella meringues. I loved them! The only thing that I would change would be that I would add more Nutella.

Here are lemon squares I made with a delicious shortbread crust.

These are vanilla and chocolate mousse topped with a mini donut which can be used for dipping.

Because the bride to be loves all things parisian I got this eiffle tower chocolate mold. I used them to top sugar cookie towers and I also used them as accents around the table. I also make sugar cookies and used a paint brush to make a “painted look”. I think they came out really pretty.

These are chocolate and vanilla cake pops. I found these cute wooden spoons instead of using lollipop sticks.

Here is the first dessert table.

Here is the second.

I can’t forget about these delicious cream puffs. They are made with store bought puff pastry and a mixture of whipping cream and jello pudding inside. They are always quick to go.

See ya.

Wedding Cake Cookies

20 Nov

So I was asked to make a sweet table for my cousin’s Adam and Katie stag and doe.  One of the sweets I made were these wedding cake cookies.  I cut out 3 different sizes of scalloped circles and put a layer of icing sugar in a lite pink.  The next day once all the cookies were dry I layered them.  The icing sugar worked great at giving this treat a little height.  I made a rossette with stiff icing on top which held a coating chocolate heart.  I put them in pretty cupcake liners for each transport.  Hope you guys like them!