Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Ethan!

Wow, what a beautiful weekend once again..I'm hoping that every special occasion that we get to be a part of has nice weather!
My godson Ethan is in LOVE with Bumblebee from what better way to celebrate his birthday than with a themed cake!

Since cupcakes are all the rage these days, we decided we'd go ahead and make a 6" cake and a bunch of cupcakes so that each guest could have something of their own.

Here's the cake all iced up ready for the fondant...

Then for the cupcakes, I thought I'd do yellow icing with black sprinkles..for that real bumble bee feel...

Oh and the cake was chocolate and the filling for both the cupcakes and cake was a chocolatey-hazelnut filling..yum!

We couldn't just leave the cupcakes without a special we melted down some yellow vanilla flavored candy disks into the shape of an autobot logo...

(ignore my flower patterned place mat hehe!) And the finished product looked like this:

They were a big hit and everyone loved that they got a little autobot all to themselves! Finally, the cake..which we decided to put a fondant picture of the animated version of turned out really well! All of the cupcakes surrounding the cake have yellow candy to spell out "happy birthday"..I really wanted them to be black but when I added the food coloring it seized up the candy..I think it would've worked better if I had used white chocolate but time was of the essence so yellow had to do!

It's always fun to put your twist on a themed birthday cake. Ethan's mom was super happy with the end result (she pretty much left it up to us!)..we've been doing Ethan's cake for the past couple years (our website shows the Spiderman cake and cupcakes from last year's birthday) and we look forward to many more themed birthdays!

Deliciously Yours,

Jzabela & Sara

Monday, May 18, 2009

Michelle & Danny

Phew! It was a busy and beautiful long weekend..and week leading up to this weekend as both Sara and I were busy little bees baking 150 cupcakes for a hawaiian themed wedding.

75 chocolate cupcakes with chocolate fudge filling and 75 vanilla cupcakes with raspberry filling all topped with cream cheese icing and sugar flowers. We had a mini fiasco regarding the sugar flowers in that we were unable to get a set of one particular color..SO a little bit of handy work remedied the problem!

Sara thankfully found some lavender pearl dusting powder so I brushed all 150 sugar flowers with it..what a lifesaver!

The ceremony and reception was held at the Olympic View Golf Club in Victoria, BC and boy did they ever luck out with the weather! Thanks to trusty dollar store bins, the cupcakes and cake made it all the way from Vancouver with no mishaps! The staff at the golf club were excellent and very accomodating for the 12 stacked bins I kept in their beer cooler, if I had one complaint, it was that the fondant on the cake itself got a little sweaty due to being in too cold of an area, but otherwise it worked out really well!

There were more cupcakes than there was room on the cupcake tier, so the fabulous head chef at the golf club found me a big glass serving platter that I used to place the other cupcakes onto. Perfecto!

A very fitting cake topper was placed on the cake, as the groom is a big golf buff!

All in all a very wonderful experience and a very beautiful wedding! Thanks Danny & Michelle for making us a part of your special day!
Deliciously Yours,
Jzabela & Sara

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

We've entered the world of blogging.

Welcome everyone!

After having a successful 2008 and an exciting 2009 ahead of us, we figured we'd start up a blog to share all the trials and tribulations of cake baking!

Here, you'll be able to follow some exciting wedding and/or special occasion cakes from start to finish!

Your feedback is important to us, so please feel free to leave us some comments. =)

Stay tuned, we've got a busy long weekend!

Deliciously Yours,

Jzabela & Sara