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Let The Wild Rumpus Begin!!

I was so excited to do this first birthday cake for one of my friends. I’ve had the chance to do a few first birthday cakes for my friends this far and I have to say, I’m really enjoying doing all of the first birthday cakes for my little girl and her playmates!

This party had an awesome theme – based on the book “Where The Wild Things Are”. One of my personal favourites from my childhood for sure!

My friend knew exactly what kind of cake she wanted – something inspired by the cake she found on Pinterest from a blog on Hostess with the Mostest. It was simple yet a sweet nod to the essence of the wild forest in the book.

The original cake was a fondant cake but my twist on the original was to do it in buttercream with fondant accents.

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The highlight was watching the birthday boy dig into his smash cake! Now onto designing for next week’s birthday cake!

With best wishes for a “sweet” day!

Cayke

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As Cute As A Button…

A friend of mine always gets a cake from me for any occasion.  She is one of the people who appreciate the taste and flavor that you get from a scratch baked cake with homemade buttercream.  She also trusts my cake design judgments so she ALWAYS leaves the design up to me.  Sometimes it’s scary to have such freedom – because what if I pick a design that she doesn’t like??? Other times is super exciting because I can try my hand at a theme or technique that I’ve been anxious to try.

This was one of those exciting times!  She was attending a baby shower that was being hosted at her office for a fellow co-worker and signed up to bring the cake.  All she said was she needed a cake that was big enough to feed 20 people and it had a gender neutral design.

Ever since I picked up my Wilton fabric fondant/gumpaste mold I’ve been itching for an excuse to give it a go and this was the perfect opportunity!  I decided to go with “As Cute As A Button” for the theme of the cake.  I dyed my fondant various pastel shades to give it colour without being gender specific, used my funky letters to cut out the phrase and my molds to make the baby and the buttons….

baby close up

Then I baked a single layer third sheet (11″x15″) cake – a super moist vanilla cake with my house buttercream. Iced it white with a white shell border and added all of my cut outs.  To give it a little extra pizzazz I made a large “button” for the baby to sleep on.  Isn’t it cute??

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This is such a fun theme – one I would love to do again soon!
With best wishes for a sweet day!

Cayke

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Slowly getting back to it…

Hello Cayke Fans!

It has been so long since I’ve blogged!!! I’m so sorry for neglecting you but 2014 is a new year and I’m slowly getting back to the grind.  I’ve gone back to hobby baking so not back to caking full time but it’s nice to be able to do something nice for friends and family!  I have a few really cool cakes in the works for this weekend and will be posting them soon!

With a toddler in tow, it’s been a bit difficult to get into the full swing of things so a lot of my recent cakes have been pretty simple. Usually just buttercream based because it’s so much faster for me than working with fondant details.  Kudos to all of the other bakers on island with kids, full time jobs and full time caking because let me tell you…it’s loads of work!!  That being said, I truly do miss my caking weekends and the pride I feel after a new recipe tests well or a new design comes out even better than imagined!  At the end of the day it’s all about prioritizing and balancing out all of the demands that comes with life…that’s what will truly make every day of life SWEET 😉

Here are a few of the cakes that I’ve worked on while on hiatus…

whimsical birthday sheet

 

feb bday cake

Mater Cake

nalah christening

yellow 50th cake

pink and yellow and orange baby shower

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welcome little man

stroller cake

red and white ribbon and bows

ivory and red wedding cake

With best wishes for a “sweet” day!

Cayke

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