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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

More Camo cupcakes

Camo icing
Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes
The last time I made camo cupcakes I used fondant toppers, and so since I tried out the camo icing technique in the AK 47 cake I figured it should work just as well on cupcakes. It did take some time getting all the colors to look random though.
Half of the order had the gun silhouette added to them.

Cars 2

Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes
This was such a fantastic turnout. The inspiration for this cake was a three tier version, and they needed less cake but wanted the general design to be similar. Also the original had much more fondant on it and my client wanted mostly buttercream. So I kept the fondant to only the accents and of course she provided the cars for the road.
I am just so pleased with how it turned out!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Shaun the Sheep

Shaun the Sheep
Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes
I have not actually watched the cartoon with this sweet character in it, but I know a certain little Princess who is wild over Shaun the Sheep. One of these days I will have to watch the kid's show and see why she loves him so.

Friday, November 11, 2011

AK 47 on Camo

AK 47 on Camo
Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes
A friend's son is quite the gun enthusiast and he specifically asked for an AK 47 on his cake. We had thought of making a 3D cake but quickly realized that there wouldn't really be all that much cake for people to eat once it was carved. So we opted to keep it a little more simple.
It was an interesting experiment to turn the background into camouflage. That icing job was good practice for some upcoming cupcakes which still need to be posted.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Breaking Dawn honeymoon bed

I have a regular customer who is a huge Twilight fan. She has been planning her own cake for months. She wanted it to represent a scene from the newest movie which hasn't even hit the theaters yet.
It's a good thing that I have read the books as well so that I knew exactly what she was talking about when she described the bed in Bella and Edward's room.
It did help that there were many trailers available to watch online.
To see a couple more pictures of the bed details click here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bon Voyage!

Bon Voyage!
Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes
I was given free reign on the design of this cake except for the message. It was for a going away party, and the only suggestion was for a whimsical design.
I had seen a Wilton student of mine use this idea on a class cake recently and I really wanted to give the scrolls some practice. I still feel like I am trying too hard, but in time they will get easier for me to do seamlessly with little effort. For now I am happy with how this one turned out.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Monsters and Mummys

Monsters and Mummys
Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes
Happy Halloween everyone!
I did not make a Halloween cake this year and so when I tried out a new recipe I decided to hand it out for people to try as monster cupcakes.
They were orange inside, and the flavor was citrus themed, with lemon and orange.

Willow's willow tree

Willow's willow tree
Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes
The lovely little girl turning 7 decided she wanted a cake that honored her. And why wouldn't she want that? It was her birthday after all.
So, Willow gets a willow tree for her cake.

Paul Reed Smith guitar

Carrot cake with cream cheese icing Guitar! This was made for a musician of course. She was turning 50 and there was a surprise party being thrown while they were on a camping trip.
It was a large cake that did not fit in my fridge and so I had to make it in two parts and put it together on the morning of pick up. I was nervous about the travel, but apparently the whole thing went off without a hitch.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Twins

The man who received this cake is one lucky guy. It was actually his wife's idea to get him a set of cake boobs for his birthday.
I wonder how fun that party turned out to be.

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Big one

This is my first Fish cake! Its all done with butter cream. I added the colors on one at a time, slowly changing the color in the bowl as I worked at it.
This was made for a 60th birthday party, for a man who, you guessed it, loves to fish.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes
This version of Cinderella is a Frozen Buttercream transfer with some drop flowers. It was a quick, almost last minute one for a repeat customer.

Tinkerbell II

My second attempt at this Tinkerbell cake.
The large flower and the bow make this better than the first one.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Combo Birthday gift cake

This was a last minute order from a teacher at my son's school. I usually have a driving arrangement for someone else to take him to school, but that day I did it myself. Good thing too, as I wouldn't have gotten the cake order otherwise. The party was for a bunch of little ones turning 2, boys and girls, so I went with the pink and blue to cover both genders. This cake would also work for a Gender reveal party cake.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ms. Pac Man

This cake makes me want to go play the video game. I really was never any good at it but it is fun to play for at least a little while. I iced the cake in white buttercream and then just the top in black before I made the game background. Ms Pac Man is another FBCT only this time I used black icing around the border so it would blend in better. I was really happy with how she turned out and so was the gamer who got to have her attend his birthday!

August has been Busy!

Jenna and Kyle's Wedding cake

An extra slab cake in case extras were needed
A sparkly Butterfly for Chloe
And a Snowy Owl For Chloe's Twin Samantha
A Gender reveal cake - The filling color indicates the baby's sex
Xbox Controller
Sleeping Beauty
3D Thomas the Tank Engine
Baby Elmo
Party Lion
Police Class Graduation
Cake Pops people - one for each Grad

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kaia's Elmo

Kaia's Elmo
Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes

Beachy birthday cake

Beachy birthday
Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes
After a much needed 3 week break in July I made this little 6inch cake for a loyal repeat customer. I did not mention to her anything about my injury during the order process as I didn't want her to think she had to cancel it. This was a great cake to start off getting back into the swing of things.

Lexi's castle cake

Lexi's castle
Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes
This adorable cake was for my own sweet baby girl for her 1st birthday. Since I had just broken my wrist 4 days before her party I relied heavily on my mom for help putting this together. I think we made a great team!! Thanks so much Mom!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The month of June

I managed to get quite a few cakes made for June. I was looking forward to the cakes that were ordered for July until disaster struck! I broke my left wrist! For most the left is not such a big deal, but, I am left handed!
This happened on June 28th and I had 2 orders for the weekend of July 2nd and 3rd and also my daughters 1st birthday cake to make. I thought I had to cancel both the orders. Thankfully while I was in the hospital waiting for surgery my husband managed to get a hold of a fellow decorator to do the orders last minute. I am so glad that I met her in my Wilton classes a few years ago! I would hate to disappoint my customers.
So I spent a night in the hospital, and had surgery on my left wrist. The doctor gave me a permanent plate held in with 6 screws and there is also a pin that will be removed at a later date. As of right now I have been healing for 4 weeks, and I am determined to get my dexterity back as fast as I can. Once the pin is removed I will be in physio. But for now I try to go about my daily duties wearing my splint as little as possible.
This week I started back making flowers and baking cake. I have a small cake that I did not cancel for this week and also a wedding cake for the 1st weekend of August which I want to have a head start on the flowers.
The other major disappointment for me because of my injury was that I had to cancel my plans to enter a triathlon for Aug 7th. I've spent the last 4 weeks taking it easy, and finally decided that was long enough and got back to running this week. Maybe I'll give swimming a try next week!


Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes
This is my first guitar cake! I was so happy to get the order for it. The girl having the party is a huge Taylor Swift fan, and the requests were for lime green, teal blue and of course sparkles! I need to take some better pictures though as the sparkles don't really show up in the photos.

Calgary Flames

Calgary Flames
Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes
Finally a Flames cake! I have lived in Calgary for 16 years and have been decorating for at least half that time and this is my first one. It seems there are many Calgary dwellers who prefer other teams. Shame on you!
Just kidding, I will do any sports themed cake that you ask of me. I don't have any team preference when it come to cake.

Soccer field

Soccer field
Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes
Again, I have made a sports themed cake for one of my clients. She has 4 boys in total and so far it looks like she has a house full of sports stars! The first 2 cakes were the Football field and the Canucks hockey rink. I think her oldest is the last one to have a birthday this year, so we will see what that cake turns out to be.

*Parental Advisory*

*Parental Advisory*
Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes
The name speaks for itself. A friend was having an all girls weekend and asked me to make this 'cute' beaver cake. Needless to say there were no children at this party of theirs.

Cake Pops

cake pops close up
Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes

I have to admit that Pops are not what I am good at, but if a customer wants them then I will do my best.
The best thing about the 2ocake pops orders that I had in June was that I found a great place to buy the sprinkles in larger quantities. Bulk Barn has so many to choose from! It was hard to pick.

John Deer cake

John Deer
Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes
When I made the Spring Fling cake for my son's school I lucked out and the cake went home with a lady who has had my cake in the past and so she called me up to order this John Deer themed cake for her son's birthday. I am certain that they still had leftover cake from the Spring Fling one, but that was not the theme for a 9 year old boy!

Ladybug party

Ladybug party
Originally uploaded by sarahenrycakes
I was given the task of creating this cake for a repeat customer. She had purchased ladybug themed decorations for the party and sent me the link to a few of them. I chose to base the cake design on the plate design.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

May Cakes and Cupcakes

These Camo cupcakes are for the men out there who don't want the fancy frilly flowery cupcakes.

I like the clean lines that I accomplished doing this version of Hello Kitty. It turned out much better than my modeled one on top of a cake.
I entered this Spring cake into the cake walk competition at my son's school's Spring Fling. I won a prize for the "Springiest Cake" I was happy to contribute and I even got an order out of it because the people who got to take this home needed a cake a couple weeks later.
My niece is just wild about Caillou and her whole party centered around the sweet little boy character.
The peace sign cake was made for a 9 year old girl who was apparently born a couple of decades too late as she and her friends are nuts about anything with the symbol on it.
This is Diddy Kong from the Donkey Kong video games. I was given this picture to replicate for the boy who list this game as his 'current' favorite.
Mater and Lightning probably shouldn't spin out their tires on grass as I am sure it would make quite the mess, but this is what the little guy requested so who am I to argue.
My son requested a Star Wars themed cake, and of course I was so busy making cakes for everyone else that I was not able to put forth my best work. There were so many other ways this cake could have been made to impress, but he loved it anyways and still bragged to his friends that his mom makes the best cakes. Sweet boy!

Here's some Royal icing and Gumpaste flowers that are taught in the courses along with the basket weave. Sign up at Michaels for a Wilton course that shows you how. I teach there on Monday nights.
So again my client, J, called me last minute to get an order for a 3D Dora cake. I spoke to him on the Sunday night, worked on it all day Monday and it was picked up early Tuesday morning. I've decided that I work well under pressure, but I am not fond of it. J promised more notice on the next one.

Here's a colorful happy Elmo cake. The request was for lots of bright color.
I headed back to my Wilton roots to designs these 2 cakes. They were going to the same party, but one of the cakes was a gluten free one, so it got it's own special 'Fantasy Flower' center.