Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Today is one of the HOTTEST days in the area and the Humidity is extreme. I don't honestly feel like baking but I have no choice. The fan is running at the window so maybe I can get some breeze even though the heat of the oven takes over and the room suddenly becomes hotter than it normally is. Wishing that a sudden burst of cold maybe some Winter weather will come today. Wishful thinking. Who needs to bake the cakes in the oven when its this hot and they could probably bake out on the counter.


Monday, August 30, 2010

How I get to the final Product

So unless someone gives me a picture of exactly what they want, I usually have my own ideas in my head. I never sketch it out as in the past I have and it doesn't turn out that way. I always end up changing things as I go along because I feel some things work and some don't. I try to make a cake that pops out. Something that people will remember and see from across the room and say "WOW". That is when I know I did my job as a cake artist.  Usually people don't want to cut the cake. It gives me Great pleasure to cut a cake because to me , the inside matters just as much as the outside.


Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Most Special 1st Birthday Cake!

So my son absolutely loves Dr.Seuss, Or I should say my husband does. So I decided to make this cake as it was only fitting. He absolutely loves books and so this was fun. The Cupcake on top was all his and he knew that. He was wired  by the end of the night. Poor thing had to have been sick , I know I would be.  An extra special cake for an extra special kid.


A Cake Made for me!

My hubby made this one for my 30th. I thought it was quite thoughtful. However I must admit , I didnt trust his abilities to decorate, much less bake a cake for me. He proved me wrong. I guess he watches me way more than he should be. It was delicious as well as sentimental.


The Toothbrush !

This I will never forget, one of the most memorable, most fun and HEAVIEST cakes I have done. It was 4 Feet long . ordered for a grand opening of a dental clinic. This one put me on the Front Page of the Local Paper. It was an honour. I thought it was quite ironic that a dental clinic was ordering this for an opening . Possibly looking for new cavities as a result of all this sugar?


Real or Fake?

I actually just did this one for fun thinking yeah right, its not going to look like a real turkey. I actually surprised myself with this one and the family at thanksgiving. I have another order for this for this thanksgiving. I am hoping I can pull it off again. I really can't remember how I did this (shh don't tell her) . I go into a trance when decorating and really just go with the flow until I am satisfied.


One of the First !

So this was one of the first Fondant Cakes I have ever done. I really can't find the very first one, you probably dont want to see it anyway. I would be too embarassed to show you. So I think this was pretty good for being the second. It was for my very own Baby Shower in 2009. Everyone seemed to love it. This took be a total of 5  and a half hours and Definately made me proud. It's also pretty special because It was for me and my baby boy! :)

Where I came from?

So I was born in the Beautiful Caribbean Island of Barbados. Grew up with one sister. We had a pretty great life and I always knew as a kid I wanted to get into something artistic. I would always be into designing clothes and sketching , just randomly showing every stranger my new Fashion trends. I day dreamed about being a fashion designer and I had a best friend who did the same. We even dressed the same which right now is quite embarassing, but I guess it can't be more embarassing than "How" We dressed. Short Frilly skirts with Leggings underneath, Short Bob hair cuts and bright eyeshadow. Anyway , I always knew I loved Fashion and drawing but then turned into the direction of Travelling eventually. When I was 14, my parents split which was not so terrible as we were young and moving to a different country which was very exciting at the time. Always loved to fly and airplanes really facinated me. We moved to India which is where my parents were before they got married. So my mom, sister and I got on a plane and or lives changed drastically from there. This is a totally different story all together.  Long story short, I moved back home when I was 18 and searched for something to do. I knew I loved Travelling so I sent my resume into the airport numerous times. Finally , recieved news that I had an interview and ended up being recruited as a Passenger Agent. I absolutely loved this job because It allowed me to be moving constantly and meeting new people on a daily basis
Eventually I felt like I needed something different and couldn't stay in one place. I just knew there was something bigger for me. My sister was studying in Fredericton NB Canada at the time , and So i decided to follow her. Thought I could find some sort of course here maybe in the field I was already in, only seemed fitting. So I signed up for a course at a College In the same city as her. During this time I met a guy who is now my husband and well I finished my course , got a job in the travel industry and we got married. I always knew there was still something I wasn't seeing as "my Calling". I decided to let life come to me. Soon enough we got pregnant. My hubby had to move cities for work. I took that as a sign that the job I was in wasn't for me.  Previous to this , a friend had asked me to take a course with her decorating cakes. It was a simple basic icing course. Nothing fancy but it introduced me to cakes and before this, I had NO interest in baking much less decorating. Anyway, after we moved and I was pregnant, I decided to make cakes for family and friends just to feed my new passion and maybe learn some things . I soon realized that I had a skill or Talent some may say. I loved it and I knew I wanted to do it as a business and maybe then I could stay home and be with my child instead of paying for day care which costs half of most salaries. It would be the best of both worlds. So Here I am and making it work to the best of my ability. I have been working extremely hard at learning new tricks . I feel I have been improving from the time I started making the occasional cakes for family get togethers. What gives me the most satisfaction is to hear when people say they love my cakes and also that they taste incredible. That makes my Day! Well I hope you Enjoy these blogs and visit my site to see more cakes to come. Have a sweet day!