Cake is happiness

A few years ago, I decided I wanted to make a huge cake for my sister’s birthday. I had been experimenting with fondant, but only to decorate cookies. I could have started with a small cake, but instead went for a two-tired cake with zebra print and red icing. I do like a challenge! I lost track of how many hours I put into that cake, but it turned out great!

20454_478782500623_3007884_n

After that, I was hooked and started making all kinds of cake!

This one was for a friend’s daughter’s birthday.

25538_10150160209420624_4574892_n

For a collegue’s birthday. I used ganache and it made the cake all slidey and crooked, but it tasted blissful.

31096_10150172368215624_3097644_n

I made this one for my cousins birthday.

34189_10150204074075624_1108755_n

This one was a special order from a friend for her boyfriend’s birthday. I complied, but this is not my team!

150514_10150339838265624_5941872_n

And then there was the castle cake for another little cousin.

167750_10150354517250624_78247_n

My little sister saw all the cakes I was making and asked for something special for her fifteenth birthday.

198929_10150448800560624_2090835_n

This one was for a circus themed baby shower. The tent is leaning a little and the elephant looks like he’s wearing sunglasses, but this is still one of my favourites!

200518_10150488572730624_7110382_n

When my cousin got married, she asked me to make her cake. I had never made a cake this big before, but it came out looking pretty great, if I do say so myself!

293956_10150761355355624_7666646_n

My friend Caroline’s daughter wanted a princess cake for her third birthday.

409474_10151198496390624_177178233_n

When my friend Julie got married, I offered to make her cake. It was not perfectly level, but in no way did it look as crooked as it does in this picture!

534494_10151923120075624_677580712_n

When my friend Dominique got married, she planned a small wine and cheese, but her daughter really wanted her to have a ckae, so we devised a secret plan to surprise her with one!

001

And, most recently, I made a baby shower cake for my friend Suzanne. Baby Stella was supposed to arrive eight weeks after the shower, but instead, she¬†showed up a few days later! She’s small, but healthy and happy.

IMG_0099

Making a cake takes a while, but it’s worth it to see the looks on people’s faces when they see their cake! However, I think I’m going on a little cake hiatus. I’m still going to eat cake, just maybe not decorate any for a while!