Thursday, February 28, 2013

Kids and Novelties

Other than kids birthdays, I do find myself making lots of 30th birthday cakes, especially for Kids at Heart. Take, for example, this Lego cake for a friend who's also my son's best adult friend (other than his own dad of course!) because of their shared love for Lego.

Made lots of kids cakes last year too: 


I often find myself decorating cakes til the wee hours of the morning, and the cake below was no exception. Even though I had a darling friend who helped me punch the tiny circles, I still only completed the elephant-themed cake above at 3 in the morning. Mostly because we had to do the middle strip THREE frickin' times because it kept falling off due to its weight. That's THREE HUNDRED TEENY WEENY CIRCLES to cut out, people, THREE HUNDRED!

But it was worth it, I was really pleased with the result when I looked at it with fresh eyes the morning after (albeit having had only 4 hours of sleep!) and I think the client did too!

Hi Sarah,

I just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you for the beautiful cake and cupcakes! They looked absolutely exquisite, and tasted just as good! It was Henry’s first taste of chocolate, so I am afraid that we have now set the standard very high!!!

Thank you again, and I hope that you and your family have a very happy new year.

Best wishes,


FYI, I'd based the cake on the invite Brigid had created for her 1 y.o., Henry, who's a bona fide rock star. The invite had a photo of him rocking a pair of baby sunnies, I could imagine him cruising the park in his Bugaboo!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Rosettes and Ruffles

OK I admit it.

I'm a terribly inconsistent blogger. So much has happened in the past few months - in caking and in my personal life - that I haven't had time to post pictures of cakes! But they're all up on the Buttercup Bakeshoppe facebook page, and that's probably where I'm most consistent in updating information and pictures.

Here're an edit of Buttercream cakes I've had the pleasure to create since the last time I blogged:



This last ruffle cake's one of my favourites, not least for the fact it's for a gorgeous girl whom I've watched grow up - I still remember bobbing for apples on her 5th birthday and now she's turned sweet 16! (The little birdie's a 3D rendition of the cookies I've made before here and here.)