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Showing posts from August, 2011

Elmo Cake

I made this cake for a very special little guy.  Can't believe he's already 1.  I was planning to have this done on Friday night so I could sleep in on Saturday but going to the CNE for wine night with the girls won out.  We had a blast!  So, I woke up at 7:30am and spent the next 4 hours decorating the cake.  Not too bad.  One day I will get my act together and plan it out better so I'm not working under pressure.  That wouldn't be as much fun.  However, once all the decorations were made it did only take about 20 minutes to actually decorate the cake and smash cake.

 The cookies and cream cake was a success all around.  Jaxson quite enjoyed his smash cake. :)

Ruby Wedding Anniversary

Sunday was my parents' 40th wedding anniversary.  My brother and I (along with our other halves) hosted an open house in their honour at their house.  It was a fabulous day.  Nearly 150 people came out!  Thankfully the rain held out until the bitter end.  By then most of the guests and the food were gone.

For the celebration I made a 6 inch "red" velvet cake for the happy couple.  Didn't quite get red enough but it tasted pretty good.  I had made a bow from gum paste but in the end with the combination of the humidity and bad "glue" it just didn't work out.  Bows and I have a love hate relationship.

I did make gum paste for the first time only because the store was out of pre-made.  It was surprisingly easy.  I used the recipe on the Wilton Gum-Tex label.

For all the party guests I made 12 dozen cupcakes and 4 dozen mini-cupcakes.  I made the same cupcakes that I did for the Cupcake Quartet as they were a hit for the last party.  The mini-cupcakes were…