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Carrot Cake

Today we had another Coles family gathering.  This time at my uncle's place in Blackstock.  It's always fun to get to see family. It was very strange to be without Miss E.  We could stay as late as we wanted to without worrying about her bed time. Though we did pay for it the next day. Ha!

The family requested that I bring a carrot cake.  I didn't realise for so many family members that it was a favourite of theirs.  I love carrot cake too so I wasn't complaining.



This was a 3 layer 8 inch cake with lots of cream cheese.  The cake was serve and mostly eaten by the time I realized that I hadn't taken a picture. Thankfully my aunt had taken one that I could use. I try not to decorate a cake the same way twice so I need to keep a record!


Butterfly Cupcakes

My lovely go worker, Clover asked me to make 4 cupcakes for her sister's birthday!? If she had told me this last week when I made the gigantic Canada Day cake I could have easily taken out enough batter for her "tiny" request. But instead, I couldn't say no, I made 6 giant cupcakes as a compromise?



She had bought a gift bag for her sister's present already that had a butterfly on it. My task was to make butterflies that matched. Instead of doing fondant ones I made them using distress inks and vinyl on my Cricut air cutting machine. I really like how they turned out. I will be making more of these for sure.

Mr T and I delivered them up to her as an excuse to go out for dinner at the Lone Star. It was crazy weather. No rain one minute then a huge down poor, nothing again and then another down poor. We managed to stay dry at least.

Canada Day Family Cake

My parents had a family celebration today to celebrate Canada Day and the summer birthdays.  I was tasked with bring the cake.


I made a 4 layer 10" vanilla cake covered in buttercream icing.


Decorated with 150 maple leafs, of course.


The summer birthday peeps.  Auntie Julie, Grandma J., Dad, Uncle Tom and Geoff.


My first attempt at making a checkerboard cake.


Poodle Skirt Cake

This cake was an 8" and 6" tiered chocolate cake.  For the poodle skirt I just draped the purple fondant over the cake and left it as is instead of smoothing it out to wrap around the cake.


For the cake topper I used my Cricut machine and the Nifty Fifties cartridge to create the Happy 75 sign as homage to Route 66.