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Jaxson's First Communion Cupcake Cake

I'm coming around to doing cupcake cakes.  I really like how this one turned out.  I made about dozen cupcakes in lemon with cream cheese icing.  The cross took 20 cupcakes with lots of icing in between the cupcakes to join them together.  I put a dab of icing on the bottom of each cupcake so they wouldn't move in transition.

The Bulk Barn has these awesome gumballs now.  They are perfect for decorating and have a beautiful pearl shine. 

Finished off the cake with adding God Bless Jaxson in fondant on the board.

The extra cupcakes each got their own gumball.  They look pretty but the gum lasts for maybe a minute. :)

Sweet 16 Confetti Cake

For this cake I did a 3 layer 8 inch vanilla cake filled with confetti.  The birthday girl loves confetti.  

The first time I covered this cake in buttercream icing I had finished the crumb coat and decided to taste the icing.  Something wasn't right.  I had Mr. T and Miss. E provide their input and it wasn't good.  It was after 9pm on a Saturday night and I wasn't sure what to do.  I couldn't figure out what went wrong with the icing.  Miss. E was just as stumped as I was.  She kept saying that this has never happened before.  Thankfully Mr. T was willing to go out to the 24h Metro to pick up  more icing sugar, 10% cream, and pure vanilla extract while I scraped all the icing off.  Thank goodness the second batch tasted as it should.  Phew!  The rest of the decorating went more more smoothly.

For the decorations I sent Mr. T and Miss. E to the Bulk Barn and Tim Horton's.  Miss. E did a great job picking out all the candy.  I added 3 birthday Timbits for extra heig…

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake with Cheesecake Filling

Today we had our Coles family Easter dinner and I thought that since it was pretty close to my cousin Josh's birthday that we would celebrate.  Especially because the whole family was together and it is a major milestone turning 30.  Oh to be 30 again!
I wanted to do something big and over the top so I started with the idea of cheesecake as the filling.  Originally, I was going to do a very tall 5 layer 8" cake but then I thought it would be really difficult to cut.  I decided on a two tiered cake.  

Each tier consisted of three layers, chocolate cake, cheese cake and chocolate cake.  Both were covered in a salted caramel icing.  Then I drizzled chocolate ganache and homemade caramel sauce over the top of each tier.  Added some more salted caramel icing topped with 30 Ferrero Rochers chocolates. 
For the topper I cut out a 3 and 0 from card stock and laminated them then attached them to bamboo skewers.  Josh was able to take the top tier home and only served the bottom tier. …