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Showing posts from April, 2019

Easter Carrot Cake

For the Coles family Easter dinner I went with the classic carrot cake with cream cheese icing.  It's a family favourite.  

With the leftover icing I dyed it orange and piped on the tops of carrots then cut up green straws for the greenery.  Each person got a "carrot" with their piece.

Geoff was excited for his piece and didn't want to wait for a plate of his own.

Welcome to Canada Cake

To celebrate Adam's permanent residency in Canada I was asked to make this cake.  I love how it turned out; if I do say so myself! :)
Each tier was 3 layers of lemon cake with cream cheese filling.  The family's favourite.  The bottom was 8" and the top, 6".  The bottom tier is covered in red fondant with black and red squares to give the look of a plaid shirt.  For the top tier, I dyed the icing beige and dark brown to look like a tree trunk. For the trees I piped the trees out on squares of parchment paper and put them in the freezer for 20 minutes and then transferred them on to the cake.  

For the maple leaf I had some older red fondant that I tried to revive then I painted it over with red dye mixed gold and all the cracks in the fondant came through giving it a weathered realistic look.  I will probably never be able to replicate that again!  I used my Cricut Explore Air and vinyl to do the lettering and stuck it to the cake board.  Even used Canada, Eh? font