I absolutely LOVE Halloween! Free candy everywhere, fun spooky decorations and best of all.. we get to play dress up! I especially love how some people really put a creative effort on their costume. This year, my costume was.. an "out of the box" challenge!
A week ago I received a phone call from the Toronto Star asking me if I was interested to participate in the Halloween "out of the box" challenge for the Living Section. They were asking a 12 years old boy, a crafty dad and myself to make a Halloween costume using a box. A few days later, there was a picture of me in the Toronto Star.. dressed as a cupcake!!
The challenge consisted in making a Halloween costume out of a 6-cubic-foot box, paint and a roll of tinfoil. So many ideas came to my mind but I really wanted to make a cupcake!
The challenge also allowed me to add 3 other elements of my choice. So I added a lampshade to create the base of the cupcake, the fabric for the icing and I used Styrofoam balls for stuffing, to make the silver balls and for the cherry on top!
I made this Hot Wheels cake for a special boy's turning 6 years old. He was very happy and his reaction simply made my day! It was a double layer vanilla cake with delicious butter cream icing covered of fondant. All home made. This is my second time experimenting with fondant and I can't wait to start my third one! It's very time consuming but it is sooo much fun!
Here are some pictures of the making of my Hot Wheels cake!
My work table :)
Double Layer Vanilla Cake with Butter cream icing
Cake board covered with fondant
Shaping a car out of a cake
The birthday boy had blue eyes and light blond hair.
This next blog has absolutely nothing to do with fashion.. but it is about my other obsession.. cupcakes & cakes!
When I was younger, I would only finish my meal because I was told I would have dessert. I also have a recording from when I was 3 where my dad is asking me if I was excited to go fishing with him and I responded that yes, because I was going eat cake! My grand-mother said that the sweet tooth runs in the family since my great grand-father use to finish every meal with a teaspoon of sugar! Yes.. in my perfect world, we should start every meal with dessert :)
Because of this unconditional love for sweets, I have always enjoy baking. I have watch Cake Boss many times and I've always been curious about fondant but I never tried it. Because I LOVE what you can make with it.. I thought I would give it a try to create the perfect baby shower cake for my dear friend Joanne! I am now totally hooked on fondant and I can't wait to do more!
My cake got some much attention and I have gotten so many orders that I decided to share my cake with the world!
Here is my first personalized fondant cake.. It was a double chocolate chunk cake with buttercream icing!
Push Joanne, Push!! LOL
You can't really tell from this picture but I even added the highlight she has in her hair!
This is me, my good friend Joanne and her cake. She was very happy with my cake, it made people laugh and I love that! At the baby shower, we had this amazing photobooth service called Snapshot Photobooth and it was so much fun! It's available for rental in Toronto, they set up a backdrop, camera and guests can take pictures all night long! You should check it out http://www.snapshotphotobooth.com/