Monday, October 31, 2011

Cupcake costume à la mode!

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! 

Et voilà! My "Cupcake à la mode" costume..


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Move over cake boss!! :)

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.

Happy Birthday 6th Henry!