Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Painting Cake!

When I first met Chantal (one of my boyfriend's classmates), we immediately had one thing in common - a love for baking! Everytime there is a bake sale or a special event, Chantal is always whipping up something delicious!

With her sister's first wedding anniversary coming up, she decided to turn to me! Instead of simply giving me instructions as to how she wanted it decorated, we did a little tag-teaming!

Chantal's sister is a painter and has created some amazing pieces of artwork! One of her paintings is of a sunset in Marseilles, France, where she and her husband got engaged (they also got married in France!). Chantal decided (and I agreed!) that it would be a great idea to recreate her sister's Marseilles painting in cake form, so we did!

After we painted the cake, we added a wooden picture frame to complete the whole painting look!

Here's a picture of the cake next to the actual painting!

Chantal's sister and brother-in-law loved the cake!! It was the perfect way to celebrate their first wedding anniversary!

To see more paintings, visit http://www.wix.com/DominiqueCze/Dominique

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pretty Flower Cake!

Being given creative control over a cake is always a great experience! Even though it's so much fun to be able to make whatever you want, sometimes figuring out what you actually want to make can be pretty challenging!

This past week I was given creative control over a birthday cake. The only instruction I was given was that the birthday girl loves the colour red!

Seeing as it's summer and we're in the middle of a heatwave, I thought a bright, cheery, summery flower cake would be perfect for the occasion!

It's always fun to be able to surprise someone with the design of their cake, and the birthday girl loved it!!! Another birthday surprise success!

Black and White Sweet 16 Cake!

Sweet 16 cakes are always a blast to make! This one was no exception!

The birthday girl's mom explained that there was no set theme for the party per se, but that the colour scheme was black and white with some pink touches here and there! That was pretty much all I needed to know before getting to work on the cake!

Instead of zebra print or polka dots or stripes, we decided to try something new and different for a unique Sweet 16 cake look!

It turns out that the cake matched the colour scheme perfectly!

Here is a picture of the beautiful table setting!

Everyone absolutely loved the cake! Not only was it a success at the party, but it was also something different for me to add to my expanding cake portfolio! :)