Sunday, December 19, 2010

Baby's First!

When my boyfriend's cousins asked me to make their daughter's first birthday cake, I was so excited to be a part of the celebration!

Unsure of what the actual cake should be, we turned to the invites for some much needed inspiration!

After seeing this, I went to the drawing board and came up with the perfect cake design!

I pretty much just copied the invitations exactly! From colours to patterns, even the cupcakes matched the cupcakes on the invites!

Everyone absolutely loved the cake! Even the birthday girl dug into it and by the looks of it, she loved it too!

All in all, it was a very happy 1st birthday!

A Teddy Bear Picnic!

When I'm not baking, caking, sleeping or eating, you can probably find me shopping!

In the food industry, however, we have very strict hygiene rules. From clean uniforms and aprons, to hairnets and hats, all the bases are covered to ensure your food is safe to eat! Another important food safety rule is no jewelry (or nail polish for that matter!). The last thing you want to find in your dessert is the backing to someone's earring...gross!

Ironically enough, one of my favourite things to shop for is jewelry! Even though I can't wear it during the day at school or when I'm preparing these beautiful cakes, I wear it (and BUY it), every other chance I get!

For the past few years, I've had all my jewelry needs met at one particular store. The girls there are so amazing and everytime I walk in, they know just what to show me!

When I got an invitation to their holiday shopping cockatil party, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to make them something sweet to show my appreciation for the service (and silver!) they've provided me over the years!

The classic design of their jewelry is a teddy bear. From bracelets, pendants, rings and earrings, you can find these teddies everywhere! So I just knew that they'd be the perfect cupcake decoration! Paired with some coconut covered winter wonderland cupcakes, they were the perfect treat!

They were so surprised when I opened the box of cupcakes! They couldn't believe that I made these preshies just for them!

PLUS, I bought a few special pieces of jewelry as a gift to myself, so it was a successful night for everyone!