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Sugar Lately

18 Jul

I think it’s about time that I share some more of our edible creations that we have sculpted in the last while! Shanna ( the manager, my niece, my besty) is my “right hand man” so to speak. She takes care of the shop when I am not there and she can decorate all kinds of cakes like I can. We are kind of a dream team of the Sarnia cake world….if there was a cake world of Sarnia! We kick out about 30-50 cakes every weekend, which is quite a feat, especially when I have been ill for the last 3 weeks! Our system works though, and it’s getting better the more we tweak it every now and then!

These are some of our team effort creations, which they all are now!

Hand sculpted, hand painted cake. Everything is made from cake and fondant

Hand sculpted, hand painted cake. Everything is made from cake and fondant

I love to sculpt cakes and paint them. To mold the fondant in my hands is so satisfying! I love creating! This is when I really shine! I become completely unaware of everything that goes on around me when I am doing this. This is where my great satisfaction lies. The turtle, I had so much fun sculpting and painting….just the transition from one stage to another gives me a rush! It used to be a round cake…now.. ta da! It’s a realistic looking turtle! Ha ha!

Wedding cakes are a little more stressful! It HAS to be right. If you think about making and decorating a wedding cake, you start getting the sweats! Ha ha! It’s better than that for me now that I am used to it, but it still is a high stress situation. There are over 100 people that will see this cake, and then eat it. They judge it twice! Harshly I might add! This is why there is a higher price to wedding cakes. High stress.

All buttercream covered cake with hand made fondant monkeys on the top!

All buttercream covered cake with hand made fondant monkeys on the top!

Top tier cake covered in buttercream with fondant bow/ribbon, cupcakes with buttercream roses.

Top tier cake covered in buttercream with fondant bow/ribbon, cupcakes with buttercream roses.

A mallard, it is all cake with inside structure for the head.

A mallard, it is all cake with inside structure for the head.

I also do not ask questions about why the customer wants what they want. If they want body-less legs doing the splits, then that is what they get (it has happened). If they want two guys on the top of a cake fishing for a girl, then that is what they get. Within reason I might add. I will not do vulgar cakes. I have a cute little store front which is child friendly, I will not have anything going out the door that people would be offended of.  Bake Me A Cake is the name! 

 

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Just a Little Cake Magic!

19 Sep

There are all sorts of reasons to get a cake…..and people actually make up reasons for cakes! The ones I like the most are ones like this one on the left. This was a wedding style cake made for a proposal! This was the most fun cake to make simply because of the reason it was made! I wish I had been there when the cake was brought out and he asked her to marry him!

The magic of cake!

And, the most magical cakes, don’t always have to be the most extravagent looking ones, it is the reason for the cake that makes them special. It’s kind of like the saying, it’s the thought that counts. I truly believe that! I love the look on a person’s face when they see the cake that we have done for them, and they truly love it! It makes me proud and ecstatic that the recipient is happy. It kind of puts me in a euphoric state, and I think “this is exactly why I am here!”

Even though, I make all cakes for all occassions, it really is fun to make some cakes more than others. I love to make little baby cakes. The accessories that go on them, and they all end up super cute. It reminds me of the days when my boys were just little babies, and I miss those days! Making baby bums out of cake and teddy bears out of fondant really put me in a place that makes me happy, and then the customer is happy with the little bits of cuteness on the cake! I love baby shower cakes. Diaper bags, baby bums, teddy bears etc. all of the cakes make me happy.But then, when I see a baby, I want to cry, I miss having one! Those little tiny lips! The little kissable feet! Ah!

And then there are cupcakes! Cupcakes are fun! Anything can be done with cupcakes! Fondant accents can be put on them, they can be smoothed down and piped, they can be made into a whole cake and kids love them! There arent too many adults that don’t love a good cupcake as well!

And, at Bake Me A Cake we have over 40 flavours to choose from! The possibilities are endless! It’s so fun having my job!

I get to make people happy and feed them yummy cake! Life is sweet! Ha! Ha!

At a later date, I am going to post some awesome birthday cakes that we have done here at the shop!

Stay sweet!