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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Not cake but definitely Sweet! PART 2!


Oh my dear Baby Jesus!!! 

Ok, I'm not even gonna beat around the bush....I PASSED!!!!  I AM AN OFFICIAL BIKER BABE!!!!!

Wow that feels GOOD!!! :)

That is all :)


Purse Cake

This was such a fun cake to do.  And I am SUPER proud of it.  I have ZERO negative feedback.  It's perfect!!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!  And I was able to do it in a record time!  SO PROUD!

This is a lemonade flavored cake, with home made buttercream icing.  It is covered in fondant and gumpaste :)

Note the $30.00 price tag?  That's not the price of the cake, "Amelie" turned 30 :) I was just trying to be creative lol


Friday, May 25, 2012

"Zeus and Roxanne" themed cake :)

I present to version of Zeus & Roxanne!

I've never seen the movie, can you tell? :)

This morning, I noticed that the box flattened the dogs head a bit :(   Boo.  Also, I there was none of the icing sugar I usually buy, so I grabbed a "no name" one....and boy am I upset about it.  It separated!?!?!?!!?  So while the icing is still tasty...the texture is WAY off.   I'm going to warn my client.  NEVER again will I switch my icing sugar.  I bet you if I had sifted it first, it wouldn't be so bad.  Right now, the texture is like...airy.  I know that doesn't make sense, but it's hard to explain. 

Ah the joys of making cakes when your house is 34 degrees warm!!  I turned on my AC for the month of June, I have too many cakes to make.  I can't waste my time fiddling with stuff.

Here it is! :)

BD :)

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Holy busy bee!!! 

K, so last night I managed to bake my cake (which is in cold storage right now for easy icing tonight) AND I made my dog that's going on the cake :)

Tonight, I finish making my dolphin (sticking out of the cake) and ice all my cake and decorate.  Then, I gotta hop on the wagon ASAP as I got a last minute request for a Purse cake :)  YAY! So excited!!!

So, here's my Dog.  His name shall be Zeus (Remember, I'm making a Zeus and Roxanne cake, although my Zeus looks nothing like the shaggy dog in the movie lol)


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Still here :)

Just letting you all know I'm still here.

I had a quiet 2 weeks, but I have a cake for next week, and several cakes for the 1st week of June.  The calm before the storm.  It was much needed and appreciated, but I am ready to get going again!

Thank you so much for your support!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

12 days to go

Well, there's only 12 days left to the poll I created, and it looks like Hello Kitty is gonna be the big winner *laughs*

I am seriously shocked lol

If I was to create a new poll once this one is over, what would you like to see?  Please give me some suggestions, I'll chose one of them :)


Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's day

I am uber busy right now, but wanted to post a quick Mother's day cake I made myself (lol)

I had dinner with my boys on Saturday evening, and decided to bring a cake :)

Mmmmm!! It was Keylime inside!  L O V E keylime flavoured cake! :)


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Wedding Shower Cake

Last week, I got a last minute request, for  a wedding shower cake.  I said no at first, as I didn't think I could pull it together, but the client was insistent, and this was my shot at attempting something "wedding", I caved and said ok.   I learned a lot making this cake.  I learned that I NEED to make my characters in advance.  WAY in advance.  My bride had a lot of setting to do.  Make her goggles, let them dry.  Make her bouquet, parts at a time, let it dry.  Resume the next day.  It was time that I didn't calculate, so yes, come Thursday morning, I was NERVOUS.   Friday, May 11th, was my birthday, and I requested the day off.  Granted.  So I woke up bright and early, and finished the cake. 

I'd like to mention something about my client.  Sue touched my heart.  Not too many people left out there like her.  1st, when I walked out, I went over and shook her hand, but she felt like hugging me, so I hugged her!!  Then, not only was she super happy with the cake, she remembered it was my birthday (it was metionned in our conversations)  She gave me a birthday card.  I was blown away.  Really?  A birthday card for and from a complete stranger???  She paid me, gave me the birthday card, and off I was.  When I got to a red light, curiosity was totally getting to me, so I opened the card.  Beautiful, appreciated words...and a gift card!! WHAT?!?!?  On top of paying for the cake, she gave me a gift card?!?!  Where was this lady from?!?!?  Then, I noticed more writting on the left side of the card "Ps: a little something for the boys = night off"  It was a gift card for McDonalds.  Are you kidding me?!?!  This lady gave me a night off cooking, and a treat that my boys go nuts for (we rarely eat mcdonalds...I make meals in my house! lol)
God bless this woman's heart.   We have since emailed/txt'd each other (and it's only been 1 day!) I feel like we know each other now :)

So, I present to you, Jehn and Mike's cake :)  The note I received this morning, follows.

Text from Sue : Hi Chantal. Your cake was a HUGE hit - they were thrilled with it. And it tasted awesome. Thanks so much for taking this on and doing such and amazing job. It hit just the right note. I will be sorting out dates and following up with another order this week. Cheers and hope your birthday was great.
Best, Sue

I love what I do.  I love creating things, challenging myself.  I love how people are so appreciative of what I do.  I'm still working on my insecurities.  I still beat myself up with EVERY cake.   It'll take some time. 

I hope you all have an amazingly beautiful weekend.
God Bless.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I was thinking of something I could add to my "menu"....Something fun....Something people sometimes crave out of no where.  I think I got it.   I've made them before and I think it would work!


So, if you're looking for a special something for a child's birthday party, why not individual Candy Apples?
Wedding favor?
Baby shower?
Wedding Shower?

Whatever your occasion is, individually wrapped Candy Apples are always a hit!

What do YOU think?  Please leave a comment and tell me if you think this is a great idea.   Do you have any other suggestions??
Place your order today!! :)


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Not cake but definitely Sweet!

So for the past several weeks, I've been taking a motorcycle class.  Today was my closed circuit exam, but alas, it got rained out.  I have to wait for Thursday morning to do it.  I turn 32 on Friday....and I REALLY want this for my birthday.  I'm THE best lady Rider of my class.  I am so confident on the bike.  Not over confident, and I do have some fear....but confident in my abilities to handle the bike.  Confident in my balance.  I fear the people around me, as there's no protection.  I'm confident, but on guard.  I'm ready.
I've been eyeing some bikes...daydreaming.  With 4 boys, and only 1 salary (and the mortgage and van payment and every other bill under the sun) I can't afford to buy a bike right now.  My license was step one. 
Wouldn't it be something to win Lotomax on my birthday?!?!  I saw a bike...a No.7 (Jack Daniels' style bike)  and FELL IN LOVE...... O M G.  It's beautiful.  It's breathtaking.
I am humouring the owner by requesting the asking price.  Who knows right?  Why NOT me? 
Well...this has nothing to do with cakes, but it's something extremely sweet to me.  A dream come true.  I've got the Jacket, the gloves, the helmet, the chaps, the boots.... almost the license....I just need a bike.

Here's a picture of me on the bike at the riding school :)

I'll keep you posted!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

2nd Annual BBQ

My uncle Don held his 2nd Annual BBQ at his shop.  He's been the owner of his company for 22 years!!   For the BBQ, and because my uncle is SO important to me, I made him a cake.  He's my only biological uncle left (I love my uncle Eric to bits) and he's helped me out so much.   With my van (he's a mechanic) but just knowing that he's also my buddy.  I love him immensely. 

So, here it is :)

(Note: This is what it looked like before I set it up on location.  This isn't the final product.  When I got on location, I piped all around the bottom of the top tier to cover my fondant covered board)


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Boobie Cake (Not safe for work or kids....In my opinion)

I got a request a little while back to make a birthday cake for a brother in law that's turning 50.  A boobie cake.

Well...I hope this is what she had in mind *grin* it is...

you know this isn't safe for work right?

or kids

or if you're not a "boob person".


K, is the coast clear?

You sure?


*huge grin*