Wednesday, June 29, 2011


It's been a while since I posted anything on hurrr.  My day job, my husband, my dog, my kiddies and their messes have been keeping me busy!  Since my last post, I've made about 2 dozen more cupcakes...which I didn't take photos of.  :-(  I did manage to take photos of this cake!   

A friend of mine had ordered a cake for her father's birthday and she had told me that her father loves soccer.  I had originally wanted to make the whole cake as a soccer ball however I really wanted to have grass and a soccer ball on the cake.  I mean, what's a soccer ball without grass?!  Or vice versa?!

Some of my closest family and friends may know that I'm a perfectionist.  It took me a while to come up with the perfect pentagon to add to the soccer ball!  I also took forever to make sure that the black pentagons were placed perfectly to create the white hexagons.  Who woulda thought making a soccer ball would be so friggin perplexing?!

Anyway the cake turned out great and I had an awesome time making it!

Sunday, June 12, 2011 oooooh...

My 10-year-old tweener got invited to her friend's birthday party and since I happen to adore this friend of hers, I offered to make birthday cupcakes for her.

My daughter told me her friend LOVES Justin Bieber (what tweener doesn't?).  She says her friend has 5 posters and all 3 albums of the Biebs...the Biebs has 3 albums out???  Really?

So I made chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting, topped with JB inspired cupcake toppers.

I LOVED making the tiny guitar and microphone but most of my time was spent on trying to perfect the Bieber hair.  It took me THREE tries to get the Biebs hair just right...and I still wasn't 100% happy with the hair.  I just couldn't get the combover right!  I wanted to chuck this hair piece and start with a fresh new combover however working with fondant at 1 o'clock in the morning with droopy eyes wasn't the best idea. 

Anyway the birthday girl still loved her cupcakes and everybody still loved the not-so-perfect Bieber combover! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

graffiti of the future yes...I'm a geek.

Not only do I get excited about cakes and pastries, I have an insatiable love for yarn.  Just like cake designs, I taught myself how to crochet.  And just like cake designs, I did it for my kids.  I just couldn't fathom the idea of paying $50 for a knitted/crocheted doll! 

My crocheting has taken a back seat the past few months because all my attention has been on baking.  Now that I seem to have a bit of time, I really should pick up my hook and start crocheting it up! 

Months and months ago, I stumbled upon this amazing street art called yarnbombing.

For those of you who know me, I'm a hiphop head.  And although yarnbombing isn't very hiphop-ish, I was still quite excited at the thought that I'm able to make something that is kinda, almost, but not quite, considered as an element of hiphop. 

I also found out that the very first International Yarn Bombing Day is on June 11 of this year.  Soon as I read that online, I knew I had to be a part of it!  So I did a practise run...

I put up my yarnbomb right in the middle of a recreation centre while one of my kiddies was in swim class.  Sunday morning...with a whole bunch of parents walking around with their own kiddies going off to swim class...AND the registration desk was a few feet away from me...with the rec staff working away behind the was EXHILARATING!  So this is what real bombers feel when putting up their tags! 

Needless to say, I'm hoping to continue my reign of lawlessness on June 11.

Oh and if you happen to be in the Pickering Recreation Centre, watch out for my pretty crocheted flower across from the registration desk.  :-)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

jumping the bandwagon...

I've decided to jump on the blogger bandwagon...

I started my blogging adventure...which by the way only started 2 days ago...with tumblr.  I did more research and it sounds like I'll be able to reach more peeps on blogger...ergo here I am!

Like I posted earlier on tumblr, last week was uber busy for me.  I had 2 dozen cupcakes and 3 different cakes to work on.  One of the cakes I created was for my good friend's little brother's 30th birthday.

I was asked to make a replica of an MPK...a drum machine for all you old school heads.  :-)

The cake was chocolate with peanut butter frosting as filling between the layers.  I used dark chocolate buttercream to frost the cake and covered it with Satin Ice fondant. 

I attempted to make my own homemade BLACK fondant ended up in a dark, army green colour.  I guess I can always use it next time I have to make an army theme cake. :-p

I LOVED LOVED LOVED making this cake!  I loved adding all the little details, all the buttons and doohikeys.  I had to make sure the sliders and knobs had the 3D effect...I think those sliders and knobs turned out very well!

I made sure to do a Barry Horowitz and give myself a pat on the back for a job well done.