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Easy Soccer Ball cake

This soccer ball cake is easy to make.  To create the soccer ball shape I used a approximately 8" Stainless steel bowl, and an 8" round cake pan. You may use glass bowl but you have to reduce cooking time. 
This is how I assembled my soccer cake.



Do not worry about your icing job being not so smooth all of the choco icing will be covered by the white and black icing..

Marking up equilateral pentagons and hexagons on cake...







Frozen Themed Cake

The weather was a shock to the system that week.  One minute it was a perfect fall day plus 10 weather then the following day it was winter.  It sounded like a scene from the Frozen movie except summer became winter.










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Peppermint Challenge - Peppermint Essential Oil Vs. Peppermint Extract

Today I experimented with peppermint essential oil and peppermint extract.  I want to know which one of the two type flavourings results in a more flavourful, scrumptious peppermint brownie.   In the video my friend Stephanie and I split a regular brownie recipe in half.  We flavoured one half with peppermint essential oil and the other with peppermint extract.  In order to have an unbiased opinion we conducted a blind taste test in which our test subject (our kiddos) were given 2 types of brownies.  They have no idea the type of peppermint flavouring added to the brownies.  We asked them to have a sip of water in between brownies.  After the taste test we asked them which brownies they like better and why.



If you are curious about the recipe here it is.  The resulting recipe yields one 8" by 8" brownies.  
Peppermint Brownies
1 cup Chipits semi sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cups butter 1 cup sugar 1/2  cups plus 1/8 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 2 eggs
2 drops of Young Living…

Sofia the First Cupcake

I was inspired by doll cakes that is so popular right now.  I thought it would nice to make miniature versions of them in the form of cupcakes.  The little Sofia dolls are made with fondant.  Her eyes are hand painted using black gel food colouring. The white dot details on her dress are painted on with toothpicks using white gel food colouring.   Sofia's tiara are just 3 silver sugar pearls that I attached using clear pipping gel.







Things you will need for sophia cupcake topper Balling toolTylose powder for hardening the fondantPipping gelpaint brushpink pearl dustbrown fondantpeach fondantlilac fondantsilver sugar pearlstoothpicksbbq sticks to hold everything together.  Make sure its long enough that it goes all the way down at the bottom of the cake.white gel food colouringblack gel food colouring Please watch my video to see how I made my Sofia the first cupcake topper.



Pink Minnie Mouse Cake

LEGO brick cake

Red LEGO brick covered in red buttercream.  Used two 9" square cake pans.   Four nodes are made with cake cut out into 3" circles using 3" cookie cutter.  They are then set on 3" cardboard circles.  Ice all 4 circles. Prepare the square cake and smooth on red butter cream.  Once this is done place the mini round cakes on top of the square cake.


LEGO Girl

"Everything is awesome" at Josy's scooter birthday party at Kiwanis Safety City.  On June 12 the kids, Chris and I went to Josy's birthday party she turned 7.  So very happy to make this cupcake cake for her.  


Traffic Safety Time!!!


Getting ready to ride..

Scooter Time...

Let's eat!!!

My Bigbang MADE KPOP 40th birthday cake

I don't normally bake my own cake but since I am hitting the big 4-0 milestone I just went ahead and did it.  It was suppose to be a reenactment of the black low riders scene in Bigbang's video Bang Bang Bang well as you can see it never materialized.  I didn't have time to make the black low rider (booOO) so this is my shortcut version.  Maybe next year...
My inspiration...





Thomas and Percy at Thidmouth Shed

This is Caleb Chase's Thomas and Percy.  The whole things is covered in sky blue buttercream.  Decorated the side of the cake to create a 3D effect.







Robin and Mel's Wedding

My cousin Robin's wedding July 2015.  It's a supper late post.  They are nearing their one year anniversay.



Swan Wedding Cake

This delectable chocolate cake is for my 2016 May couple Liana and Jay.  It is covered with vanilla buttercream with a rich chocolate filling.  The fondant covered second tier is embossed with diamond patchwork cutter.  Silver edible beads are placed on the apex of the diamond patterns.  Dainty buttercream scrolls are piped at the front and sides of the remaining tiers.  They are also enhanced with silver edible beads for added sparkle.  Finally turquoise satin ribbons, silver metallic ribbons, and turquoise bows with crystal broaches adorned the bottom of each tier.

I love it when couples feed each other.  It's very romantic!




Simple Cake Stand DIY (found here)