Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Some Professional Shots.....

Its not that often that I get to see the professional shots of my cakes, however when I did Matt and Jesaras wedding in the summer, (2) talented ladies that I know were also vendors for that wedding.....1st was Susan of Moments That Shine and 2nd was Jennifer Cavanaga of Jennifer Images . Jennifer forwarded me some spectacular shots of the cake. Jennifer is a wonderful photographer and if you are ever looking for that perfect person to capture your wedding, she is the one !!!!!

Thanks Jennifer for the shots, they are AMAZING !!!!!

A little bit of catch up......

WOW, I have been one busy little girl......there has not been one weekend that hasn't gone by without at least 3 orders......come Sunday night, I am soooooo tired that I fall asleep before I get a chance to update the blog.....

So here ya go.....enjoy some shots of my latest work.....this is just a bit of it....there is more to come !!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

To Oklahoma and Back.......

I have been a bit behind on my posts lately.....mainly because I have been swamped with orders and also because me and my good friend Lisa @ Flour Confections took a trip in late September to compete in the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show. This show is the Olympics of the cake world, the show has 2 shows combined into one.....the first being the Grand National Wedding Cake Competition and the second being the divisional sugar art show. Because I had too many orders I could not commit the time needed to enter the Grand National Wedding Cake Show but I did enter into the divisional show.

Much to my delight, my holiday cake entry placed 2nd in the professional division....and from what I have been told..if you place at all at this show you have done good !! My other entry in the professional wedding cake category did not place, however it did make to get shot for the magazine American Cake we will see if that cake makes an appearance!!!!!

Next years theme is "Of Sea and Shore" for the Grand National Wedding Cake Competition.....and I already found my inspiration !!!!

So yes, I will be Oklahoma bound next September !!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Congratulations Jesara and Matt !!!!

I had the pleasure of this past weekend of doing a wedding cake for Jesara and Matt....again I got to travel to Tosca banquet hall in Oshawa......Jesara had a bright pink, orange, yellow theme all accented with gorgeous gerbera daises !! I created a simple cake for her with those gorgeous gerberas.......everything in the room was perfect and stunning right down to the napkins of that same pink and orange !!!!

While I was setting up, I was speaking with the DJ......on the cake table was a bucket tied with the matching ribbon that I used on the cake....and it was labeled "BOOB BUCKET"......I had no clue what that meant so I asked the make the bride and groom kiss, money get dropped into this boob bucket...then at the end of the night all the money that gets collected gets donated to breast cancer......I thought that was THE best idea I have ever heard.......


A Baby on the way .....

Last summer I had the pleasure of doing a wedding shower cake for a lovely bride to be Elisha.....her mom contacted me and ordered the cake......the cool part about that was that Elisha's mom Nora lives in Texas......!!!!!!

So Nora contacted me again this summer - she is going to be a gramma !! Nora wanted a cke to resemble the adorable gingham jumpsit invitations she made.....

CONGRATULATIONS Elisha and Nora !!!!!

Can't wait to see a picture of your new bundle of joy !!!

Congratulations Amy and Derek !

Amy contacted me about months ago and wanted a cake to replicate her invitations.....

I created this cake for her that matched the beautiful green flower print she had on her invites.....I then created a topper for her using a combination of the flowers and her and her hubbys initials....

I took the cake to a beautiful restaurant at Yonge and the 401 - Aubergine Du Pomier......

Congrats Amy and Derek !!!!!


August 23rd, 1990 - I became Aunt Karey to a beautiful baby girl Amanda.....well that baby girl just turned 18 today !!! Where has the time gone !!!! To celebrate this milestone we had a big family party and of course I had to make my favorite niece (okay she is my only niece, but she is still my fav !!) a cake.....I made her Louis Vuitton Purse Cake...something every 18 year old girl wants......well that and a trip to go drinking in Montreal.....yes yes.....I am taking her in a couple weeks.....what have I gotten myslef into !!

HAPPY 18th BIRTHDAY AMANDA - you are a wonderful person and I have nothing but great memories of watching you grow up to the beautiful woman you are today !!!

Congratulations Kathy !!!!

When I first stared doing cakes, my very first wedding cake was for a lovely couple Karen and Justin.....well 2 years later Karen's sister Kathy contacted me - she was now getting married and she wanted a wedding cake from me - apparently the rumour is she ate a whole tier of her sisters cake by herself !!! So we made the same falvour cake for her as well...chocolate cake with raspberry filling and mocha buttercream !!

I created a sage green and silver cake to match her theme and delivered it to a beautiful school in Newmarket - Pickering College.

Kathy send along this note the Monday after her wedding ----

Hey Karey! The cake was awesome! It was EXACTLY how I imagined it and it tasted lovely!! All the guests were really, really impressed by it too, especially my florist, Lan. Thanks sooo much for everything! Cheers! Kathy Bouchard


About a year and half ago a wonderful lady by the name of Belinda contacted me to create a b-day cake for her daughter.....since that time, I think Belinda has ordered at least a dozen cakes from me including her own birthday cake.......she even bribes her kids that if they do well in school they can have a cake from me !! How awesome is that !!

Belindas b-day just past and she sent me a picture of a fun, whimsical cake that she wanted....this one was a pina colada cake with rum buttercream !!! YUM.....


Congratulations Jacquline and Jason

Jacquline has the best friend a girl could ask for......her friend Michelle bought her her wedding cake as her wedding present!!!!!

Jacquline saw a cake I did earlier this year and wanted that cake so Michelle ordered it for her !

I delivered to Le Parc in Concord for a very beautiful Sunday evening reception !!

Congratulation Jacquline and Jason - ALL THE BEST !!!!

A Tropical Wedding.......

I had the pleasure of creating this fun, relaxed tropical themed wedding cake for a lovely couple that was having their reception at the Pickering Recreation Complex.

Everything was tropical.....from the cake to the flowers to the centrepieces to the food !!!

Congratulation Madhuri !!!! All the best

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Congratulations Stephanie and Rico!

Aug 9, 2008......I had the pleasure of being a part of Stephanie and Rico's special day !!! They had their reception at La Primavera in Woodbridge and I must say, WOW, what a stunning venue that is....Stephanie chose black, white, purple as her colours with crystal accents...I must say that I was in complete awe when I walked in there........the room was stunning.....what else was stunning was Stephanie herself....she was there....hanging our with a Tim Hotons cup in her hand !!! How cool is she !!!! Her dress was gorgeous and she looked so happy !!!!

I wish you guys all the best and thanks for letting me be a part of your special day !!!!


Congratulations Dad and Lynn

Aug 8, 2008 was a special day for our family, my father in law got married to a wonderful lady he has been with for 8 years, Lynn......Dad and Lynn met on Aug 8, 8 years ago, so it was only fitting that they get married on 8-8-08......

here is the cake that I made for them !!!

Congrats Dad and Lynn !!!!!

Back from Vegas.....what happens at Cake Camp....

Recently I had the opportunity to travel to HOT Las Vegas to attend Cake was a 3 day event with some of the best sugar artists in the world that offered hands on classes......SIGN ME UP.....Vegas and Cake - really what could be better !!!!!

I had the opportunity to take classes from Nicholas Lodge, Toba Garrett, Ruth Rickey and Bronwen Weber......I had so much fun with my fellow sugar friends and you can bet that I will be returning in 2009 for the next one !!!!

Here are some pictures of me with my favorite sugar artists and the projects that I made while I was there....and yes I took them home with me on the plane and they all made it home !!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Pam and Edward.....again....

I love this couple.....

I was on vacation last week (more of that to come later !!!) and while I was away I received a beautiful thank you letter from Pam and Edward - they were the couple I did the pink peony cake for ..... along with there thank you letter they sent a picture of them cutting the cake. Again, Thanks Pam and Edward for letting me be part of your special day !!

Hello Karey,
I'm glad we were able to catch you at our reception was great seeing you again!
You have been so great during our wedding planning and we are very happy and fully satisfied with the final product. The wedding cake you created for our special day was very elegant and delicious!! You designed it beautifully with the pearls, peonies and crystals. The cake table was also nicely arranged with the rose petals and ribbons on the cake knife set. It was perfect!!!
Attached is a photo taken by a friend at the wedding. Unfortunately, our photos from our photographer isn't ready yet. But I think this one should suffice. We will forward you a copy when we get it.
Many thanks,
Pamela & Edward

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Melanies Baby Shower

This is the second baby shower cake I had the pleasure of doing last weekend.......this one was very special to's the story......

about a month ago I won tickets on a local radio station to the Much Music Video Awards, along with that came special VIP status and a meet and greet to meet the NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK.....anyone who knows me KNOWS that as a teenage girl, these 5 guys were my LIFE.....

anyway......when I went with my good friend Kathy, we met the other winners and it was the coolest thing ever....we clicked right away and had the greatest night EVER....we hung out, met the New Kids, met Hedley and had one heck of a was like we had been friends for years......

One of the girls, Melanie, is expecting her first baby in September, not only was I invited to the shower but had the honour of doing the cake........I had the best time ever and these girls are the best bunch of people anyone could ask for !!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats Melanie, and if you need anything, let me know !!! more thing......Melanie knows she is having a boy and is gonna name him Nolan......just like my 2nd boy...his name is Nolan.......HEY...we were meant to be friends!!!!!!

Goodbye Tummy......Hello Mommy......

I had the pleasure of doing a couple of baby shower cakes this past weekend.....this in the first one, and I must say that I LOVE it.....the lady who ordered the cake, wanted the "Goodbye Tummy, Hello Mommy" saying on the cake with (2) figures, a pregnant lady and then a lady with her baby.....after that the design was up to me !!!

I wasn't here when she picked it up, but my hubby told me she loved it !!!

Supervisors Award.....

In my spare time I am a cake decorating instructor at Michaels Craft Store n Whitby, Richmond Hill and Markham......on July 12th all of the Ontario instructors had the pleasure of gathering for our annual instructor meeting where we get the inside scoop on new products and other goings on. The highlight of the meeting is the annual awards ceremony, where instructors are recognized for their accomplishments such as number of students taught and special supervisors awards. This year I knew I was getting my 100 and 250 students taught pins and recognition......what I did not know was that I was chosen my as the Supervisors Choice award for one on the best instructors in Canada.....I received beautiful bouquet of flowers, a plaque and a booklet to choose a spectacular gift.....I have chose a beautiful necklace....when I receive it I will let ya know.....I just want to say thanks to Tracey, the Wilton supervisor for Canada, for choosing me !!!!!!!

By the sea..........

By the beautiful sea....that is where the bride I had the pleasure of doing a wedding cake for on July 12 got married. In March, Alexandra got married on the beach and on July 12th had a beautiful reception to celebrate with her family and friends. We carried the beach theme into the cake, and made her and her groom a cupcake tower complete with a seashell wedding cake with brown sugar sand and cupcakes with chocolate shells on top of each one.

I hope you had a fantastic reception and I can't wait to see more pictures of you and your hubby !!!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Congratulations Pam and Edward !!!

This weekend was a little slow for me only 1 cake order.....but thats was for an amazing couple Pam and Edward. They booked with me in the winter months and their day had finally come - I traveled to La Toscana Banquet hall in Vaughan - and what a gorgeous facility it is!!!! For this wedding, cake was the actual desert so I delivered 275 pieces of cake for all their guest to enjoy. Pam's flowers of choice were peonies so when I got their the florist had left me the flowers to go on the cake - I also took the liberty of finding some other decor there that I could dress the table up with. As I was setting up I heard someone call my name - it was Pam - she had come in to see all the going ons and came over to me ans thanked me - it was so nice - I don't ever get to see the brides in person so this was great - and my goodness was she ever STUNNING - her gown, her hair everything........

Thanks Pam and Edward for letting me be a part of your special day and I can't wait to see that picture of you guys with your cake you promised me !!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Nyla

What better way to celebrate a little girls 1st birthday then with pink cupcakes, sparkles and butterflies !!!

Nylas mom contacted me to make some pretty cupcakes to help her celebrate her little girls 1st birthday - thanks so much for letting me be a part of your day !!!! Stacey sent along this note this week to thank me for them !!! I LOVE making people happy !!!

Hi Karey! Thanks again for making the cup cakes on such short notice! You did a BEAUTIFUL job! WHen I saw the one on top of the box in its own little display for Nyla, I honestly got teary eyed, that was a wonderful thing to do and I thank you!
Everyone loved the cup cakes (including Nyla!) and I passed on your web site to a few friends! I'm sure you will be getting a few more calls than usual pretty soon!

Happy Birthday Melissa

One of my 6 orders last weekend included this special cake designed for a "bratz" lovers birthday - I have done cakes for this lady before and was happy when she asked me to be part of another one of their family celebrations.....

I designed this Bratz cake complete with a Bratz doll for a topper !! The lady was not there when I delivered the cake but today I got this wonderful thank you from her !!!

Hello Karey,

its stefanie I just wanted to thank you very much for once again another beautiful cake for my niece melissa..
its was amazing and everyone asked who made it and i told them and i already have a few people who are gonna be placing orders for your wonderful cakes.... I was trying to make it down to the hall to thank you in person but i didnt so I would like to send u some hugs for the great work that you do..

Happy Birthday Melissa !!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Congrats Kirsti and Desmond !!!

Back in February a sweet sweet lady by the name of Kirsti contacted me to help her with her cake for her wedding....she was using the very unique flower, lotus, as she and her finace were getting married in Jamaica and they wanted something tropical - so we designed her wedding cake to match her invites and the flowers......when I went to go set it up - the hall was so tropical - shells, sand, lotus flowers, grass skirts - it was gorgeous. While I was setting up I managed to find a box of extra stuff and used it to dress up the table for her !

I got an e-mail from her yesterday thanking me for everything !!!

hi karey i just wanted to say thank you for the gorgeous, delicious cake you made . i was stunned when i saw it yesterday. not only did it taste amazing, it was a work of art. i LOVE what you did with the table too. everything was perfect! thank you so much.

You are more than welcome and congratulations on your marriage!!!! Can't wait to see a picture of you guys with your cake !!!


This cake was designed for a golf enthusiast.....he was celebrating his 50th birthday and his wife wanted something unique and special - I took inspiration for this one from many many many golf cakes I have seen on line, and thought it would be fun to try out - I hand made the golfer dude. The cake was a huge success and when I delivered it the birthday boy was not there - he was out - golfing of course !!!

Dana's Baby Shower

This past weekend was SUPER busy for me - 6 orders in 2 days - 4 orders due Sat and 2 on Sunday - needless to say I am TIRED !!!!

Heres the first - it was for a baby shower - it was based on one of my past designs for a 1st birthday. I dropped the cake off, which turns out to be 10 minutes from me and met the lady that ordered it - what a sweet lady - she actually cried tears (of joy) when she saw the cake - she was over the moon thrilled with it !!

Congratulations Dana - all the best for a safe delivery !!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Congratulations Melissa and Ryan !!!!!

This past Friday the 13th saw one of the sweetest girls I have EVER met get married - I booked her wedding cake a year ago and the day had finally come !!!! Melissa found my web site on line and booked me on the spot, she then referred a few of her friends to me for cakes - she has been a true support of me and my business, so I was so excited when her wedding was approaching !!! She had chosen 75 mini cakes with a square cake on the top of the was going to be soooo pretty. As Friday the 13th was about to be the BEST day of Melissa's life, it was about to become the WORST of mine......heres the story !!!

so I get up Thursday morning, ice the cakes and start at 5pm I had them all cut into 2x2x2 and iced, ready for fondant....went to teach at 630, got home at 9 and got back at 10am I only had about 20 left to put fondant on.....the other 55 were done - figuring all is good to go for my 3pm delivery......well...... I was taking the 55 to the fridge when I tripped on the threshold of my cake room and guessed it, all of them ended up on the after a huge screaming fit and A LOT of tears shed.......I called my hubby.....who immediately came home from work and helped me with the new at 11am, we are baking 75 cupcakes and cutting fondant disks and re-doing the whole order....I was freaking all night about the poor bride.....this girl booked me a year ago and has referred 3 of her friends to me that I do cakes for on a regular that fact made me more upset !! I delivered set up, and left her a thank you note saying thanks for letting me be a part of your day.....and explained why she was seeing cupcakes and not what she ordered....and that when she brought me back the stand that I would have a refund for her for my mistake......

So.....she calls me this morning and I almost starting crying on the phone with her - but she is the sweetest girl I could ever ask for as a bride.......she asked me if I was okay and if I got hurt and that the cupcakes were gorgeous and she couldn't have asked for a better display........I told her again that I would give her her money back to which she kept saying "that is so sweet".... that things happen and she understands.......but I couldn't live with myself not giving her something back.......and that nothing would ever stop her from ordering from me again that she was so impressed that I pulled something together for her ....I had to run out today so when I got back my stand was on my porch - all cleaned, and she left me the most beautiful thank you note AND she left me one the centrepieces from the wedding - how sweet is that !!!!!!



Monday, June 9, 2008

Congratulations Melissa and Brian !

Just over a year ago, a lady by the name of Melissa contacted me to make a cake for her daughters birthday. It was the first cake I made that was a banana cake - it was a new receipe I had and I tried it out on her ! She called me after that party and said that is was the yummiest banana cake she had ever had and that when she gets married that is the flavour of cake she wants. Well 2 birthdays later for her beautiful daughter and about a year and a half later ..... Melissa got married this past weekend at La Tosca in Oshawa......and yes she had banana cake !!! What was kind of neat for me is that 10 years ago that hall used to be a bar and one night I was there, I met a great guy - who turned out to become my husband, so it was neat to go back there! The hall was gorgeous and I saw a picture of Melissa and Brian cutting the cake and she looked radiant in her red wedding gown !

Congrats Melissa and Brian - I hope you had an AMAZING day and thanks for letting me be a part of it !

Ka-Chow .....

My family is very big into racing and race cars - my father is a past Canadian Grand National Go Kart Champion as well as a former Can Am Midget racer ! My brother is also a past go karter and 3 -time can am midget champion driver and now my nephew is a go-karter as can see that racing is in our blood !!! Through racing we have met so many people that have formed into lasting friendships. This cake I did for good friends of mine in our racing club for their little boy. I heard from Erin (his mom) that he LOVED did my son when he saw it and was devistated when he found out it was not for him.

Thanks Dave and Erin for supporting my cake business and for letting be a part of Mikey's birthday !

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Nicole and Sean - Cutting the Cake

So as I was surfing facebook the other night I noticed that Nicole - the bride I did the purple bow cake for 2 weeks ago - was a friend of one of my other facebook friends - so I added her to my friend list !! And that meant I could steal her pictures of her and her groom with their cake !! Well I didn't really steal it - I told her I was taking it !!!

They had a great day and she sent along this note for me !

Hi Karey,
We cannot thank you enough for our AMAZING wedding cake!! The compliments we received on the georgeous cake were never-ending from the moment we walked into the reception until our picture perfect day was over. Your hard work and passion for what you do really shines through with every cake you create. And not only was the cake stunning to look tasted oh so delicious too!!
Thanks again,
Nicole & Sean

Thanks so much again for letting me be part of your special day !!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Congrats Sarah & James

The venue was once again the 4 Seasons Golf Club - its becoming quite a popular venue for me to visit !! ITs been 2 weeks in a row now. This week saw Sarah and James host their wedding there and of course I was there with the cake !!! Their colour scheme was red, black and white with little punches of green apples around - the venue was decorated gorgeous!!! And on my way out I got to catch a climpse of the bridesmaids beautiful red dresses !

Congrats Sarah and James, I hope you had a fantastic day and I can't wait to see a picture of you guys with your cake !

Monday, May 26, 2008

Its a Purse - No its a CAKE !!!!

Pretty much anything can be re-created in cake. And this is no exception - a client whom I adore and have done a few orders for in the past contacted me to make a Gucci purse cake for her cousins 19th birthday. What I found so sweet about this was that the cake was ordered for Friday which was the night before my clients wedding. She didn't want to away all the attention from her cousins birthday so she got her a custom cake - how sweet is that ! I hope you enjoyed it !!!!

Congrats Nicole and Sean

About 16 months ago, I booked my first wedding cake for the 2008 season - it was for a lovely bride to be named Nicole !! Well 16 months later her wedding was here ! I delivered the cake to a gorgeous place called the 4 Season Golf Club in Claremont. The venue was gorgeous and the engagement picture I saw when I walked in was breathtaking. Congrats on you big day guys and I can't wait to see a picture of you guys with your cake !

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Jen's Bridal Shower

About 2 months ago I got a request for a bridal shower cake for an upcoming bride that enjoyed the finer things in life. They wanted to incoporate Coach bags, shoes, pearls and in addition to that they wanted to incorporate the bride and grooms heritage of french canadian and irish, so fluer di lis and shamrocks were in order. This is what I came up with and I got a lovely e-mail back saying that they enjoyed the cake so much !!!

Here is a picture of Jen and her cake !!!

Hope you had a great wedding shower and I hope you enjoy your wedding day !!!