Sunday, June 29, 2008
This weekend was a little slow for me only 1 cake order.....but thats okay....it 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
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!
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 !!!
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
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 !!!
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
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 tower.......it 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 it.....by 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 it........by 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 yep......you guessed it, all of them ended up on the floor......so 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 plan.....so 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 basis.....so 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 !!!!!!
So Melissa - THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME BE A PART OF YOUR WEDDING AND I CAN"T WAIT TO SEE A PICTURE OF YOU GUYS !!!
Monday, June 9, 2008
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 !
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 well.....you 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 it.....as 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
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 !
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 at...it tasted oh so delicious too!!
Nicole & Sean
Thanks so much again for letting me be part of your special day !!!
Monday, June 2, 2008
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 !