Cherub kissed Sweets for Valentines Day

Valentine’s day just wouldn’t be the same without something sweet!

Cupcakes: Cherub kissed vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream, golden white chocolate wafer chips, gold tinted meringue kisses and chocolate covered pretzel arrows.

Mini Cakes: Cherub kissed mini cake for two. Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, gold tinted meringue kisses, a chocolate covered pretzel arrow topped off with a golden white chocolate wafer chip.

Happy Valentine’s Day



Pretty in Purple

A couple of weeks ago I announced on Our Facebook page that we are now styling dessert tables. This is a really exciting addition for me because not only do I love crafting the fine details that go into each of my cake designs, but I also LOVE styling and making things visually stimulating. In the coming weeks we’ll be adding a new section to our website about this new service and how it all works, but for now while the team is busy coding things I don’t understand here’s our pretty in purple dessert table that was featured on Amy Atlas’s sweet design blog.

The theme of this dessert table was purple pom poms, so I used varying shades of purple, and styled the desserts to mimic the shape of pom poms. The table was set up on an ornately framed mirror topped with elegant silver vessels and cake stands. On the table I included lemon coconut cake truffles, white chocolate filled meringue puffs, vanilla bean marshmallows, cotton candy and raspberry infused lemon/vanilla cupcakes. The cake was covered in white fondant and then decorated with hand-crafted ruffled pom poms made out of sugar.

Photography by: Melanie Rebane Photography

Wedding Palace Bridal Show

I just wanted to write a quick post to say a huge thank you to all of the brides, grooms, parents and friends who stopped by our booth this weekend at the Wedding Palace Bridal Show. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I hope to meet many of you again soon. For those of you who missed the show, here’s a peak at what you missed. I also want to say a huge thank you to Melanie Rebane of M Photography for taking the amazing photos, and to Kennedy Event Planning and Blumenstudio for showcasing our cakes in their booths this year. We’ll be posting all of the cakes soon.

Last Blush Style Shoot

                     Last year, a team of Ottawa vendors got together to style a photo shoot. The shoot was inspired by a blush,                  cream and gold colour palette.  Here are the cakes that we did for the shoot.
                         To see the whole shoot or see the complete list of vendors who made this shoot happen please visit:               

Winterlude – Fare and Flare

February was a very busy month for special event cakes. A few days after the National Flag day cake was delivered, I started to work on the signature cake for Blackbook Lifestyle’s Winterlude event ‘Fare and Flair’ at ARC, the hotel.

The best part about the event (aside from all the great people we met) was that we got to stay at the party and watch the cake get eaten and enjoyed (a rarity in the cake business).

Oh…and look who we caught admiring the cake – Blake McGraph 😉

Here are some close ups of the cake courtesy of one of my favourite photographers in Ottawa, Melanie Rebane of M Photography.

National Flag Day

February 15th is National Flag day, a celebration that marks the day in 1965 when the red and white maple leaf flag was first raised over Parliament Hill in Ottawa. This year, I was asked by the Macdonald Laurier Institute to make a special cake for their event at the Chateau Laurier.

Here is the clip from the Ottawa Citizen as well as some photos Courtesy of John Major Photography.

Teaching at Wed By Hand

It’s been a busy month in and out of the kitchen so I apologise once again for taking a little longer to post what we have been up to. Apologies aside, I would like to start this slew of blog posts with Wed By Hand – Ottawa’s alternative wedding show for couples looking to add a bit of handmade, eco-friendly, and fair trade flair to their wedding.

I attended Wed By Hand back in February as an instructor rather than an exhibitor. I taught a class on how to make simple cake decorations including bows, ruffles, pearls and whimsical flowers. (Instructional blog post to follow). I also offered tips on choosing your wedding cake, and how to work with your baker to design a cake that reflects your personal style. (Click HERE for some of those tips)

Thank you to all the brides, grooms, and everyone else who came out to our seminar, I had a great time teaching you all how to make decorations for your cakes and cupcakes.

Thanks to Krista Leben for putting on a great event and to AMBphoto for taking some great photos.

You can also see some more photos of the event HERE on the SNAP Ottawa website.