Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year 2013!!!

Saying goodbye to 2012 and saying goodbye to all my photos I had in my website, that I cannot recuperate anymore...
So, I will start 2013 with this photo of a lovely wedding on New Year's eve
New year's resolution: embrace 2013 with all those new challenges!
From Mr. Wilton and I: Best wishes for 2013!!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Schedule for January 2013

Well, it seems like I am not going to get my BC Cakes website back. All gone!
So... for all of you who want to know the Wilton Course schedule for the month of January, this is it:

Wilton Decorating Basics
    Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 - 10:00 to 12:00noon
    Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 - 12:30 to 2:30pm
    Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 - 4:00 to 6:00pm
    Wednesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30 - 6:30 to 8:30pm

Wilton Flowers and Cake Design
   Mondays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 - 10:00 to 12:00noon
   Mondays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 - 12:30 to 2:30pm
   Mondays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 - 5:00 to 7:00pm

Wilton Gum Paste and Fondant
   Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 - 10:00 to 12:00noon
   Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 - 12:30 to 2:30pm
   Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 - 4:00 to 6:00pm
   Tuesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29 - 6:30 to 8:30pm

Wilton Advanced Gum Paste
   Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 - 10:00 to 12:00noon
   Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 - 12:30 to 2:30noon
   Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 - 4:00 to 6:00pm
   Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 - 6:30 to 8:30pm

Tall Cakes                      January 26 - 10:00 to 1:00pm        $20
Super Kakes for Kids     January 12 - 10:00 to 12:00noon   $15

Minimum 4 Students
Register at Michaels, Park Royal, West Vancouver

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy Holidays?



Ending the year with Internet connection problems, my website is down, but... still celebrating! Happy Holidays and great New Year 2013!!! :)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

My mom always told me: Don't play with your food! But it's so much fun! I'm always playing with my food... I hope you have a Halloween full of fun and fun food!

PS. Thank you for all those photos you have sent me! I will be posting them soon!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!


I am celebrating the long weekend already! I baked apple muffins this morning to have with my cup of Pumpkin coffee (Thank you, Jeannette!). So, we officially started our Thanksgiving weekend.
Please, spare those poor turkeys and eat these muffins instead :))

Apple Muffins (1 dozen)

1 1/2 cups of flour
2 ts baking powder
1/2 ts salt
1 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of oil
1/2 cup of milk
2 eggs
2 ts vanilla extract
1 apple, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup pecans

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients.
3. In another bowl combine oil, milk, eggs, and vanilla, and beat until creamy.
4. Mix all ingredients together, and then fold apple and nuts.
5. Spoon into muffin pan lined with paper cups, and bake for 25 minutes.
6. Remove immediately from pan and cool on wire rack.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Gabrielle's Full Moon Celebration


This baby dragon cake for Gabrielle's full moon celebraton was a pleasure to make. I did the wedding cake for Gabrielle's parents in the past, and I was very happy to be able to share this special event with them, too. The cake was all covered in fondant and painted with edible gold.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Baby booties and bear cake...

 
 
A sweet baby shower cake in the middle of the summer called for these vibrant colours. A buttercream cake with fondant accents.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Something fishy...!


A cake with fish, for those husband that love fishing. The fish was made out of fondant, and he was swimming in a sea of buttercream!

Friday, August 24, 2012

The fisherman and the mermaid...

I am still trying to organize the pictures of my cakes, and I keep on finding photos of cakes I really enjoyed making... A year ago I made this fisherman with his mermaid... A very cute fondant story!(Except for the sharks swimming around :))

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Shipwreck cake


From the bottom of the ocean, a lovely cake that had many edible treasures in it... I am glad I was able to rescue those pictures from the wreckage! :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Greetings from Candyland!


Candyland is where I usually spend my holidays! So I make this cake for Tea, full of candy, and very colourful... Candyland... My kind of place!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Catherine the Great


This cake was great...! Catherine the Great Cake! For the reading club after reading "The Winter Palace".

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012

A beautiful view...

This wedding took place at the Canada Convention Centre, next to Canada Place, which provided a wonderful backdrop of the North Shore mountains and the ships leaving to cruise the Inside Passage. The cake was brush embroidered and covered with Swarovski crystals.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Canada Day Weekend...

So far, a great weekend! In spite of the weather on the West Coast, it has been lots of fun.  Starting with pancake breakfast on Grand Boulevard, followed by the parade, and later on, eating from a huge cake at the Burnaby Village... Great weekend! I hope you had some fun, too, and that you ate lots of cake! ;)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How to make the Yoda cake


For the Yoda cake, I used two 7" layers, and two 6" layers stacked together with buttercream. Then, I just carved around giving the dome shape. I used toothpicks to attach the ears to the head, and edible glue to attach hands and feet to the body. It's a pretty cool cake to make!

Monday, June 25, 2012

A happy birthday you must have...!


I have made an edible Yoda many times as a cake topper, but this time the request was for a bigger Yoda. The actual cake needed to have Yoda's shape. And here he is. He looked great! And I know he tasted good, too! :)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Once more...


The Clone Wars cake! This time Yoda came to say "Happy Birthday, Aiden.  May the force be with you!"

Monday, June 4, 2012

Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients

1/2 cup of cream cheese
2 tb of butter
1/2 tb of cream or sour cream
1/3 cup white chocolate
1/8 ts vanilla extract

1. Melt white chocolate in double boiler.
2. Allow chocolate to cool
3. Mix cream cheese, butter, and cream until smooth. 
4. Add the melted chocolate and vanilla extract
5. Use right away.

Tall Cakes Class


Pink Calla Lilies!  This pretty cake was done by Jane during the "Tall Cakes Class", last Saturday, at Michaels, Park Royal, West Vancouver.  Perfect for West Vancouver 100th Anniversary!  Great job, Jane!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Mondrian Cake!


I absolutely love this cake.  It was done to celebrate my daughter's birthday.  She turned 18 this year, and she is also graduating from high school... Time flies!  Congratulations, Millaray!  I love you very much!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

To all the mothers out there:  I hope you have the most awesome day!!!  Feliz dia de la madre!!! 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Three princesses and two squirrels...


This cake was a special request: 3 princesses and 2 squirrels.  And blue icing.  That was it!  The princesses chosen were: Belle, Ariel and Jasmine.  Very charming girls!  And the squirrels were done in chocolate fondant.  Not too bad, eh?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Happy birthday, Sienna!


Sienna loves unicorns and rainbows... so nothing better that having a rainbow unicorn cake for her birthday!  I love rainbows, too!  And I really enjoyed making rainbows out of fondant.  It was so much fun!  You can use your ribbon cutter to make these rainbows.  Give it a try!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Ninja party!


This 3 tier Ninja cake was made for Ninja Samuel, last Saturday.  It was a lovely martial art party full of little ninjas running around... I really loved the design finished with a fondant black belt around the tiers.  Happy birthday, Samuel!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My breakfast this morning...


It took most of the morning to get to eat them!  First, I had to bake them.  Then, I wanted a picture of them... and finally, after quite a while, we ate them with some orange marmalade... Mmmm!!!

Raisin Scones (12 scones)  Oven: 350 degrees

3 cups of flour
1/2 cup of sugar
4 ts baking powder
1/8 salt
1 cup of butter
1/2 cup raisins
1 tb grated orange zest
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk

1.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2.  Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter in food processor. 
3.  Add raisins and orange zest.
4.  Combine egg and milk.  Add to dry ingredients and mix by hand to make a nice compact dough until all the flour is absorbed.
5.  Divide dough in half and shape into 2 balls.  Flatten balls and cut each into 6 wedges.
6.  Bake for about 25 or 30 minutes until light golden brown. 
7.  Enjoy!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Baking cookies today!


I love pink... so today for my baking, I thought I could use some pink eggs!  Mmmm!  Maybe not, maybe I should stay with my old sugar cookie recipe...?  Anyhow, I'll see what I can do.  In the meantime, have a Good Friday!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Birthday, Craquelier!!!



Remember I told you about Craquelier, the photography group I belong to?  Well, this month we are celebrating our first birthday!!!  We had a party... with cake (naturally!), lots of goodies, balloons... Happy birthday, Craquelier!!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

I thought spring was coming...!


At least, that is what I felt when making this cake... And now it's snowing???  OK, then, today is a good day for baking some more!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Happy birthday, Bruce!


I forgot how many cakes I have made for Bruce, but one thing reamains constant: chocolate!  He likes chocolate, and so this cake is for him: chocolate cake, filled with chocolate ganache, and iced with chocolate buttercream, wrapped with a chocolate fondant ribbon!!!

P.S. Basketweave here was done with tip #96, just for fun!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Can't wait for the spring to come...!

Daffodils are one of the first flowers that tell us spring is coming... I love them!  And these ones, made in Royal Icing, you get to eat!
These are some of the flowers you can learn in the Wilton Course 2, at Michaels, Park Royal.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Kuribon...

It's always a pleasure to make a cake for Jason.  Every year is a very special character... This year, it was Kuribon's turn.  Don't you love her beautiful green eyes and the red ribbon on her tale?  So pretty!!!  Made with chocolate buttercream and the grass tip.  Happy birthday, Jason!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Good Morning!

Dreaming of the spring... A breakfast cupcake!  It was done using the rosettes from Wilton Course 1, and adding some leaves and edible pearls.  Pearls for breakfast???

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Happy Birthday, Danielle!!!

When people ask me how long I have been making cakes, I always answer "for a long, long time"... Well, now I can tell you I have been making cakes for more than 9 years! 
Danielle's first birthday was one of my first cakes.  Very pretty cake in orange and yellow, 2 tiers, with butterflies... Unfortunately, I didn't have a good camera then, so I don't have a picture of that one.  And then, I kept on making her cakes: through princesses, pirates, and now this: an electric guitar!!!   It's been fun to see her grow through all her cakes... All I can say now is: Danielle, you ROCK!!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Con sabor a chocolate...

Chocolate pudding!  The best comfort food for these long rainy days... It makes a great cake filling, but I like it just like this... some cream on top... Mmmm... So good!