Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Meringue Mushrooms

Every year, I make these meringue mushrooms from meringue powder to have them around for Christmas because they are so pretty and you can use them to decorate a Yule Log. But this year I found a very nice recipe with egg whites instead. I am quite happy with the results.

Meringue Mushrooms

2 egg whites
1/2 cup of regular sugar
1/2 cup of icing sugar
1 tb of flour

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
2. Whip egg whites on high speed and star adding the granulated sugar in a steady stream.
3. When the meringue is stiff, add icing sugar and flour.
4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Using a big round tip, pipe stems and big polka dots for the tops. Dust the tops with cocoa powder.
5. Bake for about 2 hours with the oven door cracked open. (I use a wooden spoon to keep it open).
6. I glue them together with a dot of Royal Icing. They can be kept in an air tight container at room temperature for up to a month.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A cream dream...

The bride and the groom wanted a rustic look for this cake, with lots of cream and real flowers. When the cake was finished, it looked so delicate, so pretty... A cream dream!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The best present...!

A chocolate fondant cake. Chocolate leather makes a pretty cake topper. A great present for the chocoholics on your list!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Roses

This recipe is certainly a keeper!

Club Chocolate Cake

1/2 cup of chocolate (3 oz.)
1/2 cup of butter
1 cup of boiling water

Combine these 3 ingredients until chocolate and butter are melted.

2 cups of brown sugar
2 cups of flour
1 1/2 ts baking soda
1 ts salt

Combine these dry ingredients. Then, gradually add chocolate mixture until thoroughly combined. Finally add:

2 eggs
1/2 cup of Greek yogurt or sour cream
2 ts vanilla extract

Mix for 1 minute at medium speed. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy Birthday, Alan!

And I have to love this cake...! Hand painted, and then outline with black Royal Icing. I prefer to work with Buttercream for most of my cakes, but for this kind of design, Fondant works best.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Jean with Peonies

So many photos of different cakes I have made, and so little time to upload them. Busy, busy!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

How to train your dragon?

Well, I fell in love with this story: "How to train your dragon". I even went to see the movie! Hiccup and Toothless... Lovely characters!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Breakfast at Tiffany...

I absolutely love this movie: "Breakfast at Tiffany". But best of all, I love the first couple of minutes of the film. Anyhow, I think Audrey would have liked this cake, too!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

TNT... Edible!

Things pretty funny when you start making TNT to add to your cakes... But that is what a Minecraft Cake needs: TNT! I love the square piggy! 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014


My website "BC Cakes" is down. I don't know when it will be working again! If you are looking for the class schedule, please, contact Michaels, West Vancouver. Thank you!

Sunday, April 27, 2014


Sunflowers have always been among my favorite flowers. They are amazing! So, to be able to put them on cake and then eat them... Well, it cannot get much better!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

It is official!

Happy Birthday, Danielle! Danielle is turning 11 today. That means, I have been making cakes for 11 years now... Times goes so fast! I remember Danielle's first birthday cake had beautiful butterflies on it, and I have seen her grow through her different cakes...
Today was the neon cake. Pretty cool to make! I hope you have an awesome day, Danielle!!!