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Cake, Cake and More Cake!

It’s Monday and the start of another week. But here in Canada, we are enjoying a holiday Monday, as it’s Victoria Day.  It was wonderful to wake up and realize I didn’t have to do the get-them-ready-and-out-the-door-to-school-and-work dance. Instead I am going to enjoy my coffee while it’s still warm and later take the kids to my sister’s pool for a swim!

Lately, I seem to be obsessed with card making so much, that it has taken over my dreams!! Last night I dreamt about how I was going to come up with a themed card for a birthday party we are attending next weekend (hint: it is related to one of the cakes I am designing this week!).  I don’t want to spill the beans just yet, but I think it might work and want the recipent to be surprised when they see it. But don’t worry, I plan to post all the details once I have worked it all out.

I feel like I have been on a roll with card making this month and would love to continue with the many great card challenges, that have been posted in the past few days. But I have been given the opportunity to make three amazing cakes this week and that is going to take priority.

I’ve been asked to make a cake for a Cakewalk fundraiser, a Baptism cake for Penetecost Sunday and an Angry Birds cake for a 7 year old’s birthday party.  Not sure which cake I am more excited about making but I do plan to post some pictures when they are all done.

I will leave you with a picture of some yummy mini cupcakes I took to a Welcome Baby party yesterday. 

Hope everyone has a great week!

Pals Paper Arts

I’ve been looking for a new way to feel inspired with paper crafting and thought a new sketch challenge would help.  The ladies at Pals Paper Arts always seem to have great sketches and I thought it was about time to give one a try.

This week’s sketch:

This sketch was the perfect jump start I needed and the creative juices are once again flowing!  I just seemed to have gotten into a rut and had been using the same stamp sets and colours over and over again and needed to shake things up a little. And I think I did just that!

My card:

I had found some Rich Razzleberry ribbon in my stash that I had long forgotten and used that as the starting point for this card. This sketch was perfect for showcasing the new Summer Smooches DSP, which also happens to have Rich Razzleberry in it. Think I may have found my new favourite colour!

We have two family birthdays this week, so now all I have to decide is which one will be the lucky recipient of this card.

Thanks for taking a look.

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Summer Smooches DSP

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Stamp Sets: Happiest Birthday  Wishes

Tools and Embellishments: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Blossom Punch, Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon, Lucky Limeade Designer Printed Brads


Good and Busy

The last two weeks have been so busy, that I just now feel like I am coming up for air. It’s been cake, cake and more cake around here and I have seriously been missing my paper crafting. I’ve also missed out on a few card challenges which I hope to rectify this weekend.

I haven’t shared this here yet, but back in January, I took the plunge and started my own cake and card business – Sugar and Paper Creations . I have been decorating cakes for family and friends for years, but decided it was time to unleash my creativity on the masses.  My company may only be in its infancy but the last few weeks have been steadily busy and for that I am grateful.

So I thought I would share with all of you, what I’ve been up to lately.

Lego Ninjago Cake
Ninjago Cupcakes

Thanks to this blog, I had the opportunity to do these Lego Ninjago cupcakes and cake again, for a Ninjago fan who was turning 6.

Mini Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing
Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

These lemon and red velvet mini cupcakes were designed to celebrate the 5 Year Anniversary of BobCat House Concerts.  If you love great music but not the bar scene, you really should check them out.

Mini Chocolate/Chocolate Cupcakes with Star Sprinkles
Chocolate / Chocolate cake

Next up were these mini chocolate cupcakes and matching 10″ cake for a little girl who was turning four. Her only request was for chocolate cake with chocolate icing and green decorations.

Buddy the Dinosaur

This cake was designed with a wonderful little boy in mind, who was turning three. He loves dinosaurs and trains, so what  could be better than Buddy from Dinosaur Train.

The Hulk from the Super Hero Squad
Super Hero Squad Cupcakes

And last, but certainly not least are the cake and cupcakes I designed for a brother and sister duo who are having a joint birthday party and who both love the Super Hero Squad. The big request was that the cake had to be the Hulk, with his Super Hero friends on the cupcakes. With these cakes, I tried a new technique I hadn’t used before, a buttercream transfer. It was surprisingly easy too, time consuming, but easy. You simply find an image for your cake or cupcake, trace the reverse image onto paper, lay wax paper over top and trace the image with icing. Pop in the freezer for 90 minutes, plop onto the cake and voila.   It’s like adding an edible sticker to your cake and best of all it’s all icing.

Next up will be a Harry Potter inspired cake for my own children’s birthday party. Finally a cake I will get to eat!

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