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A Nerds Candy Box Cake

A Nerds Candy Box Cake

Similar to the cigarette box cake I showed you a few weeks ago, this Nerds candy box cake is pretty much built the same way.  An 8" square cake, covered in fondant, with one end decorated as an open box.  Whereas the other cake had tinfoil and cigarettes poking out, this one has oversized pink and yellow Nerds candies spilling out onto the board. The story behind this cake is an interesting one: the recipient actually owned a candy store for several years in Toronto, where she sold many candies from "the old days," like Pop Shoppe drinks, Fun Dip, Runts and Nerds.  She has decided to close the store, and to cheer her up, her friends brought her this cake.  "Your cake was fantastic for our party. Deb loved it!  .... it made the party … [Read More...]

High Tea for the girls!

Snap Shots of Summer Sweets & Food Intolerance Update

Thanks to everyone who offered help and advice on my posts: Food Intolerances: The Adventure Continues.  It has been a tough summer with my daughter’s tummy troubles and as of last night it has been confirmed she cannot have dairy.  She is highly intolerant to casein. Casein is one of the proteins commonly found in milk making… 

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Cigarette Box Cake

A Cigarette Box Cake: a look back on a great cake

Once in a while I post one of my cakes from years back.  I was reminded this week of a cigarette box cake I had done as a joke cake for a customer’s aunt.  It was so fun to do, as it involved several techniques including hand-painting (which I love), and working with gum paste…. 

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Chocolate Strawberry Naked Cake

Reader Question: How to Tort a Cake?

A few months ago I posted a chocolate strawberry “naked” cake and laid out a few steps.  Someone recently made their own version but asked what I meant by the word, tort.  Perhaps it is just a saying in the baking world, but torting a cake is simply slicing each layer sideways to make two… 

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Delft Blue Wedding Cake

Delft Blue Wedding Cake

We are having a lazy Monday, filled with naps, and beach time.  So today’s post will simply be two photos from a wedding I did on Saturday.  A buttercream cake with Delft blue piping, and gumpaste roses.  This is my second last Cakes by Erin wedding cake: a delft blue wedding cake!  Happy Monday! Erin