Call to Action - Icing Smiles Canada, Icing Smiles Canada
What We Do ... We Bake A Difference!
Icing Smiles is a nonprofit organization that provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by the critical illness of a child. We understand that the simple things, like a birthday cake, are luxuries to a family battling illness. Our goal is to create a custom cake for the ill child, or their sibling, that provides a temporary escape from worry and creates a positive memory during a difficult time.
I got a call to make a cake for a 2 yr old,
The mom requested for a simple slab cake with Princesses theme and pink and purple colours.
Here's what I came up with and decided to use real toys for souvenir.
I joined the organization years ago and this is the first time I got a call to action.
When my little one decided last minute the cake she wants for her birthday,
this is what I came up with, having only 1-1/2 days including baking.
HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY my love!
May your day be as special as you are!
Here's a wish for happiness and many dreams come true!
Mommy and Daddy love you so very much!
My inspiration is from Viktor and Rolf's Spring/Summer 2015 Collection-Van Gogh Girls. The collection characterized lively energy, playful, excitement and rustic. I love the white and black outline with a pop of red. The design is simple yet elegant.
“Being creative does not mean you have to ‘be an artist.’ Being creative is about expressing yourself, and the more we express ourselves, the more good we create in the world.” - Mason Miller
I am greatly honored to be included in this cake collaboration. What a lovely opportunity! <3
20 International Cake Artists came together to create amazing cakes inspired by Viktor&Rolf fashion and published on Cake Craft Guide Wedding Cakes and Sugar Flowers, August issue 28.
We would like to thank Viktor&Rolf, Viktor&Rolf Projects Team for agreeing and supporting this project, Team Peter Stigter for the beautiful images of the Viktor&Rolf dresses, Cake Craft guides Wedding Cakes and Sugar flowers for publishing the collaboration.
All of the creations can be seen here : Cakes Inspired by Viktor&Rolf Fashion
Here’s the link to avail of the magazine Cake Craft Guides Issue Wedding Cakes & Sugar Flowers Magazine in digital version Issue 28
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Requested by a friend hosting a bridal shower for her sister.
All decorations are made of gumpaste.
Hand painted by yours truly.
Two weeks ago, I got a request from my daughter's best friend, Lauren.
She wanted a Hunger Games themed cake for her birthday.
I was very impressed by the detailed information she gave me.
Look at the DRAFT she provided.
(see image below).
Very detailed, isn't it?
That suggestion on what to use to mimic sand --
"You should use brown sugar" and "sprinkle sugar to look like snow" -- BRILLIANT! --
and the part to use google to search for images. Smart kid!
Although, I kind of suggested if we can make the cake a little simpler.
I asked her -- "how many guest is she planning to invite?"
She said six (6) kids.
I said, a 3- tiered cake will be a lot to feed 6 kids!
And she agreed!
However, later on I decided to stick to her design but modified some of the details.
I wanted to share this conversation with Lauren, as it's too cute not to share--
I asked her -- how much are you paying me for your cake?
She said "$40 is all I have, will that be enough? Too cute.
Since I was very impressed by her creativity, artistic talent and she made me laugh ---
this will be my birthday gift to her.
HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY LAUREN!
My family and friends call me Bobie. An IT Specialist and have discovered cake decorating, a new hobby...my new passion.