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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cake Love 2012

I've been waiting for this event to come for a whole year!  This is the second year of The Vancouver Cake Society held the "Cake Love" conference.  You probably read my previous post in regards to this fabulous event back in July and FINALLY, it's here!!  And out of the days that I got a soft tissue infections, this was the week that I had to endure.  *SIGH*  The rain and the pain did not dampen my spirit and I decided to make the most of it.  

The first workshop I took was with James Rosselle.  What a delight to finally met him in person.  I have admire his works as he was not one, not two, BUT THREE times Food Network Challenge champions.  He is very down to earth and we had such a great time in his class, the Ba Da Bling! Mini Wedding cake.  He was very patience with us, who kept on dropping those super pretty dragees (DRA-jays).  Nevertheless, we ended up with a cake that it very, very pretty and glamourous!  Thank you, James, for sharing your knowledge with us! 

My finished cake and with James Rosselle

Ba Da Bling! Mini Wedding Cake with James Rosselle
My next class, it's the class that I've waiting for, for years!  I've been a BIG HUGE fan of Jacqueline Butler's work.  I was dying to learn from her.  I took her online class with, learning to make hydrengeas and filler flowers.  I love how she is very precise and methodical and the result is just breathtaking!  Thank you, Jacqueline, for being so patience with me and sharing your tremendous knowledge in making your signature open peony.  Thank you!

The very awesome Jacqueline Butler
My peony from Jacqueline Butler's Petalsweet Open Peony class
All of us were so grateful for Norm and Zane for spending an hour (and more) of their time by giving us a free demo.  Norm and Zane have a valuable bag of tricks that they shared with us.  I had a whole day class that day and exhausted, but I am SO glad that I went and met with two of my cake heroes!  Thank you, Norm and Zane!

With one of my cake heroes, Norm R. Davis

with the wonderful Zane Beg

I had a lot of fun when I took Ruth Rickey's "Blings, Bows, and Fantasy Flowers."  Ruth has a lot of fantastic and neat tricks up her sleeves that have added a whole new level of knowledge for me.  Ruth is very kind and generous and I loved every single minute we're at her class!  Thank you, Ruth!
(will add picture from Ruth's class later) 
with the awesome and fun Ruth Rickey
This is my display cake.  I wished I have done a bit more "wow" to it.. The cake was done in less than 4 hours altogether.  I had 4 months to do it, but between kids, work, and cake order, and myself being the biggest procrastinator, I left it to the last minute.  Lessons learnt.  Nevertheless, Norm was giving me a very kind criticism, and I know he is being kind to me.  He said that my work is very clean, and "clean" is awesome!  The only thing he would add is a few flowers by the bear.  Thank you, Norm......

My display cake at Cake Love 2012's display room

BIG kudos to all the ladies and gents at Vancouver Cake Society for bringing this awesome event to Vancouver!  I had the most fun weekend, I was exhausted, but absolutely inspired: new sets of skills acquired, new bonds of friends formed.

Looking forward to Cake Love 2014!

September Round Up

It's been a whirlwind of a month!  It feels that the month of September breezed right through me as I was kept busy with me going back to work, more cakes to make, and of course, James's 2nd birthday.  I still can't believe that my little one is TWO!  This month we also had a lot of birthday milestones celebration from our clients: RJ who turned ONE, Maddy whose Mom and Dad are a good family friends of ours, and one of the wonderful ladies, a woman of God, who we knew from church.
Happy Birthday to RJ, Maddy, and Tante Ance... and also my baby James! 

Mickey Mouse/Mickey Mouse Clubhouse-themed cakes.  When I was designing this cake, I was steering away from the recycled ideas of putting Mickey Mouse Clubhouse as the main focus of the cake.  I decided to take the element that was in the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, that is the Mouskedoer with the clockworks.  I chose the bright colors for the cakes and also the clockwork,  Boy did I ever had so much fun in making them!  Then handmolded Mickey, Pluto, and the letters were added at the end.

For Maddy's birthday cake, I worked with her Mom of knowing what she likes.  I decided to make a bedroom scene for her and added her favorite things like the guitar that she received from her Dad.  I kept the color in the blue tones, and I thought blue ombre tones will be so pretty with the ruffles!

Tante ('Auntie') Ance's cake was inspired by the Kumon website.  I made some Kumon books, and handpainted the cake and added some numbers and letters in between.

Max of "Max and Ruby" for my darling James was unfortunately made at the last minute... I made the figurine is less than 20 minutes.. new record for me!  I was happy that the birthday boy was able to recognize his favorite character!  *PHEWWW*