Thursday, September 29, 2011

Double Birthday Cuteness - Saya's 1st, Her Dad's 30th!

Tomo the cat cake and Funny Face cake!

Cake table loveliness!

Funny little wooden dude - one of Saya's favourite things!

Cake version!

Cake version of Tomo the cat!!! Oh, how I was chuckling away when making his crazed face.

Me trying to pet the real Tomo but him getting super mad at me! Still so cute!!! Oh well, I can always pet the cake version.

Cupcakes. Love the contrast of the bright red stand with the gingham blue liners... !

Lookit that face! HBD Saya!

Super cuted out cakes for super cute kid's parties? LOVE making cakes for them. Love it. Animal face cakes, especially. I'm thinking of only doing those for the rest of my cake-ing days.

It was my dear friend Miko's daughter Saya's first birthday party a few weeks ago... Saya's gotta be one of the cutest and funniest little babies I know. Her expressions are beyond bonkers... going from giggle-zone to stern frown in lightning speed... and whipping quickly to boogying chuckles back again! Saya's birthday happens to be the day after her dad Jason's birthday... pretty cute slightly belated birthday present for Jason one year ago, don't you think? A super cute baby? Yeah, pretty good present...!

Mom Miko asked me to make two cakes, plus cupcakes - the first cake for Saya based on this wacky little wooden toy she adores, and the second cake for Jason, based on their ADORABLE BUT CRAZY cat Tomo!!! Oh, I just want to pick up Tomo and cuddle him but I know he will tear my face into shreds if I do! He reminds me of my old cat Coco. Yes, I have loved the name Coco for years and years... ^__^

Saya's cake was vanilla with vanilla buttercream, and Jason's cat cake was vanilla cake with strawberry jam filling and vanilla creamcheese frosting, and the cupcakes were the same flavour! I am LOVING those gingham bright blue cupcake liners!

Thanks Miko for the super fun order... and happy birthday to dear Saya!

xo Lyndsay

Friday, September 23, 2011

Hooray! My Bro-in-law ties the knot!!

The Sunshine Coast is my future dream world. How amazing would it be to live there? So beautiful, so quiet, so lush with forests and ocean... a happy, bustling community, a lovely seaside small town feel, yet so close to the buzz and glittering lights of the city, just in case you went "The Shining" style stir-crazy with all that beauty and quiet...

So my brother-in-law Geoff got married!!! I call him Big Bro - because he is my brother (my only white brother!) and because he is 6 foot 7 - he is tall! And he married the most wonderful girl he could ever marry, the magical Monique, who I call MoMo. I can't help it. I develop nicknames for the people I like. It's just the way it is! Geoff and Monique had a beautiful get-away wedding in Egmont, and perhaps one of the most beautiful British Columbia places ever, thanks to the spectacular views - The Westcoast Wilderness Lodge. They were married on this huge deck with this bonkers gorgeous view... and the whole weekend felt like a super fun summer camp... the sun beat down during the day, it set over the ocean into the evening, and we partied into the night on that same deck, beverages flowing and music pumping, the clomping of heels to the beat and the clapping of hands. Late into the night the party ventured down through the forest with candle-lit lanterns to a nearby beach, where braver guests jumped into the cool water, swirling their arms to make phosphorescent angels in the dark...

And OF COURSE I made the cake and cupcakes!!! I based the cutting cake on Geoff and MoMo's wedding invitation, which they crafted themselves using stamps (so clever!). The theme of the wedding was nautical, as both G&M love the ocean and love to sail. I simply adored how the cupcakes turned out - so bright and colorful, but still nautical and summery! I think I will always in love with berry-topped cupcakes... The cupcakes were dark chocolate with chocolate buttercream, and raspberry jam filled vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and fresh berry!

The very nice and cool Jen from Powell River's Kennedy Photographik took photos, and has graciously allowed me to use them here! (Last two photos are by Coco Cake)

G&M, I just want to say how happy I am for you two - you guys make an amazing couple and I'm very excited to spend many fun times partying together for years and years to come!

xo Lyndsay

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Happy (Stylish) Matrimony: Jenny & Alex!

Are you dying of cuteness? Those bird toppers? Yep. Insane cuteness alert... unfortunately I can't take credit for those birds - they were made by the very talented bride, Jenny!

I just loved working with Jenny - she was a super cool and friendly bride with the cutest vision for her wedding: a gorgeous palette of grey and purple, mixed with that dang adorable little birdie theme. Her groom was a really cool dude too.

Jenny requested Earl Grey cupcakes, lemon cupcakes and dark chocolate cupcakes with a lavender colored vanilla buttercream rosette design - I did it all up in silver and purple cupcake liners, along with an Earl Grey flavoured cutting cake with the birdies perched (heehee) on top.

The wedding reception was held outdoors under a giant tent on the lawn at Hart House in Burnaby, BC - a gorgeous venue overlooking Deer Lake. Love that Ikea frosty/artful snowball globe light and the purple lanterns, and the lush, colorful flowers!

Thanks so much Jenny and Alex - I really enjoyed working with you - here's to a lifetime of fun and love!

xo Lyndsay

Friday, September 9, 2011

Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright - Jackson's 1st!

Holy cuteness, tigerman. The adorable little baby Jackson turned 1... with cakes galore! Jackson's mom Grace contacted me months ago with a request: TIGER themed! Based on this really cute image she sent me of a tiger. So tiger cakes is precisely what I made! A super cute tiger cutting cake (based on the picture) and 48 matching tiger cupcakes in chocolate and vanilla flavours! I love the colour combination of orange and blue... so it made sense to do blue cupcake liners for maximum cuteness factor!

My favourite thing is when I get to meet the little buddies who I am making cakes for... and Jackson melted my cakey heart with cuteness! Happy happy birthday Jackson, and thank you Grace for having me be a part of his 1st birthday bash!

And speaking of babies... my sister Shelley had a baby girl on September 5!! Welcome to the world baby Brooklyn! I know you will be just as crazy-cute and hilarious as your big sis Kensie!

I'm now Auntie Coco Cake x 5!!!! That's a lot of kiddie birthday parties!!!