Well I finally did it. I finally got a website together. You can now view a collection of past completed cakes, a list of flavours and a breakdown of prices. I think the site is still a work in progress but at least now I have an official web location that clients can go to. Please check it out and let me know what you think. I would love to hear an objective opinion. : )
You can find me here: Custom Cakes by Lori
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Look what I got to work on! I was able to practice several techniques with this Super Mario cake and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Minions! This hot trend doesn't seem be going anywhere anytime soon. I have to say that they are very fun to make so I don't mind at all.
This is a two-tiered vanilla cake covered in buttercream and fondant appliques. The cake topper is about 5" tall and made of fondant.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Both of these little guys are made from vanilla cake and filled with buttercream. Place on a 12" cake board they were the perfect size for a small birthday party.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Look what I got to make! This two-tiered lemon and funfetti cake was made for a young Jedi who wanted to make sure his special day was full of light sabres. I was most happy to oblige!
Monday, September 28, 2015
This Frozen cupcake cake was a special order for a 3yr. old girl who needed a birthday cake that was gluten-free as well as dairy-free. Gluten-free baked items can sometimes be very disappointing in flavour but these chocolate cupcakes were wonderfully moist and rich.
To compliment the cake flavour I wanted to make sure that I had an excellent buttercream but many dairy-free icings have a horrible mouth-feel thanks to shortening. However, thanks to a friend, I was introduced to the amazingness of aquafaba. Aquafaba is the liquid you usually discard in a can of chickpeas. People have recently discovered that you can use that liquid as a direct substitute for egg whites. Crazy! So I started searching and found an Aquafaba Swiss Meringue Buttercream recipe. After some adapting I made this amazing decorators icing that looks just like traditional buttercream without any horrible shortening feel to it. You can't know how thrilled I am with this!
Turns out that my customer felt the same way and she told me that these were the best gluten-free cupcakes she has ever had. How cool is that!