Blue and Ruffled – Second cake order!


Oh gosh, it’s been over a week since I lasted posted ! Guess that’s it for my last standing new years resolution which was to blog at least once per week. I’ve just been so busy this month that I haven’t have the time nor energy to write. Just so you get an idea of how tired I’ve been, when my mom offered me cake yesterday, I refused and went to bed instead. I just couldn’t keep my eyes open for the 5.6 seconds that it would take me to eat cake. Don’t worry though, I went straight to the fridge to eat 2 peoples worth of cake this morning.

So what have I been doing? I worked on a menu analysis for a resident at the care centre that I volunteer at. The dietician that I work with wanted me to change the current menu and basically create another one that is low in potassium. It was a lot harder to do than I had expected, I might need to re-evaluate my dream of being a dietician. 

I also spent a lot of time planning for my second cake order!! 😀 After I posted photos of the last cake on my FB page, a friend asked me to make her birthday cake! I was SO excited! And I may have jumped the gun a bit because I already started to think about hiring a designer for my own bakery business website and I started thinking bout bakery names! 

Yenno what sucks though? All the names that I have come up with are already taken! I wish that I was born 10 years earlier so I can have a larger pool of names to pick from. Here are some that I REALLY like : The Sweet Escape, Sweet Retreat, Whisk, and The Cakery.

Back to the cake! So originally my friend wanted something covered in fondant and decorated with sugar lace or a buttercream lace design. I have never tried anything that advanced before!! BUT, I said I’d give it a try anyway. I spent days and days creating a design and trying to find the easiest way to pipe lace. In the end though, we decided to play it safe and go with something simple: buttercream ruffles! 

Her request for lace really sparked my interest in different cake decorating designs. I used to limit myself to buttercream, swiss meringue and chocolate decorations. Now I have a whole new area to explore: sugar lace, royal icing piping, cake stencils and gumpaste/fondant. 

The final product was a marble cake with mocha buttercream, just like the one I did for my second blog anniversary. Then I covered the cake in fading blue ruffles. I was going for the messy ruffled look, but it ended up way too messy. Whoops. I wasn’t too happy with the final look because I felt like I could’ve done more and made a much better cake. Oh well, at least the colours turned out alright. And most importantly, the birthday girl enjoyed her cake!

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  1. i don’t know – i don’t think it was too messy. i thought it was gorgeous! 🙂 and i’ll bet it was delicious!

  2. I love the ruffles, they look so fancy… If you’re really interested in new decorating techniques, you should take a class. I bet you’d love it! There’s a little shop in New West that teaches cake decorating and working with fondant, and Michael’s (the craft store) holds a Wilson’s class (3 or 4 levels, I think). I’ve thought about going, but haven’t gotten around to it yet.

  3. The cake looks great! Don’t sell yourself short in saying it looks messy – I’m sure the flavor was to die for (:

  4. Looks fabulous!! Just as the first did!

  5. Such a beautiful cake and it’s so awesome you’re challenging yourself!!

  6. This is beautiful! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for an award.
    Check it out! 🙂

  7. thank you for all the lovely compliments! 🙂

  8. omg that is the most beautiful cake ever i absolutely love the ruffles and the ombre effect OMG


  9. So beautiful! Ugh, this one and the pink ruffles one are killing me! They look too beautiful to eat!

  10. Wow, you really are great at this. It is such a cool looking cake.


  11. After seeing all your cake posts, I’m feeling inspired to finally make use of those cake pans I bought. This cake is gorgeous! I read online somewhere that the ruffle was easier than it looked (cuz it looks super fancy); is that true?

    1. oh the ruffle look is SO easy! all you need is a rose tip and an icing bag, then youre set to ruffle away!

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