Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bonnie Gordon Class

Here is my cake! I used equal parts of fondant and gumpaste to create the fabric effect on the bottom and middle tiers. This technique, I was absolutely thrilled with! The cake is meant to resemble a wedding dress, flowing, and flattering. I incorporated different elements of dresses that I love into this cake, the end result turned out to be lovely!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Project at BGS

I've been working tirelessly to present to you, the readers of Iris and Olive's Cakes BLOG with a stunning, beautiful, wedding dress inspired cake!

Today I'm proud to announce that.... I'm 2 days away from being done!

A little teaser though, I've been learning so many new techniques at Bonnie Gordon's school, that I'm BRIMMING FULL of new ideas! One of the techniques I learned, was how to drape fabric. ooOOOoo could that be what you will see in my next post?

STAY TUNED to find out more!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Classes: Bonnie Gordon AND Ron Ben Israel!!!!

HA! I am so excited, so unbelievably excited! Tomorow I begin a master class of cake design with the one and only BONNIE GORDON! And today, I signed up for a master gumpaste flower class with RON BEN ISRAEL! YEAH I DID! Stay tuned to see what amazing things these instructors have to offer, I'm so excited!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Star Wars Cookies

Just a little something I whipped up at work!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Martini Glass Cake

This cake was for three lovely ladies all celebrating their birthday this evening. Just something simple, with a martini glass for each of them! Martini glasses made from gumpaste. Also, a smack of EDIBLE GLITTER! Wicked awesome yes? Yes!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Book Club Cupcakes

These cupcakes were for my step sister's grandma's book club. My step sister suggested having little sugar books to go on top of the cupcakes, depicting titles that the group had previously read. She gave me a little list of the books, where she also wrote out directions to get to a coffee shop near her grandma's house, and as a result, 3 of the book titles are merely directions!!! Ah, the silly things that happen! Luckily, they all looked like they could have been book titles, and there were exactly 12 items on the list for the dozen cupcakes. You can see my reasoning!!! 

White chocolate cake with passion fruit buttercream. MMM! After the last post, I'm wary to make anything OTHER than this delicious combination!!

This week: Sassy Birthday Cake for three lovely ladies!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Orchid Wedding Cake

This cake was for a beautiful wedding in Toronto today! White chocolate cake with Passion Fruit buttercream. WOWZERS does it ever taste good!!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


I am on the hunt!

I'm searching for a storefront in the Toronto area, as business is doing well, and I'm ready to expand! Of course opening a shop is a challenge, but one that I'm prepared to accept!

Since I was in about grade 6, I've long dreamed of owning my own shop. A cafe, a bakery, a sandwich shop, but now I've landed on the delicious idea of CAKE!

But how to get started?

-Business plan
-Class at Bonnie Gordon's School of Cake Design
-Set up my shop!

So, in the coming months I'll be saving like crazy, searchig out equipment, and aiming to find the absolute perfect location to set up shop!
I've set up a fund to save for a mixer first. So far, I have $115.00! I'm about...$1100.00 away from my mixer! HOORAY! With each order, the fund grows, and my dreams come closer to fruition!

I've also set a deadline for myself, to open in March of 2011. So watch it grow! Soon enough, you can come down to the shop and check out all of the delicious cakes I'll be creating from scratch using premium ingredients.

Till then, stay tuned!!