Sunday, January 10, 2010


Hello readers!

I am starting off the new year with a NEW Sugar Bites blog and a new email address.

I've been told by quite a few people that Wordpress is a better blog host and that it looks more professional for business type blogs. So I've made the switch! All of the old posts and your old comments made the move over to Wordpress so it's got all the same stuff, just a new address. So from now on, I will not be updating this blog. Only the Wordpress blog. Thanks in advance for joining me in the big move! Make sure to update your bookmarks or your feeds or your readers!

Also, since I got an iPhone, I've been using it to check my email more than my computer. However, Shaw doesn't seem to get along well with the iPhone for some reason. I've had a lot of weird problems with my Shaw email address on my phone. Like if I reply to an email, sometimes it doesn't show up as being sent, BUT it will actually send it once every 10 minutes so it fills the recipient's inbox with the same email over and over! We can't have that! And I also have sporadic problems connecting to Shaw. So I finally decided to give it up and switch over to Gmail.

So the new Sugar Bites email is sugarbitescakes (at) (sorry for the weird format. Don't want spam!)

Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Snowflake Wedding Cake

Happy New Year!

Our renovations are pretty much done now! But we still have the huge job of "moving in" down there and sorting through our stuff. Whew!

Over Christmas we kept pretty busy too. Especially with this cake! My friend Carmel got married in Red Deer on December 27 and she asked me to make her wedding cake for her and I was more than happy to do it!

I baked and filled and iced and covered all of the tiers at home before leaving for the wedding. The top tier was an 8" round 3 layer deep dark chocolate cake with ganache filling. The middle tier was a 12" round 3 layer blueberry cake with blueberry pie filling filling. And the bottom was my favorite - 16" round 3 layer red velvet cake with cream cheese icing filling. All tiers were iced in buttercream and covered in white fondant.

A couple weeks before the wedding I also made a lot of gum paste snowflakes. Each snowflake was cut out with a cookie cutter and left to dry for a few days. Then I painted some piping gel in designs on the snowflakes so the white sprinkles would stick in different patterns. Then each snowflake was finished off with a royal icing snowflake pattern over the sprinkles.

Then we packed up everything and traveled to Red Deer. The entire wedding and reception was held at the same hotel, so Dale and I stayed at that hotel. I built and decorated the cake in our room and then we transported it down the hall on a cart with the help of a busboy.

I used gum paste to create the drape effect. I tried fondant first, but the fondant I use is a little too soft for this effect so I was happy that I brought gum paste along too! Then I attached all the snowflakes onto the cake with royal icing. It turned out so great! It was one of my favorite cakes of the year!

Here is the cake set up in the reception area

Once it was set up, it needed a bit of extra sparkle, so I just shook sprinkles over the entire cake. It looked like snow!

I was so proud of the cake!

Carmel and Lance liked it too

Dale and I cut the cake for them. It looks kinda pretty all cut up too :)

Congratulations Carmel and Lance! I loved doing your cake!