Saturday, May 15, 2010

Retailer Review: Flour Confections

I was happy to get alot of emails telling me that people enjoyed the Reatailer Review post I did a couple of weeks ago and decided it will become a regular feature to the blog.  This time around, we're featuring another great Canadian Online Retailer:
Located in Pickering Ontario, Flour Confections offers a wide range of cake decorating products ranging from basic tools to edible image supplies to the brand new Cricut Cake!  FC is owned and operated by the very talented Lisa Bugeja and her husband Scott, who I am pleased to say are very helpful and friendly when dealing with customer enquiries.  Their prices are very reasonable, as it the very quick shipping.  Some of the products that I love include the green disposable pastry bags and the vast selection cutters.  I am very excited about their new range of petal dust colors exclusive to FC - the colors look to be very intense and I plan on ordering them very soon.

Not only is Flour Confections an amazing online retailer, they also offer a variety of hands on classes taught by Lisa, as well as a bevy of celebrity cake artists.  This year alone, FC has hosted the likes of such talent as James Rosselle, Bronwen Weber and Mr.Amazing himself, Mike McCarey!  Early next year, they will be hosting a Muppets cake class with the 1 and only Lauren Kitchens, competitor in the recent Sesame Street Challenge on Food Network.  I have yet to take a class at FC, but do have it on my list of places I'd like to learn - doesn't hurt that my aunt lives a mere 10 minutes away in Ajax - now if my day job schedule wouldn't interfere with the FC class schedule :)

Take my word for it, head on over to and see for yourself the amazing things you can get.  A couple of things worth checking out are the Edible Image Systems (I actually told a local supplier about the deal at FC because their own system had died on them, and they still thank me for telling them about it because the system is working great) as well as the silicone plastique used to make your own molds.  I also love that they carry SugarVeil and am intrigued by the new edible crystals they are advertising!

Until next time, Happy Caking!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Spider and a Mouse

First off, thank you to the people who either commented or wrote me to tell me that they like the review features!  Last week's cakes were so much fun to do!  The first was a 3D mickey mouse-type head.  I used RKT for the ears and nose, everything else was cake and covered in fondant.  I used gumpaste and my handy-dandy cricut to cut out the letters:

The cake was all vanilla bean with vanilla bc filling.  The birthday boy's name was Kalel.

My second cake was a bust of Spiderman:

Spidey is completely edible.  The head is RKT and the body is cake.  The webbing and logo are made from sugar veil.  If you'd like me to do a tutorial on this, let me know and I will put one together - the technique is good for any superhero and I am thinking of doing an Iron Man for my upcoming birthday. 

Not much going on this week - I could use the break.  I am however getting ready for next week's cakes.  I'll be back later this week with another dvd review (as long as the US postal service doesn't lose my package) and/or another store review.

Until then, happy caking!