Sunday, September 28, 2014

Macabre Sugar Flowers Class

Hi Cakeland

Although the leaves are starting to change here in Montreal, we're still holding autumn off as best we can - it was a super nice weekend, and we made sure to take advantage of our pool still being open.  It was nice to sit back and relax - it has been a busy week with the launch of my DVD, "Timeless Wedding Flowers" as well as prepping my next live class - Macabre Sugar Flowers.  Macabre Sugar Flowers is the result of a collaboration with my sweet friend Suzanne of Savauri Sugar.  We will be teaching this full day class on Sunday October 5th at 9am at Kitchen Jukebox.  As of this post, only 1 SEAT REMAINS, then a waiting list will start.

For only $150, you will learn to work with isomalt, make gumpaasste dahlia and succulents, make a fantasy wafer flower as well as learn how to make marbled fondant look like a real slab of marble!  Although halloween themed in nature, these techniques can translate to flowers for other cakes as well.  And as an added bonus, one lucky student will be going home with some swag courtesy of the Cake Tool Company.

If you want to fill that last spot or get on our waiting list, please contact me so arrangements can be made.

Until next time,
Happy Caking!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Timeless Wedding Flowers Has Arrived!

Hi Cakeland!

In my last post, I wrote about a project I had worked on for The Cake Tool Company that involved a video camera or 2.  I am so very happy to share with all of you that my latest teaching endeavor is now available for sale at .

Timeless Wedding Flowers is 2.5 hours of HD instruction where I teach you to make the 4 most requested flowers brides are asking for - Hydrangea, Calla, Ranunculus and Roses.  I show my methods for making these flowers from start to finish, including how to color them to look (and even smell) like real flowers!  As an added bonus, I have included a lesson on arranging the flowers 2 different ways!

I am very pleased with the end result and can't get over how great my team at The Cake Tool Company made this DVD!  The have been awesome to work with!  And for a limited time, The Cake Tool Company is giving a FREE ruffle stick to every customer that purchases the DVD format!  I love this tool so much, and I even show you a cool application for it in the class!

This is the first of many planned DVDs and I owe it all to you - my readers and students!  I want to produce classes to make you all happy - so please leave a comment and let me know wht else you'd like to learn!

Happy Caking :)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lights, Camera.......

Hi Cakeland!

It's been a while, but I've been super busy, and busy is good!  A few weeks ago, I taught at Sweet House Cake & Candy Supply in Las Vegas and had a blast!  Thanks to my sponsors - The Cake Tool Company, The SugarArt, Simi Cakes & Confections, and Fondarific, prizes were given away in all 3 of my classes!!

I've also been hard at work on a few TOP SECRET projects, one of which happened today and I can finally share with you guys.  I've been dying to share this secret for a while now.  As you know from my previous posts, I am a proudly a member of The Cake Tool Company family - working as one of their sponsored artists.  Now this position comes with a lot of great perks - the opportunity to work with great tools and an amazing family company!  One of the other perks is that they are all about educating and helping artists grow their skills.  Today, I was able to contribute to their vision of educating the cake community.  Today, I filmed my first video class :)

I have been a ball of emotions leading up to this project - experiencing all kinds of feelings simultaneously most often nervousness and anxiousness - all worth it.  Thanks to my crew - Bunny and Harry, filming went smooth and didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would!  I won't go into details just yet as to what the content of the class is - I'll leave that for a future post and maybe a contest ;)  What I can say about it is that it was a memorable day, and I really think that you all are going to enjoy it - at least I hope you do!  A lot of myself went into planning the class and I do think it is a good point to start what will be a series of classes.  I can also say that it does feature sugar flowers, and I have changed up a few of my techniques to put a new spin on some classics.

This is just the start of more amazing things to come from the Cake Tool Company and I am honored to be a part of it!  Keep your eyes posted here for more updates about the class launch, contests, and promotions.    And now that the proverbial cat is out of the bag, leave me a comment below, and tell me what flowers you'd like to see in future lessons :)

Next week, I am off to class at Icing Inspirations with Joshua John Russell and Karen Portaleo - very excited, and wiil be sure to share my experience with you!

Until Next Time,
Happy Caking