Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I've moved!

To http://littlebirdiebakery.wordpress.com/

Thanks to My good friend at the160acrewoods.com I have moved to a new site! It is not completely finished yet, but the basics, and plenty of pictures are up and I'd love for you to stop by!
I will be running the new site a little differently, posting tips and ideas for weddings and parties, as well as monthly giveaways, so be sure to come visit!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Busy weekend!

Well, this weekend was packed! Apparently Friday was a popular day to get married because it was 8/8/2008... so, i had 3 cakes Friday, and one Saturday. The three cakes Friday were all rentals, customized to each wedding theme, with a real bottom tier for cutting and serving. Here they are:

Congrats Pam and Gary, Krystle and Nathan, Jaime and Curtis!

Then Saturday was another wedding, nice and simple, but really pretty! I loved how they decorated the hall....

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Pink and white wedding cake

This cake was 4 tiers of caramel cake, with the top tier being fake. It was really fun to make this one, because i tried out some techniques i hadn't done before, and also because pink is my favorite colour!

Congrats Terin and Riley!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Cupcake Fun!

Just some fun pictures of my cousins decoraing some cupcakes. I am in edmonton for a wedding this weekend and enjoyed playing with my work for a change once the cake was finished!

You're a couple of cuties Q and J!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Cupcakes for a crummy day

No Pun intended!

These were made for a customer who's coworker was having a bad day. You're a good friend Pam!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The cherry on top!

Another cupcake wedding! This time it was 150 cupcakes of various flavors, all frosted with a creamy orange butter cream and topped with a maraschino cherry. For the cutting ceremony, the couple had a red fondant cake, with a orange embellishment piped on to match the wedding invitations. We used a deep red cupcake liner to keep with the theme... a very fun and beautiful arrangement!

Congrats Jenna And Mike!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Black and White Wedding

This cake stand was a custom design, for a black and white themed wedding. They had 100 cupcakes, and a 6inch cutting cake. Artificial red roses were added for color. I really liked this one, very classic, yet modern!

Congratulations, Pamela and Murray!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Guinness cap cake

This cake was for a lady who is a fan of Guinness ( obviously! ). Her husband wanted something special for her birthday, and we came up with the idea of doing a cake that looked like a bottle cap. The year was changed to match her birth year, and i replaced "draught" with her name. The actual cake is a chocolate Guinness cake, so it is Guinness through and through! This cake could be done is many sizes, to serve a variety of guest numbers.

Thanks again to my husband who helped with the small details...

And Happy Birthday Rhonda!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Titanic cake

This cake was for a special little boy who was turning 7 . Apparently , he is obsessed with the Titanic! Well, so is my husband so he took the lead on this one. He designed the ship and iceberg which were both made of cookie, covered in fondant. I will have to get him to help out more often, he did a great job!

Thanks Justin, and Happy Birthday Jaiden!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Cupcake wedding

This Wedding had a flower theme for the cupcakes. Each cupcake was made to look like a rose, with a sugar leaf tucked into every one. The bride made her own custom stands, and did a fabulous job! If you are not so artistically inclined, or just don't have the time, i can build you a custom stand for your wedding.

Congrats Natosha and Jonathan!

Tall tier cupcake wedding

This Wedding had a purple theme, and the bride wanted a cutting cake as well as a cupcake for each of her guests. The stand is available for rental, and can be up t0 6 tiers high.

Congrats Amy!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Chocolate brown and Turquoise

This cake was designed by the groom! The inspiration came from the invitation ( he designed that as well!) which included chocolate brown vines with two different turquoise flowers, on an ivory base. The top two tiers were fake, and the bottom was an amaretto sponge cake covered in rich chocolate fondant. Yum!

Congrats Danielle and Jon!

* Custom cake plate was made to match the cake

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Nice day for a White wedding!

I loved, loved , loved making this cake. Sure, it was a lot of work, but it was a lot of fun and it turned out great! 4 tiers made up of butter rum, vanilla and chocolate cake.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

New rental cakes

Here are three new styles for my rental cakes. I have to admit I had some help from my little sister who was up this week for spring break. Remember, all ribbons and fresh/fake flowers can be customized to your wedding colours!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Football cupcakes!

Here are some yummy football themed cupcakes i did recently. Perfect for spring!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Wedding Cake on a budget!

Here are just some examples of what you can do with a simple white square wedding cake. Things need not be complicated, and it can also bring your costs down! These cakes are actually display cakes. These rental/display cakes can be square or round, customized with your choice of ribbon and/or flowers , and paired with a delicious sheet cake to be served to the guests. No one will know the difference, and it can dramatically reduce the cost of your cake. Rental cakes can be as low as $40, leaving you plenty of room for other wedding expenses. Feel free to email for more information!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happily Ever After.....

This cake was done for a young, fun loving couple!

Congrats Kailey and Tyler!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spring is almost here!

So why not celebrate with cupcakes or a cake??

Instead of flowers, why not send a bouquet of cupcakes?? you can customize the colours , size, and flavors to suit you, or whoever you are treating!

As always, there is free delivery within the city, so go ahead and send some to school with your kids, or maybe to a friend at work!

Don't forget to ask about my chocolate Guinness cupcakes for St. Paddy's Day!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Secret sister cupcakes!

These cupcakes are for a secret sister.... they were made to look like a dozen pink roses!!

Happy Valentine's day Kirsten! From your secret sister!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Purple flower cupcakes

I got a request all the way from Massachusetts for cupcakes the other day!! What a great friend, to order cupcakes from that distance!!

Happy Birthday Carol!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Pretty Pink Birthday Cake!!

Well, today was a bittersweet day, because my daughter turned one!! We had a great time and i made this cake to bring to the restaurant we were celebrating at. Needless to say, the birthday girl was very happy!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Red Serge Cake!

Well I got another request for an RCMP cake all the way from Vancouver. I was asked to make a cake to look like the official uniform, the red serge. This was so much fun!! I almost hated to give it away :) This was a graduation present for one of the cadets.

Congrats Darcy!!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Be Mine!!

Here are more treats for Valentine's day. A small Heart cake, and a cake Lollipop! These could be personalized to say just about anything!! Covered in butter cream and fondant, decorated with fondant flowers.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Valentine's Cupcakes!!

As promised, here are more Valentine's treats! These cupcakes are vanilla, raspberry, and vanilla with raspberry filling. Can you tell I love pink? Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Valentine's cake

Well, i am gearing up for Valentine's Day now. Here is one of the several items i will be featuring from now until February 14th. It is a heart cake, made of my extra moist chocolate cake, iced in rich butter cream frosting. Stay tuned for the other featured Valentine's desserts to come this week and next, like cupcakes and mini-cakes for two.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Chocolate Guinness Cake!

I adapted one of my moms "famous" chocolate cake recipes , switching the coffee with Guinness stout. I carved the outside, covered it with fondant and painted the Gold logo on it to make it look like a pint of Guinness. This cake came out really well. Because it was carved i got the chance to taste it, and even though i don't like beer, i really enjoyed it.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

R.C.M.P birthday cupcakes!

I got a request all the way from Vancouver, to make cupcakes for someone in the R.C.M.P training facility here in Regina. I decided to do red icing, to resemble the red uniform, and make little hats out of fondant. This was so fun!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALVIN!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Well Christmas i s right around the corner, and the year is coming to an end. I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very blessed new year!!

Heres to another year of cake!!


(pictured here, double chocolate flourless cupcakes dusted with icing sugar)

Monday, November 26, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Here is a sample if the Christmas baking i am doing. These are just the cookies, but i am doing cupcakes and cakes as well.

Cookies are iced with rolled marshmallow icing which is a pretty alternative to royal icing and just as tasty.

Cupcakes will be iced with whipped butter cream in three colors: red white and green, and decorated with mistletoe and snowflakes etc.

Cakes that are popular right now are ones that look like wrapped gifts. These can be made in any sized square or rectangle and decorated with festive colors.

Please let me know if you have any special requests, and try to place your order well ahead of time so you can have it when you need it.

Friday, November 23, 2007

50th birthday cake!

This cake is a mix of chocolate and vanilla, and it is covered in fondant and fondant flowers. This was one of those stressful cakes that really test your patience, but it turned out well!!

11th birthday cake!

This cake is a two tier cake, the top is vanilla with vanilla buttercream, the bottom is milk chocolate with oreo buttercream. I had alot of fun with this cake!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Urban Cake

I recently visited my friends in Detroit MI and baked a cake for the church potluck. This cake was very fun to make and i am glad it turned out so well!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Wedding trial

This cake is a small part of a wedding cake, meant as a trial for the bride. The fondant came out very smooth!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Novelty cake

I thought i would add a couple more pictures of the popcorn cake , here is one of my daughter trying to eat the popcorn off of it ( she knows what the good stuff is now!) and the other picture is the cake with the star cupcakes i made to go along with it.

Novelty Cake

Here is a cake I made for the church movie night. I thought it would be fun to have a cake that looked like a box of popcorn to go with their movie star theme. I also made star shaped cupcakes just in case more kids showed up.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Two tier Fondant cake

This was my first cake with fondant . It took some time but it turned out well. It was to be very simple and have gold accents.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Coming soon

I know i don't have many pictures posted but that is going to change soon. This weekend i am preparing a small wedding cake, as well as an anniversary cake, both with fondant. Next wednesday i am preparing a novelty cake for the church. In late november i am making a really unique cake which i cannot describe just in case the recipient is looking, but it is a very cool cake and i will post a picture as soon as it is finished.

So come back again in a week or so and be sure to let me know what you think!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

so far, so good, so messy!

well i tried the fondant sunday, was great but then i added a tiny bit of water as per the instructions and- boom, it went all tough on me..... so today i braved it again. This time i used the microwave to melt the marshmallows (that worked really well, and they didn't stick!) and then added the sugar, my hands got pretty sticky but the"dough" went well, and is resting now. it should be perfect tomorrow. once i find my camera cord i will take a picture and post it. and the taste, well it is actually edible, compared to wilton brand fondant. it is definitely encouraging.....

Friday, October 12, 2007

Jarrods cupcakes

Here are the cupcakes i made for Jarrod's school party. These cupcakes were 100% gluten and casein free. No one noticed the difference!!