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Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentines Day Cupcakes

Today I made Valentines Cupcakes for my children's school friends. I decided to keep it simple as I usually go over the top and get so tired that the day is ruined for my husband and myself.

These are Caramel Cupcakes with a caramel buttercream. They are so easy to make and are really delicious.

I made the hearts from fondant using a small heart cutter and inserted a toothpick in the middle so it would stand into the cupcake once dried. Using a piping tip #2 I made small holes around the edge to give a lace effect.  Once dry dust with luster dust to give a pretty shine. 

Place in fun bags and add a tag to make it more personal. 

My children had fun handing these out to their friends and I had fun making something quick and effective!

Sugar & Spice Cake Shop, Hannah

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Rustic Tree Wedding Cake

I've been so busy these last few months and finally there is a lull! So I thought I'd take this opportunity to share with you the things that were keeping me so busy.

One of my favourite things to make are wedding cakes and although there is a lot of work involved there is also the great reward of seeing it finished and the bride and groom's delight.

I made this cake for one of my friend's daughters. (It seems odd to have friends who have daughters who are getting married, after all I'm still 21 right?!) She has four daughters and they are the most beautiful girls I have ever met. Their beauty isn't just to behold it shines deep within them, and pours out on all who meet them with their sweet smiles, tender hearts, gentle words and their love for God. They really are godly young girls who will be used mightily by God in whatever He has them to do, whether it be a wife, mother or working on the mission field, I know they will touch many peoples lives because they have already. 

I can not be surprised at this though, because their Mother is the most wonderful woman. Every time I am around her I glean so much from her. I really should get together with her more so she can impart so much more wisdom upon me!! And although I would like to, I can't give all the credit to their sweet Mama because they have a pretty great Papa too!! This family is such an amazing family and have endured so much and God uses them in so many lives. It's pretty incredible to see.

The wedding day was so special and beautiful, and although the weather wasn't quite what everyone was expecting the love these two share warmed everyone's heart!

The bottom tier was a gluten free chocolate cake, which I have to admit I am no expert at gluten free and have had many failures. This one turned out amazing and was loved by everyone, even no gluten free people. (if you would like the recipe, leave a comment and I'll post it up. But be forewarned the flour is expensive)

As the evening wore on, and the fairy lights danced throughout the barn, the guests engaged in light conversation and the Bride and Groom gazed at each other with the overwhelming feeling that this day is the beginning of their new journey together as husband and wife!

Many Blessings to you, Luke & Loraine!

Sugar & Spice Cake Shop, Hannah~