Wednesday, February 17, 2016

"Custom Cakes by Lori" Official Website Is Finally Up

Well I finally did it. I finally got a website together. You can now view a collection of past completed cakes, a list of flavours and a breakdown of prices. I think the site is still a work in progress but at least now I have an official web location that clients can go to. Please check it out and let me know what you think. I would love to hear an objective opinion. : )

You can find me here: Custom Cakes by Lori

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Super Mario Cake for a 7yr old

Look what I got to work on! I was able to practice several techniques with this Super Mario cake and I'm really pleased with how it turned out. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Minion Cake for a 3 yr. old

Minions! This hot trend doesn't seem be going anywhere anytime soon. I have to say that they are very fun to make so I don't mind at all. 

This is a two-tiered vanilla cake covered in buttercream and fondant appliques. The cake topper is about 5" tall and made of fondant.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Two little Minion Cakes for a 7 yr. old

Both of these little guys are made from vanilla cake and filled with buttercream.  Place on a 12" cake board they were the perfect size for a small birthday party. 

Monday, November 16, 2015

A Star Wars cake for a five year old

Look what I got to make! This two-tiered lemon and funfetti cake was made for a young Jedi  who wanted to make sure his special day was full of light sabres. I was most happy to oblige!

Monday, September 28, 2015

A Frozen Gluten-free Cupcake Cake with Aquafaba Buttercream

 This Frozen cupcake cake was a special order for a 3yr. old girl who needed a birthday cake that was gluten-free as well as dairy-free. Gluten-free baked items can sometimes be very disappointing in flavour but these chocolate cupcakes were wonderfully moist and rich.

To compliment the cake flavour I wanted to make sure that I had an excellent buttercream but many dairy-free icings have a horrible mouth-feel thanks to shortening. However, thanks to a friend, I was introduced to the amazingness of aquafaba. Aquafaba is the liquid you usually discard in a can of chickpeas. People have recently discovered that you can use that liquid as a direct substitute for egg whites. Crazy! So I started searching and found an Aquafaba Swiss Meringue Buttercream recipe. After some adapting I made this amazing decorators icing that looks just like traditional buttercream without any horrible shortening feel to it. You can't know how thrilled I am with this!

Turns out that my customer felt the same way and she told me that these were the best gluten-free cupcakes she has ever had. How cool is that!