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The Roxycakes Blog

Welcome!

I created the Roxycakes Blog as an extension of Roxycakes.ca to show you things I couldn't fit on the main site, yet couldn't bear to keep from you! This section is updated on a weekly basis - so you can keep up with all of the new and exciting developments at Roxycakes. And if you see your cake on this site, let your voice be heard by posting your comments right here and now! Thanks for visiting and hope to see you soon!

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Daniela & Marco | Cake Design Award

For their wedding day, Daniela and Marco wanted a four-tiered cake with a very soft, light-pink
damask pattern.  Their breathtaking wedding – and award-winning wedding cake, were featured in Wedluxe Magazine.

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Elisabeth & Maurice | Real Simple Magazine

It was a real treat to see Elisabeth & Maurice’s wedding and cake featured in this year’s
issue of Real Simple Weddings. You can see it on newstands until next January, and
Click here to read on how this whimsical wedding cake came to be.

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Blue Peonies, Please

Danielle’s mother contacted me last year asking if I could create the flowers for her daughter’s
croquembouche, which would be made and assembled by the charming french bakery Patisserie La Cigogne.
I loved the idea and signed on for the collaboration.  I was a wee bit skeptical about making
“ice blue” flowers. But when I saw it in Wedluxe Magazine, it all made perfect sense! So pretty…

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Featured | Hamburger Cupcakes & Sugar Cookie Fries

This little project was so fun, I couldn’t wait to share it with you. Feast your eyes on these sweet
little combos, made up of sliced vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, classic sugar cookies, tinted “condiment” frostings,
fondant and white chocolate sprinkles. Find out what inspired this Roxycakes creation below or at the very charming style blog, On To Baby.
Thanks to the talented Mary of Lemon Fresh Designs for capturing this sweet project!

OntoBaby

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Kate Middleton Inspired Wedding

In anticipation of the royal wedding, CBC’s Steven & Chris hosted a special Royal Weddings episode which featured a few Kate-inspired Roxycakes creations. The talented Melissa Haggerty of Spectacular Spectacular designed this breathtaking table setting and worked closely with industry colleagues, and yours truly, to bring her refreshing vision to life. What I *love* about this setting is the sugar cloches (or domes) created by Chef Philippe of the Four Seasons. Do they not make you crazy? Click here to get all of the details on this wonderful segment.

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Garden Collection

Confession: I can’t keep fresh flowers alive for more than a couple days. I can however make sugar flowers that last a lifetime. So I have a brown thumb in the garden and a green one in the kitchen. It’s working out fine.

So this collection was inspired in part by my dream to become an master gardener (for sure no), and unceasing passion for sugar art (for sure yes). Industry colleague and talented wedding photographer Mary Clark of Lemon Fresh Designs lent her incredible skills for this shoot and Sheridan Nurseries provided the perfect backdrop for the project.

The best part? No. Watering. Required.

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Tetley Colour Therapy Contest

Which tea suits your mood? Tetley Tea wants one of our blog readers to discover
this by winning this lovely gift basket featuring products from the Tetley Colour Therapy Line.
The basket, valued at $70, will be shipped directly to the winner of this contest. To enter, simply complete
and submit the form below. The draw is open to Canadian residents only, excluding Quebec. One entry per
person only. Entries will be accepted until end of day January 20, 2011, and a winner will be drawn at
random and notified by email on January 21, 2011.

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Discover which tea will suit your mood by visiting www.TetleyColourTherapy.com.

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The Wedding Show 10th Anniversary at the Carlu

Come meet us in person! Roxycakes is exhibiting at the Wedding Show’s 10th Anniversary at the
Carlu this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Our booth will be in the Round Room.
Each year, The Wedding Co. hand-picks 125 exhibitors for this intimate, boutique-inspired
wedding show. Come and ignite your imagination – click on our button for all the details!
Hope to see you there!

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Family Inspiration

There are people you meet whose work inspires you to take your own creative leaps.
My sister is definitely one of those people. She’s a photographer and the talent behind the lens of many of
the photos on Roxycakes.ca. Josée inspires me to capture in cakes the level of emotion she’s able to capture in
her photos. Whether you’ve started a family or not, have a browse at Portraits by Josée.
I guarantee it’ll bring a smile to your face, have you humming love songs all week and possibly… planning for the future :)

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Chris & Aree | Windsor Arms Hotel

Chris and Aree opted for three glorious cupcake bouquets rather than traditional tiered cake for
their summer wedding held at the discreet and luxurious Windsor Arms Hotel.
The bouquets were a delicious hit, set against a backdrop of luscious cherry blossom arrangements designed by Bliss Events..

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Great News, Great Timing

This has been a tremendous year for Roxycakes; but the last few weeks have been very difficult on a personal level,
as my father was recently diagnosed with a terminal illness. Last week, while on a trip to visit him, I was notified that Roxycakes
won a Wedluxe Best of 2010 Award. The goal of this blog is to bring smiles to people’s faces and I aim to continue that;
but I have to take a moment to thank Wedluxe for this award, and for sending it at that exact moment, because
the look in my father’s eyes when I shared this news with him is a memory I’ll hold dear to my heart for the rest of my life.

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Rebecca Lane | Violin Performer & Teacher

Rebecca Lane is an important part of my life and business: she’s my violin teacher and one of my greatest sources for creative inspiration.
I knew she performed at weddings in the GTA, but it never occured to me that we might actually work with the same clients – that is,
until I was browsing the stunning  imagery on Lemon Fresh Designs and found her photo just a few inches above one of my cakes!
Had we met sooner, it would’ve been an absolute honour to have her perform at my wedding (although six years ago, she was in university
completing her B.A. in music); but I am honoured to introduce her to you now so that you might have that wonderful opportunity.
Rebecca can be reached by email or by phone at 416 832-9590.

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Jill & Michael | Thompson Landry Gallery

About a year ago, a man named Michael approached me about a surprise birthday cake for his beloved girlfriend, Jill.
The amount of thought and planning that Michael put into this special surprise gave me a glimpse of the genuine
love and affection between these two. Needless to say, I was thrilled to year, just a year later, that they were engaged
and planning an elegant and intimate wedding at the gorgeous  Thomson Landry Gallery in Toronto’s Distillery District.
Together we designed this elegant classic adorned with sweet sculpted roses and delicate sugar branches.

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Sculpted Cakes!?

Really: sculpted cakes! A sculpted cake that looks like traditional cakes. Every single element of this cake is
sculpted: the nuts, the graham cracker crumbs, the coconut, the cherry, the strawberries, the slices –
all sculpted to look like the real deal. It’s my ode to traditional cake – a reminder of how much cakes have
progressed over the years. Or perhaps it’s just my imagination running amok!
Whatever it is, I just love it, and hope you will too!

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Melissa & Rob, Enchanted

I confess, I tend to fall in love with my clients, and Melissa is no exception. Double-confession: that goes for her mum, too. Melissa and Rob left absolutely no detail unattended to achieve this breathtakingly romantic picture. I simply dare you to read through their photo story without getting misty! Oh, and see if you can spot the cupcakes in this gorgeous setting!

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Elisabeth & Maurice’s Story

Sometimes, just a few months before your wedding, you’ll stumble across the perfect detail for your day: the one that’s undeniably you, that perfectly captures your love for eachother, your passion for life.  Elisabeth and Maurice had what I call a cake-aha moment one evening while contemplating their book collection. They decided their wedding cake whould express their shared passions for life. The next day, I received an email with a photo attachment, and a few months later, delivered what would be one of the most intimate and unique creations of the year, as it so perfectly captured their personalities.

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We Interrupt This Program…

Roxycakes will be undergoing some extensive renovations over the next
several weeks, so please hang tight as we stir up some dust,
or sign up to be notified when it’s clear!

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No Cupcake Left Behind

Linar came to me with a vision: a cupcake “gift” for each of her guests! Some of the biggest fears I hear
from clients is that their creation will go unnoticed or uneaten. The two things I recommend doing to avoid
these tragedies are perfectly represented here: 1)  display the creation in a prominent place, and
2) leave room in the menu for the cupcake or slice of cake. Linar and Scott’s gorgeous gifts were a tremendous success:
they were presented on each plate and guests had the delightful option of savouring it when they were ready – after dinner,
later in the evening or even the next day. Now that’s what I call “A Good Thing”!

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A Special-tea Cake

I just love when clients know exactly what they want. It makes it so much more fun to
realize their vision and, hopefully, exceed their expectations!  Melissa wanted a cake
that looked just like the centerpieces at her elegant wedding shower: peach roses in a
cream ‘porcelain’ teapot! Love it…

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Daniela’s Cake

When Daniela came to me for her wedding shower cake, she wanted something pink, elegant
and out of the ordinary. We came up with a three-tiered cake shaped like a decadent cupcake
topped with an oversized sugar peony. The cake measured 18″ tall and was the perfect centerpiece
for her special event!

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Mike & Christine’s Cake

Mike and Christine wanted a simple, elegant and sparkling creation for their wedding.
Delicate sugar strings with hand-piped beads were painted in various shades of edible gold,
silver, pink and blue sparkle to create this enchanting chandelier effect.

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Birth Announcement

Tara from Bliss called about a very small cake for her client’s Alice in Wonderland-themed baby
shower and gave me creative discretion (awesome). I love making small cakes that make a big
impact, so I sculpted White Rabbit popping out of a sugar tea cup, announcing the
impending arrival of the baby! Jodi was thrilled and plans on preserving the sugar sculpture.
Love it…

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Suzie’s Cake

People always ask me, “What’s your favourite type of cake to make?”
They usually expect to hear sculpted cakes, but it’s the really pretty romantic cakes that
get me excited, like Suzie’s cake.  Inpsired by the gorgeous pattern on her bridesmaids’ gowns and
the breathtaking creations of Fiori Floral & Event Design. If I were to marry my husband all over
again, this is definitely the type of design I’d choose for myself.

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Rita’s Cake…

How many times can I make this cake? MANY! But for Rita’s event, we pulled out all the stops… created a complete sugar spread with olives, crackers, nuts, cheese wedges, a bottle of wine and a bottle of olive oil. Phew! It was a sugar FEAST!

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Melissa & Billy

Melissa’s one of my all-time favourite clients. I’d tell you why she and Billy are so awesome,
but you can really see it for yourself in the breathtaking photography and videography captured by
Stillmotion on their wedding day. Here’s a clip of the same-day-edit montage featuring a couple of
Roxycakes moments…

the story of billy and melissa // an sm sde from stillmotion on Vimeo.

I was thrilled to collaborate with Bruno from Fresh Florals.
Here we are adding finishing touches to the cake… And the final creation!

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A Note From Texas

I know it’s been too long since I’ve updated this blog, but wedding season creeped up on me and blogging had to move down the priority list. But today I received this email and I knew I had to take a moment to give you just a few updates! Thank you, Marsha from Texas, for reminding me to do this!

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Vera Wang Toronto

I’m completely inspired this week. First, I had the opportunity to view the Vera Wang Fall
2010 Bridal Collection
up-close at a cocktail party last Thursday night. Absolutely breathtaking!
Then, I was asked  to bring samples and an elegant display cake for their boutique!
Since the Fall 2010 bridal collection features stunning black accents, I accessorized
this romantic peony confection with an elegant black cake stand.

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Wedding Bells DIY Series: Cake Pops

Want to learn how to make these adorable cake pops for your sweet table or candy station? Read my full instructions in the Wedding Bells DIY Series by clicking here.

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Weddingbells DIY Series: Petits Fours

Want to tackle this petit four project for your engagement party or post-wedding brunch?
Read my full instructions in the Wedding Bells DIY Series by clicking here.

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Weddingbells DIY Series: Cookie Cakes

Want to impress your guests with these do-it-yourself cookie cake wedding favours?
Read my full instructions in the Wedding Bells DIY Series by clicking here.

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