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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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Yearly Archives: 2008

Say it with Cupcakes

This year, all of my corporate clients came up with very creative ways to communicate their message with cupcakes – for employee celebrations, marketing campaigns, or in this case, for the holidays. This client asked me to transfer their red logo to sugar cookies, which I placed atop some vanilla-chocolate cupcakes. The very festive boxes […]

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Aristo’s Madagascar Cake

It’s been a busy week, but I just had to take a second here to post some photos of Aristo’s Madagascar-inspired cake. His awesome mom, Cary, told me that her son had just seen the Madagascar sequel and was a huge fan of the movie. So we came up with the idea of a cake […]

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On the Web

Every so often, I pour myself a hot coffee and log on to the admin section of the website to see who’s posting links to Roxycakes. And every so often, I get a sweet surprise, such as this one!

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Tiffany’s Purse

A client of mine requested this pink designer purse cake for her 25th birthday. I loved the simplicity of the design and the shade she requested. I used an equal mixture of edible gold gel and powder to paint the sugar zipper, loops and bracelet clasps and they shone like real gold. A fine dusting […]

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Delicious Coach

If you ask me about my favorite handbag, it’d have to be my black Coach purse. Every woman I know owns at least one black designer purse. So, when clients contact me about a designer purse cake, they often show me a photo of a black purse. While black is a great color on a […]

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A Cake for Hockey Lovers

I entered a cake competition last week. The rules were to make a three-tiered “winter-themed cake”, so I came up with the idea of making the bottom tier ice, the second tier a duffel bag and the top tier a sculpted pair of skates. From start to finish, it took about 16 hours to decorate […]

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The Lucky Bear Cake

One of my clients asked for a three-dimensional *Lucky Bear Cake* this week. It took me about 8 hours to sculpt and decorate this cake and I spent that entire time humming the Care Bears tune and driving everyone nuts *L* This three-tiered chocolate cake with cookie & cream buttercream measures 14″ in height and […]

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Frangipani Cupcakes

Frangipanis are such a perfect, Hawaiian flower. I made these ones out of sugar paste for a client’s house warming celebration. So pretty!

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Snowflake Cupcakes

I love making individually-boxed cupcakes. I was asked to make these ones for a chic winter gala. A hundred of these boxes were arranged into a gorgeous pyramid at the venue, and each guest got to take one home at the end of the evening.

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Cherry Chocolate Cupcakes

These simple, elegant rose buds were created by using fresh cherry buttercream. Light, fluffy and so pretty!

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Louis Vuitton Shoe Cake

Here’s a chocolate cake topped with a sweet replica of the Louis Vuitton Battersea Sandal in ivoire. Every element of the cake is completely edible, right down to the stitched designer tag and tissue paper.

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Spiral Cupcake Tree

I found this spiral cupcake tree last while shopping for new cupcake stands. It holds 12 cupcakes and I can just picture it as a wedding table centerpiece. I had to purchase one to see what it looked like with cupcakes, since it was used as a display for fruit in the showroom. What can […]

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C’est l’Halloween!

Rosie, Editor of the Cake & Flowers department at Wedding Bells Magazine, emailed me last week asking for a dozen Halloween-inspired cupcakes for the team. I immediately imagined a pumpkin patch of cupcakes! The straw on the box completed the look.

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Joan’s Wedding Cupcakes

For wedding cupcakes, I especially love the look of “bulbed” buttercream. Buttercream swirls are great… but I just find the bulbs so elegant. They also really make the delicate decorations *pop*. Cupcakes are definitely here to stay… And these very modern cupcakes prove it! :) Roxy, I was delighted with the cupcakes you made for […]

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The Bagel Lover

Things never get dull around here! When Sven called looking for a cake shaped just like a poppy seed bagel, complete with cream cheese and lox, I had to laugh. He explained that his friend is a huge fan of bagels, and he couldn’t think of a better cake for his birthday. I rose to […]

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Life imitates art…

I sorted through pictures of this week’s orders and I came upon this one — I really liked these cupcakes, but what caught my eye was the reflection of trees on the cellophane of my packaging. What a neat effect! The green of the trees is so similar to the green hue I used to […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

When a dear client called looking for a unique alternative to pumpkin pie for her Thanksgiving dinner, I immediately envisioned a cake sculpted like a real pumpkin. I wanted to give her a cake that doubled as a table centerpiece, and that’s just what she got :) They say you can’t judge a book by […]

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Cake Inspiration

Here’s a question I get very often: “How will I choose my cake design?”. Whether it’s a wedding or anniversary cake, or even a birthday or shower cake, I always suggest looking around you for inspiration. It can be a beautiful painting, an invitation pattern, flowers or fabric used to decorate your venue. Any of […]

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Sweet Shoes

Here’s a yummy pair of shoes I made this week out of sugar paste. If you’ve browsed my portfolio, you might be wondering at this point what sugar paste is! Sugar paste (or gum paste) is a mixture of powdered sugar, egg whites and an edible plant product which makes the paste pliable, sort of […]

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Know What I Mean?

Like many French-Canadians, I’m always expressing myself with my hands. Many people are visual and love to see ideas grow before their eyes, and so am I.That’s what inspired me to put together this box of sample cupcake decorations. I meet with clients and get ideas, pull out the box and start building cupcakes right […]

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The Chocolate Lover

A father’s 80th birthday is something special, and that’s just what Dana was looking for when he called about a cake. I asked him a few questions and quickly found out that his father’s a huge fan of chocolate. So I suggested a cake shaped like a box of chocolates and he loved the idea. […]

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An Artful Cake…

I had so much fun painting this artful wedding cake inspired by a wedding invitation. I painted the surface using a mixture of food coloring and vodka. The alcohol evaporates and the paint dries to a matte finish. I added neat texture to the flowers by piping white outlines, only loosely following the actual outlines […]

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Flavorful Bouquet

I absolutely loved these color-coded cupcakes. From top to bottom: Morello Cherry-Pomegranae Key Lime Coconut Mango-Passion Fruit Meyer Lemon Did anyone say “Mmmm”?

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Off Topic: Love the Card

I’m such a fan of Love the Card’s gorgeous and trendy invitation designs that I had to mention it here. If you haven’t thought about wedding invites yet, you MUST check this out. Take a browse through Love the Card’s gallery at www.lovethecard.com. Her designs are so fresh, and her packaging is divine. I would […]

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Alia and Steve’s Cake

This unique three-tiered wedding cake was brought to life by my dear clients, Alia and Steve. Here’s what they had to say … Roxy, I’ve been been promoting your cakes to all my clients and giving out your cards. Everyone who saw our wedding cake LOVED it. I’ll definitely be coming to you again. Thanks […]

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Off Topic: StillMotion Videography

Have you ever cried tears of joy over the wedding vows of complete strangers? You certainly will when you browse through StillMotion’s breathtaking portfolio. StillMotion is located in Toronto, Ontario and offers both wedding photography and cinematography. If you haven’t planned on hiring a cinematographer for your wedding, you definitely will when you see this… […]

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Le piano

Sculpted cakes are one of my very favorite things to make for two reasons: because they’re challenging and I love a challenge, and because people just go nuts when they see ‘em! I wasn’t sure where to start with this small yet {grand} piano, so I started with the basic shape. Then, I carved in […]

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For the love of dogs…

My friend Rick loves dogs — he’s made a career of it with Tailwags, his doggy daycare facility at Eglinton & Spadina. I had some free time today, so I decided to make him some special doggy cupcakes. I made these little dogs out of gum paste and placed them on top of cupcakes piped […]

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More Cupcakes…

A few Roxycakes cupcake photos I found in my archives…

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Golf, anyone?

A client of mine was celebrating the birthdays of two boys and their grandfather and ordered some custom cupcakes. Since these cupcakes were for boys, I wanted a concept that was a little more masculine, that would appeal to both young boys and their grandpa. When I found out they’re all big fans of golf, […]

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