December 18, 2010

Marwood Children's Christmas party

We decided to donate a cake to my husbands company Children's Christmas party. Marwood Ltd truly stands for being a family first sort of company. They pull out all the stops for the kids, with a lunch, magician and Santa who brings gifts for every child. All of this for nothing... I couldn't help but think that we could contribute to the event by bringing a cake. One big enough to feed everyone of course. It's the least we can do to say thank you to a really great employer.

The cake certainly was a hit, in both looks and taste. There's even some leftover for Paul to share in his office on Monday. (Since those who don't have kids didn't get to have any.) Each cake is a different flavor... marble pound, vanilla pound and chocolate pound with vanilla buttercream and fondant accents.



Thanks for looking and have a VERY Merry Christmas, from our family to yours!

December 15, 2010

Christmas Cruffle Pops

An order of Christmas Cruffle Pops. Flavors are Christmas Chocolate peppermint, Skor, kdfCREATIONS Favourite, and Chocolate Lovers.

December 13, 2010

Chicken Noodle Soup Cake

What's in the making of a chicken noodle soup to feed 200? Well 162 red squares, some fondant carrots, peas, noodles and chicken, a little yellow rock candy, 4 12x12 cakes and a few other details to finish it off. I accepted this order, with the help of my husband, who offered to be my assistant. We had date night, on a Saturday night...he rolled the red fondant while I cut it. We had date night Sunday night too... he put the glue on those red squares while I stuck them on the cake. I know... we're so romantic. :)

The cake is vanilla pound cake, covered in vanilla buttercream. Then covered in fondant. Everything is handmade of fondant. The soup bowl has a rice krispie base covered in fondnat and the rock candy. While this was time consuming, it was a lot of fun. And was nice to spend time with the hubby... even though I'm not used to having someone question my EVERY move. :)


These are fondant noodles, chicken, carrots and peas - for the soup. My daughter wasn't impressed that I used her plate. :)

Here's the final product, with a few closeups:



December 10, 2010

First Birthday Cake

This cake had many 'lives' before it became what it did. Chosing a first birthday cake for your little one isn't always easy. :) The mom sent me 2 photos to sort of bring together to make 1 kdfCREATION especially for her little girl. The cake is vanilla pound with vanilla buttercream and fondant accents. The smash cake is the same, with a fondant bow.

December 6, 2010

Winning Cruffle Pops

Here is the pkg that Courtney received for winning the Cruffle contest. I hope that she and her family enjoy them!

Baby Shower Cruffle Pops

Who knew I'd be making Cruffle Pops for the favour at my very own shower? My mom had me fooled! She asked if she could place an order to share with her coworkers to celebrate that I would be having a boy. So I put together a Cruffle Pop bouquet in a nice boy theme, something she could leave on her desk. When we arrived at her house to celebrate her birthday, it was decorated in blue with a baby shower sign. What a surprise! The guests were quite pleased to be receiving Cruffle Pops hopefully they all enjoyed them!

December 3, 2010

Birthday Hat Cake

My client sent me a photo of a hat cake she wanted me to recreate. I've always wanted to do a hat cake like this. :) Sadly, my pregnant brain is working against me. The first time I made the cake, I forgot to put the eggs in. IMAGINE. Thankfully, second time went well. Cake is red velvet, with vanilla buttercream covered in fondant. Flower was hand made with gumpaste. Feathers aren't edible. Birthday wish is cardstock cut out with my cricut.

December 1, 2010

Cake Pop Winner

We have 2 winners! 

Paul and I came across a name that we both really liked. It is used for cake pops but is still unique enough that I've decided to use it also. The name is..... 

Cruffles. Those on a stick will be Cruffle Pops. Some really fantastic names were submitted and many of you were on the same page as we were while we were trying to come up with a name. I absolutely appreciate the effort that you all put into your submissions. 

The first winner is my mom, Cathie, who actually suggested the Cruffle name, completely by chance. BUT since I felt it seemed like such a biased win where she is my mom I decided to do a draw from all submissions for a SECOND prize of a dozen Cruffles. 

The winner is...Courtney B├ętournay. I will be emailing you to arrange delivery.

November 30, 2010

Winner of Cake Pops Announcement

You still have a few hours left to submit your entries. A winner will be announced tomorrow evening, so check back to see if it's you... (I work full time - so announcement will be made after work hours)

Good luck!!!

A little bit for him and a little bit for her

I made a joint birthday cake for my sister in law and her boyfriend. He's a swat/cop guy, and she's a girly girl. This is the combination I came up with so that a little bit of each of them was represented in the cake. It's fudge marble cake covered in vanilla and chocolate buttercream. The gun is made of rice krispies covered in fondant. The hand cuffs, badge, glasses and shoe were made of gumpaste. The cake was made for my sister in law and her boyfriend.

November 21, 2010

Win a box of 12 Cake Pops

Would you like a box of 12 cake pops shipped to your door for free? Well read on...

Between now and November 30, 2010 - email your suggestions for what kdfCREATIONS should use to identify the new cake pop product and the winner will receive a free box of 12 cake pops shipped to their door. We're looking for something creative yet appropriate. It needs to apply to both the cake pop and the cake truffle. Cake truffles are made of cake mixed with frosting and covered in chocolate for a sweet 3-4 bite treat. The "pop" is simply adding the stick to the truffle to resemble a lollipop. While kdfCREATIONS cakes can be considered an individual kdfCREATION each and every time, we think these little bite sized delicacies deserve their own name. Email contest@kdfCREATIONS.com with your suggestions - 1 entry per day per email address. ONLY ENTRIES SUBMITTED TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Contest closes at midnight Atlantic time on November 30, 2010. Winner will be announced on December 1, 2010 and the "cake pops" prize will be shipped within 24 hours of announcement.

Cruffle Pops

kdfCREATIONS introduces you to cake on a stick - otherwise known as Cruffle pops!

Makes a lovely gift for a teacher, coworker, friend. Say thank you, congratulations, or thinking of you with a Cruffle pop bouquet!
Can be packaged on a stick or as a truffle.
Sold in boxes/bouquets of 6 or 12.

Available in the following flavours (modifications are possible):

Christmas Chocolate Peppermint - Chocolate cake with mint chocolate buttercream covered in mint chocolate and crushed candy cane
Christmas Peppermint bark - Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream covered in white chocolate and crushed candy cane
Chocolate Lovers - Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream covered in dark or white chocolate and a swirl of colored chocolate
Red Velvet - Red Velvet cake with cream cheese buttercream covered in dark or white chocolate with a swirl of colored chocolate
kdf Favourite - Marble cake with chocolate buttercream covered in a dark or white chocolate and a swirl of colored chocolate
Skor - Marble cake mixed with vanilla buttercream and skor pieces covered in chocolate srinkled with more Skor pieces

Basic: (cruffle pops are individually wrapped and placed in plain box/ cruffles are placed in tin cups in a plain box)


Gift Box: (cruffle pops are individually wrapped and placed in box, cruffles are placed in tin cups in a decorative box, with tissue paper and a gift card)

PRICING:

Basic box of 6 - $8.00
Gift box of 6 - $10.00

Basic box of 12 - $12.00
Gift box of 12 - $15.00

Please inquire for shipping cost.
Cruffle pops will be shipped laying down for best results.

(In order to save on shipping, get together with family and friends and place 1 large shipment. All items will be packaged in 1 large box and shipping costs can be split among all orders)


**Local deliveries/pick ups can be arranged for the south side Fredericton and New Maryland area at no charge.
 

PAYMENT METHOD:

Cash, Email transfer

ORDER:

Contact kim@kdfCREATIONS.com to place your order in time for Christmas. Limited orders will be accepted.

Cake Pops

kdfCREATIONS is bringing you cake on a stick - otherwise known as cake pops! Can be shipped...makes a lovely gift for a teacher, coworker, friend. Say thank you, congratulations, or thinking of you with a cake pop bouquet! Can be eaten on a stick or as a truffle. Sold in increments of 6. Come in all of kdfCREATIONS cake flavors (listed on website - www.kdfCREATIONS.com). 
Here are a few pics... more to come!!!


November 16, 2010

Beer Barrel

I got to try a bunch of new stuff for this cake. That's always fun! First, a new recipe... Cinnamon swirl cake. I had a small sliver.... mmm mmm mmm. Then I tried "Bettercream" it's a lighter version to a buttercream. Similar to a whipped cream but has a similar taste to buttercream, just not as sweet. I wasn't sure how it would turn out but I must say I do enjoy it and can see myself using it a fair amount. (I'd love to try it with strawberry yogurt cake!) I then tried to make the ice. I got lucky on my third try. It's a sugar and corn syrup concoction that when heated to the right temperature will make a 'candy'. I wasn't heating it enough (I was trying to avoid it reaching the amber stage) unfortunately I learnt the hard way that it needs to reach that stage if I want it to harden.

The wood is made of fondant that I distressed and painted. The beer cans are real and almost torture to use in photo. I'm 7 months pregnant and have been craving a beer since I was 3 months along! Seriously! I was good though... they went back on the shelf.

November 12, 2010

Pizza Anyone?

I think my husband enjoyed the research for this cake. In fact, we ordered pizza for supper to get me in the proper 'frame of mind'... if it only worked the same for let's say a tropical cake... I'd love to do my research somewhere south! :)

I was asked for a pizza cake. No additional details other than chocolate cake. I searched through many examples and learnt about what I liked and didn't like. So here's what I came up with. Oh and I'm a believer of giving credit, when credit is due... the table cloth idea was my husbands, and I must say it does add a little extra something to the whole cake.

Details:
14" Chocolate fudge cake, covered in vanilla buttercream. The "sauce" is thin red chocolate ganache. The Cheese is grated marshmallow fondant melted with my heat gun. The peppers are chocolate. The mushrooms, olives, and pepperoni are all fondant also given a little texture with my heat gun. (Marshmallow fondant + heat gun = toasted marshmallows = yum!)



November 10, 2010

Fender Guitar

Now this is probably one of my most favorite cakes to date. It was fun planning, it was fun building and it was fun to look at in the end. It's one of those cakes that was surprisingly smooth sailing. Have a plan, follow the plan and it actually works out. I'm really pleased with how it turns out. Hopefully the birthday boy will feel the same! The cake is chocolate fudge filled with chocolate buttercream, covered in vanilla buttercream and fondant. The "neck" is foam board covered in fondant... all accessories are fondant and a few edible silver beads.

Boy Oh Boy

Boy oh boy is right... This cake has an entire story of it's own. As I was loading it in the truck the top tier decided it would look better smashed into our backseat. I don't know how I did it, but I rushed inside, assessed the damage and realized that if I scraped all the buttercream off, the cake was ok. It was more surface damage than anything. So that's what I did. Delivering the cake had to be the most stressful trip. I brought my equipment with me in case I'd have to do emergency cake surgery on the seen. Lucky for me, take 2 held together and looked pretty good at the shower. The clients seemed very pleased with the cake, which is all that matters in the end. Bottom tier is vanilla pound, middle is fake, top is chocolate fudge. The letters were rice krispy treats covered in fondant. I think my heart will always skip a beat when I look at this photo!

Lego Man

I was asked to do a Lego cake for a little boys 5th birthday. I found a few different examples and the mother chose this design. It was SO fun to do. It's funny how when building a cake it only looks like it does when the final details are added. I always panic with about 30 minutes left because it looks nothing like I want it to, but I just push forward and eventually it all falls together. Fudge marble Lego cake. Blocks and lego man are made from rice krispy treats covered in fondant. Cake is covered in marshmallow fondant. This cake is Fudge marble with buttercream and covered in marshmallow fondant. Lego man and blocks are made with rice Krispy treats covered in marshmallow fondant.

Doodlebops Take 3

When I did my first Doodlebops cake I vaguely knew who they were. Since then my daughter has certainly brought us up to speed on who exactly are Deedee, Roony and Moe. Making this cake was quite fun, cause I had an excuse to be singing the Doodlebops songs. The best was the following morning when my daughter saw the cake she screamed DOODLEBOPS. Yay...she recognizes them! It's a vanilla pound cake covered and decorate with vanilla buttercream. The image is a hand piped buttercream transfer. (pipe each color one at a time and freeze to put on the cake smoothly.)

November 2, 2010

65th Birthday...

A 'fun' cake for a sophisticated lady. The cake is 1 tier - strawberry yogurt, 1 tier - lemon pound. Covered in vanilla buttercream and marshmallow fondant (note to self: marshmallow fondant in high humidity SUCKS)

Just another Minnie Mouse

I think this might be my favorite Minnie Mouse cake of the bunch I've made. Cake was vanilla pound with vanilla buttercream.



Mug O' Beer

It seems as though I forgot to post a few cakes on here... we can't have that now, can we? I'll add them now, better late than never.

Here's a cake that seems to appeal to my 'man' fans. :) Cake is vanilla pound with vanilla buttercream.

October 22, 2010

CAT dump truck

I love doing dump trucks. I'm not sure what it is, but they're really fun to make. Maybe it's becaue they look like a toy you can play with afterwards. Anyways, this cake was made for my boss' son who was turning 3. I modelled it after a CAT dump truck and a Tonka truck. A little different from the standard dump truck. It's carrying a load of peanut M&M's. It's vanilla pound cake with vanilla buttercream.

Animal print Birthday

I was asked to replicate a photo of a cake sent from a client. I just had to switch some colors around. I think it turned out cute. Flavor is chocolate fudge with vanilla buttercream covered in fondant.

Merry Birthday

A very special woman in my extended family... ok maybe not really family, but she cares for my daughter 5 days/week, listens to me complain about my day nearly every night and is willing to give advice on any little question I have, so that's pretty close to family! ANYWAYS... it was her birthday. She's a lovely lady who's OBSESSED with Christmas. How obsessed, well I'm pretty sure her ringer on her phone got switched to Jingle bells in early September. I know I've arrived many evenings and heard Christmas music on in the background and my 2 year old completely understands Christmas, Christmas tree, Santa, and I'm quite sure knows a few Christmas songs. Well when her husband asked for a cake he suggested doing it in her favorite theme. Since she's also a singer we thought it would be fun to have her family caroling. I made a snowman for each member of her family. Let me tell you, I'm pretty sure she loved it. :) Wanna know how great she is? My 2 year old came with me to deliver the cake and kept asking for a piece...within 5 minutes of us arriving she had torn off a pompom from a hat for my daughter to have. Cake was a chocolate fudge pound filled with mocha buttercream and covered in vanilla buttercream. Snowmen are made from fondant.

October 6, 2010

Slumber Party

Now this cake was fun. The research was fun, the sketching was fun, the thought was fun and of course the making of it was FUN. There's something to be said for watching a lump of marshmallow fondant shape into a nightstand, or a bowl of popcorn, or a pizza! I'm really pleased with this cake and I'm hoping the birthday girl will be just as happy!!! Cake is red velvet flavor, but with a multicoloring... rainbow of colors actually, pink, blue, green and yellow. It's covered in buttercream and then fondant. All accents are made of fondant.




Backyardigans... Again..

Doing this cake made me really miss these guys. My daughter isn't much into them anymore, but to be honest I think they're one of my favorite children shows/cartoons on right now. I love the imagination, the song and the dances. Anyways...the cake is chocolate fudge, covered in vanilla buttercream with fondant accents, characters are fondant. Apparently birthday girl liked it and they even saved the characters and have them on display somewhere. Not sure how long fondant will last, but hey...enjoy! :)

Dora the Explorer Castle

A cake any young girl would like! Dora the explorer and a castle cake! My daughter thought it was the best cake ever and insisted that it should be hers. It's my first castle cake...I was pleased with it. It's chocolate fudge cake. The turrets were made of rice krispies, the top steeple is an ice cream cone. It's is completely buttercream. Birthday girl apparently loved it!

September 11, 2010

Cake for a Princess

This cake was lot's of fun to make. Bottom layer is chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream, top layer is vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, all covered in fondant, with fondant accessories. Crown is made from gumpaste. All is edible, minus the wire holding the stars. My daughter Mia LOVED it and wanted to try on the crown. :)

Super Mario Cake

I know you're told not to play with food, but don't you want to just take the little mario and smash the bricks? I was tempted to "play" this cake. It's a Fudge marble cake with chocolate filling and vanilla buttercream, and fondant accents. Everything you see is edible.

August 30, 2010

First Birthday

This was a great cake to work on. It was a collaboration of designs that the birthday girls parents chose. It was vanilla pound, with vanilla buttercream and marshmallow fondant. The accents are all fondant except for the "1" which is modelling chocolate.

Fun on the farm

This was a super fun cake! The kids loved it to. It was for a friends, son's birthday. She had a farm themed party... look how great the table cloth matched! The cupcakes were the animals. The barn was half rice Krispy treats, half cake. The birthday boy was happy...so that's what counts!

Fun Birthday

I was asked to do a fun 'younger' bday cake for someone who didn't want the cake to dictate their age. :)

It's a mocha cake with chocolate buttercream and fondant accents...

Graduation Cake

I was initially asked to do a cake in the graduates school colors. About a week or two before the order was due I received an email saying scrap the school colors and do something fun. The graduate wants the cake to reflect her, her personality, her favorite colors and not her boring old school colors. I ended up having a lot of fun with this cake and the client really liked it.

School's Out for Summer

I was asked to do a cake for a young girl's end of school pool party. Sadly, her pool party got cancelled so her Mom brought the cake to school (on the last day) for her and her friends. I guess it was a hit, and hopefully it was able to make up for her cancelled party.

Everything you see is edible.

Another bum...

Another Baby rump cake. I do enjoy each of these and have fun trying to make each cake unique. It's a mocha cake with chocolate buttercream and fondant accents.

Baby Shower

Cute Baby Shower cake... Covered in marshmallow fondant, with marshmallow fondant accessories, all hand made and edible!

Tiered Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse strawberry yogurt cake with whipped cream frosting. The name and ears are made of modelling chocolate and the rest are fondant accents.

Super Mario

Who knew super Mario was coming back? I sure didn't. it was a super fun cake to work on though!

Vanilla pound cake with vanilla buttercream and fondant accents. Super Mario character is hand made with fondant!

Lillies...

Oreo cookie cake with whipped cream frosting. Lillies are hand made with homemade sugarpaste. Everything is edible!

Diego

Go Diego Go... cake is covered in vanilla buttercream with marshmallow fondant accents.

Hold on to your seats...

I'm about to flood this place with new cake pics. I guess it's been far too long since I've posted and the pics have piled up... sit back, and enjoy the cakes.

As an FYI...things are getting back to normal. Nausea and fatigue are slowly fading which has made way for more energy which means I can start accepting more cake orders. (applause) If you have an event coming up and need a cake, give me a shout (call/email). Hope to hear from you soon....

Kim

August 17, 2010

Biggest and Best Creation...

Hi Everyone...
I know I haven't posted in ages. I have been doing cakes...haven't taken many photos and I've been working on fewer cakes because that's all I've been able to handle. Why you may ask?

Well I've been working on a brand new creation for over 3 months now...

It's still in the baking process but should be complete sometime in January or February. Our entire family is very excited... in fact, here's my daughter with her new shirt... she's so proud!


I have been VERY sick. It has not been fun. That is the main reason that I've had to decrease my cake load. I hope you all understand. Please do not hesitate to contact me... I'm still very interested in doing cakes, however my availability fills up a tad quicker since I only accept a limited number. I hope you're all having a great summer and hope to receive a cake order from you soon! :)

Cheers!
Kim


July 20, 2010

Hello my loyal followers...

Quick post to say...
YES I'm still doing cakes. In fact I'm nearly a dozen posts behind on here with photos, I hope to update sometime soon.
I've been a little under the weather the last couple of weeks and the heat sure has not helped with the recovery process.
Heat is EVIL for cakes. It has caused me so much stress and anxiety I may need to take summer months off...although purchasing an air conditioner would probably be better. :)
I am not taking any orders the first 2 weeks of August. I am on holidays with my family and cannot accept any new orders. If you do have an order with me, don't panic I will be fullfilling already booked orders!

Hope you're all having a splendid summer. I can't wait to share the cakes and new creations I've been working on!!!!

Take care!
Kim

June 18, 2010

Box of Chocolates

I was asked to make a cake for my work for putting together a fantastic summit! I thought about what to make that would be like a "thank you" for everyone. I was going to make a flower pot, to symoblize giving flowers to someone to say you appreciate them... but then I thought, OMG box of chocolates. Then it's not too girly for the guys... and the gang here really enjoys my cake truffles/Cuties. Soooo that's what I did. Cake is a new mocha recipe that I really enjoyed, covered in buttercream and a mixter of fondant and gumpaste (that I made myself. :) ) Lid is covered styrofoam.



Toy Story - #6

I got an email from a Mom who's son was turning 6. He's a huge Toy Story fan AND Toy Story opens on his birthday. Lucky boy. She asked if I could put something together, not too huge, for her family. It's a #6 with Woody and Buzz figurines. Hope he likes it!


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