May 30, 2010

Mini Cakes - Shelter From the Storm

I decorated a set of two min cakes using the logo colours belonging to Shelter From the Storm. Shelter from the Storm is Canada’s largest national campaign dedicated to ending violence against women.

These were to be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the charity. They are each a 3.5 two layered white chocolate cake covered with fondant. They raised $45.

May 18, 2010

Ya Mon! Chocolate Rum Cake

Back from my vacation in Jamaica. My first cake to celebrate my trip. Why a two layered Chocolate Cherry RUM Cake of course! Finished off with buttercream icing and fondant accents.

Want to try it at home? Here is an easy recipe for you to follow:

1 package cake mix, chocolate
1 package pudding mix, instant chocolate, (4 servings)
4 large eggs
1/2 cup dark rum
1/2 cup water cold
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 small can cherry pie filling

Heat Oven to 350F. Grease and flour 2 8" cake pans.

Combine first ingredients in large bowl. Blend well then beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared cake pans. Bake for 30 mintues, or until done. Set aside to cool completly before frosting.

Buttercream Icing
1 cup shortening
1 tsp dark rum
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tblsp water
4 cups icing sugar
1 tblsp meringue powder
1/2 cup dark semi-sweet chocolate

Combine first 4 ingredients together in a large bowl. Blend together. Add in icing sugar and meringue powder. Melt semi-sweet chocolate, and combine and mix with icing.

Icing cake adding cherry filling between layers.

May 5, 2010

Vacationing in Jamaica

I am trying to do maintain this blog on a regular basis. I am currently in Jamaica for my (sort of) three year anniversary with my husband and I have just come across some WiFi. We actually got married on May 20Th, but we arrived here a bit early because flights were pretty inexpensive.

We come out to Negril Beach on a yearly basis no matter what. Last year, we had a family tragedy and Jamaica was an escape for us. This year, we are using this trip to symbolize a new beginning. I am also using it as a time to totally relax, and rejuvenate.

It is my hope to return to Toronto, with fresh ideas on how to grow and establish my venture The Sweet Tooth Fashionista.

First of all I would like to thank you for visiting my blog (whether this is your first time or if you are a follower). Also thanks to my Facebook Fans for joining my FANPage. I am at 139 members. Because you have been following my adventures, I feel accountable. There are many businesses out there that people start-- however many of them are not followed through. When you stop by to read my blog, follow me on Facebook, or choose to post comments, it gives me the power to take ownership of my goals and aspirations. Thank you to family members, friends and co-workers who have placed orders with me or sent referrals my way.

So yes. I am on vacation in hot and sunny Jamaica, but I am figuring out my next creation. Ya mon! I have decided to maintain the theme of this island. My next cake when I return, will incorporate a little bit of rum. After all, Jamaica is known for its famous rum punch. So invite you to return next week, to view my take on a rum cake.

Til then.... Stay Sweet!