Showing posts with label children's birthday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label children's birthday. Show all posts

Monday, March 10, 2014

Pretty Pup: Pink Dog Cake For A Sweet First Birthday

I made this pink hairy buttercream dog cake for baby girl Quinn's first birthday party. I die a little of cuteness whenever I make a little baby's first birthday cake - it always reminds me of how emotional I was on my son Teddy's first birthday. You can hardly believe you made it through those 12 months ... those first newborn months going by so painfully slow and difficult yet you want to hold on to that mini human forever... then all those milestones in months, little smiles, teensy giggles, starting to eat solids, crawling, standing up and then BLAM. First birthday.

It is a frigging honour each and every time to make a little mini's birthday cake - guys, my cake is going to live on in all these kid's baby photo albums! Sweet!

Time flies so, so fast. Happy 1st birthday, beautiful little Quinn.

xo Lyndsay

Monday, March 3, 2014

Hip Hop: Bunny Cake + Pink Cupcake Buddies

Gad sometimes it's so hard to let these cake friends go. Pretty much fell in love with this orange buck toothed party animal bunny cake and matching pink bunny cupcake buddies that I made for the adorable little girls Sapphira and Nyla! Don't you love how specific little kids can be? Orange bunny?? Amazing. Ahhh I love kiddos!

Thank you so much Dimithra for such a fun order! So fun to create something for your girls once again.

xo Lyndsay

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Red Panda Cake!

All these years I've been calling the panda bear my spirit animal. You know, panda bears are from China, I'm Chinese... but then there's this bumbling nutbar raccoon-like mammal lazing around in his fancy fur coat - yes, the red panda! These guys are so cute! So I have another spirit animal to choose from now. I wonder if red pandas like to bake cakes and eat ice cream. Hmmm...

I made this little cutie for baby Liam's 1st birthday - he has a red panda stuffie that he loves! Pretty darn cute. Happy 1st Birthday, Liam - and thank you Tiffany for the fun cake order!

xo Lyndsay

Friday, November 8, 2013

Gray Owl Cake DIY for Handmade Charlotte

Mr.Gray Owl in the houuuussse! I made this adorable gray owl cake DIY for Handmade Charlotte - click on over to Handmade Charlotte for the whole DIY. He would be an adorable addition to the Thanksgiving table, or the centrepiece for an owl or woodland themed birthday party. 

You can find me in a few other spots this week, too: 

My post on cool monogram themed cakes on Craftsy

My post on how to style cakes for photography on Craftsy 

Happy weekend to you all - see you real soon, cake pals!

xo Lyndsay

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Whale Of A Cake: A Birthday Cake for James!

From James's mama Lisa:

"His most favourite thing is... orca whales! It is ridiculous how obsessed he is! I'm not sure exactly where this came from but he is cray for orcas! Blue balloons - when I asked him what he wanted for his birthday he told me a blue balloon! Adorbs." 

The guy is turning three years old. He is the cutest little munchkin with a truly sweet disposition and he likes to run around at top speed. 

Blue balloons and orca whales? Coco Cake can do that for ya, James! I made the orca whale out of rice krispie treats covered in fondant. 

Love how that nutty whale is waddling around on a big old pile of pretty blue vanilla buttercream.

Lisa tells me to watch out - Teddy's gonna be a running around nut, too!

Happy birthday, beautiful little guy! I love how he's happily holding his ballooons!

Thanks Lisa and Shawn for the fun order!

xo Lyndsay

Monday, May 13, 2013

Cute Animal Cakes For Little Jacob!

Gosh, a few years ago I did a baby shower cake for Alice, who was expecting a little one... and now, when the little babe has come out on the other side,  I get to do his birthday, too! Lucky! (ps, why did the Doors just pop into my head? Free cupcake for you, locals only, if you know which song I'm talkin' about!)

This was a fun order for an animal themed party cake and matching animal faced cupcakes for little Jacob. One of his favourite animals is the panda! CUTE! Hope he liked his "ate too much zany bamboo" panda cake topper and cupcakes!

Thanks so much Alice for the awesome order and Happy happy birthday little man Jacob!  

xo Lyndsay

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Pink Tiger Cake + Mini Ruffly Cupcake Buddies

I kind of just want to cuddle this fluffy pink tiger face and give it a big old squeeze hug! But that's just not a cool idea! Especially since I have an aversion to food, namely dairy products, on my face.

Weird, yes. You won't see me indulging in a Cleopatra-inspired milk bath. Yuck!

Although since having baby Teddy in my life, "food on the face" has forcefully turned into a No Big Deal situation for me. Ha.

Back to the cake: very cute vanilla raspberry cake for little Angelina's 3rd birthday party, ordered by her Auntie Jenny! Angelina is a year of the tiger baby, hence the girly tiger cake. Love!

Happy birthday Angelina and thanks Jenny for the fun order!

xo Lyndsay

Monday, January 14, 2013

Brody's Angry Birds 5th Birthday Party!



My cute and sweet little nephew Brody turned 5! This seems crazy to me... I remember his 1st birthday party, Totoro themed, where we spent hours making a backdrop of trees and leaves and mini felt Totoros and I sweated it out making oodles of cupcakes and a Totoro cake. I believe it was my very first fondant covered cake! I remember I was so nervous rolling the fondant and placing it over the cake, not wanting to screw up... now I can do it with such ease and confidence ... (most of the time... I still screw up!)... to those who email me with questions on how I got into cake making and whether or not I went to school for it, etc... nope... just time, practice, doing it over and over and always learning! Sucking at first but just getting better and better!

Brody really still is just like he was in his first year. Sweet and curious, big eyes and super adorable.... though now he knows so much, and loves his cars, Hot wheels track and Angry Birds! Kids can be encyclopaedic with their knowledge of things... like knowing every name of every Angry Birds character. Who knew they had names!?? Makes me wonder what my little Teddy (pictured above in the red bandana with his grandparents!) will get into? I'm kind of guessing cars too as it runs in both sides of his family. Although I'm excited to get him his own little play kitchen and maybe an easy bake oven in the future... heehee! Top Chef Baby! Or maybe I just want to play in the play kitchen. I am loving all the cute fake wooden food that's out there!

Auntie Coco Cake (me!) made Brody dark chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream, and a special Angry Birds "Terrence" cake just for him. Brody had a great time at his party - romping around with his cousins and little friends in the play gym, then sitting around a big table snacking away and colouring his Angry Birds colouring sheet. His friend Callum leaned over to him, holding up a veggie chip and said "Brody, I like your fries!" And Brody picked up one of his slim vegetable chips, looked at it and crunched into it, smiling, as happy as can be. CUTE! 

Happy 5th Birthday BroBro! 

Love you lots! xo Auntie Lynshee

Friday, January 4, 2013

Sweet Lillie's 1st Ruffly Pink Cupcake Birthday

A cool thing about having a baby is meeting other ladies who have babies. You become mama pals. And your babies in turn become buddies! It's a wild ride, this baby roller coaster. But having cool new mom pals to hang out with is pretty sweet. I hadn't seen Yani in years, and happened to run into her one evening in September while I was gingerly, nervously strolling my two week old kid - was he going to stay sleeping? Would he blow his top and scream cry in the middle of the street, far away from the safety of our home?

It was my first venture out - going for ice cream. (I had chocolate peanut butter. Heh). Lo and behold there was Yani and her extended family - she had a kid too!! Not just any baby, either - the cutest, roundest, most styling little baby named Lillie! Adorable! Of course she would be styling. Yani and Paul, Lillie's parents, are Vancouver's most fashionable couple!

Yani asked me to make some pink ruffly vanilla cupcakes for Lillie's 1st birthday at Collage Collage. It was a wonderful little party, a giant pink balloon for the birthday baby, drinks and snacks, pompom making (i really wanted to make one!) and plenty of family and friends warming up the place.

So cute. Happy 1st birthday Lillie! Glad Teddy and I got to come and say hi!

xo Lyndsay

(photos of Lillie's party by Lynne Turner)