Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Here are a few recent cakes from the last 2 weeks.  

Saturday, October 23, 2010

November Scrapbooking Workshop

Join us November 25th for the Magnifique Workshop on the go.  The workshop will run from 10am - 12:30pm in Barrie. 

You have 2 choices when taking part in the workshop.  You can purchase the full paper pack for $20 (taxes and shipping included) and use my stamp set during the workshop.   Or you can purchase the full kit for $40 which gives you a full paper pack, an embellishment package and the exclusive stamp set to go with this months workshop.   This is a great value as it retails for $40 before taxes and shipping.  

If you love the paper and exclusive stamp set only available with this set but are not able to attend the workshop, you can still order the kit.  The kit will give you full cutting and assembling instructions plus instructions for 3 cards.  So now you an complete the workshops even if you are not able to join in on the fun :)

Please order your basic kit or the full kit by October 29th by e-mail

If you live further away and can't attend the workshop but would still like the kit.  Feel free to order the kit on-line through MYCTMH Site Go to the Workshops on the go tab and have the kit shipped directly to you! 

This photo shows you the paper pack you will receive,  the instructions booklet to make the featured layout, embellishment kit and the exclusive stamp.   It also shows you the 3 card designs that are in included in the instruction booklet. 

Here is a close up of the layout that CTMH made.  
And to show you how versatile these layouts are.   Here is my version of it with some slight changes to make it work for the photos I wanted to scrapbook.  It's hard to tell in the picture, but I used a different title that says "Happy Birthday" and a different journal box on the right hand page.   I also used a different stamp image that wasn't floral as this layout is for my son's album. 
Since you get a full paper pack you get enough paper to complete several layouts.   For our workshop this is the second layout we will be completing.   You can also recreate this layout at home if you order the kit.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Scrapbook pages as promised :)

Okay, I finally remembered to get some photos of the recent scrapbook pages I made.   So here they are.

This Fall page was a layout I made for a swap with other CTMH consultants.   I added the pictures this week after getting these fun shots of my son playing in the leaves. 

I finally was able to scrapbook my daughter's 1st and 2nd birthday photos.  Both use Magic Moments paper and the layouts are from CTMH's new Magic book.
 So far I have one album per year for both my children - we will see how long that continues for ;)   Anyways these next 2 layouts are for the front page of each of their books.
My little man started JK this year.....oh, what a sad day that was!    He was so excited until the bus came along and the fear hit him.    This is the page I created using CTMH papers and stamps.

This layout was actually one that we created last fall in one of my workshops.   I just didn't have the pictures to put on it.  So when my daughter was jumping in the leaves last weekend I snapped tons of pictures to ensure I could get the right sizes for this layout.
This is also another layout we did in a workshop last year.  I sadly never got around to putting pictures on it.  So I finally printed off some pictures of my son last year at Halloween and completed this page, bringing me up to date with his Halloween pictures :)
My son played soccer 2 summers ago now and I also was finally able to get a layout done for that as well.
And last but not least this layout was actually done by my friend Kim for the swap we just did with other CTMH consultants.   I was thrilled to be able to use her great layout for Halloween pictures from last year.    There, I am official caught up on Halloween layouts.  Now to makes sure I scrapbook this years events shortly after Halloween before I get behind again.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wow, what a busy week

Well this week was a bit of crazy one and I totally neglected this blog.....sorry.    So here is a quick run down of the cake projects this week.

If you would like to learn how to make these fun little Turkey treats visit my Cake Blog for a picture tutorial. 

Here is another cute little turkey cookie that I made up this week to send to my son's JK class for Thanksgiving.

This was a cute little cake  I made to send with my daughter's daycare for their Thanksgiving celebration.  
And this fun and interesting cake was made for a very special person ;)     Click here to read the story behind this cake.  
Wow, I was just wondering why I am so tired today.  Looking at this post, I understand why!   I have one more cake I am working on today then I need to start working on some figures for next weeks order.

I also still need to take some pictures of my recent scrapbook pages and I will get those posted for you soon.  

Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween Cake Pops Workshop

Make these fun treats in time to send with kids to school for Halloween or for Halloween parties taking place over the weekend.

Once you learn how to make these, you will find yourself making different themes throughout the year.

Workshops will be $25 per person. Once workshop payment is received you will be sent a supply list and instructions for baking your product at home. E-mail payments will be accepted at info@smashingcakedesigns.com or send an e-mail to us for other options.

This workshop will be running Wednesday October 27, 2010 at 10:00am – 12:00pm OR  7:30pm - 9:30pm at 80 Bradford Street, Barrie ON

Please sign up by Friday October 22, 2010 and feel free to pass the workshop details onto your friends.


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Magnifique Workshop on the go

Here is another WOTG I completed this weekend.   Like I mentioned below I am loving these workshops!
I adjusted the layouts slightly again to work with the photos I had and I love the results.  

I am now caught up on my Sons birthday layouts.  Now I need to get the birthday parties done and I will be laughing.  

Watch for this workshop in November.

Workshops on the go

I have a new found love for the workshops on the go (WOTG).   Since they were introduced a couple of years ago, I did about a handful of the layouts.   While I have made it my mission to work my way through all of them in the new Fall/Winter book. 
In an older post you can see the Olivia page I did.   This weekend I have been working my way through the Hooligans and Magnifique WOTG. 
Although the layouts provided by CTMH are beautiful, I have been changing them around slightly to work better with my photos.   Changing photo sizes and papers used has allowed me to finally work my way through my ever growing pile of already printed photos.  

Here are my Hooligan pages for my Son and Daughters albums.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Beach Party

This cake was ordered for a elegant beach party this weekend.   The birthday girl is turning 50 - Happy Birthday!

Wouldn't this also make a great beach wedding cake?

This is my second post today so please scroll down.   Plus, I now have a few days off from making cakes so I will be hitting the scrapbook room finally.  

1st Anniversary

Wow, this weekend it's been a year since my little brother wed.   I made this small cake for them to celebrate with this weekend. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cold Beer Anyone?

I finally was able to make a beer bucket cake :)    This is a smaller one for one of the staff at my office.   Beer bottles, labels and ice are edible sugar on top of a chocolate cake. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

First Birthday and a Retirement

This week I had 2 cake orders to complete.   The first was for a little girl turning 1.   Her parents wanted the In The Night Garden theme.

 The second cake this week was a retirement cake.   This golf bag was made to celebrate some extra time on the greens.   Everything is edible. 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Silver Anniversary

My Aunt and Uncle are celebrating 25 years of marriage this week.   This cake was made for them as they celebrate their silver wedding anniversary.    Happy Anniversary Gary and Sharon!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Spaghetti Cake Decorating workshop

Interested in attending this fun cake decorating workshop?   Visit Smashing Cake Designs for details.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Horseshoe Tournament

I was contacted a few weeks ago to make a cake for an annual horseshoe tournament.    The customer admitted it was more like an annual excuse to get together with friends and have a few beverages.   So I thought it would be fun to include a cooler of beer on the cake as well.

Halloween Cake Pops

I made some Halloween Cake Pops this week as a sample for an upcoming Halloween cake decorating workshop.    Keep your eye out for information on this workshop.

Ice Cream anyone?

Here a fun Ice Cream Sundae cake.   These are little waffle bowls, with round cake covered to look like ice cream. 

Monday, August 30, 2010

Olivia WOTG

The Fall/Winter Idea Book releases in a few days :)    Here is a sneak peak at some of the paper.  This pack is called Olivia.

The new books showcase the Workshops On The Go (WOTG) on page 24-25.   Although the layout is very pretty it just wasn't working for me.  I used different papers from the Olivia Paper Pack and changed my picture sizes to work with what I had.    You may notice that the right had side is also rotated so that it would work with my 8x10.   I wanted to show you just how versatile these workshops can be. 

I love all the new papers and can't wait to work my way through all the WOTG.    Watch for a second page to this workshop and information on my workshop date in September.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Christmas Cupcakes

Yes, Christmas!!  
I made a few extra cupcakes when I did the Nautical ones so I could do up some sample Christmas ones.  

Hop on over to my Smashing Cake Designs blog for ordering info.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Nautical Cupcakes

I made 50 nautical cupcakes for a Bridal Shower this weekend.   The colours requested where red, white and blue.   
Here is a close up picture of a few of the cupcakes.  

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mega Blocks

Wow, this cake ended up being a ton more work then I had thought it would be.   All the blocks are made from chocolate, then stuffed with cake. 

I also made 3 dozen mini cupcakes topped with a Lego block for those that aren't chocolate fans and for the younger kids attending the party. 

Friday, August 13, 2010


I just received my package from the $2, $4, $6 event.   It was one heavy box and just full of amazing value.   I can't believe I have easily over $250 in product for under $100.  

I hope your boxes arrive soon as well so you can be just as amazed with the value you received from this sale. 

Friday, August 6, 2010

Zoom Zoom

A small race track cake for a little guy turning 6.  

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Is there anything left?

If you weren't able to get onto the sale yesterday, don't worry there are still plenty of items left.   Here is a list of what was still available as of this morning.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

$2, $4, $6 for 8 Sale starts today

The application sale has officially started.   Visit my site to place your order before all the products are gone.   Click on the Shop on-line tab, then the $2, $4, $6 for 8 tab on the left.  

The site is slow currently due to the shear number of people buying off the sites.  Try to be patient with it or try back again later in the day when it slows down.  

Have fun shopping!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Good to the last drop, or slice in this case.

This was a last minute cake order.  I was asked to make a bottle of rum, with no further instructions from there.  So I went with Malibu Rum.  

The birthday girl actually decorates cakes herself, but her daughter didn't want her to have to make her own cake on her birthday.

Friday, July 30, 2010

$2, $4, $6, for 8...It’s YOU We Appreciate!
CTMH wants to show how much we appreciate you!  And to do so, we are bringing an amazing sale with SUPER deals to you for 8 days only. From on August 4 at 9 am (MDT) - that is 11am our time through August 11, while supplies last, you can purchase selected My Stickease® assortments for only $2, My Reflections® Level 1 kits for only $4, and My Reflections® Level 2 paper packets for only $6 on  MYCTMH
website.   That’s more than 50% off.

I must warn you, I just got a peak of the 2011 retiring list and all of these papers and Stickease are on there....so get them now at this amazing price before they are gone forever :( 

Check out this list:
My Reflections Vintage Travel Level 1
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My Reflections Discovery Level 1
My Reflections Heirloom Level 1
My Reflections Heirloom Level 2 Paper Packet
My Reflections Floral Impressions Level 1
My Reflections Floral Impressions Level 2 Paper Packet
Floral Impressions My Stickease
My Reflections Laid Back Level 1
My Reflections Just Chillin Level 1
Just Chillin My Stickease
My Reflections Simple Pleasure Level 1
My Reflections Simple Pleasure Level 2 Paper Packet
Simple Pleasure My Stickease
My Reflections Best Friends Forever Level 1
My Reflections School Zone Level 1
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My Reflections Abundance Level 1
My Reflections Abundance Level 2 Paper Packet
Abundance My Stickease
My Reflections More To Adore Level 1
My Reflections More To Adore Level 2 Paper Packet
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My Reflections Sonata Level 1
Sonata My Stickease
Sweet Harmony My Stickease
My Reflections Cutie Pie Level 1
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My Reflections Rough n Tumble Level 2 Paper Packet
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My Reflections Route 66 Level 1
Route 66 My Stickease
My Reflections Majestic Blue Level 1
My Reflections Majestic Blue Level 2 Paper Packet
Majestic Blue My Stickease
My Reflections Expedition Level 1
Expedition My Stickease
My Reflections Let's Get Together Level 1
My Reflections Floral Tapestry Level 1
My Reflections Everlasting Level 1
My Reflections Everlasting Paper Packet
Everlasting My Stickease
My Reflections Caprice Level 1
My Reflections Caprice Level 2 Paper Packet
Caprice My Stickease
My Reflections Enchanted Level 1
My Reflections Enchanted Level 2 Paper Packet
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My Reflections Free Spirit Level 1
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My Reflections Lifes Delights Level 1
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My Reflections Silhouette Level 1
My Reflections Silhouette Level 2 Paper Packet
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My Reflections it's a Guy Thing Level 1
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it's a Guy Thing My Stickease
My Reflections Good Times Level 1
My Reflections Good Times Level 2 Paper Packet
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My Reflections Sweet Pea Level 1
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My Reflections Paper Garden Level 1
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My Reflections Boom-Di-Ada Level 1
My Reflections Boom-Di-Ada Level 2 Paper Packet
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My Reflections Blue Ribbon Level 1
My Reflections Blue Ribbon Level 2 Paper Packet
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My Reflections Game On Level 1 Kit
My Reflections Game On Level 2 Paper Packet
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My Reflections Sarsaparilla Level 1 Kit
My Reflections Sarsaparilla Level 2 Paper Packet
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My Reflections Perfect Day Level 1
My Reflections Perfect Day Level 2 Paper Packet
Perfect Day My Stickease
My Reflections Magic Moments Level 1
My Reflections Magic Moments Level 2 Paper Packet
Magic Moments My Stickease
My Reflections Notebook Level 1
My Reflections Notebook Paper Packet
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My Reflections Aspen Level 1
My Reflections Aspen Level 2 Paper Packet
Aspen My Stickease
My Reflections Evensong Level 1
My Reflections Evensong Level 2 Paper Packet
Evensong My Stickease
My Reflections Emporium Level 1
My Reflections Emporium Level 2 Paper Packet
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My Reflections Unforgettable Level 1
My Reflections Unforgettable Level 2 Paper Packet
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My Reflections That's Amore Level 1
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My Reflections Daydream Level 1
My Reflections Daydream Level 2 Paper Packet
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My Reflections Stardust Level 1
My Reflections Stardust Level 2 Paper Packet
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My Reflections Back Country Level 1
My Reflections Back Country Level 2 Paper Packet
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My Reflections Moon Doggie Level 1
My Reflections Moon Doggie Level 2 Paper Packet
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My Reflections Animal Cookies Level 1
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My Reflections Tinkerin Level 1
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My Reflections Grace Level 1
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My Reflections Twitterpated Level 2 Paper Packet
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*Available August 4-11, 2010; while supplies last, so don't wait to get your orders in!

The only way to order is on through MYCTMH click on the It's YOU we appreciate tab starting Wednesday to place to order.   

Monday, July 26, 2010

Night Garden and Golf Bag

Well this was a busy week for me.   My daughter turned 2 on Saturday and my son turns 4 tomorrow.  So we do one big party for both of them.   The week is full of party planning, picking up items and of course making the cake.   This year my son requested a In The Night Garden cake, and thankfully my daughter also loves this show so I was able to get away with making one big cake rather then 2 cakes.

Because this theme is not as popular in Canada as it is in England they don't have party themed items here to purchase.   So I got creative and make cookie flowers for all the kids to decorate.   Here is my daughter and son with their cookies.
 The few days before the party it was work as usual and I had a cake order to fill as well.  They requested a golf bag cake.  I kept it black and white to honestly keep it easier on myself with having so much on my plate this week.  I love the contrast it ended up giving the cake.