Jobsmas Cake

The Jobsmas Cake is a time-honored tradition in my family. Is Jobsmas Cake vegan? You bet your PlayBook it is. Crumby.... Just like your Xoom.... Not unibody, though; next year, we make next level cake assembly!

Jun 7, 2011 under For Fuck’s Sake, It’s Cake!

Wormy Dirt

Many laughs ensued throughout the week as the kids grimaced at the idea of eating dirt and worms, but once they'd seen it made, they were all over that. The kids who hadn't seen it get made stuck with the regular cake. Their loss.

May 8, 2011 under For Fuck’s Sake, It’s Cake!

Cookie Log

Donuts wrapped in cookie dough covered in chocolate with cookie code written on top. Definitely hard to erase from your cache.

May 3, 2011 under For Fuck’s Sake, It’s Cake!

Just Because Cake

Colours, colours, and more colours. Don't tell Mommy that the pink permanently stained the countertops....

Mar 29, 2011 under For Fuck’s Sake, It’s Cake!

Cakeopalypse!

Oreo cookies? Check
Mini donuts? Check
Chopped up brownie? Check
Reeces peanut butter cups? Check
Cupcakes? Check
All mixed up and baked together? Madness ensues.
This one's probably going to take a week or two to work through, and sadly Marcus was sick.

Feb 23, 2011 under For Fuck’s Sake, It’s Cake!

Noah’s 5th Birthday (Daycare Edition)

The thought of 22 little kids running around with neon blue tongues is endlessly appealing....

Jan 20, 2011 under For Fuck’s Sake, It’s Cake!

Drunken Penguin Cake

Do your penguins drain your liquor cabinet too?

It's not enough that this thieving little bugger had Guinness, whisky, and Kahlua in ’him, he’s got a bottle of rum, too. Whoever finished the last piece could have the rum, but I haven’t found out who that was....

Jan 19, 2011 under For Fuck’s Sake, It’s Cake!

Daddy-O’s Birthday

Gotta work on my icing techniques (and ears). Negotiations for the leftover's focused on whether two eyes equaled one eye and an ear (they are).

Dec 19, 2010 under For Fuck’s Sake, It’s Cake!

Sasha’s Third Birthday

Not sure how I talked them into this, but for Sasha's 3rd birthday party we made a treasure chest cake. There are lots of better ones out there, and this one now seems like a prototype, which is weird, because I don't see another one on any horizon soon. The kids liked the candy more than the cake, which is maybe a bit strange, as they should've been pretty hopped up on Hallowe'en candy still....

Nov 7, 2010 under For Fuck’s Sake, It’s Cake!

Sasha’s Actual Third Birthday

On Sasha’s actual birthday, Mom was sick, so I took an unexpected day off. When asked what they wanted to do that morning, both girls said, without prompting, “make cake”. Okay. What kind? “Speedboat cake” says Sasha Lucy. What does that look like? Noah hold her hands apart as if measuring a fish and says “like this”. And, says Sasha, it has to be red.

Nov 1, 2010 under For Fuck’s Sake, It’s Cake!

Hamburger Cake

Yet another office treat, the Hamburger Cake. Made the "french fries" out of cookie dough earlier, and made two round cakes, one chocolate and one plain, then sliced them up and iced them. Tried to make a slice of "cheese" out of an orange pancake, but that was an abject failure for some reason.

Oct 26, 2010 under For Fuck’s Sake, It’s Cake!

Fathers' Day 2010 (Party Version)

Better in concept than execution, the rocket ship cake got a little out of hand. Note to self: red whipping cream is really hard to make, it just turns salmon pink.

Inspired, however, was the hamburger moon the rocketship is heading towards. Does anything symbolize Fathers' Day as much as rocketships and burgers?

Jun 20, 2010 under For Fuck’s Sake, It’s Cake!

Fathers' Day 2010 (Daycare Version)

Made for Noah + Sasha's daycare party; everyone likes a snail, right? The face looked a little better until Sasha Lu, the family klutz, "smooshed" it and some hasty repair work was called for. Must remember to reserve some icing of each colour for just this kind of fix up....

Jun 18, 2010 under For Fuck’s Sake, It’s Cake!

St. Patrick's Day

My turn at the office for Treat Day fell on St. Paddy's Day, and I'd seen this recipe for a Doughnut Upside Down Cake, and really, when else are you going to get to use that, except for the office, where an extravagant disaster is almost expected? All it needed was a green batter, and little drawing of JJ on the top....

Mar 17, 2010 under For Fuck’s Sake, It’s Cake!

Daddy's Birthday

A moon cake seemed like a fun idea, and cutting a template out of waxed paper to drizzle icing sugar also seemed like a good idea. Actually worked better than it should have, but perhaps not as good as I'd hoped. Lifting the template off was a little messier, so some of the finer details of Rigel (top left) were obliterated....

Dec 19, 2009 under For Fuck’s Sake, It’s Cake!