Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes May 5th & 6th 2009!

Class space is running out, but I want to ensure that Elisa comes to a full class - so today I'm offering an incentive!

If you register for the class before April 20th, you will also receive a $50 gift certificate to be used for shopping in the retail section of Flour Confections!

Registration is simple - either via the website, fax or snail mail!!! http://www.flourconfections.ca/learn.html

(photo courtesy of Elisa Strauss)
FCES 1: Safari Gift Box Cake $750.00+GST

May 6th 2009 9:30am-4pm
May 5th 2009 9:30am-4pm


Join Food Network champion & author Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes for this exciting class – first in Canada! In this class students will learn how to create one of the wonderful masterpiece cakes presented in Elisa’s newest book: Confetti Cakes for Kids. Be sure to sign up right away as this class is sure to sell out quickly!

What to bring: All tools & supplies will be provided. Lunch is included for both days.

Due to the personal attention that you will receive during this 2 day class, there is a maximum of 15 students for the class. In order to guarantee the number of students in a guest class, the entire class fee must be paid at the time of registration and is non-refundable.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Exciting New Guest for 2010 - Lorraine McKay!

Cake enthusiasts will recognize the fabulous characters produced by Lorraine McKay aka Aine2! Her figures are full of life, expression and details that boggle the mind - and she's coming to Canada in July 2010!!!! So start saving your pennies and get ready for more information as it comes in!

To view Lorraine's work, please visit her website and blog

Opening Soon - April 1st!!!

Well it's been a LONG time coming....but we're almost ready! Flour Confections will officially open it's doors on April 1st 2009! We are located at 1750 Plummer Street Unit 19 Pickering ON - this location will be the new home of our custom cake shop, a school for cake enthusiasts and will be Durham's sweet source for specialty sugarcraft supplies!

Hours and location will be posted on the website this week and a Grand Opening event week will be scheduled soon - so keep your eyes fixed here!

See you soon!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Back from Savannah!

When I got word that there was an opportunity to take a sugarpaste flower making class with Ron Ben-Israel, I booked the first flight out to Savannah, Georgia!!!
Minette Rushing of Custom Cakes was hosting a 3 day Master Class of Sugar Flowers taught by the famous Ron Ben-Israel. He is known for his life-like sugar flowers and stunning designs - this was not an opportunity I was about to miss!

Well I just got back from Savannah, and I had THE best time! I learned so much, the classes were beyond amazing! I hope to have the opportunity to study again with Chef Ron as not only is he an incredible teacher, he is also very funny and a wonderful person!

A Day Filled With Love

When Leslie & Mike came to me, they had a very clear vision of their wedding day. They were to be married on Valentines' Day, but they did not want to have anything cliche at their wedding - no red, no white - hearts but very subtle.
Their theme was Vintage Glamour - incorporating blue, silver, ivory and feathers! After our meeting, I came up with this glamorous cake design, which Leslie fell in love with!
4 tiers of various heights, design elements inspired by the lace detail on her gown and I incorporated the double heart brooch as a nod to Cupid. The entire cake was BananaRama covered in ivory fondant and the detail work was accented with edible silver shimmer.

These photos are courtesy of their fabulous photographer Xero Digital

Congratulations Leslie & Mike!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Flour Confections makes Tulsa World

The Tulsa World newspaper hit the stands today with an article about the OSSAS show and the cakes that were chosen from the show to be featured in BRIDES magazine.

Flour Confections' cake Camellia Couture was mentioned in the article - take a look: