Crowfoot

My Crowfoot lifesize bust from the Cork Cake Competition.  He won a Gold! While spending Christmas in Canada in the FREEZING cold, we had to entertain the kids somehow without turning them into icicles.  So we spent some time in a good few museums.  I couldn’t take my eyes off of the Native American clothes, headdresses and history in these places and the need to ‘cake it’ began.  So with a month to go before the Cork competition I decided to start my Crowfoot piece.  VERY unlike me.  I’m usually a last minute-mad-panic-like-crazy-trying-to-finish kinda girl. I knew I wanted to do a Native American bust and after some research I finally decided on recreating Chief Crowfoot, who was an amazing guy from the 1850s.  He brought peace between the First Nations and the government and was also known for fighting alcoholism among the Blackfoot people. After a chat with a friend in Canada I knew how I wanted to create the beaded panels with sprinkles (dragees/nonpareils) secured into modelling chocolate.  But I had no idea how long this would take.  I started with one of the...

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Lil’ Lovebugs

I made some bugs and they’re kinda cute not to mention that they’re in luuuuv. This is a quick and easy little modelling tutorial for all the little love bugs out there for this upcoming Valentine’s day. I’ve never really been a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Partially for the fact that my husband always needs to remind me that it’s just a “Hallmark holiday”.  He still always gives in and brings me flowers though.  Plus it’s also a really good excuse to eat lots of chocolate too!!  Not that I need an excuse – but it’s handy to have one ready when you need it. For this one I’ve used both Vera Miklas White and Dark modelling chocolate.  The dark because it’s easier to colour to black without having to add too much gel colour and plus it holds its shape better for things like the little arms (yup – no supports in those puppies) and the eyelashes.  Everything either red or white were both made with the white modelling chocolate and I just coloured them with Extra red gel colour...

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Cake Resolutions of 2017

Happy New Year to all of my cake-y friends!!  To celebrate, I’ve put together a little compilation video of some of my favourite cakes that I’ve made throughout 2016.  It’s great to see them altogether.  But I have to tell you, that while I was looking through them, I found myself criticising each one with what I could have done better or changes I would have made.  “I didn’t have enough time, “Halloween got in the way” or “It’s Tuesday”!   🙂    So… this year I’m going to make some changes. Things can get over-thought and over-worked sometimes…  Like, do you ever find yourself making sure there’s enough time after making a cake, to clean the entire kitchen to a sparkling shine, before an order was being collected.  Because God forbid that they would realise that it ACTUALLY takes the entire contents of every cabinet and every tool that you own, to be on the counter in order to complete a cake order.  No wonder people often undervalue the time it takes to make one of these creations.  We’re making it look too...

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Titanic Birthday Cake

I loved my birthday cake! It was such a cool surprise and the detail was amazing. Had so many nice comments about it. Thanks for making my birthday so special.

Jessica

Jessica

"Bread" Chocolate Cake

I was the lucky girl that got this cake as a present from Av and Brian, I was stunned at the amazing level of detail in this cake, literally jaw dropping at how realistic it was, so much so that little Otis was picking off the pumpkin seeds!! You have such an awesome talent – Thank you!

Betty Boop & Fairy Class

Thank you Corinna Maguire, you are a fantastic teacher and hilarious woman. Your classes are super fun, I can’t wait till the next one.  Again, such an amazing teacher, thank you Corinna for everything!!!!
– Kelli Elkadri, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Amy

Amy

Shopping Bag Cake

That’s my cake! Thanks a mill, I was so happy with it and it tasted as good as it looked! Will be telling all my friends about the great Lovin’ from the Oven cakes!!

Matt Cunningham

Matt Cunningham

‘As a person who has worked in the arts for more than 50 years I think I know when I see outstanding creative achievement. Corinna’s work is second to none, her attention to detail magnificent and her surprise creations for my event were a talking point amongst a host of people attending from across the country and those visiting from the UK & US. ’
Matt Cunningham

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