Friday, October 28, 2011

CTV Morning Live - Ottawa

I recently had the opportunity to do a morning cake show in Ottawa at CTV Morning Live. What a riot! Great bunch of people in front of & behind the camera.

It's an early morning go for sure! Hard for a night-owl like me.

There were 3 cake decorators from the Ottawa area paired with hosts to create a cake based on them. My host was Lianne Laing. She gave me a large list of things about her that I could incorporate into my cake and this is what I came up with.

Each of us had to demo 3 times during the show before the final reveal. Here are some of the videos posted on YouTube.

From start (baking) to finish (TV reveal) under 12 hours ...... WHOA!!!

Here are some candid shots from the studio.
Lianne & myself

The behind the scenes crew. Could not have done it without the team work!!

All the decorators & the cakes with hosts Kurt Stoodley & Lianne Laing

I had a great time. It was lots of fun. Although I think the early morning TV stuff is best left to those who do it on a regular basis!!! HA HA HA

Thanks CTV Ottawa Morning Live for inviting me to participate!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


I am Thrilled to be participating in the More Than Just Cake Event to raise money for Ronald McDonald House!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Chelsea & George's Wedding Cake

This fabulous feature wedding hits the news stands today in  
The Ottawa Wedding Magazine
I was thrilled to be been part of the celebration!

This is how it starts ....

A smidgen of the work....

The end result....


The front view....

Over 3 1/2 feet tall !
... Yes I needed a ladder to put that top tier on!
Pick up a copy of the magazine to see all the beautiful wedding details!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Some of my products featured on A-Channel today.

Thanks to Sherrie Mae Guthrie of karmababy.blogspot
I was a feature on A-Channel Ottawa this morning.
You can view the segment (VCL at 1:45) here:

Here are the items featured on today's show.

Polka Dot Pastel Bunny Vanilla Cookies

Vanilla Cardamom Cupcakes (My new fav!)

Cupcake decor was designed by my daughter Carli  WHOOT!

Pink Velvet Cupcakes

Chocolate Raspberry Chambord Cake Truffles

 Great Show today!!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Volunteer Appreciation Sally Ann Style

Here's a recent cake I did for the Salvation Army's volunteer appreciation dinner in Kemptville over the weekend. With a couple of the event's organizers.

Smiles all around!

The Ottawa Citizen's Wedding Day Planner

Great article about cake and The Village Cake Lady.

Wedding Day Planner

Gorgeous pictures. Full of information & venders.
A must have!!
Very handy wedding planner!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Custom Cookies

Just before Christmas I had an interesting order. Every cookie had special meaning for the couple. Their initials in a heart. Lips on a light house as that was where there first kiss was. Can you guess why there is a blindfold on the D8? I think my fav cookie was the fries! I'm not sure I could actually eat the brain cookie LOL.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Buddy Valastro in Ottawa

Buddy brought his show to the National Arts Centre on Sunday January 9, 2011.
What a hoot!! It was very entertaining, touching at times, hilarious at others. He starts off with the T-Shirt cannon.

He involves the audience in his show and THAT is something to see! I wanted to leap off the balcony seat and run to the stage  HE HE.

The guys decorating cupcakes. (The women did too but my pics did not turn out)

The kids I think had a blast!

The macho men made roses.

Buddy made a rose blind folded to show the men how easy it was, LOL.

Buddy then fixes the guy's cupcakes LOL
This one is a true Sens fan!!!


After the show Buddy came to the foyer and signed autographs. This was as close as we got, behind him on the stairs. The line up was huge. We were happy with our shout out from above and the big smile we got!

I brought myself home a T-Shirt and smile :~)
What a great time it was!!!
Ottawa loves you Buddy!!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Food Network Challenge has asked for an audition tape!!


So here it is with my partner in crime, Lorrie Gauthier of Eat Dessert First

Footage by

Editing by

Photo Credit -

I have nothing more to say other than have a good laugh we certainly did!!