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Working on my home, cakes, and parties from sunny Edmonton!

Wedding Cakes – Summer 2016

Yesterday was my third wedding anniversary… check out this cake!

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To celebrate, here is a super quick wedding cake post for a cakes that I made for some really good friends this summer. Each wedding was super fun and completely different, which is part of what makes them so fun! I don’t have great photos of the couples with their cakes, I didn’t want to get in the way of the photographers, and i’ve been mucking around in lightroom and I have no idea what I’m doing so please bare with me. 
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The first wedding cake of the year was for good friends who got married in Edmonton at one of the golf courses just outside the city. It was a gorgeous wedding, the colours were navy, cream and a soft pink. The highlight for us? The couple had met at the office and their relationship flourished over many lunches at Fat Franks hot dog cart, lucky for us, they invited Fat Franks to the wedding for the midnight snack! It was exactly what we needed after an evening of drinking and dancing the night away! The cake was a simple 3 tier fondant cake in Navy, and the florist, Fabloomosity, supplied the flowers for the centre and it turned out great! IMG_0033

The couple also wanted Macarons for their guests to enjoy with dessert. I made them these little beauties in cream, navy and a soft pink.

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The second wedding was three weeks later just outside of Calgary in this really awesome venue that had a gorgeous view. The bride and groom decorated with lots of fresh flowers and the place looked great! They requested a more complicated cake and all the work was worth it because the bride and groom loved the end result! This florist, (who’s name I can’t remember, sorry!) left some flowers for me to add, which was great because after the long car ride the cake had a couple owies that the flowers hid quite nicely.

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Here is a close up of the pleated fondant top tier, tones of work but looks awesome!

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So far this year we have had a great wedding season! We are lucky enough to be going to my brothers wedding in Scotland in September so there will be a few posts on their wedding and wedding events in the coming weeks.

Thanks everyone, I hope you’re enjoying your summer!

~Chelsea

Castle Coasters

Happy Hump Day everyone! Nothing makes me laugh harder than that old Gieco commercial with the talking camel and the sentiment rings true, lately I have been happier than a camel on hump day!

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We had a good long weekend, I managed to clean out the spare room that we were using as a second junk room and start setting it up as a craft room. I got the room emptied out and painted, now all I need to do is decorate and fill it back up again! I will have a couple house posts coming up showing off the new craft room, and the basement that we have been working so hard on. All this work on the basement has also inspired me to  redecorate the upstairs so there will be some posts

When we aren’t working away on the basement or the craft room, I have been logging some serious craft hours with a friend. Her and I have really started to dive deep into the silhouette cameo crafting world. We have already had to replenish our Heat Transfer Vinyl supply 3 times and I now have more tee shirts with funny [read: awesome] things on them than I know what to do with. Here’s a sneak peak into something we’ve been working on that I could not be more excited about!

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Now, did you know that you can iron heat transfer vinyl (HTV) onto tiles to make custom coasters? It’s super easy, and best of all, it hardly costs anything! I use the scraps of HTV leftover from other projects and the tiles are a whopping 35cents each. Seriously. 35 cents for a tile. That has got to be the cheapest hostess gift ever! For this set of castle coasters I bought this princess castle clipart from Etsy and turned four of the more fairytale castles into cut files in the Silhouette software

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From there just cut out the castles on the cameo, weed off the excess and then place on the tile. I apologize for the lack of photos, I need to get better at taking them while crafting, but I just get so excited during that I forget to take photos for after. Anyway, after you iron them onto the tile according to the HTV’s instructions and peel off the plastic layer, just stick feet to the bottoms of the tiles, and voila! Castle coasters! We used little foam furniture feet, but I think I’m just going to use a drop of hot glue next time.

We also used the same cut files to make these adorable princess scotch glasses using etching cream and the silhouette stencil paper, but thats a post for another time! Also I need to find a better way to photograph etched glass. It is surprisingly hard! 

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Have a good Wednesday and happy crafting!

Chelsea