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Welcome!

On this site are photos of some of the cakes I have made; have a look around. You will find cakes for birthdays, weddings and holidays, as well as anytime cakes. (Cupcakes too!)
I am no longer making cakes, but this site will remain up for a while for anyone who would like to view it for ideas, reference, etc.




Monday, 25 August 2014

With Gratitude

This summer has been a wonderful time of rest and reflection for me. The time spent with my family was lovely! I was also able to work out some other things, which brings me to the reason for this post.

It is with very mixed emotions that I announce that I will no longer be making cakes. It has been such a pleasure and a privilege to provide tasty and beautiful treats for so many people over the past few years, but I am not able to continue. There are about a hundred little reasons I could give for this, but it was primarily about my health.

Around the time I started doing cakes I discovered that I cannot tolerate gluten. Ironic, right? Over time I have discovered just how difficult it is to avoid the stuff. In spite of my efforts I was still finding myself ill on a pretty frequent basis. I decided that for the summer I needed to try removing all gluten containing items from the house and see how I did. The result of this experiment is the reason I am no longer making cakes; I feel fantastic!

As much as I am sad about no longer being able to provide the celebration centrepiece for all those special occasions, I am beyond delighted with how healthy, happy and energetic I am feeling. I am also excited about some new adventures that I will be taking through the upcoming year. (I won’t get into all of that here, but feel free to ask me about it!)


To each and every one of you who have enjoyed a cake that I made, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your special days. 

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

How lucky am I to have the privilege of making people happy with special cakes made just for them?! I love it! Thank you for allowing me to have such fun!
I am, however, going to be taking this summer off. I am looking forward to spending some time with my family while we are still all living under the same roof. I am booked already for the spring, so I won't be taking any more cake orders at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you are in need of a custom cake I can recommend Paula at RandomCakes in Midland. She does lovely work and is able to accommodate special needs such as gluten-free, dairy-free, etc. (You can reach her by phone at 705-526-7070 or email paula@randomcakes.ca)
Now, bring on the sunshine! I'll be at the beach!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Mmm... chocolate


 Did you know that chocolate fondant is an option? It is really delicious! (I think it tastes very much like a Tootsie Roll!) Why not try chocolate fondant on your next cake?




Sunday, 30 June 2013

Peter Rabbit Cake

It is summertime! Time to do your best to keep the bunnies out of the vegetable garden! (Really, they are nicer on cake, aren't they?)
 
 

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Joe Versus the Volcano Anniversary Cake

Today is our anniversary and I am remembering the cake I made for us last year. The movie "Joe Versus the Volcano" is very special to us, so for our 20th anniversary it seemed only fitting to make it the theme of our cake. And because today is a special day, I am going to indulge in sharing a few pictures of our special "Joe" cake!

 
If you are a fan of the movie you will recognize all the stuff on this cake, but allow me to point some of it out anyway. In this picture you can see the iconic lightning bolt that recurs throughout the movie on the side of the volcano, which is essentially Wuponi Woo. The number 20 is done to look like Angelica's flibbertigibetty airport sign. The rope around the base of the cake represents the rope Joe used to hold his luggage raft together. The luggage is just visible on the right of the cake, while the big stone Waponi head is just visible on the left. Also here are the face-like factory of Joe's employment and the daisy that managed to live on the path. (phew! That's a lot of stuff on there!)
 

 
Gratuitous shot to show the lava in the volcano. Also in this picture you can see the cans of Jump orange soda.
 

 
A bit more of Joe's awesome trunks, the Tweedle Dee, and Joe thanking God for his life as the moon rises.
Wow! What a fantastic movie! We will definitely be watching it again tonight.
 
 
Do you have a favourite movie that you would like to see represented in cake? Let me know!
email me at marthascakecreations@gmail.com or call 705-543-2766 or simply leave a comment below.


Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Spring Flowers

Spring is finally here! I can hardly wait until all the spring blooms start to pop up in the flower beds. Until then, here is a lovely cake covered is sweet daffodils.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Christmas is coming!

Christmas carols are playing, presents are piling up under the tree and lights are twinkling all over the place! What a wonderful time of year. Many people are planning parties; time together with friends and family. Wouldn't a delicious cake be a wonderful addition?