CAKES + desserts, FOOD + DRINK | February 10, 2008

Celebrating the talents of two Canadian Cake Makers

wedding cakes : luscious creations :  papillon cakes

Like everything else, the cake industry has evolved a lot over the years. The popularity of the TV series Ace of Cakes gives more ideas to people.

If you want a one-of-a-kind marvelous cake, first of all know that it is pricey because it requires a lot of time and know-how to decorate these remarkable cakes.

These cakes are popular at weddings, since people often allocate a huge budget for their wedding cake. If you plan an extraordinary party for a milestone birthday, a 25th wedding anniversary, a baptism or a shower, you cannot pretend to host the ultimate stylish event without a fabulous cake.

How does it work?

The process starts with a consultation and cake tasting, often complimentary. Be prepared before you set up a meeting. It is best to sit down with the cake maker after you booked your venue. Figure out the style of your event first as the cake must harmonize with the rest of your theme and decorative elements. You need to have a pretty good idea of how many guests will assist or be invited.

You must decide if your cake will be served as your primary dessert or later in the evening because it influences the portion size. How many portions you need directly influences the design options for the cake.

My board put the spotlight on two creative teams from Canada with their own personality. 

Luscious Creations

The first column shows two cakes made by a young team, Luscious Creations from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. Since late 2006, Luscious Creations takes custom orders for any kind of baked goods, taking all dietary restrictions into account, be it, dairy-free, wheat-free or even vegan baking.

I really like the cupcake tower cakes. It is whimsical yet refined. The design of this cake works well in several surroundings from the wooden lodge on the lake up to a casual luxury location.

Kid Birthday Parties

Luscious Creations proposes something fun for kid birthday parties. Parents do not have to stress out in long preparations. Luscious Creations will supply 2 cupcakes for each child to decorate, a yummy healthy lunch, and a special present for your future cake artist. I think it is a cool activity to entertain the kids.

Papillon Cakes

Located in Toronto, Papillon Cakes strives for elegance and for the appeal to your senses. It was difficult selecting which cakes I would featured since they are all fabulous. I first introduced Papillon Cakes last July in a story about coordinating the design your invites and your cake.

Before being formally trained as a Pastry chef, Diana Stepanovic used to work in dentistry. As you can see on the 4 pictures on the right, she traded on the levels of details for other very successfully.

To savor their beautiful creations, know that Papillon Cakes produces wedding cakes that range from $500 to $6000 CAD. For the wows that you will get, it is definitely worth every penny.

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Learn more: Gallery of Luscious Creations
Learn more: Papillon Cakes

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3 Responses to “Celebrating the talents of two Canadian Cake Makers”

  1. Those cakes are beautiful. I don’t know any artisan bakeries here in Detroit who do that level of work.

    The things that’s so wonderful about cakes like these is that you spend so much time admiring the beautiful artwork that you forget how delicious the cake is. Then you take a bite and Mmmm….. It’s so good.

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  3. 3 At Home with Kim Vallee said:

    Jennifer: But I am also looking for that level of style in my own town. If anyone knows a highly stylish cake maker in Montreal, please inform me.