Pretty Cakes


Chatelaine Magazine is celebrating 85 years this month and featured some very pretty cakes to celebrate!  They transformed four of their best-ever cakes into stunning works of art (that are apparently easy to make too). Check out how to ice them from videos they've posted online. (F above): Vanilla Cake in Pink Ombre,  (below) Cherry Cake with Marzipan Roses, Double Chocolate Espresso Cake and  Guinness Fudge Cake with Cloud Icing. Photographs by Colin Faulkner | Food Styling by Ashley Denton, Irene Ngo and Kristin Eppich.  I picked up my Chatelaine on Zinio.com yesterday.

Update:  Props were source/styled by Emma Reddington, she talks about where she sourced them on her blog today - click here to read.






Jan Halvarson

15 comments:

Noor said...

Oh these are all gorgeous. I could not ever make any cake this pretty.

Brandi said...

These are all so very pretty! I love them all.

Unknown said...

Is it bad that I am now craving cake...while I'm finishing up breakfast?! So much prettiness in one post.

Sage said...

these are all so beautiful. and yes, now i want cake!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Almost too pretty to eat! ALMOST!

Kathleen said...

The pink ombre cake with dragees is amazing!!

Unknown said...

Love the cakes and dreaming of the cake stands. Especially the ones in the last picture.

Rosemary said...

These are sooooo pretty! I love that most (or maybe all of them) opt for icing instead of fondant. I could never quite get into its level of sweetness.

Kristen said...

Yvette, the props were source/styled by Emma Reddington, she talks about where she sourced them on her blog today http://www.themarionhousebook.com/my-first-issue-chatelaine/

Becca / A Good Good Day said...

Great post Jan! Like Kristen said, the prop styling was done by Toronto's Emma Reddington, a fabulous and creative gal who is Chatelaine's new Home Editor! This was her first issue with them, and my goodness she did a wonderful job! Yay Emma!

lisa solomon said...

sigh. love. now i want to make spring striped cakes all day.

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Very pretty...

Jan Halvarson said...

Thanks everyone for the extra info - I'll update it!!

Andrea said...

Such beautiful cakes and I LOVE all the cake stand and toppers/props!

Unknown said...

lovely cakes! funny and pretty great how chatelaine is inspired by the art/craft movement, too!

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