Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Caketress - Lori Hutchinson Designs


I don't know about all of you, but I am something of a TLC fiend... I don't know what it is about cake decorating that gets me so incredibly hooked, but I adore Cake Boss, Ultimate Cake Off and DC Cupcakes. Although I have a mega salty-tooth, with one mention of the word "buttercream" it's over.

It sends me into a cupcake craving CRAZE!

All you lucky brides-to-be get to choose some marvelous sweets for your big day *jealous*!

From moist spongecake with mousse filling and purees to whipped cream topped and fondant perfection... it just doesn't get much better than choosing your wedding cake!


That's why I'm all about cake decorator Lori Hutchinson (a.k.a. the Caketress)... making gorgeous sugar coated creations even Marie Antoinette herself would die to savor!

Based out of Ontario, Lori has made every cake imaginable and always with the utmost elegance, sophistication and skill... each their own masterpiece and creative genius.

I am seriously considering buying my own small wedding-like cake to keep in the freezer for whenever those shows come on... I think it could be a rather great idea ;).

The demand for creative, personality-reflecting cakes has gotten so high that customers are willing to pay as high as $10,000 for a cake (and I'm sure some even more than that)!

While this may sound crazy, cake decorating is definitely becoming more than just a mere addition to any celebration - it is the centerpiece for "ooohhs" and "ahhhhsss" and "how did they make that".

An undeniable edible art!

What a foxy cake!

So boudoir ladies, let me ask you this;

What is your to-die-for cake flavor?
What would you be willing to spend on a cake of this grandeur?
What style would you choose for your dream cake?

(I seriously need a cupcake right now... cake and icing overload - making my mouth water)


Fashionista 514

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chandelier Accents

There's nothing quite like a gorgeous chandelier centerpiece to really right up a room (no pun intended - I swear)!

Be it in your bedroom, boudoir or dining room, no matter what the style (and oh how there are so many beautiful ones to choose from), an instant touch of class and sophistication is immediately applied.

As much as I adore the old-school candle chandeliers (think Dracula's castle... quite the fire hazard) and the romanticism they bring, there are so many modern designs out there that really up the ante of personal interior style and make your pad unforgettable.

Make your own out of old milk bottles and wine glasses, create beautifully transparent shapes with paper and cutouts, or snag a gorgeous vintage steal on eBay!

Enjoy the imagery ;)

Always remember ladies and gentlemen... glam is good - so let it out!


Fashionista 514

Thursday, July 8, 2010

High Tea at Le Maitre Chocolatiere!


Hot damn it's been humid this week!

No better excuse to hide out in a beautifully decorated tea room with good company and enjoy some succulent hand made chocolates and pastries...

... it must have been wonderful to be Marie Antoinette don't you think?

I met the beautiful Maddy K at Le Maitre Chocolatiere (1612 Sherbrooke West) for some fine chocolate/macaron/truffle/tarte/meringue dining.

Since the humidity this week has been a tad overwhelming, we modified our hot tea option for some of the best iced tea I've ever had (and ladies and gents, that's saying a lot - if there is one thing I do know, it's good tea).

Everything was fresh and tasted amazing (and everything from the chocolate itself to the fillings and deserts is made in house - secret recipes that make for some insatiable specialties)!

So much yumminess, so much class with the interior design, and so much wonderful chit chatter between girls!

Perfect ambiance for an intimate event, and an even cooler regular hangout... I look forward to many more coffee dates surrounded by sugar...

... speaking of sugar...

I'm getting hungry again just looking at these pics as I type... gotta wrap up this post before my cravings get the best of me!

YUMS! What can I say, you won't believe how good it is until you try it for yourself...


Fashionista 514