Wednesday 29 August 2018

Goodbye Summer!

What a fun summer it has been!  Great weather, lots of cakes, fun classes.  Here some of the summer classes we taught at Posh pantry.  Thank you all for the fun memories! :)

A Minnie Mouse dream come true!

Last week I made these beautiful cakes (6" and 12") for a little girl who turned one year of age last weekend. The cakes were vanilla cakes with raspberry jam plus dark chocolate buttercream filling, covered and decorated with fondant. I hope they liked it as much as I did! šŸ˜Š. Happy Birthday #1!

A cake that rocks!

Recently, I made this two tiered cake for somebody who loves to Rock and Roll.  The top tier is a 6” vanilla cake with vanilla custard filling and the bottom tier is a 8” chocolate cake with peanut buttercream filling, yummy!. All decorations made out of Fondant using special tools to make the cutouts, except the musical notes.  What a wonderful way to ROCK!!!

Buttercream  Flowers

What a better way to celebrate a Birthday with this 8" two layer orange cake with dulce de leche filing, covered and decorated with buttercream icing.  Playing with the colors and different tips was a lot of fun!  Applying different techniques allowed me to create different things like: roses, star flowers, rose buds, leaves, etc  The cake has an asymmetric design that gives it a soft look.  What a fun way to eat flowers ;) !!!

Sunday 20 May 2018

What is a quinceaƱera and how is it celebrated?

In Mexico, a girl who is having her 15th birthday is called a quinceaƱera. It is a combination of the Spanish words quince "fifteen" and aƱos "years".The term may also be used to refer to a girl's 15th birthday party, although this is more often referred to as a "fiesta de quince aƱos" or' "fiesta de quinceaƱera."

In many countries in Latin America, it is customary to celebrate a girl's fifteenth birthday party in a very lavish manner.

This celebration traditionally marks a girl's coming of age and afterwards she is considered a mature person who is ready to assume family and social responsibilities. It is somewhat equivalent to a coming-out party though these tend to be associated exclusively with the upper class whereas a quinceaƱera may be celebrated by people of all social strata. In the United States it has traditionally been the sixteenth birthday which is celebrated most extravagantly as the "Sweet Sixteen", however the custom of the quinceaƱera is gaining traction in the United States in recent years, particularly among Latino families.

QuinceaƱera Customs:

A quinceaƱera celebration usually begins with a mass in church (Misa de Accion de Gracias or "thanksgiving mass") to give thanks for the girl making the transition to a young woman.

The girl wears a full-length ball gown in the color of her choice and carries a matching bouquet. Following the mass, the guests repair to a banquet hall where the party will take place, or in rural communities tables, chairs and a tent area may be set up to accommodate the festivities. The party is an extravagant affair that goes on for several hours. Flowers, balloons and decorations matching the birthday girl's dress are ubiquitous. The party will consist of dinner and dancing, but there are also several special traditions that are a part of the celebration though these may vary regionally. The parents, godparents, and often other family members have roles to play in the celebration.

The cake represents the meaning of a quinceaƱera in many ways, since guests get together to have a piece of the cake as some sort of closing ceremony. For this reason, it's very important to make the right decisions when choosing a cake.

For this special occasion we decided to make a two tier cake (8" and 10"), covered in white fondant, with a silver pearl border colored with silver color dust.  The cakes were decorated with 3D red and orange roses made out of fondant and gum paste (matching the quinceaƱera dress).  The flavor was vanilla with a dulce de leche filing in between layers.  The topper of the cake looked like a bouquet of roses and we decided to add the #15 to make it look more elegant and sophisticated. 

I think that it looks beautiful and, I hope that it taste as well as it looks.


"100% satisfecha con tu trabajo. Muchas gracias.
Mare Mieles"

Monday 7 May 2018

Hi everyone,

I hope that this message finds you well.  It has been a long time since the last time I posted something on my blog.  We all have a busy life and I stopped baking for a while after hurting my arm but, now that I am better, I promised myself that I will try to post more often in order to keep in touch with all of you and a way to share a common passion.  Below you will find some of my last projects...


Andrea is getting married in June and for her bridal shower I made her a special cake.  It is a (2) tier vanilla cakes with mocha filling (6" and 8").  Decorated with sugar flowers made of gum paste and fondant and also royal icing flowers.  I used a gazebo structure to give it a more romantic look.

"She is now a butterfly, ready to fly! She will make her way to a new life, to new experiences. She found the best partner, her soulmate and with him, they will rise together. I wish Andrea Sanchez and Adam all the best life can bring. Enjoy your Bridal shower Andrea!"

"This is a beautiful art...and so delicious!...Thank you Naty for made this special cake to my Andrea's bridal shower...
Jenny Mercedes Bujosa Gallardo"

Here a different look of the cake (with no gazebo)...

Congratulations Andrea!!!


To celebrate such a special occasion, I made a (2) tier square vanilla cakes with chocolate filling (6" and 9").  I used sugar pearls, gum paste/fondant flowers and other elements made of fondant to give it a soft look for this one time special occasion.

"The cake was spectacular, thank you so much from all of us.
Eleana Rodriguez"

"It took me a while to post but here I am... and I must say the cake was beautiful and tasty! A work of art... Thank you Natalia!
Herika Piccinni Capasso"


What a milestone! and to celebrate it, I made a special (2) tier cake. One 10" chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filing and one 8" vanilla cake with vanilla curt filling.  Flowers made of gum paste and fondant.  Ruffles made of fondant.  I used bronze and copper colors and silver and bronze  color dust to give it an elegant look.  I think that looks beautiful!, what do you think?...

"It looks stunning! I’m very happy.
Kai Costerd"


Sunday 4 June 2017

"Canada 150th Anniversary, Cake Decorating Contest"

Canada is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year. Any celebration is a good reason to make a cake so, in order to celebrate it, we are going to run our "Canada Day, Cake Decorating Contest".
Any member of this particular group can participate. Are you up to the challenge? If you are follow the instructions below:

Challenge: "Canada Day, Cake Decorating Contest"
Theme: "Canada 150th Anniversary"
Date: Saturday July 1st 2017
Who can participate: Only members, who are part of NATYCAKES, yummm! on Facebook or the Blog and live in Vancouver Canada.

Rules and Conditions
- You will have to decorate a cake, any shape. Size between 8' and 10'. One tier.
- At least one of the following should be used: butter-cream icing, royal icing, fondant or gum paste.
- The theme is Canada 150th Anniversary, be creative and show us something we haven't seen.
- You should submit (3) pictures: one of you in the process of making your creation, another picture of the final product and the last picture with you holding your project. Also a complete description of the cake.
- Only one project per person.
- Only NATYCAKES, yummm! members can participate (from Facebook or the Blog).
- You have until Friday June 30th 2017 to submit the pictures of your fantastic creation (12:00 noon is the timeline).
The winner will be announced On Saturday July 1st 2017. Check out the Blog that day and the winner will receive a special prize!
- We need at least (3) members to run the contest. Don't miss this great opportunity to showcase your talent and lets have fun!
E-mail address where to submit the pictures:

Good luck and have fun in the process!