Paper-Craft Sugar Posy Cake {Guest Post for Paper*Cakes}

Happy April!

Several months ago I came across the quirkiest and craftiest blog, Paper*Cakes Finds, created and run by creative, and one-of-a-kind, Canadian, Chelsea Ling. I loved everything about the sweet colour-scheme of her blog, the paper-crafts, the unexpected goodies she’s discovers online, and just the overall energy and whimsy that’s going on over there. I’ve had a lot of fun getting to know her over the past few months, and inspired when she asked me to guest post. I’d love for you to pop over here to Paper*Cakes Finds to check out my Paper-Craft Sugar Posy Cake and tutorial.

Speaking of cake, thanks so  much for all of the sweet words and feedback on my last post (Dark Chocolate Raspberry Buttercream Cake with Ganache Drizzle). I love that you loved it! I’m happy to report that I actually managed to resist eating that cake. I’m actually quite proud of myself–resisting cake is not exactly my forte! I split it up, used a few for the photos, gave some to a few of my neighbours, and froze a bit (and by “bit” I mean a large slab) for when this crazy sugar-free adventure of mine is over, and I can finally indulge.

On a sidenote, I want to share a link with those interested in food photography (or photography of any kind). If you remember my mentioning that I worked on a crazy-fun cake project for Wedding Bells magazine in Toronto awhile back (issue will hit stands in July–I’ll keep you posted!), well, the work of the photographer from that shoot, Jim Norton, is simply incredible. I’ve stared at the images in his food photography portfolio so many times, and with my being so new at this whole food photography thing, they are just pure inspiration. I’m particularly affected by his dark, moody shots, but they are all gorgeous. You can find his stunning portfolio at Jim Norton Photography here. Just had to share!

I’ve got something sweet & fun in the works as we speak, so another baked good post will be up shortly. I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!

Love, Rosie xo


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  1. says

    This is truly a beautiful cake and your posies certainly deceive the eye. Hard to believe that they are not paper Rosie and I’m in awe of your teeny-tiny polka-dot border and the blue polka-dot posy!

  2. says

    I just gave up sugar too, but seeing your blog makes me crazy mad for a piece of cake. I will stay strong because I am NOT giving up reading your lovely words, tutorials and cake ideas!

  3. says

    Thanks for the introduction to Jim Norton Rosie, his portfolio is fabulous. I’m so impressed at your willpower and your ability to resist sugar when you are making these gorgeous cakes. I’m afraid I couldn’t say the same for myself under the same circumstances!

  4. linda says

    i too, LOVE papers (textures, handmade) …i am always in awe of your creativity& who you translate with your delicious baking recipes…truly amazing!

  5. Alison says

    Your blog is amazing and makes me want to rush to the kitchen to bake, but I’m just not sure which recipe I want to try first. Just found it and can tell I’m going to be up all night reading everything. Lovely posts and beautiful pictures!!

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