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Sweet of the Month 4 & Cake Pop Roller Prize

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Hello there!

It’s been a while! Life’s been busier than usual and I’ve missed being here!

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen some of these pics already, but here’s what I’ve been up to:

Admiring all the cakes at The Bonnie Gordon Cake Show hosted by the Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts. (I can’t wait to make wedgewood cookies inspired by this cake made by one of the school’s teachers, Marisa Scibetta!).

Spectacular cakes, to say the least. (Cake above is by Joanne Wang of Mashion Bakery).

So many different, gorgeous styles. (Cake above by Shireen Whitmore).

And so many beautiful sweet works of art! (Cake above by Michelle Spagnoli of Cake Creations by Michelle).

Besides the annual cake design exhibition presented by the Bonnie Gordon College, there were demos by the school’s instructors, a bake sale (yum!), and a few fantastic cake and cupcake design competitons. If you’re interested in knowing a little bit more about The Cake Show and/or the Bonnie Gordon College you can find more information here.

I really marvel at the talent out there… and am inspired to try some more cake decorating (hopefully) soon!

Another thing which I need to try, is this cake ball roller, called The Easy Roller, which I saw at The Bakery Showcase. It makes 21 cake balls at once! I’m all for time-saving ideas, and having made these cake pops, know that this device would have made things go a lot faster.

Jennifer of Heavenly Cake Pops showed me how to use it a few weeks ago. It’s even designed to be interchangeable with new inserts available for different sizes and shapes!  A little fyi, I just might have some exciting news for you about this cake pop maker below. 😉

Besides sweet adventures, I spent lots of time hiking in the forest to visually savour these beautiful flowers – trilliums.

Every year I visit the same hills which are covered in a blanket of them.

This past long weekend was our road trip to see family…

H-banana and her cousin had so much fun…

A weekend full of beach time, birthday cakes, trampolines, sprinklers, sparklers, fireworks, bubbles, backyard barbeques, and lots of family.

Even Lionel made the trip with us, and enjoyed a little vacation underneath the hostas.


Sweet of the Month {Four}

And now it’s time for another friendly Sweet of the Month Contest, and, drumroll please, I’ve got some happy news!

You know that cake pop roller (the Easy Roller), I mentioned earlier?

Well, the prize for this month’s Sweet of the Month contest winner is one of them, sponsored by Heavenly Cake Pops!


In addition to winning the Easy Roller, you’ll win a little ribbon to display on your site if you like (click on the ribbon to get the code):



About Sweet of the Month

Sweet of the Month is a friendly monthly contest here on Sweetopia, where your sweet submissions are voted upon by the internet public. The winner is simply the one with the most votes at the end of the month.

Submit your sweets for a chance to win!

Winners will be announced on facebooktwitterpinterest, posted in the Sweet Gallery, and be showcased the following month.

Everyone gets one week to submit their sweet for voting. (Submission dates; May 24th-28th, 2012).  The contest is international. Voting by you will begin May 28th, 2012, and extend until June 28th, 2012, 9pm EST.

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  1. May 25, 2012 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    Beautiful cakes! I especially love the cake in the fourth photo down!

  2. May 25, 2012 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    Wow…my jaw just dropped a foot just looking at all of those cakes! Gorgeous!

  3. May 25, 2012 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    What amazing talent, those cakes are incredible!! I was really wishing I had that cake pop roller while making cake pops yesterday! That thing is awesome!

  4. May 25, 2012 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    oh I wanted to go to that show so badly. And so funny you are sharing the cake pop roller, my dad has been telling me I need something like that but I kept telling him how much it is. So funny.

  5. Shireen Whitmore
    May 25, 2012 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    I am happy that you liked my cake design so much that you’ve featured it in your blog. 🙂 It is the first time I’ve exhibited and it was a gratifying experience. I’ve made wedding cakes for family and friends over the years and the best thing about that was seeing the look on the bride’s face when she saw her cake. The exhibition was the same experience but of a different, larger magnitude.

    I love designing and making cakes!

  6. May 25, 2012 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    that cake with the birds is so darn cute…I think it would be such fun to go to a show like that!

  7. Sara S. in WI
    May 25, 2012 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    I accidentally entered a sweet three times. Please use the one with the complete entry. Sorry!! I need a vacation!

  8. May 25, 2012 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    I am in love with your bunny! That face kills me!

  9. Marian N
    May 26, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Marian, we missed you so. Looks like you had a wonderful break. Marian N.

  10. marian
    May 26, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    @ Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More, @ Caroline @ chocolate & carrots: I know, so beautiful!

    @ The Partiologist, @ sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more: I’m thinking I’d love one too. I think I’d make more cake pops!

    @ Shireen Whitmore: Congrats, you did an amazing job! Glad to see you here as well btw. 😉

    @ susie: Agreed!

    No worries, @ Sara S. in WI.

    I’m in love with him too, I can honestly say that @ [email protected] My Sweet Tooth.

    Hi @ Marian N, and awwww, thanks so much!

  11. Denise
    May 26, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    can someone from south america participate?

  12. May 26, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely, @ Denise.

  13. May 27, 2012 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    Amazing cakes- I cannot imagine the time and effort that goes into them. I am a follower on Instagram and love seeing all the cookies and yummy things that you have been up to.

  14. Amanda Pritchett
    May 28, 2012 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    this is just awesome I have trouble getting my cake pops just the right shape and size and that’s doing one at a time this would be great. What a wonderful contest as usual. 🙂

  15. May 28, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    I can’t get my photo to upload the choose file button is not highlighted! Thank you, love your site

  16. marian
    May 28, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    @ Becky Kasten: I’m not sure what the issue is, I tried uploading a file just now and it worked. I will pass the info. on to my web designer.

    @ Marci Johnson, @ Amanda Pritchett: Thank you!

  17. Lisa O
    May 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win this! It takes so long to roll cake balls. Thanks for all of the wonderful pictures!

  18. May 29, 2012 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    I’m really dying to have this roller.Hope to qualify my entry..please..please.. xoxo

  19. sherri
    May 29, 2012 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    These are all so beautiful!!

  20. Dusana F.
    May 29, 2012 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Hello Marian,
    I have sent my “sweet decoration” for the contest, however I do not see it there. Did the picture qualify for the contest? Please let me know. Have a wonderful day.

  21. marian
    May 29, 2012 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Hi @ Dusana F.: I’m truly sorry if your sweet isn’t in the contest this time! It was really difficult to chose and there are so many more I would pick if I could. As there were hundreds to chose from, I narrowed it down as best I could according to the reasons in the FAQs here:

    Please don’t lose heart! Please try again another month. xo

  22. Karen
    May 29, 2012 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    I’m always amazed at the creativity! Love the dress!

  23. May 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Karen! I’m soooo excited that my cake was chosen, what an honour to be featured by SWEETOPIA!!
    Please vote for my RED TUTU DRESS CAKE everyone!! 🙂 🙂

  24. May 31, 2012 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Hi sweetie, ohmy so that cake pop roller is good? You have seen it “live” in action? I tend to weigh my cake pops so all look the same but obviously, when I have an order for like..100 Cake Pops or more, it takes quite a while. I might give it a try with this cake pop roller 🙂

    I SO wish I could have been at The Bonnie Gordon Cake Show, those cakes, wow!! I bet it was a blast for you.

    Can’t wait for another post from youuu,
    much love, xoxo


  25. Michelle
    May 31, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    All the cake pops I have made… oh how that cake pop roller would have made my life easier. Beautiful cake photos!

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