Thanks for stopping by the Pretty Cakes blog… an online journey into the amazing world of Cake Decorating! Please look around and see what I have been up to and perhaps how I can make a “Pretty Cake” for you!

~Dawn Fletcher

Ho-Ho-Ho… Cookies are available now!

Introducing the 2015 Pretty Cakes Christmas Cookie Collection! This year we have 13 designs to choose from.  There are 4 styles of trees, 4 styles of ornaments, 4 styles of snowflakes and our traditional Santa in a Sleigh! Pretty Cakes Cookies are […]

Posted on: December 7th, 2015 by Pretty Cakes | Posted in Pretty Cakes

Gobble… Gobble… Gobble…

Our American neighbours celebrate Thanksgiving in November each year so I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to showcase the Thanksgiving treats I created for our Canadian celebration in October! This year I decided to offer both cupcakes AND cookies in […]

Posted on: November 26th, 2015 by Pretty Cakes | Posted in Pretty Cakes

Who likes Dr Who?

Zach does… that’s who! I have met a wonderful woman who works tirelessly for the Feline Friends organization here in Stratford.  She is so very kind and giving!  Almost immediately after I did the Catapawlooza event this year Marg contacted me and […]

Posted on: November 25th, 2015 by Pretty Cakes | Posted in Pretty Cakes

Sugar-Free Cake for Aunt Joan’s 85th!

Mike’s Aunt Joan turned 85 this summer and his cousin Paula asked if I could make her a cake to celebrate the occasion… There was a special request though… she wanted the cake to be completely SUGAR FREE.  Oh my… sugar-free is […]

Posted on: November 11th, 2015 by Pretty Cakes | Posted in Pretty Cakes

I am such a “Wine-O”

For the last 8 years Mike and I have been traveling to Brantford, ON to make our own wine.  Ben from Positano Wines really knows how to make a customer feel special and he has ALWAYS treated the Fletcher family right!  That’s […]

Posted on: November 11th, 2015 by Pretty Cakes | Posted in Pretty Cakes

Classic White on Black

Yesterday I published a post about the “Catapawlooza” event that I did in September.  I was very thrilled that I was given a table for the day, but it also meant that I needed to quickly create a display cake (on top […]

Posted on: October 28th, 2015 by Pretty Cakes | Posted in Fake Cakes

Catapawlooza in Stratford!

Volunteering is one of the absolute BEST ways that you can “give back” to your community.  Since Michael and I have lived in Stratford I have given my time to the local Library, city elections and most recently I have joined the […]

Posted on: October 27th, 2015 by Pretty Cakes | Posted in News, Pretty Cakes

Just “Peachy”

My Aunt Debbie had a family BBQ in the summertime and she asked me to make a Pretty Cake!  I was thrilled… especially since it would be the very FIRST cake that I would bake in the new Pretty Cakes kitchen! I […]

Posted on: October 10th, 2015 by Pretty Cakes | Posted in Pretty Cakes

The Wonderful World of David’s Cakes Part 6 (the finale)

THIS (2 day) CLASS… this is the reason why I traveled to Idaho!  ALL things led up to THIS!!! Elite Royal Icing Stringwork!  I was so excited I could barely sleep the night before! My dear Lorena had gone home that morning, […]

Posted on: September 26th, 2015 by Pretty Cakes | Posted in David's Cakes

The Wonderful World of David’s Cakes Part 5

The next day we learned how to make a jewellery box using the colour flow technique.  FINALLY a technique that I was very familiar with.  I had used this on cookies hundreds of times as well as learning it in the Nirvana […]

Posted on: September 24th, 2015 by Pretty Cakes | Posted in David's Cakes

The Wonderful World of David’s Cakes Part 4

If someone would have told me that the Airbrushing Class would be one of my favourites I never would have believed them! Michael had purchased a very extensive airbrushing machine for me earlier in the year and I had taken a Craftsy […]

Posted on: September 23rd, 2015 by Pretty Cakes | Posted in David's Cakes

The Wonderful World of David’s Cakes Part 3

We delved into the tasty world of Buttercream briefly one morning and enjoyed a tutorial from David about the ins and outs of Buttercream creations.  It was so interesting to hear about the British traditions and the differences between North American views […]

Posted on: September 21st, 2015 by Pretty Cakes | Posted in David's Cakes

The Wonderful World of David’s Cakes Part 2

The next few days of my David’s Cakes experience in Idaho were MUCH better than the first! We experimented with covering a cake with Royal Icing over fondant and decorating them with intricate techniques!  Using a moistened metal ruler I smoothed the […]

Posted on: September 19th, 2015 by Pretty Cakes | Posted in David's Cakes