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Location: Ontario, Canada
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Violet-Cake-Shop/95259702360

I first discovered my love for cake art in early 2008 when researching how to make a cake for my hubby's birthday. I found so many helpful sites, blogs, youtube videos and facebook pages where people were willing to share their craft. I soaked it all in and used every family occasion to practice after that. Soon, friends and family were asking me to do their cakes (really?). I've been busy doing cakes part-time ever since.

Recently I took an extended break from creating custom cakes after the birth of my daughter, to spend time with the kids. During my free time (in between baby's sleep intervals SIGH), I happened on CD, by chance. I loved viewing all the beautiful works of art that were represented in cake. I waited over 3 months before posting my first pic from sheer intimidation at the level of talent I saw here. After just viewing photos for a few months, I noticed how supportive everyone was and got the courage to upload a cake! I'm glad I did. I've received nothing but cake love here and it's boosted my confidence.

I do a few cakes here and there still (mostly for family), some of which I've uploaded, but thought I'd also share some of my old personal favourites from the past few years as well. I hope to get to the level where I can inspire others one day as I've been inspired by so many great cake artists! And to learn more from all the generous artists here as well, of course!

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop - https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Violet-Cake-Shop/95259702360

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Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

Violet, I just read your little introduction, and I’m so glad you decided to start posting your cakes here on Cakes Decor. You are very talented! I know family comes first, (I babysit my 3 young grandchildren every week day), and know how hard it is to find time to make cakes. Hope you continue with your cake passion and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations!

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop ...

Thanks so much Toni for your sweet message! That means a lot coming from someone whose work I admire! It’s been a good break as I was starting to feel a bit uninspired due to being too busy to enjoy the artistic, creative side of it. It’s a lot to squeeze into just a few days of the week and sometimes your hands are tied because of what they want. I’ve realized with this time off though that I still enjoy decorating and the beauty of a well decorated cake, as well as the joy it brings others, but I also must not lose sight of the creative aspect. I’m gonna have to find a way to balance it but I think taking on less requests as well as what type I take on will help. Thanks again for such a sweet gesture! =D

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

Yes, that’s what I do Violet. I only take on cakes that I really want and love to do. So it’s usually only for family and friends.

Gulnaz Mitchell ...

Congratulations, Violet! Just opened cakesdecor page and I saw your cake on top 3! You well deserved it! Such a gorgeous and unique design!!!xoxo

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop ...

Awww thank you sweet Gulnaz! You made my day with your thoughtful message =D. I’m so happy so many liked the cake since I designed it especially for a sentimental occasion my family celebrates each year and so it’s very dear to me.

miettes ...

Hello there :-) Just now, I was reading your intro on CD… You had to wait 3 months before posting your first cake because you felt intimidated? OMG, your cakes are wonderful and you have nothing to envy other decorators; wish I can make cakes like yours :-))))))))))))))) Glad you took that first step towards posting your first cake!!

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop ...

Wow – thanks Dina! That’s so nice of you to leave such a sweet and encouraging message! And I don’t know what you’re wishing for as I think your cakes are super awesome! Definitely, you have done & mastered things I haven’t even gotten up the nerve to try (ruffles & frill queen! – hint, hint)! Thanks for making my day! =D

SugarMagicCakes (Christine) ...

Reading everything here and seeing all your cakes, I have to say you have inspired me violet!
Please keep on caking cos I know they will be amazing :)

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop ...

Thanks Christine! So sweet of you to leave such a lovely message. Really appreciate your words of encouragement! I’m flattered you’d feel inspired by me in any way =D

SugarMagicCakes (Christine) ...

Your welcome violet.
Can I ask a quick question? The TM after your name do you have to apply for this?

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop ...

No, it’s not a registered trademark (those are marked with an ‘R’ inside a circle), so you don’t have to apply or pay for it but it just lets people know the name is my intellectual property, like when people use the copyright symbol. You can check it out trademarks on-line at Wikipedia which is where I looked it up (plus a few other sites but I can’t remember the others offhand right now).

Carol ...

What a lovely colourful cake!

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop ...

Thank you so much cakesbycarol! =D

Marlene - CakeHeaven ...

Dear Violet, congratulations for being chosen Cake Decorator of the week!!!!

miettes ...

Yay, yay, yay!!! CONGRATS on being the cake decorator of the week :-))))