Friday, April 8, 2011

Wedding Cupcakes

I did these cupcakes a while ago for a lovely couple, Laura and Josh. At the time of their wedding my camera was doing silly things and I did not get a good photo of their cupcake tower and topper. But recently Laura sent me some photos from her wedding, one of which is posted above. It was also really lovely to receive a handwritten thank you note in the mail. I made about 100 cupcakes all in white with an embossed swirl on the top. All different flavours of cake. She boxed up each cake to send home with her guests at the end of the night. I think this is a top idea as I know i am always so full at the end of a wedding that I often don't leave enough space to appreciate cake! I have decided I love doing cupcakes for weddings! And no, not just because I make a few extra for myself :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Soccer Ball Cake

My 3 year old son got very excited when he saw this cake and was quite disappointed when I told him it was not his. He has been requesting a "Soccer" party for months now with no understanding that his birthday is not till the end of November! I am lucky that I enjoyed making this cake as I know that it will not be the last time I make it. There has been lots happening since my last post so apologies for the being M.I.A for so long. I am going to slightly change this blog as I want to offer some more tips and step by step instructions to some of the cakes that I make. So stay tuned, there will be heaps to come. Cake decorating is fun, if not addictive so if you have not worked with fondant, give it a go!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Snow White Cake

This Snow white cake was for the most adorable little princess, ''Snow White Tilly". My cute little niece turned 4 last week and celebrated her birthday with a princess party yesterday. I loved seeing her little face light up when she saw her birthday cake! I also loved seeing her eat her cake. She got chocolate all over her little face, but she was careful to brush the crumbs off her beautiful princess dress! She then proceeded to eat bites out of all the pieces of cake that were about to be served up to the adults! Can't ask for a happier little customer than that. Now I wonder whether she is still in her princess dress? I think it might have taken a lot to get her into her pj's last night!

Thomas The Tank

There is something very special about 1st Birthdays. Such a milestone for both parents and babies! My first cake this week was a Thomas themed number 1 cake. Mahhesh's mummy came up with a great design. She took ideas from various cakes, and I just adapted it all to create his cake. I loved making the figures and using such bright colours. It was such a large cake I had trouble photographing it!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

James the Tank Engine

I am looking forward to making this weekends cakes but it is going to busy, as we are on the edge of wedding season! One of the cakes I am making is a Thomas themed cake for a first Birthday. As figure work is quite time consuming I made the sugar figures for the Thomas cake today. The faces are quite tricky to do, but I love the colours of James, so here is a preview.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Black and White

I love the look of black on a white cake as the contrast seems to make it ''pop''. Happy 50th Birthday to Johny! His elegant black and white themed party is tonight and his wife ordered this cake from me as an extra surprise for him. It was taken all the way to the central coast from Dural this afternoon. This is chocolate mud cake with happy celebration stars and black swirls. The one thing about black fondant is there is no room for error. Once that black stains the white, there is no going back! Despite that extra pressure I enjoyed making this cake, I hope they enjoy eating it too.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Eat your Cake too!

I make a lot of cakes, but it is not often that I get to eat them! This may be a good thing for my hips but my taste buds miss out! I made this cake for my brother as we had a special dinner for him last night. This is how they served up the cake and I have to say it was yummo! Behind us in a little private room Matthew Clarke (Cricketer) was having a function. Maybe I should have sent him in a piece.....nah.....too yum to give away! So here is the picture of the inside for a change. It is a strawberry, vanilla and chocolate cake, covered in buttercream frosting.
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