Tuesday, April 21

Dominic's Pizza Party!

 This is the pizza party I organised for Dominic's Birthday. Such a fun theme to put together, as there are so many colours and decorations you can use. We started by printing some posters to make Dominic his own "Pizza Parlour". We found red and white tablecloths and printed our own personalised placemats with word finds and other activities. We used fairy lights and balloons to add some atmosphere to the room. Black aprons were used by all the guests while they made individual pizzas. They made the dough, added the ingredients and had fun comparing results when they were done.
Although we cooked savoury pizza, we could have made pizza cakes, or dessert pizzas. Pizza cooking parties are a fun way to entertain a group of boys. All we added were a few games and a chef hat cake for dessert.
Happy Birthday Dominic!!!!

Monday, April 13

Tiffany cupcake decorating party in Ivanhoe

Here are some photos from Lucy's 13th Birthday.

We did things just a little differently this time. Lucy wanted to try a bit of piping. I had some bags set up with a star tip on them and the girls were able to try piping buttercream onto one or more of their cupcakes.

Interestingly, once the girls saw all the different tools that I had brought along with me, they were more interested in decorating their cupcakes with the fondant. They especially like the texture plates. They also enjoyed making some pearls and using some lustre dust.

Thursday, April 9

An afternoon cake decorating with children in Croydon.

Here is Marie's  Purple Owl Birthday Party. The children were around 10 and 11 years old, although one of the girls was only 7. This party was actually held outside under the veranda. It started off as a rather cool and grey afternoon, but by the time we finished, it was warm and sunny. That is why the cakes are different colours, it depended on how much sun was shining on them. As for having the party outside. I have done that a couple of times now. I won't recommend it if it is very hot, as the icing gets very sticky if it warms up too much. Sometime you also have to worry about flies and wasps. However, we were fine on this particular day.
It was a rather large party for this age group, as they all need a bit of help covering their cakes.
Covering the cakes is probably the hardest bit, firstly because everyone is excited and want to hurry and secondly because they are only starting to get used to the feel of the icing. From there everything is much easier and they can concentrate on adding creative touches. 

Wednesday, April 8

Making fondant teddy bear cupcakes and more..

Here we are all set up for another cupcake decorating party.
I loved the colours in this one. There were both girls and boys at the party. I thought at first the boys wouldn't want to make the flowers and they bows, but they didn't mind at all.
Some of the children had a long discussions about who they were going to give each cupcake to and some wanted to make them just for themselves.
The teddy bear is a new cupcake to choose from. I like to mix things up a bit when it comes to parties and are more than happy to
come up with new designs. The bunch of flowers made from ribbon roses is also another new design.
So the children at this party were all around the age of 10, some older and some younger. Below are the children's cupcakes.
They did a great job!!!

Wednesday, March 11

Holy Communion Celebration Cake


Another very special cake I made for Mietta and her family. These two gorgeous photos were sent to me by her family. This cake is another one of my chocolate mud cakes with ganache icing and  covered in fondant. The figurine on top is hand modelled and the dress was painted with a satin lustre dust to make it shimmer.  All the little flowers have pale blue centres and trail all the way around the board. The little bible was printed with  special a message for Mietta.

Congratulations Mietta on your First Holy Communion!!