January 18, 2016

Ava and her friends decorate vanilla cakes at her birthday party.

 I have a new party theme to share with you today. This was a request for Ava's 10th Birthday party. She wanted something to do with Minnie Mouse, so we came up with this cute, but simple design.

The conditions on the day of the party were a little challenging in the high 30's.
Originally the party was going to be held outdoors, but was moved inside on the day.
It was a little cramped, but easier to manage the fondant, which becomes very soft when it is hot.

The girls had a great time together.
Unfortunately some of the photos came out a little blurry,
but hopefully you can see all the effort that each child put into their cake.

The Minnie mouse was made in stages. First the white face, then the black ears and head.
Finally all the features, eyes, nose, mouth and tongue and bow.

I have quite a few parties and cakes to share with you over the next couple of weeks.
These new things will slowly be added when I have the time.
I hope you are enjoying your summer holidays. We had a lovely break away in NSW.


November 01, 2015

Celebrate Santa Claus this year with a Christmas cupcake party.

Can you believe it? Another year is almost over...how quickly time flies. 
Well if you are looking for fun way to get into the Christmas spirit, why not consider a Christmas cupcake decorating party. This is what Zoe's Grandmother organised for her sister and cousins. All the girls were 4 years old or younger. They had fun making a snowy owls, Christmas trees with sprinkles, snowmen and for the last one they got to play with my tools and made their own multi-coloured designs.
The decorating lasted about an hour and a half. Different designs can be organised depending on the age of the guests.

October 01, 2015

Making fun, scary treats!!

If you ever wanted to have a Halloween cookie decorating party, now is the time to book!!
You are your guests will learn how to make this slightly scary cookie fingers.
Contact me for more information on available dates and times.

Happy Halloween!!!!

September 07, 2015

21st Masquerade Carnival Cake in Windsor

Isabella contacted me recently with a request to make her 21st birthday cake. The original design she had in mind consisted of  two square wonky cakes with the front of the cake presented on the corner. After talking to her though, we came up with a few changes. Rather than wonky cakes, we decided on full height cakes, one a round and one square. The 21 was also moved to the centre of the bottom tier.

The colours of the cake look very striking together. The gold pieces were hand painted with edible paint. These were not served though, as they were for decoration only. The mask on the cake was hand cut and made from fondant. The mask was then dried for a couple of days to hold it's shape. The feathers were then added and the mask was painted with edible paints. Little hand maid pearls were then added.

Isabella's 21st was held at the Back Bar in Windsor. It was cold, with misty rain when I delivered the cake and the bar looked like a very inviting place to stay and have a drink.
They have two areas. The red bar with comfy couches downstairs and the gold room upstairs.

Unfortunately, I had to leave the cake in the kitchen, as the Bar was still open to the public when I was there. It would have been lovely to of had the opportunity to set up the cake all ready for Isabella's arrival and take a photo.


September 04, 2015

A very special Holy Communion cake for Nathan

Here is Nathan's simple, but spectacular Holy Communion cake.
Nathan's Mum contacted me after seeing the cake I made for Mietta's Holy Communion.
In fact, I have made quite a few cakes for Mietta's family for different events now.

Nathan had a new shirt, tie and suit to wear at his Holy Communion.
His little fondant figurine was hand made and is dressed in the same little outfit.
Because the figurine had to be standing to was important to make it  in advance, this gives the fondant figurine a chance to firm up At least a week is best, then you don't end up with a droopy position- which wouldn't look very good at all.

The cake is pale blue, with a dark blue ribbon to match his tie.
The family choose my most popular flavour, mud cake with chocolate ganache under the fondant.
This cake also keeps well if you  happen to end up with any left overs after the event.
When transporting a cake like this, the best thing you can do it is place it in a box in the empty boot of the car. A piece of non-slip mat will stop the box from sliding anywhere. This is much safer than placing the cake on a seat, where there is the possibility of it falling forward.
It is also better than holding it.

This cake does not need to be stored in the fridge before it is cut.
It is best left in it's box, away from heat and sunlight.

Congratulations Nathan!

September 03, 2015

A fun birthday activity for 8 year olds

 Here is Penny's 8th Birthday party celebration photos. We had a lovely afternoon at her place in Malvern decorating cupcakes.
Penny's mum hired chairs and tables for the cupcake decorating, so everyone had a place to sit. A few of the parents stayed and were treated to afternoon nibbles and drinks.

The children were all very excited. They couldn't wait to start..The first thing they did was cover their cupcakes.  The teddy bear we made step by step, while the rest of the decorating was done at their own pace.

Below are the cupcakes they made!

September 01, 2015

Monster high cupcake fun..

I have Chloe's 8th Birthday party to share with you today. This is the second birthday cake I have done for the family. The first was a Tiffany Cupcake party for Chloe's sister when she was 8.

The family decided to host this party at their restaurant in Richmond. It was a great venue, as there was plenty of room. It is always nice to be able to get all the way around the table to help people when they need it.

Chloe choose a Monster High theme for the party. The guests were all around 8 years old, so I need to come up with some simple ideas for the girls to make. We settled on a simple skull with a purple background. A pink and black cupcake with stripes and a heart. A black cupcake with a  scary mouth. And for the final cupcake with used blue icing with black dots and a star with their initial on it.

The party was held in the morning so the girls could enjoy lunch at the restaurant after. They were all very enthusiastic and did a fantastic job decorating each of their cupcakes. You can see their results below.

I also made the birthday cake for the party. A Monster High
 skull with a pink bow. The cake was vanilla, with vanilla buttercream.

Happy 8th Birthday Chloe!