Friday, January 30

Little Kingdom cake for Ollie

I must admit that I hadn't heard of the Little Kingdom before I made this cake. It is a program on ABC2, which started in 2009. It follows the adventures of Holly, a young fairy princess, and her best friend, Ben the elf.  An enchanting world where elves and fairies live alongside animals and insects, and flowers, which are as tall as their castle.
 The characters were fun to make with their bold expressions and bright colours. I love the cute little lady bug, which they seem to ride around on too.
This birthday cake is a chocolate mud cake with ganache and fondant. The tower and castle were hollow and made in advance so they had time to dry. The cake was made to celebrate Ollie's first birthday. The family were very impressed when they came to pick the cake up!

Happy 1st birthday Ollie!!

Thursday, January 29

Celebrating the Australian open with cake

Here is a fun tennis cake I made for Simon. This cake was made as a surprise. Simon loves to play tennis. His girlfriend thought it would be fun to design a cake where she was thrashing him- 3 sets to love. The cake was a big hit at the party!

Sunday, January 4

Minecraft cake

Have you seen the Santa Minecraft game? Have you played it? While this cake is not based on the Santa game, it is for a big Minecraft fan.

Alessio requested this cake for his 5th birthday. It is  actually one of three cakes I have now made for the same family. Each one has been very different. Alessio's dad sent me a photo of Alessio with his cake, but somehow I seem to have misplaced it. Anyway, the important thing is he had a great day and loved his cake!

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Saturday, January 3

Under the sea cake decorating party melbourne.

I was asked by a law firm in the city to come up with a cake decorating activity for their annual children's party day. This involved a full day of activities, a trip to Collingwood children's farm, lunch, cake decorating and a movie to finish.

So the first challenge was to select a theme that was suitable for very young children, as well as the older ones. One that could be enjoyed by both boys and girls. So, I came up with an "Under the Sea" afternoon for them.

I had to cater for 26 people in total. Normally I have a limit of 15 for cupcake parties, so I have enough time to spend with each person, however there were a few helpers, so I was able to handle the large number of children. The ages of the children ranged from 4 to 12 years old, with adults to help.

 I started with the easiest cupcake, which was the star fish and worked by way through each cup cake with them, step by step. Some of the children were quite happy to do their own thing. One wanted to make a wolf, another a beach scene, but as long as they were enjoying themselves I was happy and helped them if they needed it. It was a great afternoon, with lots of pretty cupcakes, shame I was too busy to take a picture out the board room window where we were, as we had a lovely view of the city and the law courts. Thanks to the people that helped, especially Jessica!

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Tuesday, June 10

Fun cupcake decorating birthday party in Glen Waverley.

 Had another lovely party. This birthday party was for twins turning 10 years old.
There were 8 girls in total. the youngest was 8 years old and the oldest 12 years old.
We started off with the teddy bear, which you can see on the left. This cupcake was a big hit with the girls. It is also good one to start with because the shapes are made with cutters. This gives the girls a chance to get used to handling the fondant.

The next cupcake was their favourite one. The panda.  These turned out very well. The pandas were made one step at a time.
The body, feet, arms, then head eyes, face and ears. Putting them together after all the pieces are made, helps stopping them look too squashed, as the less they are touched, the more they retain their shape.
Two of the girls didn't want to make a black and white panda. So we had a pink and black "foxy" panda and a pink and black dog with a bone as well!

The girls also made a cupcake with two birds.
 And a castle cupcake.
It was a lot to do in just under 2 hours and the girls didn't want to stop for a break the whole time.

I spoke to the girl's Mum a couple of days after the party. She told me that all the girls had all had a wonderful time and her daughters still hadn't let anyone eat their cupcakes.

After the party I received a phone call from one of the parents that attended the party. She wanted to tell me how much her daughter enjoyed the party and how yummy the cupcakes were. She said that her daughter took off all the decorations  on the cupcakes she made and only shared the little cakes.
Her mum said she plans to keep the decoration to put on her birthday cake, which is coming up in a few day time.

The twin's mother also emailed me to say what a lovely time they had all had. Another fun class.

Until next time,