Owls, Owls and more Owls!


I have Tamara's 10th birthday party to share with you today.

Tamara saw the pink owls on the cakes made at June's party quite a while ago now. She thought  they were cute and decided that is what she would like to do for her 10th birthday.

I let Tamara select some of the colours we would use and she choose the dark pink owls with pink cakes and blue names. On the tops, the girls made branches with leaves and various types of flowers.

There were 7 girls all around 10 years old. Two of the girls can't eat gluten, so they had gluten free vanilla cakes and the rest enjoyed the chocolate mud.


Happy Birthday Tamara!!
Thanks for sharing your day with us!



Lydia's 10th Birthday mini cake decorating party in Ashburton



 I had the pleasure of hosting a mini cake party for Lydia's 10th Birthday recently. I received such a warm and friendly welcome, it was really nice. 

This is the second time I have come to their home to do a party. The first time was a couple of years ago, when Lydia's older sister also turned 10.

Funnily enough, they wanted to make the same type of cakes. So we spent the afternoon decorating and these are the Fairy Houses they made.






Happy Birthday Lydia!!










Hoot and Hootabelle Cake

I had fun with this cake first birthday cake.  Hoot was made  for Noah and Hootabelle  was made for Zoe. The two owls are sitting on top of a cloud, with a birthday cake between them.

When the family first asked me to make this cake, I thought it was for twins, but the children are actually cousins.

Sharing a birthday cake is such a good idea if you have family members that are born on the same day or only a couple of days apart. The 8 inch vanilla cake was enough for everyone to enjoy.




Have a lovely day,
Melissa




Fairy house cake decorating party with bunnies and birds.

Here is another fairy party. These cute cakes were made at  Helena's 10th Birthday Party in Ashburton. The children really enjoyed making the houses and  adding their own special touches. Two hours later we had an collection of colourful birds, bunnies and mushrooms. Fairy houses and owl mini cakes are the two most popular themes for your hosted parties.









Have a happy day,
Melissa



Leo's Fire Engine cake

Here is Leo's 1st Birthday cake. A bright red fire engine, complete with ladder. The cake flavour was Sticky Date with white chocolate ganache. I ask how the cake went and Leo's mother Donna said  "He loved it! Kept shouting Nee Nor!! It was very cute! "









Decorating cupcakes for my birthday!

The photos in this post show some of the Tiffany themed cupcakes that were made at Lexie's party.
As the weather turns cooler and you are looking for a way to celebrate your next Birthday, having a party at home can be easier than you think. Elegant Cake and Party Dates hosts cake decorating parties in your home.



Lexie Selected these cupcakes to make with her friends. During the 2 hour party, the guests made 4 different cupcakes. The girls  were around 12 and 13 years of age.

 All you need to provide for hosted cupcake decorating parties is a table and chairs for the guests to work at. It is best to have it covered in a plastic table, not only to protect the furniture, but to make it  easy to clean up.

Each guest is provided with a placemat  to work on. This is where they roll out all their fondant and make their decorations.

The fondant is all prepared. It coloured and divided into the portions that each person will need.

 There are aprons and 99% of the time, everyone will wear one for the party.

I also bring all my tools. From rolling pins,  cutters and silicone impression mats and lots of other things.

My main focus is teaching cupcakes that can be made using only a few tools. I do this so that the children have the opportunity to be able to recreate things that they make at home, without having to buy a whole lot of expensive equipment.

These parties are a lot of fun!

We make things like the present cupcake. Starting by rolling fondant ball  and making it into a square. Then a string of  ribbon fondant is added and two tiny tear drops to make a little bow.

The 3d bows cupcakes are very popular, not only with the Tiffany themed parties, we have done lots of different version, including doted and striped bows. We do this together step by step. The great thing about making a fondant bow is the fact that the only equipment you need  is a rolling pin and a knife.

Ribbon flowers are another popular item to make. With tear drop shaped leaves.

Sometimes when we have a class, people just want to do their own thing. That is perfectly fine too. As long as everyone is having fun, it doesn't matter at all.




Here is Lexie's Birthday cake which I made for her to complement the theme of her cupcake decorating party. At each party there is always the option to order a personalised Birthday cake.
This one was a yummy chocolate cake!





So what did Lexie and her family think of the cupcake decorating party?
Below is a review of Lexie's party written by her Mum.


We recently had a cupcake decorating party for my daughter Lexie's 13th birthday. Lexie and 8 of her friends decorated Tiffany themed cupcakes. All the girls loved it, especially Lexie who loves baking and cake decoration. It was totally "her" and she is still talking about what a great time she had! Melissa was wonderful to deal with and was very patient teaching the finer points of decorating cupcakes to young teenage girls. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Melissa and her wonderful business. She also made a cake for Lexie to share with her friends and it was delicious! Thank you Melissa - Narelle Cilia
                                                      

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Collingwood birthday

 Alessio and his friends enjoyed a grand celebration on his 6th birthday with this fun Collingwood themed birthday cake.




Friday night cake decorating parties in Melbourne.

 Here are the photos from Ayla's 10th Birthday party in Mitcham.
 The 8 girls had a lovely time making these colourful rainbow flower cakes. 

 I do quite a few Friday night parties now. Given that so many people have other commitments on the weekend, these cake decorating parties are a really good option. Especially if you live close to Manningham.

The girls spent the full two hours decorating their cakes. I like the way each one turned out a little different, and the bright colours make them all look so appealing. The girls added rainbows and hearts with their names on them, after that it was up to them what they wanted to put on their cakes.




Not quite sure why blogger choose to rotate some of the picture sideways.




Have a nice day,
Melissa

Happy 21st Birthday!

Just a of photo of one of the birthday cakes I have made recently. This cake was made for a 21st Birthday party celebrated locally in Manningham. The flavour of the cake was egg free chocolate. Egg free vanilla cake is also a flavour that is often requested. This is probably the 5 Tiffany box that I have made. I think Tiffany cake boxes are so popular because they are stylish and elegant.  My favourite part is making the bow.







Enjoy your day,
Melissa

New cute cake decorating party





We have a lot of different designs that we make at our mini cake parties, owls, rainbows, volcanos and many more. Here another new mini party cake that came about after I  discovered that kids love making the magic mushrooms and  tiny flowers. This make is just a little different to our fairy house class, we still make the mushrooms and the flowers with some leaves and bushes, but instead of making the cake look like a house, we add a standing tree and model an animal on the top. Again this could be an owl, which are the most popular, or anything else you like from a sheep to a teddy. I was thinking a fox would be cute.
The party flags on the front of the cake can be used for your name,  to write a message or for your age. in front of the cake is a little log. Again, this design encourages the children to add what ever little touches they like. They will be shown how to make each of the items and I am there to help with anything they need. 









Puppy cake balls

It has been a while since I have had the time to update the cakes and parties I have been doing around Melbourne, so here is just a quick up date, with more photos to come.

Here are some puppy cake photos. Each puppy is made from two cake balls, about the size of a cupcake. The kids have great fun adding decorations to these. Some children enjoy making the cake look like  their pets, and others just have fun adding cute faces and bits and pieces such as bowls, bones and balls.

Rainbows and butterflies, a cake for Mum!


This rainbow cake with monarch butterfly was made for a very special recipient, my Mum. Did you know that the common name for the Monarch butterfly is the Wanderer Butterfly?
I think the cake is very appropriate for her, as she brightens all our lives and loves to travel. 
Here she is enjoying her day with the grandchildren.


Happy Birthday Mum!!



Pinwheels, bows and flowers. A bright and happy cake decorating party in south Yarra.


Next I have to share with you a couple of photos from Bianca's birthday party in South Yarra. It is always nice to make something just a little different, so this time the bows have dots added to them and we have added a new pinwheel cupcake. These may look complicated, but are fun to make and look great. In addition the
girls enjoyed coming up with their own designs using various flower cutters and hand modelling decorations, which I was happy to assist with when asked.












Bye for now,
Melissa