21st Birthday Cake ideas for Melbourne Parties

Happy 21st!!
Are you planning your 21st Birthday in Melbourne this year and need to find a cake?
Choosing a cake doesn't have to be that difficult. 21st Birthday are so much fun to plan because anything goes. From a simple cake to serve a few friends, to a grand dessert to feed 100 or more. There are many options to make sure cake stand out.
So where to begin?
I guess the best place to start is with a budget. If you have an idea of what you want to spend, then you have somewhere to start. Keep in mind that often it is not the size of the cake that costs a lot, but the time that is required to make the design. Not forgetting of course the cost of ingredients.  As a very rough guide you are looking at around $5 for a serve of cake. Sometimes it is lower, and sometimes it is much more.
Then once you have any idea of what you want, you need to work out how many people you need it for. You also need to work out if you are serving the cake as a dessert, which means you will need more, than if you just want to give them a little slice to take home or have with their coffee.
Now comes the best bit, choose a cake flavour. I have to admit Chocolate Mud Cake with yummy chocolate ganache remains the overall favourite flavour here. It is a great cake to work with because it can be craved, holds up in the heat and doesn't need to be stored in the fridge before the party. Other options include Vanilla, Lemon, Carrot, Hummingbird, Ginger, and fruit cake. Or maybe you have something else in mind, just ask!


An Elegant 21st Birthday Cake at Crown

Cashreyn celebrated her Birthday last weekend, and Elegant Cake and Party Dates had the honour of creating her 21st Birthday cake.

Cashreyn celebrated her 21st Birthday with a lavish lunch for 21 guests at the Crown Casino.

The venue Cashreyn choose was Breezes. Breezes is located near the swimming pool on Level 3 at Crown Towers. If you haven't been there, it is worth checking out as has a lovely view of the Yarra River. Here is a link to the restaurant Breezes

Cashreyn had always wanted a Ralph Lauren cake. When she came to me, she had a lot of ideas, but wasn't sure exactly how she wanted the cake to look.
In the end I suggested that I design a package wrapped in Ralph Lauren Paper. This was especially appropriate as, Cashreyn's boyfriend, Russel was giving the cake to Cashreyn as part of her Birthday present.
"Thanks heaps Melissa!
The cake looked exceptional! It was the highlight of my birthday party! Everyone loved the cake and I even kept a lot for myself to eat because the cake tasted so good. I really cannot thank you enough for the time and effort put into the individual logos and the depth of detail and workmanship put into the cake itself. I really thank you so much for making my birthday party an experience to remember!! You're the best!
Love always, Cash and Russ!"


21st Cake with a Beatles Theme

It is wonderful to work with your hands to create something that didn't exist before.
Today, I thought I'd share with you a couple photos of The Beatles figurines I just made.

The figurines were for a 21st Birthday Party in South Yarra.  It is the second time I have been asked to do the Abby Road Beatles Cake. The last time was about a year ago for a 50th Birthday Party.

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