Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saying I love you with cake

There are so many ways we express love towards the people we care about the most. 

Our parents clean up after us and quietly bear the hurt when our teenage hormones cause us to yell out "I hate you, you've ruined my life!"

Boyfriends/girlfriends make you feel like you are on top of the world. They give you that giddy feeling and the tingles. 


About a month ago, the lovely Paige contacted me from San Francisco. She was heading to Sydney for Valentines day and wanted to give her boyfriend Mark something really special... So we worked together to create cake design that tells a story of their trip from San Francisco to Sydney. They were such a lovely couple and I'm so glad it was a real surprise for Mark.

 

Now, back to the topic of love... your best friends may not always agree with what you think but will no doubt be there to support you.
 
Siblings may steal your clothes, play mean pranks or tattle on you, but underneath all that, they do care about you.

And then there is the love between husband and wife. A love that is a symbol of their future together and a promise that "I will love you even if you loose all your hair and smell like wet dog."

I'm always honored to be asked to make wedding cakes. Getting to take part in a couple's special day by contributing something I've created really makes me feel special.


This was Sue's wedding cake. The reception was at The Tea Room and the place was cosy and absolutely beautiful. 

 
 

The flower displays were gorgeous. I've delivered a few wedding cakes to some really great venues but the flowers along the tables and centre pieces of Sue's reception really blew me away when I walked in. 


Flowers on the cake and displays by the talented Jane at Maple Florist - www.mapleflorist.com.au

I also love it when couples incorporate a little bit of themselves on their wedding cake. 


The Eiffel tower on top of this cake is to represent where they got engaged. He proposed on top of the Eiffel Tower - how sweet! This has also got to be my tallest cake to date. On the table, it actually towered above me!

 
  
Over 40 sugar flowers were created for this cake!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Little Isla's Tea Party

Last weekend I had the pleasure of hosting a tea party to welcome little Isla. Although she was only about 2 and a half months old, she was so alert and curious about all the people around here. Her little toes were also smaller than the jelly beans! How cute :)

There was lots of little foods courtesy of the boyfriend and of course a table filled with plenty of sweet treats.

 
The invite...

Little Isla in her pretty green dress.

 
Mini fetta and cherry tomato tarts

  
 Mini pizzas

The dessert table, filled with lots of yummy goodies!

  
Vanilla bean and caramel panna cotta

  
  
 
 

Many of us have not seen each other for years, so it was a great time to catch up and hang out again. It's funny how fast time seems to fly... when you realise you have not seen in other in 3 - 5 years, it makes you wonder what you've been up to! I guess in this generation with social networking sites and emails, you don't actually feel like you've lost touch or really missed the person. Especially people who like to update their profiles with a play by play detail of what they are doing ;) 

  
Bye bye panna cotta

  
Custom cups, just for Isla

 

I have to mention a special thank you to Eat Drink Chic. Amy Moss is such a talented designer and I love reading her blog for inspiration. The templates from this tea party were all from her DIY ice cream party, I've just changed the colours around a little.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Some Much Needed Time Off

I know I have been MIA lately... but a whirlwind of things/events have been happening. There have been cakes, cupcakes, hundreds of cookies, photo shoots, lots of learning and a holiday. Yes! From the 26th of this month, I will be going on a much needed 3 week holiday to America :D I am very excited and very unorganised at the same time. I have bought my tickets out of Sydney and back to Sydney but have so far organised NOTHING in between. Help! 

I do know where I want to go, but I just have not go myself organised enough to book all the flights and hotels! So far, the plan looks pretty much like a nice big circle around America and Canada... San Francisco, Vancouver, Whitehorse, New York, Washington DC, Orlando, and LA (I know, that's a lot to do in 3 weeks!). I've spent a couple of years living in America  when I was younger so I have been to most of those places, but I can't wait to share it with the boyfriend!

So of course as I won't be in Sydney, I won't be taking any orders during that time (26th of Feb until the 25th of March). I will still be available online and will try to blog as much as I can about my American and Canadian adventures :)

And since Valentines day is coming up this weekend, I thought I'd share these with you...

 
  

A promotional company ordered hundreds of cookies from me last week for Valentines day. Delicious chocolaty cookies with red icing and pretty 'love-like' decorations. I must say, they've got some very lucky clients!

As for what I'll be doing this weekend... here's a little sneak peek...


I'll be hosting a tea party in honour of little Isla! My good friends recently had a baby last year so this tea party is to welcome and meet their new little girl :) I can't wait. Pictures will be up soon!

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