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Friday, July 30, 2010

Paul Frank Birthday Cake

It was a lot of fun to make this cake, partly I think because of the story that goes with it.

It is of course the Paul Frank monkey logo & apparently the birthday girl just loves Paul Frank & always has. The cake was commissioned by her sister & although the birthday girl knew she was getting a cake from me she didn't know what it was.

I was told that she was hoping for a Paul Frank related cake & her sister said that she needed to throw her off the trail a bit.  So with my help by making comments about the upcoming cake I was making on my facebook page (I was told she was stalking it for clues, lol) we managed to convince her that she would be receiving a cake covered in flowers & butterflies, which was apparently defiantly not her style at all.

Sorry for teasing you Lydia but at least you got a surprise & the cake you actually wanted in the end! 

The flavour was a 'Killer Chocolate' cake (milk chocolate sponge) with rich chocolate ganache for the filling in-between the 3 layers, followed by a coating in chocolate ganache & finally covered in a layer super yummy homemade chocolate marshmallow fondant.  All other featuring & decorations on the cake were fondant too.

It started out life as a 12" square cake which I carved into the correct shape so as with all carved/sculpted cakes the serves are a guess rather than an exact science but I believe it would of been around 40-45 serves.

As the designed was fairly plain I added a funky pattern to the cake board for some extra interest & I also gave it just a tiny little feminine touch by adding a bow to the monkeys head. 

I received a really lovely thank you email for the order which you can see on my testimonials page

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Talk about cookies & cream overload, these little beauties were so packed full I don't think I could get more cookies into them if I tried!

I started out with a whole full size Oreo cookie in the base of each cupcake, yes that's right a whole cookie (start as you mean to go on as they say). On top of this was my 'Killer Chocolate' (chocolate fudge) sponge cake.

Next was as always a very generous & decadent swirl of buttercream, which was vanilla Italian meringue with lots of crushed Oreo cookies throughout.

I then studded the top of each cupcakes with lots of mini Oreo cookies before adding a drizzle of cookies & cream sauce on top.

Finally was a last little extra sprinkle of crushed Oreo crumbs.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Star Wars Birthday Cake

I sometimes get requests for cakes or cupcakes with themes such as Star Wars, Sesame Street, Toy Story etc that are actually for adult birthdays not kids & the customer always says something like "you must think this is a bit strange but could you possible do a 'such & such' theme but for an adult" the funny thing is it is not strange or surprising at all I get those requests all the time.

So this 6" square cake (approx 18 regular serves) was for a 40th birthday.  The cake was 3 layers of  'Berrylicious Bling' (white chocolate & berry mud) with berry buttercream in-between the layer & an outside  coating of white chocolate ganache before being covered in the marshmallow fondant.

As always the whole cake was edible with all decorations being made out of fondant with edible lustre dusts & pens used for highlights & details.

I included some the Star Wars logo & some fighting lightsabers.

The death star & R2D2.

I was told that R2D2 was the birthday boy's favourite character so naturally he had to be included but he was a lot trickier than I had imagined he was going to be, but I was happy with how he turned out in the end.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sweet 16 Frangipani Cake

The requirements for this sweet 16 cake were for it to be hot pink, bright purple & lime green to match the birthday girl's party theme with quite a simple decorating style & some of my very popular handmade frangipanis.

It was an 8" round cake (approx 25 regular serves) in 'Rainbow Tie Dye' (multi colour vanilla butter sponge) filled with rich chocolate ganache.

All decorations were made using marshmallow fondant & the frangipanis were finished were edible petal dusts.  As it was a fairly simple design I added a really pretty lace look border to add a little interest & femininity.

This order also included extra matching frangipanis toppers to be put onto some cupcakes that they were making themselves.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Tinkerbell Cake

Every little girl loves Tinkerbell (& some big girls too I think) & I certainly enjoyed making this pretty & girly cake.

It was an 8" round cake (approx 25 regular serve) & the flavour was my 'Rainbow Tie Dye' (multi coloured vanilla sponge) which was filled with a fresh strawberry buttercream & covered in marshmallow fondant. 

The inspiration & theme I used was a sort of fairies at the bottom the garden thing. So I included flowers, blades of grass, toadstools & some little insects.

Mum asked the birthday girl & she decided to have a flat 2D picture of Tinkerbell on the top of the cake rather than a 3D figurine which I hand cut out of fondant & used edible pens to highlight.

All the decorations were also hand made from fondant.  Here are the flowers & grass 'growing' up the sides of the cake.

Can you see the little butterfly that has landed on the toadstool?

Aren't the little ladybug tracks trailing behind them the cutest!

Mum said "SHE LOVED IT!!!!! As did everybody!!" Megan

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Boys Christening Cake Decorations

I was asked to make these little boys Christening cake decorations for a returning customer who had previous had some golf cake decorations & some sugar lilies made for cakes that she had made herself.

The brief this time was for me to incorporate a teddy bear, a cross & some baby blocks spelling out the little boys name, all with a baby blue, white & silver theme.

I decided to have the teddy bear clutching the cross & also gave him a cute little baby blanket.

Everything was made using marshmallow fondant modeling paste & finished off with edible lustre dusts for an extra shimmer.

Also included were some baby block faces to go around the cake as the border.  For these I used hearts, stars, crosses & the first initial of the little boy.

I thought it would be a nice idea as well to make some of those border block faces spell out the date of the Christening & so I highlighted them in silver to match the other blocks with the name on & make them stand out from the other a little.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Triple Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

Wow this next set of 'Deluxe Gourmet' cupcakes sure did have a massive chocolate fudge hit!

They were a birthday gift box of a dozen deluxe cafe style triple chocolate fudge cupcakes.

The first thing I did was whip up a batch of my own delicious homemade chocolate fudge, then next I made some of my awesome sticky hot chocolate fudge sauce.  Once I had prepared these I moved on to the actual cupcakes.

The cake flavour I used was my 'Killer Chocolate' (chocolate fudge sponge), then I filled each cupcake with some of that sticky chocolate fudge sauce.  Next came a generous swirl of my smooth, rich chocolate buttercream.

I then topped each individual cupcake with nice big chunks of my chocolate fudge & for an extra indulgent chocolate hit I couldn't resist adding a Cadbury chocolate Flake as well.

& of course I just had to finish them all off with another good dose of that beautiful chocolate fudge sauce.

"The birthday girl loved them. Thanks again" Juile

Monday, July 5, 2010

Message Wedding Cake

This was a classic 3 tiered round wedding cake for a wedding reception held at the Mackay Souths Leagues Club.

The bride wanted only very minimal actual decorating on the cake opting just to have some writing piped onto the cake along with ribbon borders & a topper.  The topper was originally to be a fresh flower arrangement but at the last minute the bride found this ornament that she wished to have incorporated for the topper.

The bottom 10" tier was 'Midnight Delight' (dark chocolate mud cake) with a chocolate ganache filling, the middle 8" tier was 'Creamy Caramel' (caramel mud cake) with caramel ganache filling & the top 6" tier was 'Snow White' (white chocolate mud cake) with Baileys ganache. The whole cake was approx 70 regular serves.

The royal icing writing they choose to have was the happy couples names on the top tier followed be the words 'Together Forever' on the bottom tier.

The cake on the cake table once the lights were dimmed.

& finally some shots of the room once complete which was decorated wonderfully by Wedding Excellence by Tez

Congratulations to you both guys!


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