Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Cake School Open Day

Sunday was perfect weather for making the great trek across the city to Ringwood. (I live out West...it takes awhile, even on a Sunday!)

After months of waiting, The Cake School has finally launched! And this was their Open Day where I got to see their talented team, led by Fran McGregor run a demo class.

Obviously, I was in full gushy mode, who can help it, surrounded by such talent? (There I go again!)

Here're some pics of the day:

 I walk through the door, and the first thing that greets me?



 With dark couverture chocolate ganache. Of course.

 Here's Fran and Yvette (Baking Addict).

Fran demonstrating how to cover a cake board with white fondant.

 Yvette teaching students how to trim the edges off the cake board with... X-ray film!
Who woulda thunk it?

Incidentally I've been a fan (read: stalking) Baking Addict on Facebook for a short while now, and I was just SO pleased to finally meet her. She's just as nice a person as I'd imagined. Nicer even!

Smoothing the chocolate ganache on the top.

Final product - Naked Cake!

OMG how perfect does this look? 
I exclaimed (out loud) "Doesn't it make you want to jump in and swim in it?!"
I think what I probably meant was that "I wanted to dive right in."
This mix-up could probably explain why the lady next to me gave me a strange look.

Styro-balls, bases for roses.

 Me and Fran!

Yvette, moi, Effie (Designer Cakes by Effie, another Cake Artist I've been following) 

 More pics of their lovely cakes and front lounge can be viewed here on The Cake School Facebook page.

I'm just so super excited to take some classes next year!

Monday, November 21, 2011

'Tis the Season Part 2

With Christmas only a short 34 days (gulp) days away, it's time to start figuring out what's going on your list to Santa!

These Chrissy packs will take the guesswork out of what you're going to impress your friends, family, and that adorable guy in the corner cubicle.

"Why dahhhling, of course I baked these all myself! Who else would have made them? Santa and his elves? *giggle coquettishly*

As you can see, each pack comes with:

- Two Red Velvet cupcakes
- Two chocolate fudge & cream cheese Cake Pops
- A mix of gingerbread cookies

(Designs for cake pops & bikkies subject to change - I'm feelin' some Santa hats, little Christmas trees, snow flakes...)

Pre-order NOW! Contact me: bake@buttercup-bakeshoppe.com

Monday, November 14, 2011

'Tis the Season Part 1

Well then!

With Christmas only SIX weeks away, we're starting to take orders for our Christmas products!

First up: PERSONALISED Gingerbread cookies!

These come in Gingerbread, Chocolate-cinnamon and Chocolate-ginger spice.
Vegan and Gluten-free options available (for extra).

These make great gifts for your loved ones and friends, colleagues, kris kringles, the boss whom you hope will grant you a year-end bonus...

And they can be posted interstate or overseas as well!

Packs of Christmas-themed cookies (star, snowflake, Christmas tree, candy-canes) available too.

Email me at bake@buttercup-bakeshoppe.com for orders and enquiries!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hope & Glory

Some pics of what we've been up to in the last couple of weeks...

Orange buttercake with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream

Wasn't for a specific occasion, just a special treat for the family.
And boy it just melted in your mouth!!

Made these recently for Pink Ribbon Day.

 Raised quite a bit for the McGrath Foundation! :)
Here're a couple others in the Typography series...

And the highlight of my week...seeing Buttercup Bakeshoppe in print!!

Our little cheeky chick features in the latest (Summer 2011) issue of SHOP 4 Kids!
(If you must know, it's chocolate-cinnamon with royal icing. Yums!)

Seeya this Sunday at the North Melbourne market, where we'll have some lovely surprises, including a new citrusy Orange & Lemon cupcake! Summer bliss!