Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Novelties for Grown-ups...and more

Kicking off with a 30th birthday cake I made awhile ago for a good mate of mine. He's a proper Aussie bloke, so I thought this BBQ cake might suit him!

The BBQ "meat" were all made out of fondant. 
I'm pretty pleased with how the colour turned out!

The silver "grill" is edible too! 
After I took this picture I painted some syrup on the "meat" to make them shiny and glossy, 
like they've been oiled for grilling!

Here's a pic of the inside of the cake.
Chocolate mud with Oreo buttercream

 And this one's for a client's 30th - hot pink leopard prints were painted on

 And I popped a big bow on the cake as well ;)

Moving away from fondant work (which I do love, but takes quite a bit of effort!)...here're some pretty buttercream cakes. I like how buttercream gives a lovely vintage feel to the design of the cake.

This design was supplied by the client for her own 30th birthday cake.
Silver cachous and a lovely sugar peony completed the picture :)

Rosettes and Ribbons for a classic choc-fudge and vanilla cake to celebrate
Candlelight Productions' 10-year anniversary.
(They're an AMAZING not-for-profit company that aims to strengthen community through creativity.)

 And lastly, something a little more modern - ombre chocolate work.
This was done with a new recipe for Swiss Meringue Buttercream kindly shared by
my idol and baking goddess, Nat Paull from Beatrix in North Melbourne.

Speaking of whom, I can't wait to try her recipe for Elvis cupcakes next! Or maybe I should just mosey on down to the joint...

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


It's been a deluge of Novelty Cakes recently. Ok maybe not a deluge, but these cakes have been keeping me busy, and I hope you like them!

This was a cake I made for a friend's two year-old, who loves trucks!
We popped his favourite dump truck on top and I created the uprooted tree out of fondant,
and made soil out of crushed Oreo cookies!

"Now...what are we gonna do about this mess?" 
Another friend liked the look of the previous cake so much she asked me to make one for her son, 
who was turning two as well! We popped his favourite Duplo men on top, and I created the Lego brick wall.
I love creating stories out of their favourite toys!

This one was a doozy.
I'd been planning this for months for a client's order. 
It was for her daughter's birthday, which had a magic theme!

Guess how old she's turning? ;-) 

And these tiger cupcakes were for her school classmates.
It was a massive week!