5/9/10

A Rose Bouquet

For Amanda, her big day was filled with beautiful dresses, beautiful food, and many beautiful red roses - and her cake was no different! Her design was simple yet very effective as it showed off her favorite colors and their flower theme for their special day.
Congratulations Amanda & Kevin!

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Worth the Risk!

I wanted to create a giant centrepiece for my Carrara Markets stall and the BIGGER the BETTER! So after finding four foam tiers, I let my imagination run wild with ideas. After a couple of days pondering I came upon some spectacular lilies which I just HAD to use on the cake. Should I go traditional white with ribbon? Pretty pink with dots?
I decided to take a risk and use black fondant under the pink and white lilies. In my mind it would look striking and original but also elegant and pretty. So I tried it and as happy with the result. I added white, then black tiers continuously, but became stumped as I added my final tier. It was missing something... and ribbon just would not do. It needed something more - something fabulous!

What about beading?! I found the most beautiful ribbon with beading attached and knew I just HAD to use it. At first, I admit I was apprehensive and had never seen a cake decorated with such elaborate beading before. Would it look silly? Too heavy? Too 'fancy' for a cake?
Not at all! The outcome was more than I saw even in my imagination, and I was proud to display the cake at my market stall. Passers-by commented how much they loved it and how striking it was. The continual positive comments really boosted my confidence in my original design ideas and just in experimentation in general. I would LOVE to make this as a real cake so let me know if you're interested! Hope you like it!





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Market Update

Holding a stall at Carrara Markets on the Gold Coast was a great experience! It was a wonderful marketing opportunity for me to get my name out to show people who I am and what I can do. I gave away literally heaps of business cards and already I have had people desiring quotes and orders for more- keep them coming! Meanwhile, I hope the cakes that were purchased were delicious and a delight for your family and friends!

I also received my first shipment of edible image borders from America which I used on a couple of cakes. They are awesome and really add something special for a simple yet effective gift. They come in all sorts of designs, which I will display on the blog this week. Until then, here are some pics of cakes I had on display for sale at the markets. All of these arrangements are available for sale, as well as many more! Just ask to see if I have your favorite flower, or design your own cake!

This is one example of the edible image borders I have available.



This is another example of an edible image. Wow!




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4/29/10

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT

I am excited to announce that I will be holding my first market stall at Carrara Markets on the Gold Coast THIS Saturday! (Saturday May 1st). I am very excited but also very nervous!
I will be selling a variety of Mini Masterpieces for $45.00, and also displaying a four-tier wedding cake example as a centrepiece. Check out the post!

I have a variety of spectacular flowers (edible and fake) to put on the Minis and I am really excited to launch this adorable new line. I am also very excited to start a new line of decorations that I am importing from America. They are not well known here yet but I have a feeling they will be a wonderful and much loved addition to my cakes. I will be launching them at the market on Saturday 9th, the day before Mothers Day. I think the Mini is a PERFECT gift for any mum or grandma - who wouldn't want chocolate, flowers and a card all in one?

So if you're in the area don't forget to pop in! I will be located in 'the Pavilion', so keep a look out!
I'll post pics of the event as soon as I can!
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3/27/10

The Biggest Cake Yet

Well I am excited to present the biggest cake accomplishment of my cake designing career! This four-tier beauty was created for an engagement party for over 200 people. What a fun project! I am very happy with the result, it turned out bigger, fancier and better than the designer, and even I had imagined! It was a huge succcess - literally! - and I can only hope I get the chance to create another one day!

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3/15/10

A Birthday at a Wedding


Nikki needed a cake for her daughter's birthday, which was held the same day as a friend's wedding - what to do? A Mini Masterpiece would be just perfect! A tiny cake mud cake (apx.7cm across) just for her, decorated in her favorite colors - what more could a 7 year old want? Hot pink, Purple, and Silver with a star theme. What fun! My favorite part was paining the silver stars, what a fantastic invention!
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Ready for the ENJO Party!


My friend Kara recently became an ENJO consultant and for her launch party she asked if I would be able to make an "Enjo" Cake. Hmm... that was a new one for me! Kara had the idea of an 'environmental' look with leaves on the top and the word Enjo on the front. Sounds interesting, let's give it a go! So I did, and we were both happy with the results. It was a great chance to experiment with leaf patterns and manipulating them to fit the desired look. Kara was very happy with it, and hey, now I can say I've made an 'Enjo' cake! ;-)
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