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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