Saturday, March 26, 2011

First wedding... all done!

My first wedding is now complete... delivered... and probably being consumed as I type this. I can't say it didn't go off without a hitch, but I learnt alot, and can say... in hind sight, that I really enjoyed it and can't wait for the next one. Thankfully my Mum was able to come and help me on both the Friday and setting up on Saturday, I couldn't have done it without her!
Bride & Groom Cupcakes top the tower

Close up of the three different thongs

Friday, March 25, 2011

Hooray... I'm finished

My first wedding cupcake order is finished... well, I still need to do the delivery and set up tomorrow, but the baking and decorating is finished!!! Yey!!!!!! The order was for 80 cupcakes for a beach wedding. The bride requested purple, and in keeping with the beach theme the invitations stated "thongs acceptable" so it was decided to have a little pair of thongs on each cupcake. The final design was purple foil cupcake cases with white Italian meringue icing decorated with three different styles of purple thongs. The cakes were white chocolate mud cupcakes and chocolate mud cupcakes, I can't wait to see it all set up on my new stand. Here is a pic of the cakes before I boxed them up ready for delivery.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pretty in Purple

These cupcakes were also for my niece... yes I have two with the same birthday - and they are in the same family too!!! She is 6 and wanted her cupcakes to be more "pretty and girly", rather than the tween style of her big sister. Anyway, these were also chocolate cupcakes with lavender icing, decorated with pink, yellow and pearl sprinkles and topped with a variety of purple blossoms (all finished with shimmer of course)

Black & Bling Cupcakes

These little cupcakes were for my niece's 8th Birthday. Her Mum asked me for something with butterflies, in black with bling!!! Anyway, this is what I came up with, Chocolate cupcakes iced with hot pink buttercream topped with small cachous and a shimmery black butterfly. Although you can't see it in the picture, the body of the butterfly was painted in edible silver paint too.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

30th Birthday

This cake was for a wonderfully elegant 30th Birthday. The brief was chocolate... chocolate... with chocolate ganache! As it was quite a formal event, the cake needed to be a standout for the evening, however the birthday girl is a fun loving character, so we decided to steer away from fondant, plus we didn't want the cake to look like a wedding cake. The result was this beautiful two tiered chocolate mud cake which smelt delicious!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

40th Birthday

My lovely Aunty turned 40 yesterday, and to celebrate has planned a dinner for her close friends tonight. Her fiance had requested a chocolate cake with forget me not flowers, and this was what I came up with. A 23cm chocolate mud cake covered in chocolate ganache covered in forget me not flowers, and a little butterfly (just because I love these piped butterflies) I used my new blossom veiner, and 3 different size blossom cutters to create a bit of depth from the back of the cake to the front. It looked lovely... even if I do say so myself! I also managed to get my hands on some couverture chocolate finally which made my ganache super smooth too - hooray!!!