Archives for the month of: September, 2012

For my sister Lauren’s birthday I knew I wanted to make a cake as special as she is. I’d been planning and researching this cake for days and days. Reading about others who had made it and their tips on how not to mess it up. This cake is pretty on the outside and clever inside, just like Lauren. To get the ombre effect when you cut into it I baked four separate cakes all in different shades of purple. This was probably the hardest part as I couldn’t totally be sure if the colours had turned out right until it was cut. Once they were all baked I assembled it using blueberry jam in-between the layers and covered it in vanilla frosting. To create the frosting roses I used a star tip nozzle and piped them on in the different shades. I really loved making this cake for her and her face when she saw it was the best part. Happy Birthday Lauren!

Our lovely friend Annette recently came over to teach some friends and I a food safety course. We all passed. Woop! I can’t really thank her enough for taking the time to come and teach us. In attempt to express how grateful we were I made her these cupcakes. I wanted to make them really pretty and to compliment the flowers I sent with them. Thank you again Annette! x

New York is probably one of my favourite cities in the world. So when I was asked to make these New York themed cupcakes for a party I was over excited. I made each topper by hand using fondant icing and decided on a sky line, the classic I heart NY logo, a big apple, the american flag and of course a yellow taxi.

Some events and achievements are too special not to celebrate with cake. I  made each of the trophies by melting chocolate, pouring it into a mould and then once they had set covered them with this edible silver spray. I then placed them on cupcakes that had either vanilla or nutella frosting and finished with some edible glitter.

I was recently asked to make some cupcakes for our neighbours’ daughter’s 3rd birthday party. This was a lovely task for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it was great to do something for our neighbours who are really nice, and happen to have a couple of the cutest kids I’ve met. Secondly, I got to make something girly and pink which I hardly ever do. Her party was fairy themed so I covered them in a lot of edible glitter and pink stars. I was also really pleased to finally have a reason to use the large pink shiny cake board I’ve been eyeing for a while. Happy Birthday Tillie! I hope you had a lovely party.