Monday, June 20, 2011

Rainbow Cake

Allegra's first birthday cake.  It wasn't so long ago that I made her christening cake and cupcakes - it all goes so quickly...

Macarons, mmmm....

Last Tuesday was a very busy day.  I signed up for a macaron class with Jackie Thompson and spent a full day stirring and piping and eating beautiful little morsels of cream- and ganache-filled macarons.  They were fiddly to make, and temperamental, too.  But when you bite through the thin shell, and the macaron just melts in your mouth, and all you can do is sigh, you too, will agree, macarons are definitely one of life's biggest pleasures.

                                

Natalie's 21st birthday cake


A 5" chocolate mudcake for Natalie's 21st birthday, covered with Tiffany blue icing and decorated with a handmade open rose.  Simple, but sophisticated, and in my view, perfect for a young lady on the brink of all the adventures that life offers. 

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Carnival of Colours

These rainbow-coloured cutting cake, cupcakes and cake pops were made for the dessert table of a carnival party last weekend.  They are enough to brighten up a cold and overcast winter's day, don't you think?
   

    



Vanilla cake pops and Tim Tam cookie pops from With a Little TLC.
Custom-made paper pinwheels from Details Details.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Amanda and Mick's wedding cookie placecards

Vanilla bean sugar cookies used as placecards at Amanda and Mick's wedding last month.


Blue and black cake and cupcakes

A chocolate mud cutting cake and matching vanilla cupcakes for a 40th birthday party.  I love the blue and black together.  Very striking, specially with the silvery balls.