Monday, December 20, 2010

Mini Christmas cookies

Mini Christmas cookies in a lovely apothecary jar.  I tied a length of kitchen twine around the jar and added  a peg from Papaya Homewares.  The decorative patterns and icing colours on the cookies can be easily changed to something more contemporary for a wedding, birthday or christening. 

These little morsels of vanilla bean sugar cookies would make a beautiful bombonniere, party favour or simply to say 'thank you'.

Birthday cupcakes: Skis and golf balls

Cupcakes are everywhere these days.  But when they are taken a step up, and designed specially for someone, they become unique presents that tell a story.  These cupcakes came from a lady in London who had them sent to her brother in Brisbane for his 40th.
Enough said. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Emily's 21st birthday cake

I made this 9" chocolate mudcake for Emily's 21st birthday last weekend.  I have a thing for harmony, and so designed this cake to fit in with Emily's pale pink and gold dress, and her pink, gold and white balloons.  All the gold bits were handpainted with edible gold - an exercise that I find calming, specially when I am alone in the room with my aromatherapy candle burning, guitar music in the background, and my cake paraphernalia left, right and center.

"Thank you so much for the beautiful cake.  It looked gorgeous and tasted delicious!!!"
-  Dani O, Brisbane