Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Fairy Cookies

Three years ago, I made a paper doll cake and matching flower cookies for a baby shower.
The babies turned three last weekend, and these are the fairy cookies I made for their party.

Amazing how quickly time flies.
Note:  The fairy cookie design is based on Bubbles and Sweets' fairy wand cookies.  

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My Week

Last week was one of those weeks that was completely and utterly mad.  I was up at dawn and did not go to bed until close to midnight.  The thing was, even though I was exhausted, I cherished working during the quiet hours before the kids woke up, and the peace when everyone had gone to bed.  It was just me, my workbench, and all the sugary goodness in front of me.

{ Owl Cookies }

{ Orea Pops with chocolate fudge }

{ Coconut Ice }

 { Vanilla Cupcakes with ruffled flower }


Under the Sea Birthday Cake

For a little girl who celebrated her birthday last weekend with an Under the Sea - Mermaid party.
(The design is a simplified version of Debbie Brown's Under the Sea cake)
"Just wanted to say thanks for the cake on Saturday... My daughter loved it and I got lots of 'wow's' at the party from the parents.. One of my friends even said 'it's rare you get a cake that looks good and tastes good at the same time'. So thanks, it was delicious."
-  Nikki H


Monday, November 19, 2012

Balloon Birthday Cake

Sometimes, simple works best, just like this birthday cake and cookies for Daniel and Lili.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tiffany & Co cookies

A few weeks ago, I was asked by Tiffany & Co to make small cookies for their QueensPlaza shop.  I then received an email from one of their customers telling me how much she loved the cookie she had at the shop and if I could make the same cookies for her bridal shower.  How could I say no?


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Racing Car cake

I'm not crazy about character cakes.  I think it is more fun and imaginative to take elements from a character and interpret it in another way.  This cake was created for a little boy who is a huge fan of Lightning McQueen.  Instead of modelling the cars from "The Cars", I made 'grown-up' race cars with the cartoon eyes and mouth of the movie characters.    

 Plus matching cupcakes.

This is the lovely message I received from the little boy's mum:

Thank you so much for my sons wonderful birthday cake. It completed his special day of turning 4. He was in absolute awe when he saw the racing cars around the base of the cake, he thought it was magical. It was a beautifully decorated cake, I couldn't have asked for anything more. The individual cupcakes were also a huge hit, each with their own individual race car on top. Once cut the cake was quickly devoured, it was rich, moisture and delicious. Everybody was raving about it, who could blame them, it exceeded my expectations. We'll only ever order our cakes from you because of the quality of ingredients used along with your exception talent.

Thank you for your care and attention to detail. I'll look forward to your next creation.


Monday, September 3, 2012

Gown and Tux Cookies

Cookie place cards for a wedding last weekend.  Because I make a lot of gown and tuxedo cookies, I try to vary the designs as much as I can.  These ones called for deep red and silver accents to match the wedding's colour scheme.

"Thank you, Jen.  Your cookies were a hit, everyone commented on how great they looked and tasted.  Thanks for the picture, it's something that we didn't have and is lovely to now have."

-  Erin G

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Love Affair

I have a love affair with cake stands.  Milk glass, pressed glass, porcelain, vintage - I love them all.  They are my reason for going to vintage and op-shops.
  And this is why:
{A flapper-inspired birthday cake, displayed on an absolutely beautiful, vintage pressed glass stand}
Compliments the cake wonderfully, doesn't it?

{Embossed cupcakes, cupcakes with art deco flower, and quilted cupcakes to match}

The cake and cupcakes were all for a 21st birthday party in Kingscliff.

The cake was lovely, thank you for your top work.
-   William N

Wedding Cookies

These tuxedo and gown cookies were given to the children who attended my client's wedding.  I think it's lovely to include children at a wedding, not just at the ceremony, but at the reception too.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

Smurfs Garden Cookies

I love it when a client comes to me with an unusual theme and is receptive to ideas.  I made Gina's baby shower cookies months ago, and recently, these Smurf garden cookies for her son's first birthday.  It took a good part of two days to make the fruits and vegetables from sugarpaste, bake the cookies and put everything together but it was worth all the time and effort.  I was thrilled to bits when I stood back and looked at these cookies. 

"Just wanted to say thanks again for the amazing smurfy cookies you made for Luca's 1st birthday party.  They were a big hit and tasted delicious.  I have attached a photo from the day of the table-somehow I managed to lose the piece of paper you had written for me with the order they were to go in so not in the original order unfortunately!"

Kind Regards

Teddy bear baby shower cookies

Vanilla bean sugar cookies designed to match the invitation for a baby shower

Matching Pairs

It's lovely when clients come back to me and tell me they have a new addition to the family.  This naming day cake was for Lincoln,

and this, made a couple of years ago, was for his big sister, Violet.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Danielle's Cupcakes

Pink flowers with flirty petals and butterflies for Danielle's 21st birthday.  I would love these to be in a vintage-inspired birthday, engagement or wedding, too.

Princess castle cake

Charlize's princess castle cake for her 4th birthday.  Her love for pink shines through this cake.

Teddy bear baby shower cupcakes

This is one of my most popular designs.  I've lost track of how many teddy bears and blanket cupcakes I've made.  They are perfect for baby showers, christenings, naming days or birthdays.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Madhatter's Teaparty

"There is a place.  Like no place on Earth.  A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger!  Some say to survive it, you need to be as mad as a hatter.  Which luckily, I am."

-  The Madhatter, from Alice in Wonderland

I think sometimes, there is a madness to cake decorating.  One would have to be, to spend over six hours on a single cake (that's how long it took to make the roses, bake and assemble this cake).  Luckily, I love what I do.  

{single tier madhatter, chocolate mud}

{vanilla bean cupcakes with top hats and tea cups}

{vanilla bean sugar cookies}

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Baby Shower Cookies

Baby shower cookies mounted on stick.  The baby's face was based on the baby shower invitation.

Owl Cookies

Owl-shaped vanilla bean sugar cookies.  Decorative details and colours were based on the invitation by Hipp.

invitation kit little people owl

Christmas Cookies

Reindeer, snowflakes, and Christmas tree cookies for the Felix & Slink Group.

Seamless apothecary jars filled with peanut butter cookies (this is the kind of cookie that is salty and sweet, and scrumptiously melt in your mouth).  I gave these to friends, the kids' teachers, and my fellow tuckshop ladies.  The only complaint I received was there wasn't enough cookies in the jar.

{ Medium-sized jar, with more than a dozen cookies }

{ Mini jars, with half a dozen cookies }

These cookie jars would make great party favours or wedding bonbonnieres.

Cupcakes with red flower and butterfly

It's been awhile since I posted anything.  Life has been busy, with Christmas and school holidays, then getting the kids settled back into school and all their various activities.  Now that I can catch my breath, I can sort through the photos of what I made towards the end of last year and put them up. 

These vanilla bean cupcakes were made for a 21st birthday.  They would be perfect for an engagement or wedding, or for no other special reason than to say 'I love you.'