Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sienna's butterfly garden

Vanilla bean cupcakes and sugar cookies with butterflies and lattice...

... and dainty coconut ice to match

Amelia's farmyard birthday

For the daughter of one of my favourite clients.  Cake design was based on the farm printables by Pretty and Print.


Isabella's moon and stars party

Fly me to the moon
Let me play among the stars


Cupcakes, cookies and coconut ice were part of the dessert table styled by Little Birdie Events.  Inspiration came from the invitation design and colour palette.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Eve Boutique Cookies

Black and white cookies for the elegant dessert table created by Sunshine Coast Lolly Buffets and Event Styling for Eve Boutique's re-opening. 
It took several tries to get the piping right.  I had originally piped the details on the fan and border of the rectangular logo cookies all black, but it looked too heavy and over-done.  To create a lighter feel, I used white in between the black details.  It took longer to do it this way, but well worth the effort.      

Confetti Fair for Little Birdie Events

One of the best part of what I do is collaborating with event stylists.  I've worked with the Gerri and Carole from Little Birdie Events on several occasions, and enjoyed every bit of the creative process. 
These cookies, cupcakes and coconut ice clouds were for their dessert table at the Confetti Fair in Brisbane earlier this year.  The cookies were based on their logo design.

Friday, August 9, 2013

... and so it begins

It's been awhile in between posts.  It's not that I haven't done much cakes or cookies, but just that in between baking and decorating, there's family. 

There's also the few weeks that I hem hawed around, trying to decide about having my blog re-designed.  Well, I finally took the plunge.  Here is the new blog, designed and installed by Smitten Blog Designs.

And here are shots of what I had been up to the past few months.

{ Cookie favours in jars for Crystal's wedding }


{ Icy snowflake cookies for Mater Health Services' Sub-Zero conference }

{ Angus' birthday cookies }


{ Spencer's mad scientist birthday cake }

{ Alexa's birthday cookies - a bit of home, fashion and art in a jar }

{ White and gold cookies and cupcakes for a golden wedding anniversary } 


{ Monkey face christening cookies, based on the baby's toy monkey }

{ Mariette's bridal shower cookies }

{ Alyssa's ballerina and ruffles birthday cake, cookies, and a special tutu cookie just for her }


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Diary of an ideal weekend

27 April 2013, Saturday

Woke up.

Had my Weetbix, fruit and big mug of tea.

Kissed kids goodbye, and picked up cake buddies for Sharnel Dollar's Dessert Tables 101 Workshop.

Spent the whole morning and better part of the afternoon learning the ins-and-outs of creating a beautiful dessert table, was surrounded by very pretty things and fed yummy food.

Came home just in time for husband and son to clean my car.

Husband bought take-away curry from Coles (no cooking tonight! happy dance).

28 April 2013, Sunday

Slept in.

Poked around the fridge and found freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Decided to make lemon curd.

Too much lemon curd (note to self: do something with all the egg white).

Decided to make pate sucree, a rich, buttery pastry that melts wonderfully in the mouth.

Tangy lemon curd, in pate sucree tart shell is H-E-A-V-E-N!

Went to bed before 10:00 at night, full of leftover curry and lemon tart.

** Sweet dreams **

-  Photos from the Dessert Tables 101 workshop  -

Baby elephant birthday

For Willow, the baby of a really lovely client.  Designs based on the baby elephant printables by Style Me Gorgeous.

-  Chocolate Mudcake  -

-  Vanilla Bean and Raspberry Cupcakes  -
-  Coconut Ice on sticks  -
"Thank you Jen again for your amazing work!!!  We loved all of your cakes and how cute are your coconut ice pops!"
-  My N, Brisbane 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Tuyen's wedding cookies

Grey, black and yellow.  Love the colour combination.

"  Thank you so much for the beautiful cookies - they were a big hit and the guests loved them!  The day went without a hitch and mother nature was kind enough to provide us with some great weather.  Many thanks for your congratulations.  I hope there'll be another occasion in the future where I'll get to order your cookies again!"

-  Tuyen D, Brisbane

A wedding, a wedding!

Scenes from Restaurant Two:

{ Table centrepieces }
And this, my (not so) little baby, decorated with fresh flowers:

The centrepieces and cake flowers are from Sara Meredith Designer Florist.
Photographs were taken by Waikay Lau Photography - aka: my cake delivery driver - delivery assitant - photographer - hubby.
"Jen, cake looked amazing. I was so happy with it, Thank you."
-  Kelly M, UK