A couple of years ago my journey in sugar took a sharp turn into the next level up. I enrolled in a course being run by Sydney’s Planet Cake – being run in Melbourne by the amazing Fran McGregor and Handi Mulyana. I’d always dreamed of doing this course and when it was being held in Melbourne I literally squealed with delight and enrolled straight away.
My daughter plans her birthday cakes up to a year in advance – that is probably my fault!!
For her 5th birthday we had a craft party at the wonderful Petite Artelier in Melbourne – a great venue! Julia and her guests painted beautiful little birdhouses, so she thought a bird house cake was in order.
A cake created for a little ballerina who gave strict instructions of “no pink!”
Designed around Elena’s love for ballet and the piano… All decorations made from fondant.
Dark chocolate mud cake filled with dark chocolate ganache.
This is the owl I made for my little Tia’s first birthday. She stood 13″ high!
My husband and I had the honour of being little Amelie’s godparents last weekend. I found some adorable hand made owls from Red Stitch Designs via madeit.com.au. Super cute yes?
So, of course, I wanted to incorporate an owl in the design of the cake for this special occasion. Amelie’s mum LOVES cats and asked if I could perhaps include a cat somewhere. So, I got to thinking…hmmmm… an owl and a cat, an owl and a cat…hmmm – of course! (slaps the forehead) The Owl and the Pussycat!
It’s always lovely to be asked ‘back’ to make another cake for a client… this cake was created for little Jesse’s first birthday. I recently made his Train christening cake and was excited to be part of his special birthday too..
This cake was designed around the invitations sourced from Australian company “Imprintables”.They have a gorgeous collection of stylish invitations for all occasions and this birthday invitation was no exception.
This cake was created for my cousin’s little girl’s 1st birthday celebration which took place in a local park.
In coming up with a concept for the cake, I was told that little Christina loved birds. So, putting these two elements together, this design was born.
I was contacted to create a christening cake for a little boy… the brief was to use blue, white, keep it simple with a train on the top. So that’s what I did!
A garden party theme incorporating a palette of muted green, soft hues of apricot, pink and cream was to be staged for Lucy’s 5th birthday. Sweet Tiers designed a cake that took all of these elements and created a watering can cake.
My daughter has been planning her birthday cake for quite some time now. Last year, 1 week before her third birthday, I broke my wrist and she got a Tinkerbell ice cream cake… it was fabulous, don’t get me wrong but I was more disappointed than her I think! After spending all year making cakes for others, I was most looking forward creating something for her!
This year, every week brought a different wish for a cake. We went from a Princess, to a Barbie Princess to a rainbow pony cake to even a witch cake! She finally settled on a design from Debbie Brown’s ‘Enchanted Cakes for Children’ – Cinderella. ‘No problem”, I said… errrhhhm, yes.
This cake was a lot more involved than first thought – mostly due to the stairs. Oh my, they were tricky! It is a beautiful design, very labor intensive – just making the pebbles and putting them on the roof of the tower took almost 2 hours!
Cinderella herself was a lot of fun to make… and, surprisingly, when the time came to cut the cake she came off in one piece! Cakes created for children always reap the greatest rewards for me, the reaction that they recieve is always one of amazement and such joy – nothing beats it.
At the end of the day Julia loved it and still talks about it! Mission accomplished!