I never tire of making these beautiful (if I do say so myself!) blossom booties. I first made these for my eldest daughter’s Christening 6 years ago and have made them several times since. They certainly do make a statement up there on top of the cake and they are also a lovely keepsake. I still have Julia’s. They look as lovely as ever! This is actually a two tier adaptation of that original design.
I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop with the lovely and very talented Debbie Brown at The Cake School here in Melbourne.
I’ve loved Debbie’s work since I first started in this craft and it was a thrill to meet her.
We made this beautiful Ganesha figurine – very intense class. He took almost 8 hours to complete! Every aspect of him has a symbolic meaning.. very detailed and lots of work!
Debbie Brown is a wonderful teacher, very generous and a lovely person. If you ever have the opportunity to learn from her snap up the chance!
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!
There is a gorgeous special occassion gift and bomboniere business in Melbourne called “Annabella Bomboniere” that has a fantastic selection of modern peices – not your usual crystal figurine kind of stuff. I designed this cake around one of the wooden china dolls they offer as a christening favour and owners Anna and Theo were kind enough to display it in their store…
She comes in all sorts of colours but I was particularly taken by the blue one and so created a cake around her. They loved it and I hope their clients love it too!
The flowers around the bottom tier are another version of the whimsical blossoms that feature on a few of my christening designs.. this time a little more sophisticated with pearl lustre dust giving them depth of colour and some stamens in the middle – just for something different!