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Archive for February 2011

Gulgong High School Reunion

GHS EmblemLast weekend I celebrated my 15 year school reunion with 50 odd past school mates and their partners.  It was so great to catch up with everyone again!!

I made a caramello mud cake for the occasion.  Covered with a Cadbury Milk chocolate ganache, yum!!  The most time consuming was the school emblem.  I hand made this emblem from fondant, piping the detail with royal icing.  The lettering was also made from fondant.

I hope that everyone else enjoyed the night as much as I did :)

GHS Reunion Cake

Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day CupcakeTomorrow is Valentine’s Day and my 7th Wedding Anniversary.  What better way to tell someone you love them than with a gorgeous little cupcake!  These cupcakes are white chocolate mud (my hubby’s favourite!) and are topped with white chocolate ganche, a chocolate heart and silver cashous.  Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Anniversary Dame xxx

Caramel Mud Birthday Cake

Gran's BirthdayToday is my mother in laws birthday so I made a caramel mud cake for her.  Time was limited so I went for ganache covered cake rather than fondant.  A 20cm round caramel mud cake with a touch of ginger, covered with white chocolate ganache and wrapped with a marbelled white and milk chocolate collar.  I topped the cake with a chocolate Happy Birthday plaque and hand modelled roses.  The cake was enjoyed by the family. Happy Birthday Jo! xx

Gum Paste Roses

RoseLast night I continued with flower modelling, this time trying out the rose.  A have read through a few different tutorials with each giving slightly different instructions.  I used the one which was best for me.  I have an 80th Birthday cake coming up in March and have been considering using roses and butterflies.  The customer has asked for a pink and silver theme with any type of decorations so I’ve sketched out a design and thought I’d give it a practice run.

After a couple of hours of colouring, rolling, shaping & modelling, I had produced two roses and a little rose bud which I was quite happy with.  It’s a time consuming process but is extremely worth it!

I’ve also put in this post, a couple of pictures of the practice birthday cake, which I think I will change a little.  I am going to make some butterflies myself rather than use uneatable ones and think I will pipe some royal icing rose buds around the bottom of the cake rather than use ribbon.  I will post pictures of the finished product of this cake when it is made in March.

Rose Rose & Butterflies Rose & Butterfly
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I loved my bithday cake. It was pink with a butterfly and little balls. It was yummy!
Tippi

Christee-Lee, your cupcakes are truly the yummiest, and prettiest, cupcakes I've ever had! Thanks again!
Jodie, Byron Bay

Cake was a huge success. We all loved it & the flavour was to die for. It was so good to look at that it seemed a shame to cut into it! Everyone wanted to know who made it. Richy kept the boat and contents and fish as a souvenir. So again, a big thanks. You did a wonderful job.
Erin , Mudgee

Thankyou so much Christee-lee, our wedding cake so perfect and delicious and well worth the wait. We were hanging out for dessert all day! Can't wait for an excuse to order another !
Tiff