Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’
This weekend’s cake was for a little girl’s 1st Birthday. Her mum had an exact idea of what she was after and hopefully I accomplished the correct end result for her. She was after a two tier, chocolate mudcake with a pink & purple theme topped with a little tiara for her little princess.
We decided on a 20cm bottom tier and 15cm top tier, both milk chocolate mud (perfect for the little ones), both of these were covered in milk chocolate ganache and covered in fondant. The bottom tier was covered in pink fondant and given the quilted effect with silver cashous for decoration. The top tier was covered in purple fondant with “Jayda” in pink fondant aswell as pink fondant butterflies as decoration. This top tier was topped with a little silver tiara. The cake board was covered in pink fondant also. The finish the cake off, I piped pink royal icing around the base of each cake.
I hope Jayda enjoys her 1st birthday!
My first ever hand modelled baby! How exciting! My clients was after a Christening Cake for their youngest daughter. They were after a chocolate mudcake with the colour theme of white, soft pink and a bit of silver. They wanted a slight religious feel to the cake by adding a cross, a baby on top and the name and date on there somewhere.
We decided on a 20cm milk chocolate mudcake which I covered with milk chocolate ganache. I covered the cake and cake board (which I made with my new table saw ) with white fondant. I hand modelled my very first baby and covered her with a blanket. I used a great tutorial on You Tube to show me how to do this. I put a silver cross on the side of the cake for the religious feel and followed through with the pink & silver theme with some pink & silver fondant balls around the bottom of the cake. I finished the cake off with the name and date piped on top. Hope you had a lovely Christening Day Annabel
This weekend a good friend of mine hosted her annual GNI (Girl’s Night In) to raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation. Kim lost her mother to breast cancer when she was a young teenager. Kim’s mother was a lovely, lovely lady who was close to my heart aswell, she treated me like her own daughter. She is missed and thought of each and every day! Kim has always involved herself in fundraising events and has made the GNI an annual event. Kim not only aims to raise as much money as she can for such a deserving cause but also wants to educate and spread breast cancer awareness to help as many people as possible. She does a great job each year and her mum would be very proud of her efforts! I was unable to attend the GNI again this year so decided to donate some cupcakes to either be auctioned off or used in what ever way Kim thought best. I piped some pink ribbons, then made a batch of chocolate and white chocolate mud cupcakes, in pink cases of course! I topped the chocolate ones with white vanilla buttercream frosting and the white chocolate mud with pink strawberry buttercream frosting. Each cupcake was then topped with a pink ribbon and three gold cashous. I packaged them in boxes of six. I hope all the lovely ladies had a fabulous PINK day!!!
If you wish to help this great cause you can donate via the Girls Night In website
Last weekend my nephew celebrated his 13th birthday and his mum thought he should have some yummy cupcakes, after all, Aunty Christee-Lee does make the best cakes hehe . I made a variety of flavours for the 3 dozen cupcakes. We had chocolate mud, peppermint mud, white chocolate mud, white chocolate and raspberry swirl, marbelled white and chocolate mud and a new experiment chocolate hokey pokey mud. Each cake was decorated in the same or similar flavoured buttercream frosting and sprinkles of the key flavour of the cake. I hope you loved your cakes and had a great birthday Bish! x
Last weekend my niece celebrated her 13th Birthday and her most favourite thing in the world is Spongebob Square Pants. She absolutely adores him! With a Spongebob themed birthday party, there was no question about what cake she wanted. I used a 28cm rectangle tin and baked a milk chocolate mud cake. I filled the cake with a chocolate mousse and strawberry oreo filling (a bit of an experiment which paid off) I cut out some sponge holes and covered the entire cake with milk chocolate ganache. The cake was then covered in coloured fondant to look like Spongebob. The entire cake was edible including his legs and arms. My niece was very happy with her cake as where her friends! Hope you had a great party Alysia xx
This week I made cupcakes for a baby shower. The glowing mum to be is expecting a baby boy and wanted a mixture of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with various shades of blue icing. The colour theme of the day was shades of blue with a little silver and white. We therefore chose to go with two blue shades and a silver in cupcake cases. The mum to be was not keen on the traditional baby decorations and preferred the cakes be decorated with silver and white cashous. The end result were some great little baby boy cupcakes. Hope your day was perfect Cindy and can’t wait to meet the little fella when he arrives! x
Here we have two awesomely yummy petite cuppies for a baby shower in a mixture of green, blue and pink cases. First we have banana and macadamia cuppies with chocolate buttercream frosting and topped with a macadamia nut. Second we have vanilla cuppies with passionfruit vanilla frosting and topped with a gold cashous. Both these cakes tasted devine!! (Of course I had to sample them first to make sure they were good! :P)
The mum to be loved them, just what she had asked for and were apparently a hit at the shower. Can’t wait to meet the little bubba when he or she arrives!!