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Cocktail Cake

Last weekend I was busy with two cakes.  The first one was a cocktail cake.  I was asked to create a cake for a cocktail party. Firstly I must give recognition to my inspiration behind this cake.  This cake was not my own design, I found a picture of a cake by Pauline Clifford of “Truelovecakes” and this gave me the inspiration for this cake. My client loved Pauline’s cake also. Thank you Pauline, I have enjoyed recreating your cake!

This cake is a 25cm dark chocolate mud cake, covered in dark chocolate ganache and pink fondant.  I applied some pink shimmer to the fondant to give it a lovely glimmering look. The glass is a real cocktail glass which is filled with fondant balls, some home made bling and pink osterich feathers.  The girl has been hand modelling using modelling paste.

I made twelve dark chocolate cupcakes to accompany this cake with pink buttercream frosting and some pearl cashous for decoration.

This was a really fun cake to make! I had a bit of drama with my hand modelled girl, he leg fell off and I had to recreate on the morning the cake was being picked up which was a little nerve racking but we got there in the end!

Hope you enjoyed your cake and your cocktail party Lydia! :)

Christening Cake

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 :)

Jayson’s 15th Birthday Cake

Square Topsy Turvy CakeI’m a bit behind with keeping the website up to date!  Last week was Jayson’s 15th Birthday and I decided to give the topsy turvey cake a go.  Jayson is a Titan’s supporter and loves his footy so combining his love of footy and my urge to try out the topsy turvey cake, we came up with a pretty cool cake.

I made a smaller version of the cake using square cakes.  I started with two 20cm square caramel mud cakes (Jayson’s favourite!!) and cut to get four tiers in descending sizes.  This cake is covered in a vanilla buttercream, however I feel it would look a lot better covered in ganache and fondant! I then used coloured fondant (in Titan’s colours of course!) to decorate each tier with a different pattern.  The top tier was topped with a hand modelled Titan’s football! :)  Jayson was happy with his cake and it went down well with the family also.  Hope you had a great day Jays!! xx

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

Gum paste flowers

Calla LillyI’ve been wanting to try making gum paste flowers for quite some time but have been a little unsure of it. I purchased the basic tools such as a flower modelling tool set (including ball tool and veining tool), a few petal cutters, I used a piece of foam i had here for my foam pad and I used a couple of small plastic containers to hold my flowers until they had set. I did plenty of research on the interenet, watching and reading many tutorials. Read the rest of this entry »

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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

Christee-Lee just wanted to thank you so much for the fabulous cake. It was truly more than wonderful. I have had a few enquiries and will send them your way with a huge recommendation. Thanks again.
Lyndi

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