Tuesday, May 22, 2012

April and May cakes

It's been another busy month at Just call me Martha, here is some of the work I've done thus far.

I was also lucky enough to appear in the Cakes and Sugar Craft magazine by Squires where I shared my citrus cheesecake recipe.

Magic Far Away Tree party

Recently I was asked to make a gorgeous cake, cupcakes, pops and cookies for a Magic Far Away Tree birthday party styled by Little Big Company for Lou's daughter Clementine. I can finally share with you the gorgeous photo's that were taken by the very talented Lee Bird Photography.

The party was also featured in the Australian magazine Shop 4 Kids, page 164 and 165
This is the  massive cake I had to make, the bottom 3 tiers are foam while the top 2 are cake as we wanted the cake to be BIG without feeding a million people :-) Backdrop by Love JK.

Styling by Little Big Company . Photography by Lee Bird Photography.  Cake, pops, cupcakes and cookies by Just Call Me Martha
 Woodland Cookies by Cookies by Spoon and Fork Cookies, party paperie by Loralee Lewis, Dresses by Little Lou Lou handmade, Softies by Flowers,Frills, buttons and bows, Flowers by Velvet Lily Florist, Photography by Lee Bird Photography, Fabric bunting Little Kitten Handmade, cookie design with toadstool and fairy by Blossom Time Creations Tablecloth by Vintage Sew and Sew, Fabric Backdrop by Love JK All party glass jars, beverage dispensers, cake stands and all party products from The Little Big Company http://www.tlbc.com.au Hats by Prop Shop Boutiqe

Happy Mother's Day - Blissfully Sweet Challenge

When I was asked to create a special “Blissfully Sweet” Mother’s Day table to honour Jacki’s mum Suzanne Maree Wadey, who passed away from breast cancer 10 years ago I was very excited if not a bit nervous. The theme was relaxed, casual beachside with the main colours being shades of  teal, rustic/natural sand and white. Since my topic was “Hot Chocolate and S’mores bar” my accent colours was chocolate and burnt orange. My main inspiration came from the gorgeous printables by Style me Gorgeous, I used the colours that Sarah incorporated in my tags and used them in paint colours, ribbon, food and props to create my “bar”. I didn’t want to use a conventional table so instead I opted for a vintage “hutch” that I had in storage. I gave the hutch a lick of paint (matching my printables) and used that as my “anchor” point for the whole design.

Thinking about what to serve on my bar was both easy and difficult! Easy because it’s a bar, so I had to obviously incorporate elements such as self-serve chocolate, marshmallows, crackers etc but at the same time difficult as I didn’t have anything “pretty”to showcase like I normally do. No fancy cakes, no lovely cookies and no gorgeous cupcakes as it didn’t fit with my theme. Instead I opted to have some gorgeous eye catching flowers sprinkled with shells from Velvet Lily Florist to make my bar “pretty” and providing a focal point . I am sure you can see from the photo’s that the stunning bouquets lifted my bar from ordinary to lovely. Some of the food that was served at the bar (other than the expected self-serve ingredients needed to create a hot chocolate drink and s’mores snack) was dunking choc chip cookies, chocolate macarons, S’Mores cupcakes, S’mores Cheesecake and s’mores pops.

Lovely flowers by Velvet Lily

As a favour everyone took home either a S’mores campfire kit or Hot chocolate kit.

In loving memory of Suzanne Maree Wadey, 20.08.1948 – 22.10.2002