Monday, October 31, 2011

Gorgeous rainbow party by Inviteme

A couple of months ago I shared with you Inviteme's Snow white party which I thought was super cute with some very clever ideas. Today I wanted to show you the rainbow party Simone from Inviteme created for her daughter. I particularly love this party because it can easily be re-created by anyone without having to spend thousands of dollars on props. Mind you if you did want some party props to go along with the printables, Inviteme has a lovely selection to choose from :-)

How gorgeous is this cake! I love how lollies was used as accent to create the rainbow colours on this cake. No fancy fondant work, no hoity-toity modelled flower, just scrummy cake and lollies. Simplicity at its best!

Love these cute drinks, I know my daughter would love to drink from rainbow coloured bottles.

Another cute idea, heavenly marshmallows, makes me want to dive right in. Yummm (psssst, might sneakily file this away to make myself one day).

All up a fantastic party Simone :-) I love what you created for your daughter and I bet she loved it too.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cake, cake and MORE cake - Kikki K party

Well its been another busy few weeks in our household, school holidays came and went, a visit from MIL, hubby was home for 4 weeks and then plenty of cakes to make. Last week I had the honor of making Kikki K's 10 year anniversary cake, it wasn't only a massive challenge but a lot of fun. Today I was lucky enough to spot this article in The Sunday Age about my cake. How exciting!

I was asked to create edible stationary for a desk that would be on display at the main entrance of the venue. So I proceeded to make some folders, magazine holder, storage boxes, pens, scissors, to-do-list, rubber stamps, 3 am book and calculator. All up I was busy for 2 weeks prepping and making the sugar items and then 4 days non stop baking and covering of cakes. My poor oven still hasn't quite recovered lol I went through 22 kilos of fondant and about 50 eggs and I shudder to think how much butter and sugar went into all this :-)

Here is a close up of the 3am book and rubber stamps, 100% edible made from cookies and fondant.

My favourite item, cookie calculator covered in fondant and numbers + writing made from edible paper. It looked so real everyone kept touching it.

80 favour boxes made to look like miniature Kikki K storage boxes, these almost did my head in!! Thank you Kristina for believing in me and trusting me to make your cake, I am truly humbled xxx

This is another cake I completed yesterday, for a 40th birthday party. Oh how I struggled making this cake due to fatigue. I just could NOT for the life of me cover the main cake on Friday, I tried 3 times and gave up, then went on to making the toppers and ruined all the edible images beyond repair (all 21 of them!) and then burnt dinner. I had a good cry and called it a day. I did however wack another cake in the oven in case the 1st cake would collapse after being recovered for the 4th time. In the morning I managed to save the bottom part of the cake (the top was mangled after pulling off the icing) and I trimmed it + popped on the freshly baked cake I made the night before. This time I was able to cover the cake within 10 minutes. I baked the cupcakes, iced them, made the toppers and the topper for the cake all before 3pm, 1 hour before it was due PHEW! I originally was going to paint the image onto the cake with edible paste but due to time constraints had to settle for an edible image placed on a fondant plaque.

Close up of one of the cupcakes, edible image using blue bird design from Jesska Hoff's artwork. My husband was kind enough to hotfoot down to Boronia to get the edible images reprinted, this saved me a lot of time.

Another request I had was for these cute Super Hero cookies, cake and cupcakes for Little Sooties Super Hero party which was later featured on Amy Atlas :-) Thetis from Little Sooti had done a wonderful job styling the party :-)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October cakes

Some more lovely goodies to show you this month. This lovely cake was made for my daughter's grade 1 teacher Ms Fitzgerald, its a 6" inch vanilla sponge with vanilla bean buttercream icing and covered in white choc fondant. The matching cupcakes were made for the class.

Took me AGES to make the flowers for the mini bouquet, but it was done in the end. I still struggle with blending my colours, so need to practice with that.

These cute cupcakes were baked for a fundraiser for the Cancer Council Fund, the theme was "a little bit of pink".

This gorgeous + fun cake was made for Kikki K's CREATE Photobook range which was launched recently. I loved making this photo album and camera cake.

Close up of the camera cakelett, cake on the inside, fondant on the outside.

Matching camera cupcakes in orange blossom flavour with orange zest buttercream topping.