Baby shower or should that be baby bath?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Another cake I was lucky enough to have complete creative control over. I happened to stumble across this design whilst looking through Flikr (Andrea's SweetCakes) and I was desperate to have a go at it.

I was lucky that Alex who was organising the shower trusted me and let me try whatever I liked. Another cake I am simply in love with and so proud of!

One of my favourite details is the little bar of soap and towel!

Kermit hiding in the puddle!

Baby boy playing with his rubber ducky in the tub.


Ayden's Christening

I have to say I simple adore this cake.

When Ayden's mum first sent me the lion she wanted me to replicate I will admit I was a little apprehensive, I really didn't think I could do it. But on the other hand I was super excited to push myself and have a go. Lucky for me it paid off!

I know I say this a lot but I really did have heaps of fun working on this cake, I was dancing around like a fruit loop and let out a couple of squeals of delight as I was working :P

Suffice to say I was super proud of this cake and even happier that Mum Rebecca and Ayden's guests loved the cake too!

Top view so you can see the letters.

Some spots to add colour.

Some stars to add colour and height.

And of course the adorable little lion. He is edible but seriously look at those eyes how could you even think about eating him!

P.S I have to say I have had quite a few cupcake orders I have forgotten to take photos of, so annoying! Or they are repeat orders namely Ben 10 or Coco Chanel designs so I haven't bothered reposting.

Angela and Michael's Wedding

Angela had approached me many months ago about creating her wedding cupcakes. This was one order I was stressing about for a couple of reasons.

1. The wedding was in December and I live in FNQ where that time of year brings very high humidity. humidity + fondant = icky sticky mess! argh

2. The couple desperately wanted white chocolate for the cutting cake. As white chocolate is less stable then dark it can be quite hard to work with in the heat of summer.

3. Angela and I went to school together 10 years ago and I always stress just that little bit more when working on an order for someone I know. Don't get me wrong I want all my orders to be perfect but when it's for a friend I turn into cakezilla!

As it turned out is was a extreamly rainy day, delivery in the rain is such a nightmare and the last few orders I had had been delivered in the rain. But this set up I had to do on my own as it was a Friday afternoon, normally Mr Cupkates comes along to help!

The venue where terrific in helping me which is a lovely change! And Everything arrived in once piece and was perfect!
It was so hard to get some nice shots as the venue was having lighting issues.

The cupcakes where chocolate with a raspberry filling topped with vanilla Italian meringue buttercream.
And of course the white chocolate cutting cake!

I stood back after set up and was pretty darn happy, and I was so glad to hear the Bride and Groom along with the guests loved it too!

Merry Christmas!

Next up was a corporate christmas order. I had total creative control with these and it was so much fun working out some new and different christmas designs and being able to just "play".

I choose cupcakes to be chocolate as it is by far my most loved flavour half with vanilla Buttercream and half with mint.

My favourite design is definitely the pudding!

But I also quite like the bauble.

And the present, I mean everything looks cuter in miniature.

They were all boxed up to hand out as gifts and looked fantastic!


I am so behind in my blogging as usual and I am confusing myself by doing one big post so I am going to split them all up!

First up is a wedding I did in November, based on the design of my very first wedding order back in August 2009.

Cupcake flavours where Chocolate lover, Va va voom Vanilla and Dessert first? (Sticky Date).

Cutting cake was chocolate mud