Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Baking

A few examples of what I've been up to lately


Last weekend I was involved in the launch of a cookbook for my kids high school. This wasn't a few pages of recipes cobbled together it is a fantastic bright modern collection of family oriented recipes beautifully bound and presented in a book that you would be proud to display on your coffee table.Last weekend was the culmination of a lot of hard work for a very talented and dedicated group of people and I am so lucky that I was able to be involved.

We photographed all of the dishes on a three day photo shoot with a professional stylist{ the very talented Claire Metcalf }a wonderful photographer Chris Huzzard and so many gorgeous mums from the school who helped out. It was a fantastic experience and I was so thrilled to be involved. Of course the whole project wouldn't have gone ahead if it wasn't for Vanessa Macknay {College Community Relations Officer }and her tireless work.

Thank you also to the core group of mums Kathy, Anne, Maria, Corri and another talented photographer Janine who put in so many hours of work. It was such a pleasure to meet and work with you all.

So how do you get one of the hottest cookbooks for 2010
contact Newman College

The cupcakes shown are some that we used in a promotion to launch the cookbook.
Did I mention what a great Christmas present this would make... you simply must get your hands on one of these books x Tammy

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...

Christmas comes early. These were some cute cupcakes I made for my dear friend Terese, who in turn ordered them for her ladies who attend her monthly workshops. Terese is a stampin up demonstrator and is wonderfully talented and always a source of inspiration as well as being a wonderful friend. Thank you Terese look forward to more workshops next year. x

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Have My Cake and Eat It Too

Yes it's that time of the year again when you peer into the mirror very closely and think mmm... do I really look another year older.Well who knows the answer to that, but I do know that birthdays are special, it's your one day of the year to celebrate you.
What better way to do that, than to have the ones you love around you and of course a birthday cake and this was mine.
A triple layer of lemon coconut sponge filled with vanilla bean cream and then completely covered with butter cream.
I opted to leave the fondant off the cake as I really like the textured look of the butter cream and of course the simplicity of the design. This was a white lillium I made out of gum paste and a simple piece of grosgrain ribbon.
And how old am I?
The same age John F Kennedy ran for the U.S. Presidency and won.
Happy Birthday to anyone and everyone x

Friday, November 5, 2010

Cupcakes for Cancer Nurses Society Australia

The good folk at Cancer Nurse Society held a morning tea. Hope my cupcakes made it a little sweeter.