Saturday, December 24, 2011

Celebrate Christmas

Best wishes to everyone who has supported me over the last year. Thank you for all your kind words and encouragement, your support is immeasurable.

Please accept my warmest wishes for a safe and happy festive season, best wishes and Merry Merry Tammy

Thank Goodness it's Christmas

What a busy exhausting month it's been. Some of my cakes I've made for the festive season. Hope you like.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Fishing Cake

Anne ordered this cake for Arthur's 6o th birthday. I was told Arthur is a bit of a fisherman and handyman so this is what I came up with. All edible except for the wire on the fishing rod. My favourite thing about this cake catching a sparkly '60'

Congrats Arthur hope you had a great birthday.

Friday, December 9, 2011

What to Put on Your Christmas Cake

I have been busy this week making little figures to put on Christmas Cakes. I can't take credit for the design. My wonderful teacher Gail Dorter showed me how to make these super cute snowmen and Santa's. So if you would like me to make you a most delicious Christmas Cake with one of these adorable little guys on top please give me a call but hurry time is running out.

If you just want to enjoy the pictures many thanks.Please take inspiration and if you want to replicate the design please give credit to Gail Dorter,cake decorator extraordinaire who produced the original concept.
Thanks for dropping bye
keep an eye out for some more pics in the next few days.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pretty Cupcakes and Cakes

Some pictures I've had sitting in my camera for a while. The cupcakes for a 12 th birthday party were for Mary, ordered by her wonderful mum Terese {card maker extraordinaire }The other cupcakes were for Jill {gluten free} to celebrate her birthday and ordered by her friend Jacqueline.

More Planet Cake Babies ordered by Ann for a baby shower. These little guys are proving popular.

The two tiered cake was ordered by proud mum Angela to celebrate the lovely Charlotte graduating university and becoming a Doctor.
Best wishes everyone hope you enjoyed the cakes.x

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas is Coming

I still have a back log of pictures to share with you but in the mean time here is some food or sweets for thought.

I don't know about you but for me time always seems to accelerate at this time of the year. So much to do,parties, people to catch up with. For us in the southern hemisphere it is also the start of summer, end of the school year so a time of beginnings and endings.
It also happens to be one of my favourite times of the year. So to start off the celebrations here is a sample of some of the Christmas goodies I will be making. Fruit mince pies, Christmas fruit cakes, shortbread and chocolate ginger cupcakes of course. Please check in regularly over the next week for more pictures and if you see anything you like please give me a call.
Thanks for dropping by.x

Thursday, November 17, 2011

80th Birthday Cake

A large 10" square chocolate mud cake made for Sue's mum to celebrate her 80th birthday. I hope it was an enjoyable day, many best wishes. All flowers made out of sugar paste.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Themed Cupcakes

Sorry it's been a while since I've posted any images I have been working on some exciting projects so please check back very soon for more information.
Onto the important business at hand, the cakes. I have a back log of photos in my camera so I will share a few today and try and display the others in the next few days.

Some very fashionable cupcakes were ordered by Julie to help celebrate a 21st birthday.
Cute "Planet Cake" babies for Emily's baby shower and some corporate cupcakes for Go Netwoking made a function a little sweeter.Thank you to everyone hope you enjoyed the cakes.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Camping Cake

Anne asked me to decorate this cake for her friend Phil to celebrate his 60th birthday. Phil loves camping so that was the theme of course. All decorations are made from sugar paste and I had fun hand painting the sides. Happy Camping Phil and I hope you have a great birthday.

Third Prize

Just a quick update my cake and my cupcakes both took out third prize each. Pretty happy about that. Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Royal Show Cake

A little sneaky peek at my entry for the Perth Royal Show. Very happy with my flowers but when I saw the competition I was blown away by all of the very talented cake decorators exhibiting. Go along to the show and have a look for yourself there are some phenomenally beautiful cakes that are breath taking in both skill and design. Good luck everyone. If you're at the show on the last Saturday I will be doing a demo at lunch time, so come and say hello.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Basket Ball Cake

So my baby turns 14 today and this is his birthday cake. Lemon and coconut one of his favourite flavours made into three mini basketballs. I particularly like the court boards all made out of fondant and scored and painted. Happy Birthday Lewis you are very loved have a great day.Love Mum,Dad and your brother

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sugar Rose

My cake decorating teacher is the fabulous Gail Dorter. Gail is so talented and is a wealth of information and inspiration as well as a sensational artisan in the craft of cake decorating. She also is super funny and keeps us in stitches for our classes. Gail showed us how to make a large formal rose and although this isn't finished, ie. no foliage I thought I'd show you a quick pic. I dusted the petals to resemble the Peace rose.

Baby Shower Cupcakes

Some pretty pastel baby themed cupcakes ordered by Claire for her friends baby shower. Best wishes to the parents to be. May you be blessed with a beautiful healthy baby, who also loves to sleep preferably more than three consecutive hours. Good luck and best wishes.

Horse Themed Cupcakes

I made these vanilla cupcakes for Angela to celebrate her friend winning Equestrian Federation of Australia,Horse of the Year. Yes that's what those letters stand for. They look pretty cute and I think the horse theme was a hit. I would love to say it has inspired me to jump on the back of a horse and trot off into the sunset but sadly I'm terrified of horses so making these cupcakes is about as close to horses as I like to get. Enjoy and congratulations.

Friday, September 2, 2011

High End Fashion Inspired Cupcakes

You have to admit these look super cute. I made these cupcakes for Anne Maree to celebrate her birthday with a bit of a sex in the city theme. Manolo Blahnik's, Chanel, D&G and Prada provided a bit of inspiration. The shoes took a bit of time to make {actually foreverrr} but hey when it comes to fashion some sacrifices have to made. Hope you enjoy the pictures and I hope Anne Maree you have a wonderful birthday. Best wishes and enjoy that Penthouse. xx

Tulip Cake

Spring has arrived and for my cake decorating class we made Tulips and Lavender {which looks great but was very fiddly}
We had to place them in a flower pick on a cake so they were arranged in an upright position. I haven't really finished arranging the flowers yet but thought I would show you my progress, what do you think?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

This little piggy...

I made these little figurines for Jing Jing to put on a birthday cake for some of her friends. They are to represent Year of the Pig and Year of the Rooster. Yes that's what it is, a rooster sitting on top of an egg. ha ha.
The little pig was meant to have longer arms so he could be holding the plate with the cupcake but unfortunately they were a little bit stumpy. They look kind of cute anyway.
They are sitting on a plaque made entirely of fondant icing about 10 cm in diameter so they will look great on top of the cake. Alas I forgot to take a pic of the cake but it was a simple lemon layer cake covered in butter cream.{ similar to the cake I made for Karen in a previous post }

If you'd like me to make you a cake topper give me a call.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Chocolate Wedding Cake

What a busy weekend of cakes. Just wanted to share some pictures of a three tiered chocolate wedding cake I made for a good friend Ute. This cake was a real chocolate delight. I lost count of how much chocolate went into the making of this after about 6-7 kg, 25 eggs, kilos of butter not to mention sticking on hundreds and hundreds of chocolate cigarellos around the base of each cake.
Did I mention the sourcing of fruit which is all out of season for us here in Perth. When my supplier was unable to come through with my order of blueberries my husband { wonderful dear kind husband} went to six different outlets in search of blueberries for me, my visit to three other shops confirmed my worst fears, no blueberries. Mild hysteria and panic setting in at this point. No raspberries, no blueberries. Still as they say the show must go on and the cake was completed and I think the end result was pretty striking. Congratulations Ute and Adam, wishing you much happiness.
P.S. Thanks to my lovely little family for putting up with the kitchen being hijacked this weekend, without your support I couldn't do what I love to do.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Look Away Now If Your Easily Offended

I was asked to make this cake for a friends husband who turned 50 over the weekend. Yes, it's a boob cake with some lovely complimentary cupcakes. Cupcake flavours were ginger and chocolate and vanilla. The naughty cake was lemon and coconut with a vanilla butter cream. I hope you had a great birthday Michael and enjoyed the cakes.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Mini Cake

Just a little birthday cake I whipped up for Alison's birthday. When your pressed for time a little mini stacked cake is the answer. This cake is about 10 cm high with a sugar paste rose on top. Have a great birthday Alison xx

Friday, July 22, 2011

Music Themed Cupcakes

I made these musically inspired cupcakes for the good folk at the Commonwealth Bank who are having a little "Grammy" music inspired get together. I hear there is a red carpet to parade down and I'm sure there will be some great costumes. Enjoy your evening and I hope the cupcakes make it a little sweeter.

The decorations on the cakes are all edible. Musical notes, sheet music and some tiny Grammy look alike trophies. Cupcakes are Vanilla and Raspberry and Dark Chocolate with vanilla butter cream.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Pretty Little Cake

I made this cake to take to work yesterday for afternoon tea to help celebrate Karen's birthday. Everyone made some goodies we hope you had a fantastic birthday Karen.

This little cake is a 6 " { that's 15 cm } diameter and stands about 25 cm tall. Perfect for afternoon tea. It is lemon and coconut filled with lemon curd and vanilla butter cream. Then covered with more vanilla butter cream, so you only need to have petite slices. A little fondant cherry on top works nicely.

This pretty little cake looks great on a sweets table with an assortment of other goodies to indulge.
Matching cupcakes and decorated cookies along side would certainly please all of your guests. Contact me if you would like to try one for yourself.