Wedding at Val Bonne Country Estate

What a nerve racking delivery to Val Bonne Country Estate! A million, squillion speed bumps and drains on the way there – with a cake in the boot! AND then I tripped on an inch-high step as I walked into the reception hall, and nearly threw the cake across the hall!!! o.O 😀 

The two-tier cake is vanilla cake with white vanilla buttercream filling. The top tier has a white sugar paste cover, with a border of sugar pearls, including a few turquoise pearls in between. The bottom tier is covered with light pink buttercream rosettes. The cake topper was provided by the bride.

The cupcakes were a delicious assortment of flavours! There were dark chocolate covered Oreo cupcakes, chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream, and lemon cupcakes with lemon curd filling and cream cheese icing.

I hope Mr & Mrs Visser had a dreamy day!

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A Woodlands Baby Shower

This is a chocolate cake made to look like a tree stump, decorated with sugar paste toadstools, acorns, stones, vines, flowers, and hand made sugar paste animal friends – a fox, bird, bunny, owl, and raccoon.

The vanilla cupcakes in brown paper cups were topped with white vanilla buttercream, and decorated with handmade sugar paste owls in yellow, pink, orange, and mint green.

Here are the finished toadstools, leaves, and flowers, made in preparation for finishing the cake decoration and dried before being put on the cake.

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May the Fourth Be With You!

Happy Star Wars Day! 😀

I am a big Star Wars fan, as are my son and husband, having seen the movies many times over. As I have never done a cake or cupcakes with this theme myself (it’s a copyrighted theme), I thought I would share with you some of the incredible cakes, cupcakes, and sugar art I have seen, that honour this fabulous theme!















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An Easter Piñata Cake!

I have been DYING to do one of the “on-trend” unicorn cakes that are all over the internet, but I haven’t had the opportunity*, so when I saw this bunny cake design I decided it would be perfect to do a similar design for our family’s Easter celebration.
I’ve also been dying to do a piñata cake, so I made this a “surprise inside” cake using jelly beans!

Here is the chocolate “giggling bunny” cake I did for my family – full of jelly beans!  I was rushed, so his hands and muzzle aren’t as soft and rounded as I would have wanted, but everyone loved it!
I decorated the cake board with sugar paste carrot tops, and sugar paste Easter eggs.

To protect the jelly beans inside from the moisture of the cake, I made a little “box” with melted chocolate.

*SOMEONE PLEASE ORDER A UNICORN CAKE! 😛

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