Celebration Cake For My Son

I made a celebration cake for my son, for the end of an intense course he’s just done. He’s now well on his way to becoming a PADI accredited dive instructor!


The inside of the cake is layers of red and blue velvet with my secret recipe vanilla butter icing, and it’s covered in a marbled blue sugar paste.
The diver’s legs, shark fins, lettering, coral, seashells, starfish, seaweed and sea fans are all handmade from sugar paste.

He loved it and we spent the day handing out pieces to the other people at the certification party.



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Cupcakes ~ Cakes and Cookies ~ cupcake-in-a-jarSugar Art ~

Fancies! Or Uber-truffles… Or Tribbles…?


This is the result of the beater test – MeeA and Anneke loved them!

I have no idea what to call these, though… They’re not cupcakes, they’re not cake pops, they’re not truffles. I think “fancies” sounds nice?

This dark chocolate shell is filled with caramel, shortbread bits, and chocolate cake!


The nice thing about this sweet treat is that it can’t go stale, like a cupcake, and you can serve them as a dessert – MeeA had hers with ice cream!
I’m working on a few different flavour combinations, and I haven’t found the right packaging yet – as soon as I have it sorted I’ll post a price list!



Check out my price lists here:
Cupcakes ~ Cakes and Cookies ~ cupcake-in-a-jarSugar Art ~

Beater Testers Wanted!

I have something new – something uber-decadent, that you can’t eat more than one of – and I am going to need a few people to try them for me…

I love Pinterest (you can find me there), and there are SOOO many recipes and ideas that I want to try!
I spotted something there a while ago that I am going to try and make my own version of… I just don’t know what I’m going to call them yet!

So if you’re a fan of chocolate and caramel, and you would like to try 6 (not 12) of something for me, leave a comment!


The terms of beater testing are as follows:

  • If you want to try this test, there’s a small price to cover the cost of the ingredients.
  • You must leave a comment on this post to tell me which one you would like to try.
  • I will then email you further details – an invoice, my EFT details, a collection date and my address and directions.
  • Your order will have to be collected from me in Midrand.
  • I will specify the collection date for the beta test.
  • Biscuits and sweets can wait for collection, but cakes, cheesecakes and cupcakes need to be collected the day they are baked, or a day later at most.
  • After you’ve sampled your beater test order, you must email me, write a blog post, or leave a comment and tell me what you thought – this is imperative as this is the whole point behind the beater-testing!