This is Nosipho & Paul’s three tier wedding cake – fuchsia velvet and cream cheese icing, covered in a cream coloured sugar paste and decorated with black sugar paste flowers, pearls and a custom made cake topper, delivered to Thaba Eco Hotel last Saturday afternoon.
The cupcakes are also velvet with cream cheese icing, decorated with the same flowers and pearls as those on the cake.
The cupcake topper was specially made for them. Nosipho sent me pictures of herself and Paul, and of her dress and her fascinator to use as inspiration for the two figures. The groom is 18cm tall!
I got an order for a Halloween cake this year and I was thrilled when she said I could do as I pleased! I saw a lot of pumpkin cakes, but I fell in love with this one from Dana Danila months ago and I was dying to do my own angry pumpkin!
I think mine came off looking more sulky than angry, but it was well received and I learned a lot while I was doing it!
Its layers of orange velvet inside filled with cream cheese icing, decorated with a gumpaste spider and a beetle, with two worms popping out of it too. I was very pleased that my tendrils held their shape and didn’t break when I glued them onto the cake!
Everyone loved it! There was nothing left after dessert, and the little boys loved eating the spider and eyeballs!
chocolate cupcakes in green foil paper cups with chocolate butter icing decorated with hand made sugar paste bees, ladybugs and worms
This cake is layers of vanilla cake and pink velvet cake with cream cheese icing and caramel icing, decorated with handmade sugar paste bugs having a picnic. The picnic treats – the cake, cupcakes, cookies and the plates the treats are on as well as the blanket, all are made with sugar paste by me.
The two tiered cake is chocolate and vanilla, and the pink velvet cupcakes are topped with cream cheese icing and a crystallised rose petal.
This cake and cupcakes are not elaborate, and the bride provided the cake topper and the little ceramic figurine, but the couple – who are friends of ours – met on a train when he asked if he may greet her Service Dog, a huge black Lab named Khan. After a couple more meetings they traded numbers and were soon dating.
She has Cerebral Palsy, and the sight of her walking down the aisle on her father’s arm was simply exquisite.
Khan was the “Dog of Honour” at their wedding, wearing a white bowtie and a rose on his collar, and I surprised them with a little black sugar paste dog on their cake.
Amanda celebrated her birthday this year with TWO parties and ordered two batches of cupcakes like this one.
Half of the purple velvet cupcakes are topped with a purple vanilla butter icing and the other half with cream cheese icing.
They are decorated alternately with moulded sugar paste butterflies in shades of purple, silver sugar paste 50s with silver dragees and some with a pearl dusted sugar paste disc and a piped “50”.