Its Ginger Time!

These were a bit of an experimental taste test… four of them are my divine vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream, the four in the middle have crushed ginger biscuits baked into the batter, and the bottom four have a chunk of preserved ginger as a secret centre!

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A Giant Rose Cake!

I saw a tutorial for a cake like this on Facebook several times in the last few weeks, so when my mommy darling’s birthday came along I thought it would be perfect to celebrate with her!

Cake artist, sugar artist, cupcakes, Vorna Valley, Midrand. Giant rose cake, chocolate cake layers shaped into a big red rose.

Inside it is chocolate cake layers with a pale pink vanilla butter icing, shaped into a big red rose on the outside.

Cake artist, sugar artist, cupcakes, Vorna Valley, Midrand. Giant rose cake, chocolate cake layers shaped into a big red rose.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

Here Be Pirates…

I LOVE when a customer gives me a theme and I can go crazy – I get to try new techniques and experiment a little! This was one of those cakes.

Eithan’s mommy wanted a cake with a pirate ship on top for his 4th birthday party, so I tried a new sugar paste technique for the water and added the tentacles for fun.

This is a handmade sugar paste pirate ship and giant squid tentacles for a birthday cake

The cake inside is vanilla with caramel butter icing, and it’s covered in a blue and green sugar paste to represent sea water.

This is a handmade sugar paste pirate ship and giant squid tentacles for a birthday cake

The entire pirate ship and the giant squid tentacles are sculpted from sugar paste – by me, of course!

This is a handmade sugar paste pirate ship and giant squid tentacles for a birthday cake This is a handmade sugar paste pirate ship and giant squid tentacles for a birthday cake This is a handmade sugar paste pirate ship and giant squid tentacles for a birthday cake This is a handmade sugar paste pirate ship and giant squid tentacles for a birthday cake

I was very pleased with how this cake turned out.

I hope you like it too.

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