Spooky Cookies!

Halloween-themed iced cookies!!!
I tried a new cookie recipe, and decided to practise my cookie icing skills with royal icing. Since its Halloween soon, I decided to try some creepy, spooky design ideas!

My son has already called dibs on the jack-o-lantern cookie! 😛

So what did I discover while practising…
First – I need a few more icing nozzles, like two or three in each size, OR, I need to perfect my piping-bag-folding skills (the disposable ones don’t have a nice round opening when you trim them).
Second – I have to plan ahead better! Copying a picture is absolutely possible, but you have to be sure where to start and how to finish since the royal icing dries as you work.
Third – I have to practise my technique and my icing consistency more. I am a little shaky, and my icing is often too thick to be easily used.
Last, but not least – I will have to do at least 6 of one design for orders! Doing all 22 of these cookies with a different design REALLY slowed me down – some kind of “assembly line” process is essential.

I had a lot of fun with them! What do you think?


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Pink and Brown Teddies

I had so much fun with this order for little Mira’s first birthday celebration!

The cake has a vanilla bottom tier and a chocolate top tier, both covered with pink sugar paste. The top tier has baby’s name on the front with little gold dragees as accent, and a brown sugar paste bow.
The bottom tier is quilted and the little brown pearls were piped on with royal icing.
The cake topper is a sugar paste teddy wearing pearls and a bow, holding a pink #1.

There were chocolate cupcakes in gold paper cups and vanilla cupcakes in pink paper cups, decorated with handmade sugar paste cupcakes toppers teddybear faces – with bows and pearls.

There were also teddy-shaped cookies, decorated in pink, brown and white royal icing!
Mira’s mommy had a pink and brown tulle tutu made to go around the base of the cake, and the birthday girl had a matching tutu to wear for her party!   🙂   I got this picture from Nadine of the cake with its tutu!


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A Wonky Birthday Cake!

Thandi ordered a very special birthday cake for her friend – an active sportswoman who is also a “girly girl”.


The bottom square tier is my fabulous red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. I covered it with bright green sugar paste and decorated it with hand made sports equipment – tennis racket and balls, squash racket and balls, badminton racket and shuttlecocks, and a hockey stick and a ball, and a tiny pair of sneakers, all in white and gold.

The middle tier is chocolate cake, with chocolate butter icing. I covered it with a pink sugar paste and decorated it with white royal icing piping and sugar paste flowers, which “spilled” down onto the green tier.

The top tier is vanilla cake with white vanilla butter icing, covered in yellow sugar paste and decorated with a marbled blue sugar paste bow.


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The #BeeGeeWedding Cake!

Our dear friends B and her SexyG got married, and we got to go to KZN for the weekend to share in their nuptials!!

The cake was a gift from us to them, and I decorated it with grey sugar paste hearts and some programming code piped in royal icing to compliment the couple’s passion and their business!

chocolate cake, geek wedding

It was so much fun and it was SO special to be able to share their wedding day with them!



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