Mothers Day Special Offer!

Have you thought of a Mothers Day gift for Sunday 8 May 2016 yet?
How about a giant rose cake, like this one, in any colour you’d like!
I have a special offer (for collection from me in Midrand on Saturday morning 7 May 2016) a vanilla or chocolate cake, with either chocolate or vanilla butter icing, serving ±15 portions, will cost you just R500!
Quantities are limited and terms and conditions apply.

giant rose cake - layers of my delectable chocolate cake and a pale pink vanilla butter icing inside, covered in bright red sugar paste petals


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!

Its A Nicoletta Give Away!!

Can you believe it!?!!
I have a R300 hamper packed full of Nicoletta Christmas-themed goodies to give away, right here on my blog!!

SantaHeader02aIf you’ve ever baked anything you will most likely have used Nicoletta decorations! I use the ready to roll fondant icing, the coloured sugars, the nonpareils… I have no less than 17 different Nicoletta sprinkles in my baking cupboard!

2b4fb999c74e1cbcca55279827dd69a1 They have an incredible and ever-expanding range of decorations for cakes, cupcakes and cookies, and the best part is that they are available in any supermarket!


Would you like to win this Nicoletta hamper?
Just leave a comment below and tell me your favourite baking memory.
Then pop over and give their Facebook page a little like love (and mine if you haven’t already done so), follow Nicoletta on Twitter, and go and see their delectable Pinterest boards!
If you tweet about it, be sure to tag @TheCupcake_Lady and @NicolettaTreats as well as use the #LoveNicoletta hashtag.
ONLY comments on this blog post will be considered as entries to the give away.


VERY IMPORTANT – the give away is open to South African residents only.

The winner will be notified via email on Wednesday night December 18th 2013, and the hamper will be delivered on the 20th!


Random comment number selection made #27 the winner – Megs H!

RandomNumberMegs – check your inbox (and your spam folder, just in case 🙂 )!

Not A Batman Cake… :P

Linet contacted me last week to take advantage of my special offer for a cake and free cupcakes, and she wanted a Batman inspired cake to match her daughter’s party theme.

As I don’t infringe on copyright, I had to do my own version of batty goodness, but I think it worked really well.

This enormous 30cm chocolate cake is filled with chocolate butter icing and covered with dark chocolate ganache, then decorated with light blue sugarpaste. The sides of the cake depict a night-time city skyline, and the cake topper smacks of a big full moon with the birthday girls’ name and age, flanked by a pair of sugarpaste bat wings.

batman inspired, chocolate cake, chocolate butter icing, chocolate ganache, sugarpaste, night time city skyline, matching cupcakes

The free cupcakes – also chocolate – were decorated with sugarpaste discs echoing the design on the cake.

batman inspired sugarpaste cake topper

Check out my price lists here:
Cupcakes ~ Cakes and Cookies ~ 
Sugar Art ~

A Limited Special Offer For Cake and Cupcakes!

If you place and pay for an order for a cake with a minimum value of R500, I will include twelve (12) free cupcakes, either chocolate or vanilla, decorated to match your cake!


  • The order needs to be paid in full before 30 April 2013
  • The order needs to be delivered or collected before 31 October 2013
  • Terms and conditions apply
  • You can find a calendar displaying available dates on my contact form!
  • The pictures serve only as examples of my work