Cake Designs!

I’ve been working on cake designs with complimentary cupcake toppers, and working out prices to go with them. This way you can pick a cake design and cupcakes to match, and I have some creative freedom to get my art on!
I have even come up with designs for a “Winnie-the-Pooh” and “Strawberry Shortcake” that won’t infringe on their copyright!
What do you think?


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After the Birthday Party

In August I entered my first cake contest – the Hostess Pro Sugar Craft Cake Studio SACBW National Cake Decorating Competition – in support of iDuc.
My piece was called “After the Party“, with a teapot on a table, a cupcake, and little grey mice nibbling on candles and cookies, and relaxing in a cup of leftover tea.  

It was made with polystyrene dummies, not real cake, covered and decorated with handmade sugar paste pieces. I didn’t place (I knew I wouldn’t, I worked in a hurry and my precision suffered), but the judges loved the concept, and they loved my characters. One of the rules was to have the iDuc logo and colours on the cake. The colours weren’t hard to do – the pink, purple and mint green were easy to incorporate, and I turned the logo into the teabag tag (this was the only edible print permitted on the cake). 🙂

Here are a few pictures I took at the Hostess Pro Sugar Craft Cake Studio Cake Decorating Competition at Faircity Roodevallei Hotel on August 26th. There were some wonderful cakes on display, and each one was very carefully judged and scored.

Our Guide Dog Puppy Riggs went with us and he was an absolute superstar!


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Anyone For Some “Beater Testing”?

Why “beater testing”?

Well, apart from the play on words (as in “beta test”) – testing recipes its expensive, and my loved ones are a little biased when I ask them what they think! 😛
This way, I get to work out exactly how long a new recipe will take, and how much it will cost, and I get unbiased feedback on whether a new recipe is a good one or not! 😀

I am planning on adding a range of sexy gourmet muffins to my repertoire, and I need FIVE people to test some new recipes for me!

For R108 (the cost of the ingredients) – you get a box of 12 gourmet muffins, in 6 different flavours:

Lemon crystal muffins
Banana walnut muffins
Jammy almond muffins
Pumpkin muffins
Cranberry orange muffins
Apple strudel muffins

Your test box must be collected from me on Saturday 15 July between 8am and 10am.
Then on Monday July 17th I will send you a few questions about your beater test to help me decide which flavours are a hit, and which are a miss!
If the date and time suits you – please contact me with your name and email address!


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May the Fourth Be With You!

Happy Star Wars Day! 😀

I am a big Star Wars fan, as are my son and husband, having seen the movies many times over. As I have never done a cake or cupcakes with this theme myself (it’s a copyrighted theme), I thought I would share with you some of the incredible cakes, cupcakes, and sugar art I have seen, that honour this fabulous theme!


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Cake with F•R•I•E•N•D•S

I recently started watching F•R•I•E•N•D•S on Showmax, and even though I have seen the show from beginning to end more than a couple of times – I still giggle like a lunatic!
Then I started seeing cakes with “Friends” as a theme popping up in my social media timeline, so its not just me who still loves the show! 😀
Here are several from to show you what a fun cake theme it can be!

You can click on each picture to go and take a look at the cake. 🙂


Hayley Jane’s Cakes


Zoe’s Fancy Cakes

Karolyn’s Kakes, LLC

The Hobby Baker


Dollybird Bakes

Karolyn’s Kakes, LLC

Star Cakes


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