Sunday, October 18, 2009

Week ending 18 October 2009

OK, I know... it's been a while - quite a while! Busy, busy, busy is all I can offer as reason behind my absence. Sorry!

Here is a small sampling of what we have been up to while away from the blog:

First up, we had another red and white wedding. Java Jolt cupcakes were the flavour of the day, with white fondant over vanilla bean buttercream, and topped with my camelia-roses, this time in red/red... I think they look stunning, and the bride was thrilled.

Then, our first of two Target catalogues came out, with a really funky cupcake stand supported by our cupcakes:

Then there was Gace's wedding, and our first official departure from "Just Cupcakes", as Grace's order was for a full size cake only. The design brief was white, romantic, girly, and to take direct inspiration from the haute couture catwalks of the current season...

This is the result of that design brief:

Swiss dots (to match the swiss dot tulle in Grace's veil), and a petal skirt (a current design trend from the US), with a pink camelia-rose (a la Coco Chanel).

The cake itself is built of three flavours - bottom tier of chocolate fudge, middle tier caramel mud, and top tier vanilla bean. All torted with vanilla bean buttercream, with fondant over ganache.

These cookies were placed on platters at each table for the reception:

Our next project is Sweet Charity. These cupcakes were provided to the VCA-ATOD for a fundraising event held at their new Melbourne campus dance studios on Saturday and Sunday last (10th and 11th).

We have since heard that not only were the cupcakes a highlight of the event, but that they reached their fundraising target to boot - congratulations!

In the middle of all that, we received a call from Tonya for some "alternative" gingerbread men for her "Girls Night In" event.

These hot pink, lustred, fleur de lis gingerbread cookies are what we came up with. Almost 6" in length, they were bagged and beribboned for the client, and they went over a treat!

Last but not least on our action-packed calendar of late is the wedding of Jennifer and Gil. The reception was held at the lovely Le Gourmet restaurant in East Melbourne. The weather was Melbourne's typical "pouring rain one minute, sunny the next", and I THINK that the sun held out just long enough for the lovebirds to tie the knot in our stunning Fitzroy Gardens.

White truffle raspberry, decorated in our signature whimsical style in shades of blue, and chocolate fudge cupcakes with a buttercream swirl in Wedgewood blue and a large whimsical butterfly were the cupcakes du jour. The matching cutting cake was Jaffa, torted with ganache, and pale Wedgewood blue fondant over ganache.

The personalised cake topper was provided by the client - aren't they the cutest couple?

Oops, almost forgot... our latest Target catalogue was also released last week, and this is the first time our cupcakes have been used for a non-homewares feature - this time, they were the supporting role for the girlswear, Spring Racing Carnival fashion story...

Coming up this week, we have a wedding and two 1st birthday celebrations - stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, your cakes are just so gorgeous! I've been blogging about them on my site:

    Hopefully I can squeeze one of your cakes into my budget...