Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Sweet! sweet giveaway!

So, to close out the week, we have a giveaway - and another coming on Monday to start out the new month... but more on that, on Monday.

For now, you can win a copy of the fabulous Peggy Porschen's book "Pretty Party Cakes" !

All you need to do is head on over to Facebook and "Like" us, then leave us a comment on the wall to let me know that you did so, so your entry will count.

You can gain an additional entry by signing up for our newsletter, sent out monthly, which has news, tips, hints, interesting company spotlights, new product releases, and free stuff - all sorts of things that don't (and won't) get a mention here, on website, or on facebook.  I won't be selling your details either, so no spammer will attack from your sign-up!

Entry will be drawn on Monday, via random selection. 

Now, this giveaway is for Australian residents only, but Monday, well, that's a different story!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Dessert Tables Melbourne

Well, here it is - the mini chocolate dessert bar.

Dessert table items are... Chocolate Brownies (no nuts), Chocolate O-Yo's, Mini Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes, Petits Whoopie, PB-C's Cookies (Peanut Butter and Choc Chip), and Cocoa-nut Ice (which was hailed as "extraordinary")

A custom "romantic western" font was used for the table sign, which was attached to a crumpled and torn paper brown paper backdrop... the table itself was set-up on old weatherbeaten fence palings for more rustic effect.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Wedding Cakes Melbourne

Here are a couple of new designs for the coming 2010-11 wedding season!


This cake features three tiers on a vintage glass stand, with the top two tiers supported on a second vintage stand, giving an imposing height and visual presence to the cake, even though this is a fairly regular-sized wedding cake, serving 95 guests for coffee / 50 for dessert.

Each tier features embossed quilting, and the top two tiers are set off by a hand-cut and shaped sugarpaste flower with a button centre.

Thouroughly Modern Millie

Millie features hand painted fondant, here in shades or orange, with gold lustre brushed over for a soft glow.  The face of the cake is then decorated with a modern, edible-gold-painted tree, with a smattering of hand cut and shaped blooms, all with gold cachou centres, and an edible-gold painted edging on the outer petals.

See you next post for a chocolate-themed dessert table!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Whoopie Pies - Melbourne

After much trial and error, we are really pleased to add a new line to our sweet treat arsenal - mini Whoopie Pies, or "Petits Whoopie"! 

Two soft chocolate sponge cookies sandwiched together with a creamy filling available in an endless variety of flavours.  Delicious!

Available immediately by order!

See you later this weekend with the photos!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Melbourne Wedding Cakes - Vintage China Hire Service

I have stumbled upon a hidden treasure that I thought I would share with you.  This treasure is A Vintage Affair, run by Lee George.

I am in love with Lee's precious china collection... I wish it was all in my collection!

Happy Baking!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wedding Cakes Melbourne - Bridal Expo Reminder

Just a quick one to start the week with a reminder that the Killara Estate Winery Bridal Expo is on this coming Sunday, July 25th.

Come along and say hi!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wedding Cakes Melbourne - Portobello Bride Feature

The excitement continues unabated today with more wedding blog coverage, this time from our newest advertising partner, Portobello Bride!

You can click through to see more, but here is the cake:

Photograph courtesy Stewart Leishman Photography
Copyright Stewart Leishman Photography
Melbourne Wedding Cakes - Polka Dot Bride Feature

We are really excited that today one of our cake designs for the upcoming 2010-11 Melbourne wedding season has been featured on Polka Dot Bride!

Here is the cake, and you can click through to see the Polka Dot Bride feature!

Image by Stewart Leishman Photography
Copyright Stewart Leishman Photography
Used with permission.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wedding Cakes - Engagment Cupcakes - Melbourne

Well the moment is finally here where I can show you one of the cakes that was involved in my recent photoshoot.  The other two are still in the works, so stay tuned for details on those...

The inspiration for this cake was vintage.  Everything vintage.  Think of the 20's and 30's, cream hand made lace, your Nan's pearls, and you will be pretty much on the money.

So, without further ado, here you are:

All images courtesy Stewart Leishman Photography.
Used with permission.

What do you think?  I'm pretty thrilled with them myself!

Then we have a tale of two clients - unrelated clients - who both happened to choose the same cupcake design (in different colours) on the same weekend... this has happened to me once before, and I didn't ever think it would happen again, but it did!

First is a 21st birthday, a cake and matching cupcakes, in black and white:

Then we have cupcakes only, for an engagement party, this time in red and white:

And finally, to wrap up this post, some Christmas in July cupcakes:

Well, that's it for this post - lots more irons in the fire, more exciting things to come, so stay tuned, but in the meantime, happy baking!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Wedding Cakes Melbourne - More Sneak Preview Shots

Here are some more teaser shots from the shoot last week with Stewart Leishman Photography.  Hopefully later this week I'll be able to show you everything!


Happy Caking!

NB - All photos this post courtesy Stewart Leishman Photography.
Copyright Stewart Leishman Photography
Used with permission.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Stewart Leishman Photography - Wedding Cakes Melbourne

Yesterday I had the pleasure of working with an outstanding wedding photographer, Stewart Leishman.  Together we colaborated on an equisite photoshoot of some upcoiming Spring wedding cake designs...

Stewart was able to capture the pictures that I saw in my heart - I can only imagine the feats of splendour that he captures when shooting a wedding.  He is a lovely person, and I am really looking forward to working with him on future projects.  Stewart has a chef background, and I love good photography, so we had a great commonground to meet on; he knows his chops and what will work and what won't in terms of producing the best images possible.
You can check out Stewart Leishman photography here, and while we wait for those cake images to spring forth, here are some teaser shots for your veiwing pleasure...