Saturday, January 22, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

| Sweet! Cupcakes and Treats | Oprah's Baby Shower |

So, Oprah's Baby SHoer has come and gone, screening last night on Channel 10 (Aus).  We received an entire segment (about 3 minutes) on the Shower, which was wonderful.  I'm not sure exeactly what I was expecting - and to be honest, up until the moment the show went to air, I didn't even know if I would be able to watch.

As some of you may know, I was very conflicted about "the 'O' effect", but in the end, decided that it was over and done, just roll with it and see where it leads.  After all, I myself had ben telling people that I was involved!

So, you can imagine my surprise when bang! up on the screen for a full screen close-up, were my signature floral cupcakes!  I believe I did squeal, ever so slightly (OK, nor "ever so slightly", but when you are my age, that's as much as I will admit to!!!).

It's still very surreal, and I don't know what, if anything, will come of it... and I am very happy with that.  Things will be the same (just like my prices!) now as they were pre 'O-Day'.  It's funny, the question I have been asked most is "I'll bet your prices will go up now, right?".  Wrong!  My product is my product, being featured on a TV show does not grant an automatic licence to rip people off (even though there are many that do just that).

So, here are my pictures first, and then some photos taken by Sharnel Dollar, of Sharnel Dollar Designs, who was the stylist of the entire "do".

Aren't these flowers stunning?
They were styled and supplied by The Bouquets of Ascha Jolie.

In case anyone missed it, or is looking for that "something special" for a new or impending arrival, the Shower was held at Bebe, in South Yarra.  Thanks Bebe!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

| Sweet! Cupcakes and Treats | 2011, the O way! |

Hello everyone, and welcome to twenty-eleven (a whole lot easier to say than 'two thousand and eleven'!)

So, I'm sure that you are all familiar with the fact that Oprah came Down Under in December, right?  Well, she was in Melbourne on December 10, and while she was here, she hosted a Baby Shower.

Now, this was no ordinary baby shower.  It was a Baby Shower.

And little old me got to be a part of it.

I know.  Get out of town, right?  But I kid you not!

I had the pleasure of supplying gourmet desserts for the shower!  The whole 'Do' was styled by Sharnel Dollar, of Sharnel Dollar Designs, and I am very appreciative of being given this sort of opportunity, let me tell you just quietly!

So, Channel 10 (who screens Oprah in Aus) has just announced today that these shows will be televised soon - as in next week soon!  You can watch all the fun yourselves, starting January 19th!  At this stage I don't know which day the Baby Shower will feature on, I would guess at the 19th or 20th, and right now I can't show you any pictures either... but you can be sure that once aired, I will pop up my photos, so everyone can feast on what I created.

So, I think that's enough big news to digest for now... back soon!

Happy Baking!