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14Mar

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What fun this party was to create.

An ‘Under Construction Party’.

Under Construction Choc Cake

Under Construction Choc Cake

I made a the very simple Chocolate Cake, with Chocolate Fudge frosting and simple added an Orange Digger onto the Top.

Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with ‘Under Construction’ Sugarpaste Toppers added to the gorgeous theme.

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

And Hammer and Saw Sugar Cookies finished off the the look perfectly.

Perfect for a 2 year old little boys party!

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Authored by: Shayne on Friday, March 14th, 2014 at 09:03
Categories: Cakes, Cupcakes
21Jul

Baptism Cake – Decadent Chocolate Fudge

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One of my regular clients contacted me to create something ‘decadent’ for her baby’s Baptism.

She wanted something different – as it was going to be shared at Church, so she decided on a Decadent Chocolate Fudge Cake, surrounded by Belgian Chocolate Pencils and topped with Chocolate Maltesers and pink flowers (which matched the cupcakes).

This is one of my favourite cakes to make.  It is so absolutely delicious plus of course it has the ‘wow’ factor as it is 100% chocolate.

Decadent Chocolate Fudge Cake

Decadent Chocolate Fudge Cake

I also made vanilla cupcakes to match (for those people who are not complete chocoholics!)

YM Baptism Cupcakes

For me, simple is always the best!

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Authored by: Shayne on Sunday, July 21st, 2013 at 10:07
Categories: Cakes, Cupcakes
11Jun

50 Shades of Grey Cupcakes

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I was asked to create 24 cupcakes for a Bachelorette Party earlier this year – and the theme? 50 Shades of Grey.

Hmmmmm ….

Here is what I came up with.

50 Shades of Grey

50 Shades of Grey

They were red velvet with cream cheese frosting.

I believe they were met with a lot of ‘oh my’s ……

Later’s blog readers ;)

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Authored by: Shayne on Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 10:06
Categories: Cupcakes
27Apr

Vintage Country Wedding Cake

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I absolutely *loved* making this cake.

Vintage Wedding Cake

Vintage Wedding Cake

I think perhaps the fact that the client is also a friend & now a family member, that could have had something to do with it.

She gave me a picture of what she wanted, and I changed the colours to match her Country Themed wedding, set on her family farm in Hogsback, Eastern Cape.  The cake was Red Velvet on top, Choc in the middle and Carrot at the bottom.  YUM.

I also then made items of yumminess for the dessert table – Chocolate Brownies, Sugar Cookies, Cake Pops, Cupcakes and Caramel Tarts.  Other yummies included Heart Shaped Fudge, Lammingtons and Rocky Road.  A true feast.  I had an absolute ball putting together and decorating the Dessert Table – such fun!

An absolutely gorgeous wedding!

Dessert Table

Dessert Table

Pink Sugar Cookies & Rocky Road

Pink Sugar Cookies & Rocky Road

Lamingtons & Pecan Choc Brownies

Lamingtons & Pecan Choc Brownies

Vanilla Cake Pops

Vanilla Cake Pops

Green & White Heart Sugar Cookies

Green & White Heart Sugar Cookies

Rocky Road & Heart Shaped Fudge

Rocky Road & Heart Shaped Fudge

Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

Chalkboard

Chalkboard

 

 

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Authored by: Shayne on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 19:04
Categories: Cakes, Cupcakes
10Apr

Hello Kitty Cake

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A very popular choice for little girls these days – Hello Kitty.
YM HK Round

This one was ordered, together with Hello Kitty Cupcakes and also Sugar Cookies.

I usually try and stay away from doing ‘cartoon characters’ because they are quite difficult to replicate exactly I was however quite happy with the outcome of this one.

A Red Velvet Cake,with Cream Cheese Frosting.

The cupcakes were Vanilla with Buttercream Frosting, and then Vanilla Sugar Cookies.

Hello Kitty Sugar Cookies

Hello Kitty Sugar Cookies

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Pretty, and yummy too!

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Authored by: Shayne on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 18:04
Categories: Cakes, Cupcakes
7Feb

Heart Wedding Cake

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This is a wedding cake that I did in December. My client sent me a picture of what she wanted and said it was to look ‘exactly’ like the pic. So, that’s what I did.

3 Tier Heart Wedding Cake

I loved making this cake – it was so stylish in it’s simplicity, yet still had the wow factor. The 3 tiers were Red Velvet, Chocolate and Carrot at the bottom.  The only problem I had was the heat.  The wedding at was the seaside and it was hot and very humid.  So the sugarpaste went from hard to soft, the hearts moved and it was a bit of a stressful day for me.  But i think it still came out ok.

I also made mini cupcakes decorated with a swirl of Vanilla Buttercream, sprinkles and rice paper hearts. Too gorgeous.

Mini Heart Cupcakes

I took the liberty of taking some photo’s of the venue and tables as I was struck by the absolute beauty of the venue – a marquee on a bowling green. White, silver and hints of pink/purple.

Love the French accents in the detail

Simply Beautiful

The attention to detail is really what amazed me.

Slops for when your feet were sore from high heels

Seating Plan

And then the Candy Bar (the brides name was Candice). Such an awesome idea.

Candy Bar

Candy

The Milky Bar

Gorgeous yes?

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Authored by: Shayne on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 09:02
Categories: Cakes, Cupcakes
29Jan

Under The Sea Cupcakes

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One of my recent orders was for Under The Sea Cupcakes.

And this is what I made. I decided to use for bright colours and only only colour per ‘animal’, so that it would give the ‘wow’ effect when on the table.

Under the Sea Cupcakes

And wow it did. My client was absolutely delighted with them and couldn’t wait to show her colleagues! I have to say that the octopus was definately my favourite of them all!

For the frosting, I used a combo of a blue and white swirl to make it look like the sea.

I had a ball making these and was thrilled with the outcome!

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Authored by: Shayne on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 at 09:01
Categories: Cupcakes
3Sep

Mad Hatter Cupcakes

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Mad Hatter Tea Parties/Birthday Parties suddenly seem to be the rage and I have seen some gorgeous creations out there.  So when I was asked to create a selection of 12 cupcakes for a Mad Hatter Tea Party/Fundraising Tea I was very excited, albeit somewhat nervous.  Would I be able to create what my client wanted?

I think that I can safely say that I did.  As there were only 12 cupcakes I decided that each one would be unique.  The cupcakes themselves were Dark Chocolate with Buttercream Frosting.

Top Hat, Magic Key & Door, Ace of Hearts, Mushroom, Chesire Cat & Teapot

I really had such fun doing these.   I veered away from the traditional colours and went for pinks, blues, yellow, green and purples.

Tweedledee (or dum), Crown, Eat Me, Hearts, Pocket Watch & Teacup

 

Entire Collection

In addition to the cupcakes, I also made some Vanilla Sugar cookies.  Teapots and teacups in the same bright colours.  So incredibly cute!

Vanilla Iced Sugar Cookies

And last but not least, what is a Tea Party without mini Caramel Tarts?

Mini Caramel Tarts

Thank you to my client for ordering these – LOVED every minute and cannot wait to do a Mad Hatter Tea Party again!

Happy Day xx

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, September 3rd, 2012 at 10:09
Categories: Cupcakes
30May

French Themed Cupcakes

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My brief for these cupcakes was that they were for a gift for someone who was going on holiday to France and could I please make them French Themed.

Hmmm, had to think about that for a while.

Eventually this is what I came up with.

French Themed Bon Voyage Cupcakes

Turquoise Blue ‘Bon Voyage’, the French Flags and Oh La La and some mini Eiffel Towers.

Vanilla Caramel once again – these are by far my most popular flavour.

Client was thrilled therefore a job well done :)

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Authored by: Shayne on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 16:05
Categories: Cupcakes
16May

Cowboy Cupcakes

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A recent order for a 30th birthday party – the theme was?

Cowboys!

So my client asked for Vanilla Caramel and Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Cowboy Toppers.

Vanilla Caramel & Double Chocolate Cowboy Cupcakes

Sheriff Badges, Lassoo’s, Cowboy Hats and Cacti completed the look.

Thanks for looking!

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Authored by: Shayne on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 09:05
Categories: Cupcakes