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5Aug

Polka Dot Peony Cake (inspired by Peggy Porschen)

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A friend of mine in Natal wanted a classy birthday cake for a friend of her’s, here in East London.

I had seen this cake in one of my Cake books, and knew it would be perfect for her.

4 Layers of Red Velvet Cake, sandwiched together with Cream Cheese Frosting and decorated with sugarpaste peonies and royal icing.

Dotty Peony Cake

Closeup of Peony Flowers

Closeup of Peony Flowers

I really, really loved how this turned out.  It often seems so easy to ‘copy’ a cake, but so often it just doesn’t work.  But this time it did.

And i was thrilled :)

Authored by: Shayne on Monday, August 5th, 2013 at 13:08
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21Jan

Baby Shower Cake Pops

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Cake Pops are just divine. Not too much cake, or too little. No mound of icing, just a nice hard layer of chocolate with a bit of heaven inside.

Vanilla & Chocolate Cake pops for a Baby Shower, simply adorned with royal icing decor.

Chocolate Cake Pops with Sprinkles and Sugarpaste Decor

Vanilla Cake Pops with Sprinkles and Royal Icing Decor

Simple, but oh so sweet!

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 12:01
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21Jan

Bunting Baby Shower Cupcakes

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A friend is expecting her first baby, and I was asked to make the cupcakes for her baby shower. She is very creative herself, and I know how much she loves buntings (don’t we all?).

Aren’t they cute?

Bunting Cupcakes - Carrot with Cream Cheese frosting.

I simply too twine and made the butings from washi tape – and tied them round toothpicks. So effective, yet so simple.

Baby Boy Cupcakes

The balance of the cuppies were Vanilla Caramel simply adorned with Sugarpaste Buttons & B’s.

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 11:01
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21Jan

Rainbow Cake

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Well, actually a Pegasus Cake (which was added upon delivery).

A dark chocolate 10” cake, filled with chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Rainbow Cake

Decor was relatively simply, as the Pegasus that was being added was rather large.

Covered and decorated with Sugarpaste.

I loved the simplicity and the colours – so very pretty and girly.

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 11:01
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21Jan

Nemo Birthday Cake

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Happy Birthday to dear Jay!

And to celebrate this day, he chose a Nemo Themed Birthday Cake.

Vanilla Nemo 3rd Birthday Cake

Vanilla, covered and decorated with Sugarpaste.

Cute huh?

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 11:01
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21Jan

Garden Wedding Cake & Cupcakes

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In September (yes last year! am very behind with posting) I did a Garden Wedding Cake and Cupcakes.

My brief was brief. A colourful garden wedding. Cake & cupcakes to match.

What fun I had with this. The wedding cake was carrot (the groom’s favourite) and the cupcakes were an assortment of vanilla caramel, red velvet, chocolate and carrot.

Mini Carrot Wedding Cake

Cupcake Tower

Toadstools and Flowers

Blossoms and Butterflies

Bugs and Bees

The cutest dragonfly you ever did see

Snails and Ladybugs

Toadstools, Bumble Bees and the other cute dragonfly

My client was thrilled with the finished display, as was I :)

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 11:01
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2Aug

Bugs & Bees Cupcakes

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One of my regular clients ordered Bugs/Flowers & Bee themed cupcakes for her daughter’s 7th birthday party – which was held in the garden :)

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I loved every minute of doing these – bees, butterflies and pink ladybugs atop flowers adorned these vanilla cupcakes.

Loved the vibrancy of the colours, and the simplicity of the decor.

Bugs & Bees Cupcakes

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Authored by: Shayne on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 at 16:08
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6May

Tinkerbell Cake

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My first Tinkerbell Cake – and I loved it! My client was a 4 year old who wanted any shape/flavour/size cake – it just had to have Tinkerbell on it.

Tinkerbell Cake

This is a Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Filling and Frosting. Tinkerbell and the other decor is all made from Sugarpaste.

I loved creating this cake – and I believe the mom thought it was too beautiful to cut at the party!

Thanks for looking.

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Authored by: Shayne on Sunday, May 6th, 2012 at 11:05
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6May

90th Birthday Cake

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I had a request for a Chocolate 90th Birthday Cake that was covered in butterflies and flowers, and in pink and white. I think that this is possibly one of my all time favourite cakes – I just love how it turned out!

Chocolate 90th Birthday Cake

My client also wanted some cupcakes for the children to eat, but decorated along the same lines. Cupcakes were Double Chocolate with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

90th Floral Cupcakes

I loved creating this cake and the orders are coming in for more like it – yay!

Thanks for looking

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Authored by: Shayne on Sunday, May 6th, 2012 at 10:05
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30Jan

Little Miss Party

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My own ‘Little Miss’ turned 6 last week and she decided that she wanted a Little Miss Cake and Cupcakes.

Little Miss Six


So that is what she got. Or should I say that is what she designed and decorated herself. Obviously I assisted in making the flowers, balloons and Little Miss herself – but she decided on the colour scheme, the single layer chocolate cake and the placing of the decorations.

Little Miss Six Chocolate Cake


All in all very sweet and not a bad attempt for a 6 year old?

The cupcakes were simply vanilla with vanilla buttercream frosting and topped with 2″ Little Miss Cake Toppers.

Little Miss & Mr Men Vanilla Cupcakes


Thanks for looking!

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 16:01
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