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27Oct

Christening Cake

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Love creating Christening/Baptism cakes.  Love love love.

This one was no different.  Made for a friend who has the most adorable munchkin ever.

Red Velvet Christening Cake

Red Velvet Christening Cake

This one was red velvet with cream cheese frosting.  Yummy.

Cross Sugar Cookies

Cross Sugar Cookies

Simple cross sugar cookies accompanied the order.  Simple, but elegant.

Authored by: Shayne on Sunday, October 27th, 2013 at 09:10
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14Oct

Grandfather Cake

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Ah, what a fun cake this was.

My brief was for a ‘different’ cake for their father/grandfather.  She then decided that she would like each grandchild represented on the cake – which is what I did.  I modelled  3 grandchildren and a grandfather.  Cute huh?

Choc Fudge Grandfather Cake

Choc Fudge Grandfather Cake

Cake is dark chocolate with Choc Fudge Frosting (seriously the best frosting you will ever taste, trust me).

Authored by: Shayne on Monday, October 14th, 2013 at 09:10
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5Oct

Barbie Cake

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There are so many Barbie Cakes out there – but to design a rectangular Barbie Cake is not so easy.

For this cake I decided to think ‘out the box’ and instead of doing the traditional Barbie, I made a cameo of her out of sugarpaste, and adorned her with pearls and hair accessories.

Barbie Cameo Cake

Barbie Cameo Cake

My client was absolutely delighted – I wish I’d had a camera on hand to capture the moment :)

Authored by: Shayne on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 09:10
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25Sep

14th Shoe Cake

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I have never designed a ‘zebra print’ cake before, and had great fun doing this one.

Cake was Vanilla Caramel (my most popular cake flavour) – vanilla cake with a cream caramel filling.

I simply covered the cake in sugarpaste, and made a high heel shoe to go on top.

Zebra Print Shoe Cake

Zebra Print Shoe Cake

Quite a zhoozsh cake for a 14 year old don’t you think?

Apparently she loved it so much she wouldn’t let anyone cut it!

Authored by: Shayne on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 at 09:09
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21Sep

Owl Baby Shower Cake

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A good friend of mine is expecting her 3rd baby, but her first girl, so I was delighted to be asked to make the cake.

I have been wanting to use an owl embellishment for sometime, and i thought this would be perfect.

Owl Baby Shower Cake

Owl Baby Shower Cake

And it was.

I loved it. Simple but pretty and girly.

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Authored by: Shayne on Saturday, September 21st, 2013 at 10:09
Categories: Cakes
14Sep

Baby Bird Baby Shower Cake & Cookies

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Seems like Baby Birds are quite the rage right now for Baby Shower Themes.

This cake was for a friend, and she absolutely loved it.

Baby Bird cake

Baby Bird cake

It is a triple layer vanilla cake, with a creme caramel filling.

And a baby bird on the side.

I also did sugar cookies to go along with the cake, as Thank You’s to the guests.

Vanilla Baby Bird Sugar Cookies

Vanilla Baby Bird Sugar Cookies

So cute.

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Authored by: Shayne on Saturday, September 14th, 2013 at 11:09
Categories: Cakes
20Aug

Train Cake & Train Cookies

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How cute is this cake?

Something I’ve never done before, but loved it. As it was for a 2 year old, we did not use Sugarpaste, just ordinary buttercream frosting.

Wheels were biscuits, and each carriage was filled with sweeties.

Choo Choo Train Cake

Choo Choo Train Cake

I also made some Vanilla Sugar Cookies to go with it.

Super cute (and tasty too!)

Vanilla Sugar Train Cookies

Vanilla Sugar Train Cookies

Thanks for looking!

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Authored by: Shayne on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 12:08
Categories: Cakes
7Aug

13th Birthday Cake

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A good friend of mine from Jhb was coming down to the Eastern Cape during the hols, and it was also going to be her youngest’s 13th Birthday. So she took the opportunity to order a cake from me (distance is always a problem!)

She wanted something girly, but funky without being too frilly.

This is what I created. Vanilla with caramel cream filling.

YM 13 Spotty Cake

Simply covered in bright pink sugarpaste, dots, a crazy crazy bow and a silver no 13.

I really loved creating this – i think maybe because it was for a special friend?

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Authored by: Shayne on Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at 10:08
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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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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