Posts Tagged ‘Vanilla’


Handy Manny 2nd Birthday Cake


One of my regular clients requested a Handy Manny birthday cake for her 2 year old nephew. She doesn’t have children herself, so had to google to see what he was all about! Luckily I have a 5 year old daughter who is quite the Handy Manny fan, so any questions I had regarding the cake went right her way!

A vanilla bean sponge, sandwiched together with caramel. My most popular cake flavour among adults and children alike. Covered in sugarpaste and then Handy Manny himself, together with his trusty philips screwdriver, Felipe.  Cute huh?

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Authored by: Shayne on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 at 17:10
Categories: Cakes

Quad Bike Birthday Theme


Is this not the most perfect theme for boy?

I thought so.  My client said that her little boy, who was turning 5, loved quad bikes and what could i do?  Hmmm, i did have to think a bit, but in the end decided on a ‘quad bike track’.  This is how it turned out and to say that the client (and her son) were completely thrilled, is an understatement.

I also did cupcakes – Vanilla with Red & Yellow (to match the quad bikes on the cake) Buttercream Frosting and ‘quad bike toppers’ and then others with 5 colourful sweeties.

And to complete the Birthday Package (pls email me if you are interested) my favourite Sugar Cookies – however this time, Spotty Dotty Cookies – aren’t they spottylicious!

I hope that, if nothing else, these gorgeous eats have inspired you to spend sometime in the kitchen, with your kiddies, creating yummy eats for them this weekend!

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Authored by: Shayne on Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 08:05
Categories: Cakes, Cupcakes

Chocolate & Vanilla


It is such an easy combo. But such a delicious one.

I recently had an order for a 70th birthday, and the client simply wanted Choc & Vanilla cupcakes, with Choc & Vanilla Frosting. Simple. Boring some of you may think, but to me not.

There is nothing more decadent that a rich, moist, chocolate cupcake with a big fat swirl of choc buttercream frosting. Topped with maybe a choc coated peanut or a choc button. Or a vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream. Or a choc cupcake with two tone frosting – like this.

As Oscar Wilde once said: “Simple pleasures are always the last refuge of the complex”

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Authored by: Shayne on Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 at 08:05
Categories: Cupcakes