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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
11Jul

Ice Cream Shoppe Cake

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What a fun cake this was to make!

Ice-Cream Shoppe Party’s seem to be the rage at the moment – how cute is this?

A Chocolate Fudge Cake, frosted with Cookies & Cream Frosting and decorated with cones, which were filled with sweeties and topped with ‘ice-cream’ and a mini marshmallow.

Ice Cream Shoppe Cake

Sarah (and her guests) loved this cake – yay!

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Authored by: Shayne on Thursday, July 11th, 2013 at 10:07
Categories: Cakes
3Jul

Lief Lifestyle Cake Competition

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I decided to enter a cake competition that was being hosted by the Lief Lifestyle Company.  You had to create a cake that was inspired by their fabrics and products.

This is what I created.

Lief Competition Cake

Lief Competition CakeLief

The bottom tier was Vanilla with Caramel Cream filling, and the top tier Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Filling.

 

And I won the competition!  Was seriously over the moon about that!

 

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Authored by: Shayne on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at 10:07
Categories: Cakes
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
10Jun

40th Fishing Cake

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40th Fishing Cake

40th Fishing Cake

A Dark Chocolate with Chocolate Fudge Frosting Cake.

Yummo!

This was for a client’s husband’s 40th.  He is a keen fisherman, both deep sea and in his dam’s on the farm.  Nothing to busy (it was for a man afterall), but enough to keep it interesting.

Apparently the best Choc Fudge Fishing cake in our community.

Yay!

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, June 10th, 2013 at 08:06
Categories: Cakes
7Jun

Fire Engine Cake

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I find that I always get a bit nervous when having to do ‘boy themed’ cakes – probably because I’m a girly girl and have two daughters, so ‘boy’ stuff doesn’t really feature in my life at all!

However, I was thrilled with the outcome of this cake!

Vanilla Fire Engine

Vanilla Fire Engine

As the birthday boy was only turning 2, his mom wanted buttercream frosting and not sugarpaste. And i think it turned out really well.

It is a vanilla cake, with red buttercream frosting and then the decor is all sugarpaste.

Very cute!

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Authored by: Shayne on Friday, June 7th, 2013 at 09:06
Categories: Cakes