Archive for October, 2011


80th Birthday Cake

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I recently had the priviledge of baking a cake for a very distinguished lady.  She is a lady in every sense of the word, and when her daughter-in-law asked me to bake her 80th birthday cake, I was thrilled.  And I knew that it had to be a beautifully simple, but classy cake.

This is the result.  Vanilla sponge with caramel filling.  A sugarpaste coating and then a single ivory sugarpaste rose, with a trail of ivory dragees.  And a no 80 adorning the front of the cake.

So simple, yet oh so elegant.

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Authored by: Shayne on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 at 18:10
Categories: Cakes

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

Winnie The Pooh Cake


A sweet little boy called Noah recently turned one, and it was my priviledge to make his cake. Which had to travel a good 400 km’s to reach it’s destination, but i’m glad to say that it did.

A 2 tier cake. Bottom layer rich chocolate with buttercream frosting and the top layer simple vanilla bean with vanilla bean frosting.

Winnie The Pooh, his hunny pot and presents are all made from sugarpaste.

You have to admit – he’s very cute!

Authored by: Shayne on Monday, October 3rd, 2011 at 19:10
Categories: Cakes