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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
6May

Batman cake

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A rather unusual superhero cake.

Batman Rainbow Cake

Batman Rainbow Cake

The Batman Logo, superman coloured covering, and a rainbow cake inside.

Different? Yes!

Fun? Definitely!

And a super chuffed little boy upon delivery!

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, May 6th, 2013 at 19:05
Categories: Cakes
1May

40th Anniversary Cake

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One of my regular clients approached me to make a cake for her parent’s 40th Wedding Anniversary, and this is what we came up with.

YM 40th Anniversary Cake
She wanted similar colours to her parent’s wedding day, and of course flowers.

The cake was red velvet on top, with the bottom tier being carrot. Both had cream cheese frosting.

I loved making this cake, and loved the look of delight on my client’s face when she saw it.

And the sms I received from her mom ” Thank you sooooo much for the beautiful cake you baked for our 40th Wedding Anniversary! It tasted so yummy too!

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Authored by: Shayne on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at 18:05
Categories: Cakes
27Apr

Vintage Country Wedding Cake

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I absolutely *loved* making this cake.

Vintage Wedding Cake

Vintage Wedding Cake

I think perhaps the fact that the client is also a friend & now a family member, that could have had something to do with it.

She gave me a picture of what she wanted, and I changed the colours to match her Country Themed wedding, set on her family farm in Hogsback, Eastern Cape.  The cake was Red Velvet on top, Choc in the middle and Carrot at the bottom.  YUM.

I also then made items of yumminess for the dessert table – Chocolate Brownies, Sugar Cookies, Cake Pops, Cupcakes and Caramel Tarts.  Other yummies included Heart Shaped Fudge, Lammingtons and Rocky Road.  A true feast.  I had an absolute ball putting together and decorating the Dessert Table – such fun!

An absolutely gorgeous wedding!

Dessert Table

Dessert Table

Pink Sugar Cookies & Rocky Road

Pink Sugar Cookies & Rocky Road

Lamingtons & Pecan Choc Brownies

Lamingtons & Pecan Choc Brownies

Vanilla Cake Pops

Vanilla Cake Pops

Green & White Heart Sugar Cookies

Green & White Heart Sugar Cookies

Rocky Road & Heart Shaped Fudge

Rocky Road & Heart Shaped Fudge

Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes

Chalkboard

Chalkboard

 

 

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Authored by: Shayne on Saturday, April 27th, 2013 at 19:04
Categories: Cakes, Cupcakes
16Apr

No 2 Racing Car Cake

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A racing car cake is always a hit with little boys – and this one was no different.

YM 2 Race Track Cake

 

A rectangular Vanilla Cake, filled with Caramel Cream.

A no 2 ‘Racing Track’ (real cars were added later) and a few checkered flags and away you go.

Such fun – and so scrummy too!

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Authored by: Shayne on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at 19:04
Categories: Cakes
10Apr

Hello Kitty Cake

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A very popular choice for little girls these days – Hello Kitty.
YM HK Round

This one was ordered, together with Hello Kitty Cupcakes and also Sugar Cookies.

I usually try and stay away from doing ‘cartoon characters’ because they are quite difficult to replicate exactly I was however quite happy with the outcome of this one.

A Red Velvet Cake,with Cream Cheese Frosting.

The cupcakes were Vanilla with Buttercream Frosting, and then Vanilla Sugar Cookies.

Hello Kitty Sugar Cookies

Hello Kitty Sugar Cookies

YM HK Cupcakes1

Pretty, and yummy too!

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Authored by: Shayne on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 18:04
Categories: Cakes, Cupcakes
25Mar

Snake Cake

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One of my favourite clients ordered this cake for her son’s birthday.

A snake cake – eeeuww!  Living on a farm we have our fair share of them and i’m not a fan!

Chocolate Snake Cake

Chocolate Snake Cake

However, I did love how this one turned out.  He doesn’t like the sugarpaste covering, so this was just covered with Dark Choc Buttercream and then embellished with Sugarpaste.

Apparently it was a hit with the kids who fought over who was going to get the snake!

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 19:03
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18Mar

Hello Baby

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I love doing cakes for Baby Showers – and I love doing something a little different.

Hello Baby Baby Shower Cake

Hello Baby Baby Shower Cake

This cake was a 4 layer Vanilla Cake, filled with Caramel Cream (a very popular combination).

Apparently the mum to be has a thing about pink ellies, hence little ellie on top, and I thought the bunting round the side brought it all together.

Mum to be was thrilled and said she didn’t want to cut it!

 

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 19:03
Categories: Cakes
7Feb

Heart Wedding Cake

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This is a wedding cake that I did in December. My client sent me a picture of what she wanted and said it was to look ‘exactly’ like the pic. So, that’s what I did.

3 Tier Heart Wedding Cake

I loved making this cake – it was so stylish in it’s simplicity, yet still had the wow factor. The 3 tiers were Red Velvet, Chocolate and Carrot at the bottom.  The only problem I had was the heat.  The wedding at was the seaside and it was hot and very humid.  So the sugarpaste went from hard to soft, the hearts moved and it was a bit of a stressful day for me.  But i think it still came out ok.

I also made mini cupcakes decorated with a swirl of Vanilla Buttercream, sprinkles and rice paper hearts. Too gorgeous.

Mini Heart Cupcakes

I took the liberty of taking some photo’s of the venue and tables as I was struck by the absolute beauty of the venue – a marquee on a bowling green. White, silver and hints of pink/purple.

Love the French accents in the detail

Simply Beautiful

The attention to detail is really what amazed me.

Slops for when your feet were sore from high heels

Seating Plan

And then the Candy Bar (the brides name was Candice). Such an awesome idea.

Candy Bar

Candy

The Milky Bar

Gorgeous yes?

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Authored by: Shayne on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 09:02
Categories: Cakes, Cupcakes