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40th Fishing Cake

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40th Fishing Cake

40th Fishing Cake

A Dark Chocolate with Chocolate Fudge Frosting Cake.


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.


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

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
Categories: Cakes

90th Birthday Cake

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I had a request for a Chocolate 90th Birthday Cake that was covered in butterflies and flowers, and in pink and white. I think that this is possibly one of my all time favourite cakes – I just love how it turned out!

Chocolate 90th Birthday Cake

My client also wanted some cupcakes for the children to eat, but decorated along the same lines. Cupcakes were Double Chocolate with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.

90th Floral Cupcakes

I loved creating this cake and the orders are coming in for more like it – yay!

Thanks for looking

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Authored by: Shayne on Sunday, May 6th, 2012 at 10:05
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Little Miss Party


My own ‘Little Miss’ turned 6 last week and she decided that she wanted a Little Miss Cake and Cupcakes.

Little Miss Six

So that is what she got. Or should I say that is what she designed and decorated herself. Obviously I assisted in making the flowers, balloons and Little Miss herself – but she decided on the colour scheme, the single layer chocolate cake and the placing of the decorations.

Little Miss Six Chocolate Cake

All in all very sweet and not a bad attempt for a 6 year old?

The cupcakes were simply vanilla with vanilla buttercream frosting and topped with 2″ Little Miss Cake Toppers.

Little Miss & Mr Men Vanilla Cupcakes

Thanks for looking!

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 16:01
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30th Birthday Cake

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This cake was requested by my client for her friends surprise 30th birthday party. She was very specific. The cake had to be white, with this exact shade of blue, be decorated with dots and also have carnations on it as these are her friend’s favourite flowers.

I was a bit nervous that I would not be able to match up the blues correctly, but I did, and this was the outcome.

Instead of one large carnation on top of the cake, I did 5 smaller ones and clustered them together.

A simple design, but quite lovely. Oh, the cake was Dark Chocolate with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting.

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, September 19th, 2011 at 11:09
Categories: Cakes

Cowboy Cake


I had a client request a Birthday/Engagement Cake for her fiance recently, and as the theme for their Engagement Party was ‘Cowboys & Indians’ I knew I wanted to do something a little different.

This is what I decided on.

A Cowboy Cake.

So simple, but stunningly effective. A double layer chocolate cake, filled with chocolate frosting, and then covered and decorated with Sugarpaste. A Cowboy Hat, Rifle, and Bandana complete the look.

I think the biggest compliment – was that almost 10 days later (yes the cake lasted that long!) was that it was still very moist and moresome.

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Authored by: Shayne on Sunday, November 14th, 2010 at 13:11
Categories: Cakes

Chocolate Wedding Cake


A wedding cake is such a personal thing, and often it is quite difficult to decide on exactly what you want – there are so many options out there and then of course you also want it to tie in with the chosen decor of your wedding day.

My client decided on a 3 Tier, Double Layer Chocolate Cake for her special day. It was frosted and filled with Mocha Buttercream Frosting and then very simply decorated with handmade butterflies and silver ribbon.

I was a little concerned that it would not be ‘WOW’ enough, but I am sure that you’ll agree, this cake certain contains the WOW factor!

In fact, it was simply stunning. The chocolate, silver and blue all worked together so well. Simple, understated and yet incredibly classy.

And it just goes to show, that your wedding cake doesn’t have to be covered in Sugarpaste – with enough care and effort by your baker, you can achieve just as elegant a look!

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, October 4th, 2010 at 16:10
Categories: Cakes

Tea Time Treats

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I have had a few requests for Tea Time treats – aside from Cupcakes. So i set to trying out some new recipes and these were the results.

First off, Congo Bars.

When I first baked these I wasn’t too sure. They seemed a little oily to me, so I put them in a tupperware and packed them away for a road-trip I was going on in a couple of days (after baking). Well that certainly did the trick. As a friend’s husband said – ‘they are the perfect combination between crunchy and chewy’. A little bit crisp on the outside, but deliciously chewy on the inside. Very moreish and within no time the *large* tupperware was empty! The perfect tea time treat!

Next up are some biscuits – a variation from the usual Sugar Cookie I normally bake.

In one word? Moreish! I love the sugar cookie – light and tasty with a hint of almond. But with the added dollop of dark chocolate they are even moreish. And bite size too – the perfect size to balance on the saucer of your teacup. And small enough to not feel guilty about having more than 2 (or 10).

The last is a cake – but a *smallish* one – my Dotty Choc Buttermilk Cake.

This cake was absolutely delish. I baked it as a single layer, slightly smaller diameter cake – and it worked perfectly. Dark Choc Buttercream frosting completes the look (and taste) together with some white choc buttons. The buttermilk ensures a moist cake – and it really is very yummy. The perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea. Absolute decadence!

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Authored by: Shayne on Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 at 20:08
Categories: Cakes

Baby Shower Cupcakes

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Wherever you go these days, Cupcakes seem to be in demand. Just as well really, considering it’s my business!

A friend of mine recently had a baby boy, and for her Baby Shower I decided to try these cupcakes out.

A basic chocolate cake, with pale blue buttercream frosting and then topped with a white chocolate moulded figurine and sprinkled with pearl dragees. I just love how these turned out – simple but oh so sophisticated.

And they tasted good too – something that i believe is so important! So often a cupcake looks beautiful, but tastes awful.  It almost seems as if people are placing more importance on the decor of the cupcake, rather than the taste. Not clever me thinks?

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Authored by: Shayne on Monday, May 24th, 2010 at 14:05
Categories: Cupcakes