Fairy Bread Cake for the Biggest Kid I Know

The Boy is the by far the biggest kid I know and is always the first one to steal a piece of fairy bread from the table at any kids party we go to. So, it was only fitting that I make him a giant piece of fairy bread for his 29th birthday. 

Happy 29th my love, bring on next year's 30th! 

The Techniques of a Caker - Novelty Figurine

Last weekend we celebrated the 80th birthday of a very special lady, Mary, the Boy’s beautiful Nan and I was asked to make the cake for the celebration. 

The Techniques of a Caker - Watercolour Buttercream

I love a good buttercream cake - especially when working on a mid week cake that I still want to look pretty and taste amazing. 

This pretty blue watercolour cake was for the lovely Alex (check out her cute cake from last year here). Alex is the girlfriend of The Boy’s brother and is a lover of chocolate, especially Maltesers. I had been wanting to try out the watercolour buttercream for a while now and was so glad that I did. 

Cookies and Cream Deliciousness

After a crazy busy month of trips to Melbourne, Wilson’s bunny rabbit cake, 21st cupcakes for The Boy’s sister and a 3 tier Mad Hatter’s Cake, I managed to sneak in a quick cake for Kim’s birthday. 

Wilson is Two

My little birthday buddy, Wilson celebrated his 2nd birthday last month and I had the pleasure of making his birthday cake. 

Ayla, May The 4th Be With You!

What a difference a year makes! Last year, Ayla celebrated her 3rd birthday with a hand painted Snugglepot and Cuddlepie cake and a fun little foraging party. This year for her 4th birthday her request was a Darth Vader cake, no less!

The Techniques of a Caker - Stencilling

Curiouser and curiouser! Earlier this month I made a prop cake for a Mad Hatter’s high tea at the Dungog Festival. Have I gone mad? I'm afraid so. I’m entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.

The Techniques of a Caker - Cake Lace

Just a quick little blog post this month as we are in the middle of moving house (insert happy dance mixed with exhaustion here). I had a couple of lace mats laying around to try out, so in between the packing of boxes and trips between both houses, I quickly painted a dummy cake with fluro pink food colouring and the base for my cake lace was complete.


The Techniques of a Caker - Naked Cake (and a Big Cake Bake)

Over the weekend I decided to put my caking to good use and hosted an afternoon tea fundraiser as part of the Red Cross Big Cake Bake. It was a great excuse to see some great friends, eat some delicious food and raise a little money for a worthy cause - oh and try out a new cake technique. 

Suspended Waffle Cake

And in the mornin', I'm makin' waffles!

I had been wanting to make another suspended cake for ages after making my Pipe Me Pretty cake in a class with Sharon Wee last year. While working full time, attending crazy early morning bootcamp sessions and planning and packing for an overseas holiday seemed like the perfect time not only this cake, but also a pretty cake for one of my Cacti. Well until I actually realised I didn't have time in between the aforementioned activities to make two cakes the the waffle cake became multi purpose - and the lovely birthday girl didn't mind at all.