Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Tangled" tower cake for Logan

Make-up bag for Julia

Hello Kitty for Isabella

All the cakes last week for 5 year old little girls! It has never happened before that I would have three cakes for the same day, all for girls, all turning 5!!!

This cake was "designed by Sao's grandchildren for her birthday and I was given very strict instructions that it had to have fairies, butterflies and toadstools on it.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Mermaid and Pirate cake

Tractor cake for a little boy who is crazy about tractors. This cake was travelling with the granny and grandpa all the way to Swellendam

Hawaiian styled cake

Cuppies to go with the Mermaid and Pirate cake

Cuppies to go with the 18th birthday cake

And here I was thinking the week would be a quiet one...not! As you can see it has been a busy cake one again and the heat in Cape Town has not been my friend this past week. Today is another cooker with the temp averaging 40 celsius and not having an aircon is not conducive to any form of baking!! Anyway, this entry is going to be short and sweet, my study feels 10 degrees hotter than the rest of  the house.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

This has been a crazy two weeks! I had the
Elkanah Market, which was only three days notice, a Horses in the Stable cake, 6 quiches, 3 different cupcake  orders, a last minute order for cuppies for the next day, a cheesecake and a chocolate mousse cake all for the Saturday and on the Sunday it was my eldest son's 13th birthday!! These cute cuppies were for a 15th birthday party.

Another Thomas the Tank Engine cake for Tristan who had a Thomas last year as well!

Horses in the Stable  with the matching cuppies.
Barbie Three Muskateers cake - all fudgy chocolate. The design is not mine - I had a pic sent to me and I had to replicate it for little Katie.
Mr Men cake - another one where the pic was supplied by the mom and I had to replicate it. I was in a bit of a quandry as to how I was going to make the big orange dude on the top. I decided to make some Rice Crispy treats and modelled it by hand and then covered it in two layers of fondant.
Our table at the Elkanah Schoolyard market.

The centre piece for the table which could have been sold 4 times over!

My youngest son Ryan (11), Shaun (my now 13 year old!), myself and my incredible Mom, Christina.

Myself and the birthday boy. We spent a wonderful day having a picnic at the Breede River and swimming and just chilling.
True to form with my boys - they brought their books and the chess set along!
Now, it's another crazy cake week to look forward to and lots of prep work to do. I also need to find time to squeeze in my graphic design work before I end up with twitchy clients so I think I will be spending the better part of this weekend catching up on design work. Till next week then!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Special cuppies for a special mom

These cuppies were ordered last minute by Megan for her Mom, Marion, to surprise her for her birthday. Apparently Marion loves ladybirds and the colour purple.

Today is a scorcher of a day, with the temperature sitting at 40C and my oven has been on since 8.30am and it is now 1.30pm!! I have just iced another rush order for cuppies for a book club but they are iced with ganache and I hope they get to their destination in one piece and not a puddle!  The last of the cakes should be coming out the oven soon and then I can go and fetch my precious boys from school.
 This fighter jet plane was a for a young man who is "plane crazy"!! The mom was very chuffed when she saw the cake. I made the wings three days prior to assembling the cake but it should have had a few more days to harden but it was a late order and there was just not enough time. I held the wings up by using sosatie (kebab) sticks which worked very well.
There were x60 of these cuppies and although I thought the colour combo they asked for was a bit bright, it actually worked!