Sunday, May 31, 2009

Dorothy the Dinosaur Cupcake Tower

My beautiful niece turned 1 last week and this was thr cake I created for her. She loves The Wiggles especially Dorothy the Dinosaur.

I hand modelled the decorations and I was particularly happy with Dorothy, although I did forget her tail...oops!

I did two versions of the cupcake decorations but I have yet to get the pics of the other version (large cupcakes with rose toppers in pink, yellow and red)

Black and White Cupcakes

This was for a friend's birthday. I recently bought printed cupcake liners and I used it to select the colour scheme of the decorations.

I also dont cover cupcakes woth fondant but since buying the Planet Cake book by Paris Cutler, I thought I would give it a go. It was a lot more time consuming than swirled icing but th eeffect is great. I wouldnt be keen on doing this for large quantities...

I embossed the cupcakes using the GrapeVine Wilton mat and then used a sugracraft gun to follow the swirl design using black fondant. 

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Job..

After 2.5 years exploring the world of cupcakes and cake decorating, I am returning to my previous career as a CT Specialist in one of the major hospitals in Sydney.

This is a big adjustment for my family,especially my little boy but I am looking forward to returning to the workforce with the goal of one day having my own cupcake workshop.

I will still be baking and creating cupcakes but it will take a back seat for the meantime to allow me to focus my job.

Please continue to visit my blog and flickr gallery as my posts will not stop, it will just slow down a little. 

Wish me luck!

Ben 10 Watch Mini Cupcakes

Very cute little cupcakes for Aaron who is turning 4. Another Ben 10 request, this was my first attempt at making the watch. All were hand-made using various cutters. 

Happy Mother's Day

I had a great Mother's Day with my family. Great breakfast at our local Cafe and then bbq lunch with the rest of the family.

These cupcakes were for the occassion.

Jessica and Todd Wedding Cupcake Tower

A family friend of mine asked me a few months ago to create a cupcake tower for their wedding. The proposal was done at the races and even made it in the 6 o'clock news! So it was fitting to also have their wedding reception at the races. The bride and groom continued the 'races' theme on their cutting cake, choosing to have fondant bride and groom horses to sit on top. 

I made 200 cupcakes in total. Half in white choc mud and half in dark choc mud.

This was my first wedding cupcake tower and with it came a lot of hard work and also drama but I did learn a LOT from the experience.


Friday, May 1, 2009

Ben 10 Alien Cupcakes

Special request for a 4th birthday celebration. I have never heard or seen Ben 10 Aliens proir to this request so I had to quickly research on the net. 

I created Fourarms using and oval cutter and Heatblast using a square cutter for the head and ival cutter for the face detail. It was quite fidlly but I thought if I can include the features that make the character stand out so the children can recognise them - then I have done my job.

I have another Ben 10 order coming up in the next fornight so please watch this space.

Caitlyn's 7th Birthday Fairy Cupcakes

This creation was for Caitlyn’s 7th Birthday Party. Each cupcake design was personally chosen by the birthday girl from my flickr gallery. The decorations are all handmade out of fondant including the fairy on the cutting cake. The lace butterflies are hand-piped white chocolate. The cake base is white chocolate mud cake and dark chocolate mud cake. The frosting is buttercream and marshmallow.
I didnt have great light when the photos were taken so they are slightly on the blue side which explains why the violet colour looks a little grey…many apologies.

Thanks for looking!