Friday, December 30, 2011

All Wrapped Up!

This is it......the final 2011 Christmas Cake! A miniature 5" fruit cake covered with patterned fondant and finished with a pearl lustre. A fondant ribbon and bow added the final decorative touch. All 100% edible, and from the comments received, delicious!

Monday, December 26, 2011

2011 McKeough Family Christmas Cake

My favourite Christmas Cake of 2011 - the family's cake.  I baked my first family Christmas Cake in 2007, and at the time I sat down with my late mother and we selected the recipe. She gave me some advice on how to bake and decorate it and I guess that's what started the passion.  

This cake was baked with that same special recipe, and it reminds me of all the special times I shared with my mother on Christmas Day.

My Mother, our last Christmas Day shared together (2007)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas "B" Platoon

My husband who is a Firefighter worked on Christmas Day and his Platoon had a "cook up" planned, so I offered to make a cake.

Blue Dog  gave me a detailed list of the  decorative effects he wanted; crimping, quilting, reindeers, fondant ribbon and bow, and finished with fondant spiral curls. I did suggest 'less is more' - but delivered his wishes. All elements are handmade and edible, yes even the hand painted reindeers. 

I actually like the fun appearance this cake. Merry Christmas "B" Platoon!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Gift Cakes

Christmas Gift Cakes.....  cakes I baked and decorated to give to some of my dearest friends (all 6" cakes)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Cup Cakes

One of my final Christmas order this year, 24 Cupcakes. I was given a little creative freedom but I chose a traditional theme.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sweet As Bro!

Yes we all know who won the 2011 Rugby World Cup. A Kiwi mate asked for a Christmas Cake to be enjoyed by all her friends on Christmas Day, requesting a silver fern leaf with a little kiwi bird and a black and white colour scheme.

Hidden underneath the hand cut fern leaf, hand painted detail and fondant ribbon and bow is a Devils Food Cake filled with dark chocolate ganache.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Candy Cane......

I received an order for a  Christmas Cake with a special request to include candy canes. After some discussion with the client who admired a cake I had previously made, I went to work. 

The cake is a fruit cake covered with fondant and 100% handmade decorations, all naturally 100% edible. (The fruit mixture soaks for a considerable time in brandy ..... yum!)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Purple Haze....

Happy 21st !!!......

The instructions I received for this cake were quite specific; a purple & silver topsy-turvy exploding cake.

I am thrilled with the result and very happy to have been asked by some close friends to make the cake for a special occasion; a 21st birthday.

The cake is Devil's Food Cake, an extremely moist and rich chocolate flavour, filled with dark chocolate ganache.

I then covered and decorated it with fondant and finished it off with "BLING". What girl doesn't like BLING?

Explosion Centre

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Festive Welcome!

This week some very special friends are arriving from the USA for a "vacation", so I have made  a little gift they can enjoy on their travels during the festive season.

Friday, November 25, 2011


Last week I was unaware of "STIG" but now I know him a little more intimately following a little research, moulding his torso and the infamous helmet. I really enjoyed this order for a new customer.

The cake itself is Lemon Mud, filled with white chocolate ganache, covered and decorated with fondant.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday....Retro

A classic design for a little man's 1st Birthday.  The cake itself is mud iced with chocolate buttercream, and with Sydney's current warm weather (30 degree +) I pulled out my faithful buttercream suited for high humidity/heat.

To accompany the cake, 36 cupcakes were ordered in a classic colours and simple design.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A little more Christmas Cheer......

The final two Christmas Cakes.....(for this order)

Winter Wonderland

The completed order.......

Monday, November 14, 2011

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Christmas Cakes decorated in the classical colours of green, red and white.  Both cakes are to be sold at a local cafe/gift shop.

Monday, November 7, 2011

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and a local cafe/gift store has ordered a number of Christmas cakes to sell in their store.  I have  baked several cakes but now it's time to decorate.... here's a little peak.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

80th Celebration

My mother-in-law Ruth celebrated her 80th Birthday this weekend, and I had the pleasure of making the cake.

The cake itself is Passionfruit Mud Cake filled with white chocolate ganache and fresh passionfruit giving an extra hit of flavour.  I handmade the lily, frangipanis, rope work and the name plaque with sugarpaste and fondant.
Handmade lily and franipanis

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Kitchen Tea by the Sea

I received an impromptu cake order for a Kitchen Tea. My client explained the Kitchen Tea invitations and the beach wedding theme, so I suggested using colours of the beach, and I hand-made some frangipanis and sea shells for decoration.

The cake itself is a super moist White Chocolate Mud Cake; the end result is a cake beautifully decorated and 100% edible.

I slightly marbled the blue fondant to give a watery effect.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Birthday Harper

Handcrafted 3D butterflies

When a beautiful little girl celebrates her 3rd Birthday everything should be especially pretty; so I was delighted to bake and decorate cupcakes for Harper's special occasion.  These cupcakes are a consistent favourite of my customers; Chocolate Butter Cake iced with Vanilla Buttercream and finished with assorted handmade fondant decorations.

Handmade blossoms with contrasting centres

A delight to make and pretty enough to eat.