Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas get's a a makeover

The colours may be traditional of Christmas  but the design is a little more contemporary and could be adapted for any occasion.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

2013 McKeough Family Christmas Cake

Christmas Day is a very special day in my family and each year I make the cake. My young nieces, Ruby (5) and McKenzie (3) suggested the design wanting a "Mary" cake. I do think they would have preferred a chocolate cake rather than the fruit cake recipe my late mother selected.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A Festive Welcome.....

I don't usually make a Christmas cake for  my husband and I but this year we are hosting some international friends for a couple of days so I thought a festive welcome would be appreciated.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Coming of Age - Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary

This cake is to celebrate the 20th wedding anniversary of a wonderful couple and the union of their families.

The white heart is devils food cake (chocolate) filled and covered with dark chocolate ganache. The red heart  is a raspberry and hazelnut cake iced with buttercream.  Both cakes were finished with fondant and fondant figurines to represent their four children playing in the yard in Bland Street.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

He Cranks My Tractor.....

Happy 70th Birthday......and why not celebrate with a tractor cake.

The cake is vanilla butter cake, a recipe with a slightly lower sugar content to reduce the overall "sweetness". Naturally, 100% edible.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Trio of Flavour & Colour

 A cake filled with flavour and colour  - rosewater, strawberry and vanilla bean with each layer suitably coloured to match. The cake was delicately filled with white chocolate ganache.
The birthday girl with her cake!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

100s and 1000s burst of Happiness.

There is an inner child in all of us - who doesn't remember eating fairy bread at birthday parties?  This cake is fun, and the texture of the buttercream and the crunch of the 100s and 1000s bursts with happiness.

The cake is marble vanilla bean, with vanilla bean butter cream. The people who shared this cake were in awe of the flavour!
It was wonderful feedback.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

TKO.......Happy Birthday!

It's my husband's birthday so I consulted with my little apprentice designer Ruby, my 5 year old niece. With much excitement she suggested I make a 'fighting cake.'She knows her Uncle Nee Naw (as she fondly calls him) is a massive UFC fan.

The cake is chocolate, filled with dark chocolate ganache; also Ruby's recommendation.

Happy birthday AWG xxx

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Moving on Up!

To farewell a colleague I put a slight twist on a previous design, using electric green on this retro pattern and featuring black sugar roses.

The cake is devil's food, filled with a dark chocolate ganache.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Father's Day

Most occasions in my family include a cake, and thanks to my lovely nieces Ruby (5) and McKenzie (3) this also includes a candle and having to sing "Happy Birthday" and Father's Day was no different.

The cake is Ombre Vanilla Bean, filled and iced with Vanilla Bean Buttercream and then covered with 100s & 1000s.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


I loved making this colourful and happy cake to celebrate the birthdays of Bianca (3) and Hayden (5).

If you are going to celebrate two birthdays , why not have a cake with two flavours; bottom tier is devils food cake filled with dark chocolate ganache and the top tier is a vanilla bean cake filled with white chocolate ganache.

Eight not Out!

I received an order to make a cake for Benji's 8th birthday, a keen cricketer.  Benji's mother loved a cricket theme cake I had previously made and ordered the same.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Wedding Bells are Ringing....

A  bride-to-be asked me to make a wedding cake that represented the couples' love of travel, including some of their favourite destinations and also the groom's love for  the Sydney Swans.

The bottom tier is passionfruit mud cake filled with white chocolate ganache and fresh passionfruit; the top is chocolate cake filled with dark chocolate ganache.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Solar Electric......

The University of NSW contacted me to make a cake for the launch of their fifth generation solar electric car.  I was given a the car's profile image and asked to make a cake reflective of the profile.  To serve 100 people this devils food cake (chocolate) is 76 centimetres in length, filled with dark chocolate ganache, covered with fondant and finished with a hand painted "Sunswift" logo

Friday, August 2, 2013

Happy Birthday Princess!

No, you are not seeing double. One slightly smaller cake for an intimate family gathering and the other for the actual party. Both cakes are butter cake, which has a low sugar content (as requested by the customer) and are lightly filled with white chocolate ganache.

Each cake was identically decorated with fondant tiaras, rolled roses and finished with hearts.

Hearts, roses and glitter!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Off and Racing - Happy 2nd Birthday

A four layered vanilla bean rainbow cake decorated with a 'racing car' theme. Complete with handmade fondant cars - 100% edible. 
The cake was accompanied with 30 mini chocolate cupcakes with buttercream and fondant toppers made to match.

A rainbow of colour!

Hip, hip, hooray......Happy Birthday!

A good friend asked me to make his 60th birthday cake without any creative direction, however he did mention that he liked my white chocolate mud cake. So, the end result is a white chocolate mud cake for the bottom tier and devils food cake (chocolate) for the top tier.

I opted for an eye catching design with simple colours to enhance the effect.

Saturday, July 13, 2013


Not only do I enjoy making cakes but I also learn of new characters, bands, games, etc - and now Buzzbee.

Alexander's 2nd birthday cake is devils food cake (chocolate) filled with dark chocolate ganache.  To accompany the cake were 30 chocolate cupcakes topped with chocolate buttercream and handmade Buzzbees.

Love Her (him) Madly

The hand painted picture of Jim Morrison (The Doors) and the simple colours of black and white were a big hit at my nephew's 18th birthday party.

Lemon cake filled with white chocolate ganache.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Happy Retirement

 A cake to celebrate the retirement for a firefighter with over 40 years service with Fire & Rescue NSW.  Bottom tier is devils food cake (chocolate) filled with dark chocolate ganache, and the top tier is vanilla bean cake filled with white chocolate ganache.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Dorothy the Dinosaur

My niece, McKenzie gave me clear  instructions she would like a "Dorothy" cake for her birthday.

The handmade "Dorothy" is proudly displayed on top of a heart shaped chocolate cake accompanied with fondant rolled roses.
Handmade Dorothy with rolled fondant roses.