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Topsy-turvy 2 tiered cake

Topsy-turvy 2 tiered cake

Mmm… this was a 2 tiered topsy turvy cake I made for my sister’s birthday. It was chocolate mud (at her request) and my first attempt at making a topsy turvy. I followed the steps of making the shape of the wonky cake from a book that I bought from Amazon: Wedding Cakes You Can…

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Two Tier mini-cake

Two Tier mini-cake

This two tier white chocolate mud cake was one I threw together once I went back to office work from my first stint of maternity leave. I REALLY missed baking and decorating and made this just for the sake of it one weekend! While I was making this cake, I practiced with my homemade baking…

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Bek’s Birthday / Zebra Print Cake

Bek’s Birthday / Zebra Print Cake

This was a cake I made for my friend Bek. She is a single, fun, sassy girl and I told her I would make her a fun single tier cake to cut for dessert at her birthday lunch. Animal print and hot pink was the answer! I started with a tall 20cm (8″) vanilla buttercake using 2 cake batters.…

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Phil’s Present Cake and Cupcakes

Phil’s Present Cake and Cupcakes

This was my first Gift Box Cake. It looked so real that the waiter at the restaurant asked me to remove the ribbon so he could cut the cake! He didn’t believe that it was all edible and made by me… that was an inspiring moment! I went with a whole black and white theme…

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Pizza Cake

Pizza Cake

Before I got REALLY interested in making cakes, I looked online and tried to find a cake design that looked cool but didn’t involve special ingredients or fondant (as I didn’t even know where to start with that!!). I decided I would try to make a ‘pizza cake’ for my brother’s birthday so it was something a bit…

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In the really early days…

In the really early days…

Just after the discovery of my delicious buttercake recipe I began to bake like crazy! Here are some samples of my early experiments… Cookie Monster Cupcakes Little Critter Cupcakes Chocolate Cake My first chocolate mud cake following an old fashioned recipe. I also practiced ganashing with a smooth finish and sharp edges and my shell…

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