I thought I would slowly meander into 2009- but instead I have jumped in feet first!
The Weather (so far) has been kind- and whilst unaffected in my temperature controlled cake room-I have been making sure that deliveries are just as hassle free too!
You will get Cake decorators who wouldn't make a butter iced cake in the middle of a Queensland summer for all the money in the world- but I believe if you do it right- there shouldn't be an issue!
I had this gorgeous two tier cake - that is Iced in white chocolate butter cream- last Saturday. Delivered smack bang at Midday- not a drop of melted icing in sight!
Taking care of the cake is my utmost priority- and making sure that it is cared for once I deliver it too!
This cake was simply decorated with some fabulous silk orchids.
The Next cake was for an 80th Birthday during the week.
To me this design oozes "Nana". A Sugar rose spray and inscription- decorated this layered vanilla cake! I added some glitz with a circular diamante buckle in the middle of the bow. A bit of sparkle makes the cake that bit more girly to me!
Here's hoping Sheila had a fabulous birthday!
On Saturday I was back again at the Stamford- setting up another fresh flower stacked cake. I had my Mum and Sister Support team with me- to cut and pass the flowers while I filled the layers.
Making the layers the correct height to fit the flowers is important.
Each flower is places into its block one at a time- slowly building until the layers are filled.
In the end this cake always looks so elegant.
The cake itself was banded with cream and chocolate ribbons- and strung pearls to complete the theme.
I had my first Sunday cake for the year too!
This cake with strung pearls winding around each tiers was a learning curve for sure!
I had in my mind how long I thought it would take to string all of the pearls ( randomly- even harder again) but in reality after over 5 hours stringing pearls- I was well and truly ready for a break. Proving what looks simple doesn't always end up that way!
The end result was worth it though.
Such a pretty design.
I had another cake sent to Toowoomba for Melanie and Tarrants wedding! Melanie booked me very early last year- as she had been kindly recommended to me by her Photographer Toni Snell.
A three tier chocolate creation that was completed with fresh flowers.
The cake was transported by Tarrant's parents up to Toowoomba for their reception- so unfortunately I didn't get to see the cake complete.
There seems to be a bit of a rush on for consultations at the moment. In a "normal" week I would see around 6-8 clients- but every week this month I have so far seen no less than 15! Talking cake face to face for no less than 15 hours in a week is amazing!
I have booked some fabulous designs for the year ahead- and look forward to sharing them with you in 2009!