Sunday, 13 June 2010

How about that apple!

Some days I really get reminded what a small world we live in. The whole six degrees of separation really is in effect.
Most weeks I upload my cake pictures to my private Facebook account- then shortly after to my Facebook group..... followed by (sometimes weeks later) a story here on my blog. I love to share my cakes and here feedback about each one.
This first cake was a design that I had not done for a while- to say it is a very individual style for a wedding is an understatement- but for the two times that I have made this cake it has fit the theme like a glove. The first time I made this design it was shiny red- this time sensational green!
This apple cake- for Josh and Jess- was exactly what they were looking for. Their green apple theme was complete with this larger than life cake.
While this cakes surface had a sheen- it was not finished glossy- more of a natural look instead.  One of my chef friends sent me a message on Facebook- when he realised that the apple cake in my gallery was the same apple cake that his brother had been chatting about from the wedding he attended- small world... and great to hear too that a guest at the wedding was impressed with the awesome cake design chosen.
To give you an idea of scale- the white cake base is 12" in diameter- and the apple cake itself around 20cm high. I wonder is this would count as an apple a day keeps the doctor away??? lol!!!

This was not the only cake for the weekend where I had a connection to a guest... sort of. The Brilliant Toni Snell was the Photographer at  this next wedding. I also wish I could remember the florist who provided the abundance of Cymbidium orchids that cascaded down the front of this cake- as she too was lovely and provided awesome flowers!
The flowers cascaded down the front of the cake with chocolate "twigs" in amongst the blooms- just amazing.
I set this cake up at Mirra in the Valley- this venue is a hidden gem- down an unassuming side street- you enter through a set of beautiful double doors to see an old warehouse transformed into a stunning elegant venue.

My next stop was the Polo club- where I delivered this classic design.

This cake design is rather popular- and the topper is sourced from the U.S. A beautiful white cake for a warm and rich venue room.

I also had a double delivery to the Landing at Dockside on this weekend.
My delivery run time is cut significantly when I  have multiple cakes at the one venue- not to mention I love going to The Landing too. Monica and Amity are fabulous there- and as you may have heard a few weeks back they were unfortunately struck by a small fire- this has not stopped them hosting all the wonderful conferences and events- they have powered on and are running as normal.

The first cake I delivered to the River room.
This cake is on the back side of my business cards- it is one that many clients ask for. A trail of over 40 sugar roses cascade down the tiers- just stunning.

Banded by black sugar ribbon at the base- this cake design fit beautifully in with the black and white wedding theme.
The next cake was over the Harbour room.
A three tier extended height bling design! Cascading Swarovski crystals rained down from the top of each tier- Large HOT Pink sugar lilies across the cake.

A thin band of Turquoise ribbon tied in the rest of the colour theme. The bride and groom also provided a dancing couple to stand on top of the cake.

As it was Mothers day weekend we couldn't go by without mentioning our mums!
My mum is amazing :) She is always willing to lend a hand- run to my suppliers- deliver cakes... or just generally give me all the support I need. My sister Alex had been hanging out with me and we decided that seeing as though we were having a family brunch for mothers day- that we should of course have a cake.
So with some slight instruction- Alex made mum this cake.

Brilliant isn't it!
Carved from a 12" cake- this was one big handbag! You can imagine the looks on the faces of the other families at the local park when we whipped this out at the BBQ Brunch! Not your average cheesecake shop creation for sure heheheh!
We were kind enough to offer the other families pieces of this brilliant creation by Alex.
Mum, My grandmother- and my cousin ( all the mums) loved the cake!

So that was the Mothers Day weekend- A fabulous eclectic array of designs.

Just a reminder that there are still limited places available for the Debbie Brown workshops in a fortnight's time here in Brisbane. You can learn an array of cake decorating and modelling skills from an Internationally renowned cake decorator.
$375 per day 25th- 28th June. Details for the workshops are at the base of my blog and through my Facebook group.
Contact Debbie Directly for bookings
Thanks for reading

1 comment:

Petite Foury said...

I love the apple cake! It's soooo cute!
P.S. Did you know that you are making perfect cakes? :-)))))