Monday, 19 July 2010

OH Dolly!


The Last Weekend in May was a Mammoth one indeed. To keep this post short and sweet I am only going to include some of the cakes that I sent out.

First and foremost I will mention the cake that made me excited- challenged me and last but not least was overall pretty cool to get to do!
It is not very often that I get to do Birthday cakes- more than 90% of my business is Wedding cake related- so when  client commissions you to create a fantastic piece of cake art- you jump at it!
For this girls very special 21st Birthday- it was a Giant "Dolly Varden" like design that they were after! A huge doll cake- that stood almost a meter tall when finished.
She was cool- and scary all in one breath. I had a mirror in my cake room and after she was completed standing there in her shelf- she gave me a scare on more than one occasion- as I thought there was someone in the room! LOL! Crazy I know but her eyes seemed to look at me heheheh!

The Party theme was Masquerade- so the cake wore a mask simulating the Birthday girls- along with a charcoal sparkling top and a pearl white skirt- all finished off with a Big sugar bow. The long Hair was Curled down the back.
The young (20 something) men at the venue were looking then saying" that is a cake?" sure is! - well most of it anyway!
I had so much fun doing this cake- Thank you so much for having me make it!

I delivered this cake first- as the sheer size of it meant that the logistics to drive it to the venue were a little hairy. I should have had more confidence as she rode in the back no worries- arriving safe and sound without a scratch!
With the Doll cake on the table it was off to deliver the rest for the day.


This tower of 100 cupcakes was delivered and set up at the Keperra Country Club. 7 tiers of cake and Cupcakes- looks might impressive if I do say so myself.
Simple plain iced cupcakes presented on a big stand makes a huge impact- not needing of fine and intricate decorations at all!

I am a sucker for a sad story- and this week- although I had my quota of bookings- decided to take on one more cake. The poor Bride to be had rung me in a panic less than 2 weeks out from her wedding to ask me if I could please make her a cake. In the whirlwind of wedding planning ( from afar) she had totally forgotten about organising a cake!!!!!!!!!
Her genuine dismay melted me and before I could even process the thought- YES - was coming from my mouth. Whats another late night anyway?
I was delighted to create my Chocolate Mountain Cake for her wedding in Dayboro. 
I only got to meet the couple when they collected the cake- and was glad that I was able to help out at such short notice.
I had a few collections this weekend- and another Birthday cake too!
A Sweet 16 cake for a young lady.
From memory the party was a Mad hatters tea party- so this brightly coloured single tier cake was chosen.
A turquoise pink and chocolate colour theme cake! Simply sweet!

The Bride in Waiting cake was also sent off to Wynnum for a wedding.

 

With this personalised style design any colours or accents can be adapted to your needs.
I also got to use my new textured rolling pin again- and I love it! Check out the quilt!

The next soft iced cake was pretty as the picture.
The purple colour theme carried throughout the venue- and looked warm and fresh.

Once again- keeping it simple often pays off!
Flowers of this cake were supplied by Wedding Essence.

Last but not least feature cake for this week was yet another Cupcake tower.

The wedding Red Black and White theme was resonated in this cupcake tower.
Red Velvet Cupcakes and Chocolate cupcakes- placed on alternate layers- YUMMO!

The Clients later supplied a self made top cake- sadly I did not get to see the finished product.

Well that was osm eof the last week in May- I hope you enjoyed the selection!
Thanks for reading
SJ

6 comments:

SweetThingsTO said...

What a selection - all of them are so different and executed so well. You are very multi-talented.

Linda V said...

Oh my Goodness that Doll cake is just amazing. You are so talented.

Sarah-Jane said...

Thanks Linda!
Thanks Sweet ThingsTO!
I have Fab clients picking Fab cakes- making them is the best part!

cakesbysimone said...

OMG Sarah Jane did you get any sleep that week.LOL!! The doll can't is unbelievable, I would not have known where to even start with it. Amazing work.

Sarah-Jane said...

Thanks Simone!
Yes plenty of sleep LOL! I actually had a few other cakes too- so this is pretty normal for this time of year for me... a sucker for punishment sometimes!

Claire said...

Wonderful talent. I love the bride in waiting cake. and that doll cake is awesome.