Saturday, 23 October 2010

Hello October!

Wow! I cannot believe how fast I am flying through wedding season. It is almost becoming a blur- as I have had cakes to bake decorate and deliver EVERYDAY since the end of August.
The first weekend in October was a MEGA one indeed. Not only did I have a full schedule of wedding cakes- I also had a fabulous 40th Birthday cake for a great long time friend of mine- but more on that in another post.

I sent cakes near and far- from a hop skip and a jump away in the CBD- out to Kingaroy- Down to Sanctuary Cove- even out to Cleveland. It really amazes me how far my cakes travel sometimes.
With only 2 cakes collected out of more than 2 handfuls- it was quite a delivery run that Saturday indeed!

Friday weddings are a common occurrence on my calendar- a brilliant way to start and extend your weekend for sure.
The first cake to leave cake central was collected and delivered out to Cleveland- a tower of cupcakes in latte and cream theme- set up by the family at the Cleveland courthouse.
I was able to see some beautiful shots from the wedding through the Uber Magnificent and vivacious celebrant- Anne Campbell- who officiated the ceremony.
The next collection was for the sister of a Truly beautiful lady who I use to work with- back in the Stamford Days. Debanie's sister Holly was getting married up at Kingaroy! Morethan 100 themed cupcakes were transported up to Kingaroy- and set up in the magical Silk lined wedding marquee.  

There was two theme designs- one with a "fairy light chain" piped onto the top- and the other- mimicking the invitation pattern with a yellow/pearl fading stripe pattern.
Congratulations Holly and Lewis! Thank you for choosing me to create your wedding cake.

The First Delivery was out to Hillstone- where I delivered the stunning Florencia's "Bling" Wedding cake.
I had made Florencia's Sisters wedding cake a couple of years back- and now it was her turn to walk down the aisle.
A three tier White cake- with Strung diamantes- Silver cachous- A crystal Brooch- and all topped off with a "full Bling" set of Crystal Couture cake toppers.  

Customs house was also on my Delivery run- with this three tier chocolate creation.

I had only the one collection on Saturday- and that was for this Novelty cake.  

I get asked so often about this cake- there are certainly more than a few couples who can relate to the pictured situation LOL!

My Love of all things Monochromatic was covered with this next Ivory delight.

Sugar roses and ivory satin ribbon look just beautiful on this classic design.

This cake was sent to the Brisbane club - my closest delivery of the week ;)

It was then over to The Treasury to deliver the only Soft and fresh cake for the week.
A full trail of roses and freesias swept over the cake.
Serving the entire display cake as dessert- the couple chose to order a kitchen cake and kept that for their anniversary!

My last Brisbane stop was to the Camp Hill Bowls club.
This place is a true hidden gem.
Breathtaking city skyline views and truly friendly staff- just brilliant!
The crowd of regulars were excited to see the wedding cake- and were intrigued by its unusual ( in regards to tradition) design.
This is a variation of my "Skeleton Leaves" cake- and was finished off with flowers by the couples florist. 

Last delivery- but by no means least- was a cake I took down to Sanctuary cove.
This cake was for an Indian wedding. I love culture weddings- there always seems to be so much passion and family about them, the traditions and ceremonies really add to the whole purpose and meaning of marriage.
Sarita and Ish chose a truly beautiful themed cake. 


This cake is hand painted in an edible soft gold colour. To enhance the colour I first coloured the fondant to a "flat" gold colour- which added depth to the final painted coating.
The top two tiers had strung Swarovski Jewels around the base. What may look like pretty shaped jewels taught me a huge lesson- get quotes before quoting the clients. Needless to say- although the beading cost me more than I had anticipated ( and I now have a new found appreciation for hand made jewelery)  they did look really beautiful and blended in wonderfully with the colorful jewel theme.  

Each elephant wore a different drapery- and the base board too was detailed with a deep burgundy ( almost henna like) pattern - which mimicked the couples invitation background.
I have to say a huge THANKS to my wonderful mum. In my craziness that is wedding season- she is always the first one to come and lend a hand so that I am not working 24/7. Mum hand painted this cake- with three beautiful coats- then she cut out each of the elephants by hand for me! I did do some work on this cake- but without her I may have lost my sanity that week for sure.

What was a full on week- was capped off with my very good friends 40th- which I created a personalised cupcake tower for.
I forgot to take my own camera- so when I get some images from the party I will share them with you all.

My first week of my new Cake That! Facebook page has gone really fabulously- with over 400 "likers" already!
If you are on Facebook and would like to keep up to date with my cakes and what I am getting up to each week- you can "like" Cake that! here!

Past clients are welcomed to share their images and comments in regards to their cakes on the facebook site too!

My next Blog will be about the biggest wedding weekend of the year  10/10/10! Looking forward to sharing it with you soon!

Thanks for reading

1 comment:

MrsKT said...

All of your cakes are gorgeous as always, I always enjoy seeing what you have created each time you post. My favourite in this post is the Ivory Delight :)