Sunday, 14 August 2011

Just Divine!

 It's no secret that I send cakes far and wide. If my clients are happy to transport the cakes (or have them transported), and also weigh up any risks involved,  then I am most willing to box them up and ship them onto their destination.
This week in April saw a gorgeous variation of the Four Mummy Design head off to Agnes Waters.
Pretty Pink sugar rose petals dotted across the cake- with the wrapped icing finish looking soft and feminine. 
 Every time I make one of these "Mummy" cakes it reminds me of how far I have come. This design was originally inspired over 6 years ago when I was invited to display cakes at a season launch for Bridal Couture. Roz La Klein had a gown in her collection that had all these layers of Fabric- which I thought could be a bit different and a bit contemporary in a cake- I honestly thought that it would never be chosen- admired yes- but having a couple brave enough to choose something this was well outside my greatest expectations.
To my surprise This cake has been admired and chosen on many occasions- with many couples adding their own twist on the design to truly make it their own.

The Next cake is yet again a slight variation on one I have had the pleasure of creating a few times now. I am not sure who to credit this original design to, as TBH it was in many cake magazines by various designers- but this one was my handy work- with pretty piped detail following the line of the draping down and around the cake.

 The sugar roses had soft lilac centers to match in with the wedding colour theme.

Using Invitation patterns or Bridal fabric is a fabulous was to incorporate your cakes detail into your theme.
This next cake was for Hillstone- and whilst it has a contemporary twist- it is a design that should last the test of time.

 The detailed pipe work on the walls of the tiers was inspired by the Bride's Gowns lace and embroidery patterning.

 Once at the venue Karen from Bliss Floral topped the cake with a sensation poesy of Roses Tulips and Freesias! Pretty Elegant and Classy all rolled into one :)

The YUM factor cake of the week would most definitely have to go to this Three tier chocolate ganache cake.
 Please excuse my mediocre photography with this one- in real life it looked totally Lickable! The combination of the smell of the Whipped dark chocolate ganache and the Sweet avalanche roses would have sent anyone in viewing distance into sensory overload!


Quite often when I meet with my clients they ask "What do other couples choose?"  There is no straight answer for this. Each couple chooses a design that fits their event, and because the clients before you may have chosen an all White traditional design- doesn't mean that your wicked chocolate creation or novelty cake design isn't right for you :)

I love it when clients go out on a limb and incorporate their personalities into a cake, and IF they like I can help them design a cake that keeps the individuality either subtle or bold!
The next couple chose a Mad Hatter design- with an elegant edge!
 Having the black and white theme made keeping this fun cake all about class allot easier.
The simple line designs and names across the top tier worked beautifully!
A Cute cartoon couple stood proudly on top :)

I must sound like a broken record when I harp on about how much I value my repeat clients- I really honestly do!
I have been blessed to make a few cakes for Pat and her girls and Grandchildren now. She is such a pleasure to deal with- that it was a no brainer to say YES YES YES- when she asked if I could make Emma's Baby shower cupcakes!
It was way back in 2007 when I made Emma's wedding cake- so it was my utmost pleasure to create some cute baby cupcakes for her!  

Please excuse the side on piccie- my bad LOL!

The next cake is a gorgeous fresh flowers stack cake for Parliament house.
Deep red Colombian roses filled in between the layers. 

Once again- with my limited photography skills- I was unable to pick up the lace stencil detail on the tiers. It was pretty though- trust me  :)

The next cake has been my phones wallpaper since I delivered it, because I Love it so much!
The cake was beautiful- the Bride was Beautiful inside and out- what more could you want from your job??
Pretty cut blossom. crystal and piping detail rained down from the top tier to the base- just like the bodice work on Caroline's Bridal gown. 


 The Wedding flowers were created by Sandee from Always Fabulous Flowers, and like Always they were simply fabulous!
Held in the Rosewood room at Hillstone- the entire room was the epitome of a Classic Elegant wedding. You could stare and admire the set up all day long.

The cake sat on one of my Silver ornate cake stands- which gave the four tier cake that extra edge of Grandeur.

A week of absolutely Fabulous cakes that made me smile! I hope you enjoyed them too!
Thanks for Reading
SJ

2 comments:

Linda V @ Bubble and Sweet said...

Love all the cakes as usual. The Mummy is so beautiful and elegant and I was imagining the yummy smell of the chocolate cake as you were describing it. I used to have trouble with photo's loading onto the blog sideways that I could not fix and I worked out I had to get into the picassa/piknic editing to sort it turn them around.

BMR said...

Thanks for sharing your experiences here on your blog --- I enjoyed this post.