Thursday, July 30, 2009

These cute little numbers aren't mine, but are a couple of my baby shower favourites...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Week 3 - Wilton Basics Course
Today we learned shells, part 2 of the Wilton Rose and figure piping. Here are some of the clown cupcakes I made in class.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Exploding Heart Cake

Some of my
Christmas Cakes
6" Fruit

Small Fruit Cakes

My Family's Christmas Cake

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My son and his wife visited last night as we demolished the rainbow cake with gusto! It was delicious :) I'm so pleased.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Wilton Course - week 2

Well today was week 2 of my Wilton Basics Course. I've only really worked with fondant, so this was sooooo different!!!! Before the class I had to make up my icing and cover the cake - apart from a few dents I don't think it went too badly. One thing I am having trouble mastering is the fact that you'll never get that smooth as silk finish as you get with fondant. I'm afraid thats the perfectionist in me :(

I took along a double layer butter cake filled with Vanilla custard. We were able to do whatever design we wanted using the star and round nozzles and the techniques we had to master were the star, zigzag and writing. I followed the book and completed the rainbow cake. We also practised the base of the famous Wilton Rose.

Next week small cakes and the 2nd stage of the Wilton Rose and drop flowers....

Monday, July 13, 2009

This lovely 3 Tier Mud wedding cake is my most recent cake - 28/06/2009. It is topped with handcrafted and painted Oriental Lilies. I'm quite proud of how this cake turned out. Simple, yet elegant was the brief.

The bride & groom are still on their honeymoon, so I'll post their comments when they return :)

2 Tier Rosebud Wedding Cake

This lovely 2 Tier wedding cake is made with 2 luscious fruit cakes and decorated with handcrafted sugar roses, blossoms and rosebuds.

It was my very first wedding cake....

Here is the lovely email from the bride & groom

Wednesday 14/01/2009 5:06pm
Hi Lesley
Happy New Year!
Many thanks again for the lovely wedding cake!
We are going to China for holiday starting this sunday for approx. 4 weeks. We would like to bring something for each of you. Please let us know what do you like.

Cheers! Yan and Sonia

This wedding cake was delivered to Hope Island Golf Club on the Gold Coast.
It is a 3 tier Carrot, Mud & Fruit Cake. The roses and blossoms were hand made from sugar icing and accented with gold cachous and ribbon.

I have included the lovely 'thank you' letter from the bride and groom...

Friday 10/04/2009 4:27pm

Hi Lesley,
I would like to say thank you. Your cake is beautiful than I expected and I am really glad that I found you. Attached here are some photos of the cake on my wedding night and a photo of me and Richard on the day. I am definitely will recommended you to all of my family & friends who need cake in the future. All the best to you and your family.
Best wishes, Rebecca and Richard