Last week I stumbled upon the brilliant Concrete and Honey blog, and came across these images of a ruffle cake and cupcakes I made for the ever-so-talented ladies at Sugarcoated Events. Let me tell you that both blogs are truly worth a visit, their photography is swoon-worthy, and I love the way they have captured these images of my cupcakes and cake.. not to mention their gorgeous styling.
I did this hoot the owl cake a little while ago for Aidan's 1st birthday. I was lucky enough to do Aidan's christening cake, so being asked to make another cake for him was extra special. After doing lots of pretty cakes for the girls, it's nice to do something for the boys every once in a while.
This week's cake of the week would have to go to my lovely client Jomana, who organised a 2-tier cake, cupcakes and cookies for her brother's engagement. Jomana liked the concept and styling featured in our Taronga Zoo wedding table that can be found here. Because we changed the look of the cake's shape with a double-barrel bottom tier, I placed the fresh flowers in the centre of the cake instead of having them as a topper. Heart shaped cookies were layered with sugar lace, and raspberry marble cupcakes were covered with fondant and featured some soft piping and a flower topper.
Late last year I worked with Suzanna from Mon Tresor on Claire's 21st birthday. Her theme was Secret Garden and comprised of gorgeous florals and beautiful bright colours, including musk pink, bright orange and lavender. The cake also incorporated these colours, featuring a fresh floral posy as a cake topper to match with the musk pink buttercream icing around the outside of the cake. The finishing touch to the cake included a little bit of vine, giving the cake a rustic feel.
Sometimes it's nice to do something a little different from the norm. A couple of weeks ago I made this Minecraft cake, a hugely popular game among kids. This particular cake was a replica of Minecraft TNT, featuring a mosaic picture on the top of the cake, made up of around 260 little fondant square tiles. Ganaching a square cake takes much more time and effort compared to round cakes, combined with little mosaic tiles and custom mixed fondant colours, this 'simple' cake was definitely a labour of love!
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We had a bit of a mixed bag this week: First up we have the 'Eva' Minnie Mouse cake for CJ, including matching cupcakes and cookies (not pictured). Next, yet another version of our 'Isabella' cake, featuring a ruffled bottom tier for Lucia. And finally we finished off with a custom school bus cake and matching cookies for Paris' 2nd birthday. Couture Cupcakes & Cookies hopes that you all had an enjoyable celebration, and we hope you enjoyed your sweet treats as much as we loved making them!
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Isabella ~ Eva ~ Alyssa ~ Kristin
And there are many other variations, as we do at least one of these cakes per week! Suitable for all kinds of celebrations, and can be custom designed to suit your needs. For further information on Couture Cupcakes & Cookies cakes, please click on 'Information' in the index to the right of this page (web-version only, for those of you viewing from your smart phones :-)
A 3-tier nautical themed cake based on Couture Cupcakes & Cookes 'James' design. This time we've added ombre 'waves' to the bottom tier and a bunting to the top tier in coordinating colours. Keepsake clay figurine by Figurines by Niki, made to match Lachlan's baptism invitation.
Two of our most popular come together for this creation: Chevron is by far the most requested design, and Leo seems to be the boy's name of choice at the moment! So here we have Leo's chevron christening cake, featuring colours that I didn't think would work that well together but am glad to have been proven wrong :-) Custom lion cake topper by Figurines by Niki x
Couture Cupcakes & Cookies had the pleasure of designing and creating this 4-tier christening cake for little Aidan. Featuring a grey and mustard yellow chevron pattern and a stand-out red bow tie on Aidan's initial, it's the first square cake I've covered to date and definitely won't be the last!
Our final cake of the week, a replica of our 'Sara' cake featuring bright and bold colours in place of pastels. All our chevron patterns are individually hand cut to suit the design of each cake. The bunting certainly gives this fun little cake the perfect finishing touch.