Mia's Christening

Our final ruffle cake for the week was based on a design by The Vanilla Bake Shop. The top tier was left next to the same as the original design, however we changed the bottom tier to ruffles, added some tiny sugar pearls as well as an acrylic custom name topper. This pretty mermaid cake in varying shades of teal and pink serves around 70-80 finger size portions, and can be modified to suit your theme and serving needs. 

Jason's Christening

'Very Wang' inspired ruffles feature on this 3-tier fondant cake in a gorgeous shade of powder blue. The middle tier was covered with fondant icing, silver leaf was then carefully brushed on before a damask stencil in royal icing was applied. And finally the top tier incorporated a satin bow that featured throughout the christening decorations. This cake was based on the original design created by Cakes 2 Cupcakes. Dessert table/ candy buffet by Kidz N Style, and last photo courtesy of Insight Photography. 

Sienna's Christening

There were lots of ruffles this week, beginning with this pretty 3-tier cake for Sienna's christening. The bottom tier consists of fondant ruffles, which were made a lot fuller than normal, and the shade of pink is more on the coral side than baby pink. The quilted middle tier is ivory, in contrast to the white top tier (not so obvious in the pictures unfortunately). Sugar pearls, a name plate with Sienna's name piped in royal icing, and a sugar peony were all added as finishing touches.

Blush Peony Cake

I'm still doing many variations of the 'Eva' cake week-in week-out, this one is much more simplified although I did end up adding a name plate after I showed my client this image. Generally I draw up sketches for my client's approval before I make a cake, however sending them an image when the cake is complete gives my client's the option to make any minor changes if need be. Happy customer = happy caker! 

Phillip's Christening

A simple 2-tier cake made to match our client's christening invitation. The elephant cake topper is made from fondant (i.e. sugarpaste), and the round balloon is made from crispy treats. We hope you had an enjoyable day Phillip! 

Chevron Nautical Cake

Couture Cupcakes and Cookies is closed over the school holiday period and will re-open on Monday 14th July. As well as spending some much needed time with family, it's also a great time to finally catch up on blog posts! First up we have a nautical chevron cake featuring gold roping and an anchor for Christian's baptism. This design is based on a previous nautical cake that has been made in various different colours and designs.

Bridal Shower Cake

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.

Aidan's Hoot Owl Cake

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.

Fresh Flowers, Twine, Sugar Lace

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.

More Ruffles and Pearls

A pretty little ruffle cake incorporating pearls and a magnolia sugar flower on top for a Christening. Credit to Sweet Bloom Cakes for the original design of this cake, which featured a princess crown as a topper rather than the flower as pictured. 

Clare's 21st Birthday

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.

THAT cake!

The reason why I have neglected my blog and Facebook page... It all started with the 1-tier 'Eva' cake and it's steamrolled from there. I make a version/s of this cake on a weekly basis. This week was the first time I've made a 3-tier version, replacing the crucifix and sugar flowers with a single magnolia for Emily's christening. Poor quality photos due to bad weather unfortunately.

Minecraft TNT Cake!

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!

Couture Cupcakes 2014 Welcome

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Buttercream Flamingo Cake

A cornflour blue, scalloped buttercream cake featuring a fondant flamingo cake topper. We love the simplicity of this one, and how it's been put together on this gorgeous dessert table by Mon Tresor.

Jacob's Baptism

A simple baptism cake for Jacob, featuring a pearl crucifix cake topper and little booties. This cake is an extended 7 inch cake and serves approximately 40 coffee/ 20 dessert size portions.

Mason's 1st Birthday

Another take on our 'Aidan' cake, this time in shades of blue and green for Mason's 1st Birthday. Featuring a 3-tier chevron cake and matching cupcakes and cookies in the classic chevron and bow tie theme.

This Week In Cakes

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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'Day of The Dead' Skull & Ruffles!

A Spanish 'calavera' (skull), a common symbol of the 'Day of the Dead' celebration symbolising death and rebirth, features atop this ruffled 30th birthday cake! Cake by Couture Cupcakes & Cookies, custom skull by Figurines by Niki x