My last cake of the year for 2014 was this pretty piped lace christening cake. The bottom tier was painted in lustre dust to achieve a soft champagne-pearl look, followed by hand piped roses to compliment the sugar peonies between the two cake tiers. For more information on Couture Cupcakes & Cookies cakes and answers to some FAQs, please click here to get you to our information page.
A little while ago I made a Minecraft cake very similar to this one and vowed never to do it again! The individual mosaic squares took almost 4 hours to apply. So this time around I have gone with edible image instead, and although it's more costly, it cuts decorating time by more than half. The overall look is amazing too, so much so that my client's guests didn't even realise that it was a cake until it was cut!
This week we have a vintage carousel theme for Jasmine's christening, a theme that is proving very popular this year. Jasmine's cake features an edible, hand-made carousel horse in colours made to match the stylist's brief. Further images of this beautiful event can be viewed here.
This week we have a shabby chic style christening cake featuring soft ruffles in baby pink on the bottom tier, and an edible image print on the middle tier. I first used this print a little while ago here, yet it is still quite popular. Evangelos' christening cake on the other hand is a hand-painted water colour effect to match his invitation. The shades of blue and soft peach represent the afternoon summer sky, and the cake is finished off with a floating balloon. I'm very much looking forward to doing another water-colour cake soon!
Blake's cakes certainly have the wow factor! The 3-tier christening cake features an edible image chevron print in navy and white on the bottom tier, which compliments the navy bow tie on the top tier. The middle tier is painted in edible gold lustre (I can highly recommend the ROLKEM brand), and then rolled in a mix of edible gold glitter, disco dust and sugar sprinkles to achieve the sparkle effect. Blake's birthday cake features soft fondant ruffles and is finished off with a gorgeous acrylic topper by Glistening Occasions.
Nautical meets little man in this week's cakes. Both cakes featuring geometrical patterns and textures such as the fondant rope on the bottom tier of the nautical cake. The zig zag (chevron) pattern on the bottom tier of the little man cake is hand-cut using acetate. Cupcake toppers and cups supplied by client.
Lily's christening cake featured designs from two different Couture Cupcakes cakes that my client liked. The overall result is simple but effective.. and I do love the way the embossed lines look like musk sticks!
A simple yet sweet 2-tier cake to celebrate Chase's 4th birthday. Covered entirely in white fondant, with a floating yellow balloon and number 4 as the feature. Funnily enough, undecorated cakes are the hardest to cover, simply because there is no room for error (that can be covered with decoration), so they have to be perfect.
The party season is definitely upon us! This is just some of this week's cakes, and the next couple of months are going to be just as busy. In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable that you reserve your date as soon as possible at this time of year. Couture Cupcakes & Cookies has a fairly detailed info page which may be of assistance here: Information.
I'm getting more and more requests for soft-iced cakes in lieu of fondant at the moment. I must say that I'm loving these cakes more and more, particularly when topped with fresh flowers, the whole cake just stands out. This cake was especially made to celebrate Jessica's bridal shower. White chocolate mud cake was covered with a caramel flavoured buttercream in a teal colour. The floral arrangement was made beautifully by Verdaflore florist in our Oatley NSW.
Pink, white, and gold theme this week for two separate bookings! The pretty 2-tier rosette ruffle cake featuring a wafer paper butterfly was especially made to celebrate Eva's christening. This cake went together with Eva's 1st birthday cake which followed along the same theme, a butterfly cage adorned with hand-cut fondant butterflies painted with edible gold glitter. And just by chance, the third cake made for a wonderful client of mine matched perfectly with Eva's cakes (not my design and requested by my client, if you know the original designer please email me and I will add credit to this blog post).
I don't get to use many shades of purple when cake decorating, for some reason it is not a colour that is often requested. So I was glad to have the opportunity to show how pretty purple can look, particularly in fondant ruffles! This carousel cake looks just as nice with or without the carousel topper, which was supplied by my client. The floral garland around the gold monogram was handmade using various silicone molds to match the flowers on the carousel. Custom made fondant cake to celebrate Gabriella's first birthday.
Three very different cakes for three very special people - GABRIELLA - HUGO - ANTHONY. Couture Cupcakes is now fully booked out in August and September, with very limited spots available in October, November and December. Thank you all for your support, it is very much appreciated!
Time to break up all the 'prettiness' with this super fun superhero cake! Being a last-minute cake I slotted in for my Godson, I headed straight for wafer paper in order to save on time. There are lots of clever design you can purchase on digital paper through Etsy, the one use in this cake can be purchased through ClipArtopia.
Hugo's mum wanted a simple cake that would bring together various elements that she liked from different cakes, that being silver foil, damask, a monogram, and a bow tie. The damask pattern was applied using royal icing in cornflower blue. The same shade of blue was used to create the fondant monogram and bow-tie, which worked well against the silver foil. A cake like this serves around 80 coffee/ 40 dessert size portions.
A nautical cake to celebrate Anthony's christening, this would by far have to be the most popular theme for little boys. Featuring a sailboat cake topper made from sugarpaste/ fondant and wafer paper sails. The rope effect featured on the middle tier is also made of fondant using a silicone mold. This 3-tier cake was custom designed to match Anthony's christening invitation.
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.
'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.