Cooper's Christening

Lily's Christening

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!

Chase's 4th Birthday

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. 

This Week's Cakes

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.

Jessica's Bridal Shower

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 Week

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).

Carousel Cake

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.    

The Week That Was...

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!  

Superhero Cake

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 Christening

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.   

Anthony's Nautical Cake

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.  

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!