Category Archives: Cake

Little Steps – Best Birthday Cakes in Hong Kong

Dinosaur Cake

We are super excited to be included in Little Steps’s latest feature on the Best Birthday Cakes in Hong Kong!

Being a busy mama, I find Little Steps so useful for keeping up with what’s going on in Hong Kong.  The lists they compile on party planning, cakes, photographers etc are all super informative and I instantly bookmark them for future reference.  So you can imagine our delight in being included in this feature.

Thanks Little Steps!

Dotty Cake

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Sometimes you need cake that’s not too girly.  This weekend I made one that features a bold graphic pattern, simple but striking.  With just a small embellishment to customise it for the birthday boy.

Cake flavours were quite grown up too – a rich coffee cake studded with walnuts and interspersed with layers of fluffy buttercream.

This cake would also look really spectacular with multiple tiers and with different coloured dots.

Enjoy!

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Butterfly Cake

Last weekend we created a cake for a special Sweet Sixteen birthday. Such a milestone birthday definitely deserves a spectacular cake to mark the occasion. The birthday girl picked one of our favourites cakes ever – our Rainbow Butterfly Cake!  I truly loved making this cake, it’s just such a pretty and happy cake and never fails to bring a smile to my face.

The cake is a riot of colour with hues from the whole rainbow spectrum!  The butterflies are just so pretty with their delicate wings caught in mid-flutter as they rest on the cake.  The whole cake is edible as the butterflies are made of vanilla flavoured rice-paper.

One bonus of having a two-tier cake is not only does it provide extra drama and height (and of course more yummy cake!), you can pick multiple flavours too!  This particular cake had  a bottom tier of red velvet cake with tangy lemon buttercream and a top tier of vanilla cake with with strawberry buttercream.

Here are a couple more pics of the cake.  Enjoy!

Images via Enjoy! Bespoke Events.

Back to School

Summer’s over and it’s the start of a brand new school year.  We made these sweet little cupcakes as a welcome back treat for the teachers and other parents. What better way to get the new academic year off to a sweet start!

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These gorgeous printables are by the super talented Megan at The Pitter Patter Press.  I just love the fun, vibrant colours she uses.  Check out her etsy store for super cute digital designs.

Images via Enjoy! Bespoke Events.

Farmyard Party

Well you can’t have a farmyard party without farm animals can you?  For our farm themed party, we made a number of sweet treats to go with our tractor cookies.  We had a herd of marshmallow sheep cupcakes.

And a pen full of pig-pops.  These were super popular and disappeared with astonishing speed.  The little cake pops are just the perfect size for little toddlers to munch on!

And lastly the tractor cake.

And here they are all together:

Many thanks to the wonderful Maria of Sugarbee who gave us a helping hand.  You’re the best!

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Images by Enjoy! Bespoke Events.

Jubilee Cakes

I’ve just landed in London and happened to catch the last day of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (60 years on the throne) celebrations.  There’s plenty of bunting and flag waving so I thought I’d do round up of Diamond Jubilee Cakes.  The cakes shown here are all so very different in style!

Enjoy!

Images via Tesc0, Park View 4 U, BBC News, Crumbs and Doilies Cupcakes.

Gluten Free Treats

A friend asked me yesterday if I would consider making gluten free cakes.  Now to be honest I’ve never made any gluten free treats before, but would certainly be happy to experiment.

I remember a blog that I’ve been following for a while now that I wanted to share with you.  Canelle et Vanille has some of the most gorgeous food styling and photographs around.  The writer, an avid baker, found out that she was sensitive to gluten and started experimenting recently with gluten free recipes.  Check out her recipe index for some great recipes.  The picture above is for a gluten-free brown butter, apple and carrot muffin – doesn’t it look delicious?

Image via Canelle et Vanille.