A couple of weeks ago I made a shark cake for a 3 year old’s birthday party. The colour scheme was kept simple with a range of aquatic blues and whites. The two tiers added plenty of height and drama while allowing for plenty of swimming space for the sharks!
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Check out these panda cupcakes that I found, aren’t they cute! If your kids are as obsessed with the Ocean Park pandas as mine is then these would be the perfect cupcakes for their party. These are mini-sized cupcakes, perfect for tiny hands.
Panda party could be themed in black and white with plenty of cuddly inspiration. What could be cuter?
Image by Bakerella.
I love home-made birthday cards. Are there any mamas out there who get their child(ren) to make all the birthday cards for their family and friends? Yup, guilty here.
Take a look at this card and it’s wonderful surprise inside! Sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.
If you’re crafty and want to have a go (get your child to help!), check out the link here.
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Are you lucky enough to be having a baby this year? Dragon babies, born in the year of the dragon are considered to be super auspicious! Last weekend, I created this dragon cake for a very special baby to be born later this year.
A week ago, I was contacted about making a cake for a baby shower. The cake was to incorporate the baby’s chinese astrology sign, the dragon. I wanted to use a dragon image with a uniquely chinese flavour, so I came up with the idea of basing it on the gorgeous chinese paper cutting technique. Chinese paper cutting is an ancient art form where intricate decorative designs are cut into thin (often red) paper. And some of the most striking chinese dragons designs I have seen are paper cuts.
And so I was handcutting fondant this weekend! As you can imagine, it was a pretty delicate and time-consuming process, but I just love the result. I think it looks very similar to a traditional paper cut, don’t you?
But that’s not all! We also incorporated the chinese astrology signs of the mum, dad and older sister as a decorative border around the cake. That way the whole family can be represented! I kept the colours quite contemporary with a red, purple and orange combination.
I love that this cake incorporates all the family members in a culturally meaningful way using a design that is clean, modern and bold. It’s very much my style of cake.
This cake would be perfect for a baby shower to celebrate your dragon baby, or perhaps as a birthday cake! We can also do it in other chinese astrology signs, just contact us to let us know what you would like! The cake can either be done quite simply with just one sign or the top, or it can include other astrology signs on a border around the side.
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A couple of days ago I made this glorious pink ruffle cake for a little girl’s birthday. Isn’t it sweet? Unabashedly girly is the only way to describe it, with it’s soft peachy pink hue and voluminous flounces.
The little girl adored her cake, so much so that she burst into tears when her mother took her (almost empty) plate away. She was only mollified when the plate was returned to her so she could lick the last few remnants of icing. Now this is a way to a baker’s heart.
Have a girly girl? This would be prefect for her party. Or a first birthday or a baby shower!
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