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Hong Kong Cookies

Hong Kong Cookies

Last week I made cookies for a fundraising event.  The theme for the event was “My Hong Kong” so I really wanted to capture the iconic and unique aspects of this vibrant city.   What could be more Hong Kong than the bauhinia flower which graces the flag of the city and the instantly recognisable skyline of Hong Kong Island?

I was told the cookies went down  a treat at the event and I hope they were able to raise a good deal of money!

Hong Kong Cookies

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Hong Kong Cookies

Images via Enjoy! Bespoke Events.

Farmyard Invites

For our farmyard party, we prepared a couple of party essentials: invites, banners, decorations and party bags filled with bespoke goodies.  Our invites were similar to the ones above, and we followed the aqua and red colour scheme through to the rest of the party.

I love the bright colours and modern detailing on this invite.  So fun and striking at the same time.

Along the way I came across a couple of other gorgeous invites I just wanted to share:

 

Images via Dimpleprints, The Bridal Party, A Blissful Nest

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.

Oreo Pop Rattles

Last week I also made these baby rattles for a baby shower.  The rattles are oreo pops!  What’s not to love?  Chocolate covered oreo cookies in a bright red and white colour combo.  And baby rattles are just a super-cute reminder of the bundle of joy that is come.  They go perfectly with the baby shower cupcakes.

For more of our creations, check out our website.

Enjoy!

Baby Shower Cupcakes

Just finished a batch of red velvet cupcakes decorated for a baby shower.  The decorations feature a red and white theme and lots of happy baby designs.  And of course a dragon design for a baby to be born in the Year of the Dragon! Congratulations to the pregnant mummy-to-be!

For more of our cake designs, check out Enjoy! Bespoke Cakes.

Images via Enjoy! Bespoke Cakes.

Paper Cut Invites

Paper Cut Out Invites

I found these gorgeous paper-cut invites online.  I love their delicate outline, intriguing complexity combined with the simplicity of a monochrome palette.  Although these remind me of Chinese papercuts, these are actually based on a very similar Mexican art of Papel Picado (which originated from the Chinese paper cutting technique!).

Would go perfectly with our paper cut cake.

Enjoy!

Images via Little Project and Avie Designs.

Dragon Cake

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.

For more of our cake creations, check out Enjoy! Bespoke Cakes.

Images via Enjoy! Bespoke Cakes.