Figurine for Vicky’s Birthday

Figurine For Vicky

This figurine was inspired by Isabel’s love for her beautiful daughter, Vicky, and by her excitement for me when I met Domy of Sweet Revolutions and bought her Woman and Man Set Moulds in Ireland in June. Not only could I resist creating a sugar paste vesion of Vicky with Saracino modelling paste, but it was great to try out my new moulds again!

My thank you from Isabel: “It was a total hit. Everybody was raving over it!!! Thank you once again!!!”

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Canada Day Cupcakes

Cupcakes2Delite went international to celebrate Canada Day last week. Thank you Jeanne for your order of these Rich Red Velvet Cupcakes, a perfectly themed flavour to celebrate Canada Day. Inspired by the pictures of the red maple leaf against a weathered wooden background, I added these sugar paste leaves to grey wood-embossed discs and then added them to vanilla cream cheese swirls dotted with tiny red pearls.

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Celebrating a 21st in Greek Sugar Style

Greek 21st Cake

After returning from a wonderful family visit to England and Ireland, it is time to get back to my other sweet life of baking and blogging.  It is appropriate then to start with a travel themed cake that I created before my sojourn in the northern hemisphere.

Debbie gave me so much inspiration with all the careful thought she had put into this special cake for her daughter’s 21st Birthday Cake.  Not only did I have a number of photos of Steph with her family and boyfriend but I had the exciting theme of her upcoming trip to Greece and the islands they were planning to visit to translate into a sugar story.

The beginning of this story started with a sugar figurine of Steph with her sweet smile and gentle face. Steph’s other passion in her life, her yoga, I captured by popping her silky dark hair into a pony tail and dressing her in stylish yoga shorts and top.  Once she was on the cake, I added a casual sling travel bag over her shoulder.

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While researching images for the Greek Islands, I came across the themed touristy slip slops available and thought they would be the perfect way to incorporate Athens, Santorini, Mykonos & Los.  The slip slops were easy to cut out of blue sugar paste to which I added cut out edible images reflecting the 4 islands. Black embossed sugar paste straps completed each slip slop before I added them to the cobble-stoned cake board. Painted blue sugar fences, flower pots and bright bouganvillia and golden sugar sand completed the bottom tier of this cake as I tried to capture the warmth and charm of these beautiful islands.

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Steph’s ticket into adulthood I added as an embossed travel tag along with a Greek flag to the top of her cake.

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As her family,  and the time they treasure sharing wonderful adventures and activities, is so important to Steph, I added her family looking on at her from a blue wooden-shuttered window. The window opposite gave a glimpse into the love she shares with Blake who would be sharing her Greek adventure with her.

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It was a pleasure to create this story for Steph’s celebration and even more of a pleasure to experience her excitement on seeing her cake so carefully thought out by her mom. I felt so chuffed when she exclaimed “….and that is me on the cake”!  

As the door opens onto the next chapter of your life Steph, may it be one that is filled with great adventures, tremendous fun and remarkable memories!

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Wishing you many more wonderful adventures Steph!

Whisky Barrel Cake

Whisky Barrel Cake

Last weekend’s order meant taking leave from the part of my brain that is happy thinking about pretty colours, fairy figurines and girly goodies and entering the realm of creating a birthday celebration cake for a guy! Amy asked me to make a whisky barrel for her husband, Rick, who was celebrating his 30th birthday.  The cake was a 2 layered vanilla and chocolate cake, carved into the shape of a barrel. I then covered the cake in strips of wood embossed sugar paste, painted the strips to resemble aged wood and added the black metal strips and wording to the barrel.

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The plaque was designed by Rick’s brother in law, also Rick, and it was the perfect addition to create an elegant and realistic look to this cake. As always I love my cakes to be placed on a board that suits the theme and the grey embossed board here was perfect for the cake and the addition of the birthday message. Wishing you a brilliant 30th Birthday Rick and may there be many an occasion to charge your whisky glass!

Rick…. ” Thank you Lisa, such a sensational creation “

Amy….” Lisa, thank you so much!  The cake was an absolute hit and it was so beautiful that we almost didn’t want to cut it up!  You are so talented.”

Tracy…. “Once again, you outdid yourself Lisa!  Thank you for the fabulous cake – it was much admired “

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Louis Vuitton Cupcakes

Louis Vuitton Cupcakes

Charlize celebrated her 18th Birthday in lavish Louis Vuitton style this weekend and her cupcakes were made to match the theme and colours of her birthday celebration.  I made a variety of small Louis Vuitton handbags, scarves, shoes and logo discs which I popped onto Louis Vuitton logo flowers for Charlize’s cupcakes.  The creamy vanilla and decadent chocolate iced cupcakes were the perfect colour palette for these sugar paste decorations. Thanks to a last minute visit to Laeeque Bakeware in Overport, Durban on Wednesday, I found the a perfect handbag mould with the elegant Louis Vuitton handbag. Thanks Nadim and your staff for excellent service and I will definitely pop in on my next trip to Durban.

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Have fun Charlize being 18 and thank you Vanessa for such a fun order. My best reward was to wake up to Vanessa’s thank you message this morning…

“Thank you for having such an awesome talent . . . your cupcakes were just the best . . . they looked absolutely stunning. . . (smiley faces)”

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Easter Biscuit Class with The Yellow Hat Chef (Nadine)

Easter Biscuits

Last weekend I packed my passport (only kidding) it was not that far . . .  to spend the afternoon with Nadine of The Yellow Hat Chef in Centurion. Our group of 4 ladies had such fun that I would actually have packed a suitcase and stayed longer to learn more from Nadine if I had been able to. These cute Easter Biscuits were the result of an afternoon of learning techniques, practising, laughing and having loads of fun (not to mention the delicious sweet treats Nadine had made for us).

These Easter Biscuits hopped into a few mouths and were enjoyed by everyone so thank you Nadine for sharing your expertise, your knowledge and loads of patience with us.  Can’t wait to see you back in action after your baking sabbatical!

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