Plumber’s Butt Cake and Cupcakes

Plumber's Butt Cake

This cake was a total blast to make, so beware you are about to be bombarded with this gorgeous Plumber’s Butt from every angle! Dylan is a remarkable young man, who is not only going places but has gone places! He celebrated his 21st last Saturday with all his family and friends and of course with this themed cake and cupcakes. His proud mom, Debbie, ordered his cake with much excitement and planning and I couldn’t have been happier to be part of his celebration as Dylan has grown into an awesome young man. Wishing you just the best for your future Dylan, I would say it looks bright, but maybe not always given your profession!!!

Plumber's Butt Cake

Debbie created a denim themed party and venue for his 21st and she loved the idea of a Plumber’s Butt Cake and the matching Denim Pocket Cupcakes. No plumber can get by without the tools of the trade and the trendy white T-shirt and ‘plumber’s crack’ to boot. These I made moulding the sugar paste over a carefully carved cake and adding a belt with its stitching detail and moulded tools. Thank you to Linda’s Bake and Pack, Melville as that is where I finally found the mould for these really cool tools.

Plumber's Butt Cake

With such an interesting butt, the cake board had to have its own character hence the wood grain embossed sugar paste board and the tape measure, thanks Pat of CakesbyPat I scaled your idea and your tape measures to use as it was perfect for this cake!

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Finally to the cupcakes I added tool-filled, 21 embossed denim pockets with stitching detail. Thanks again Debbie for such a different order!

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Pink & Blue Daisy Cupcakes

Pink & Blue Daisy Cupcakes

A floral gift with a difference was the order of the day for Loraine’s birthday today! Wendy asked me to do these for her good friend Loraine and she chose a pretty pastel pink and soft blue for the colour of the sugar paste daisies. Not only would Loraine have been delighted with these daisy dotted cupcakes Wendy chose but her taste buds would have been tingling with the strawberry frangrance from these berry flavoured cupcakes dotted with Strawberry Choc Rocks from Aragon Cake Supplies.

Pink & Blue Daisy Cupcakes

Pictured below I had Strawberry Choc Rocks peeping from under the large daisies and finer ground Strawberry Choc Rocks sprinkled on the cupcakes with the 2 smaller daisies. As always, Wendy knew exactly how she wanted to surprise Loraine with this order and thank you Wendy for your message saying that Loraine was blown away by her cupcakes.

Wishing you sweet daisy wishes for your birthday Loraine and enjoy both eating your cupcakes and celebrating with family and friends!

Pink & Blue Daisy Cupcakes

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Giraffes and Parrots for Cupcakes

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Cuteness with more than a dash of naughtiness and loads of character are the only way to describe these little Sugar Paste Parrots and Giraffes, an order from Wayne of Aragon Cake Supplies fame. These tropical coloured cheeky characters were such fun to create and I am so chuffed they found a soft perch on fluffy iced cupcakes.

Sugar Paste Parrot Cupcake Toppers

Giraffes in all their tall elegant beauty are my favourite land animals as they grace the African planes with their serene nature and of course always have a view second to none. These Sugar Paste Giraffes I created with a slight twist to their natural elegance, as each one had its own sugar character. The dudes and dudettes with toothbrushes were a tongue in cheek acknowledgement to the recipient of the cupcake gift as he is a dentist. The cheeky dude giraffes are nonchalantly chewing on sugar branches while some of the more demure dudettes flutter their eyelashes at all their admirers. Thanks Wayne for throwing another fun challenge but totally fun cupcake topper order my way!

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Preggy Lady Topper & Cupcakes

Preggy Lady Cake TopperAfter Candy celebrated her 30th Birthday with her cute Baby Animal Cupcakes, it was with great excitement that her mom, Michelle sent me an email asking me to do a Preggy Lady Cake Topper and cupcakes for her Stork Party.

Her opening lines of her email read: “

My daughter Candice’s stork party date is set….20th August. Yay!!!! So obviously had to drop the best in the bizz a note for a cake topper and 12 of your delicious cupcakes. 

We have chosen a theme, it is flowers…flowers….flowers, ‘girlie girlie’ and baby rocking horses, baby teddy’s and baby bunnies….all the toys Candy loved as a baby!!! Candy and her hubby have opted not to find out the baby’s gender so please can you mix muted soft baby colours, white, pale pink, pale blue, silver, tan/sand and washed green.”

After reading Michelle’s email request and receiving pictures of Candy and inspiration for the cupcake toppers, I couldn’t resist to make this Cake Topper as perfectly as I could for this family occasion. My petite sugar Candy started off with the most beautiful preggy bump and warm smile and I can’t resist showing you her here below before she was decently clad in her pretty pink dress and funky boots. Her tiny sugar teddies and rabbits are looking on in wonder at this miracle of sugar nature as they wait for their cupcakes.

Preggy Lady Cake Topper

Sugar Paste Teddies & Rabbits

I hope when I reach this exciting chapter of my life with my own daughter, that I will be just as excited to celebrate a new grandchild in my family. Part of Michelle’s excitement was her inspiration picture of a preggy lady and a pram and as the pram could not be conjured up in my own sugar brain, I turned to my sugar guru friend and teacher Pat, of CakesbyPat and asked her to make the pram for this Cake Topper. Well Pat you made Michelle’s day as she was delighted that the pram was included in the topper!

In fact Michelle cried tears of delight as she saw the topper and that just has to be the best reward for any cake decorator! Clients like you Michelle just inspire me. Here is Candy with her pram and her teddy, rabbit, rocking horse (childhood toys) ready for her new baby.

Preggy Lady Cake Topper

Preggy Lady Cake Topper

Preggy Lady Cake Topper

Finally it was the turn of the cute sugar paste teddies, rabbits, preggy bellies, prams and rocking horses to be added to their individual swirls of vanilla iced, passion fruit and white chocolate cupcakes. They could not wait to be part of such a fun celebration. White floral cupcake holders and Aragon Minikin flowers completed the flower part of the theme for the day.  Thank you again Michelle for the thought and care that went into this order for Candy’s Stork Party.

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Baby Animal Cupcakes

Baby Animal Cupcakes

Baby Animal Cupcakes

When Michelle contacted me with great excitement with this order of Baby Animal Cupcakes for her daughter, Candy’s, 30th Birthday, it was a chance for me to go all ‘cutesy’ with these cupcake toppers. Following families through special occasions and having awesome repeat clients such as Michelle makes it all the more fun to create!  Michelle’s last order were the Wedding Thank You Cupcakes  for all Candy’s bridesmaids and this was a chance for Cupcakes2Delite to be part of her 30th Birthday to be celebrated in the Bush with family and friends. The pastel baby animals were a perfect addition for an expecting mother.

Baby Animal Cupcakes

Baby Animal Cupcakes

Cute pastel yellow giraffes, baby pink hippos and blue ellies grinned in between cupcakes with preggy dresses and cupcakes with animal print 30’s. I would normally end off my post here with a big thank you to Michelle for her order but I have to end with a huge thank you as this order of gorgeous cupcakes in Michelle’s words….”did not travel well. I think the distance, bumpy dirt roads and heat in the vehicle did not bode well with them….so sorry, I really did try and transport them as gently as possible! However there is a happy ending!!!! Nobody wanted to eat the cupcakes that were displayed on the birthday table!!! Problem when things are so perfect!😉 Instead they chose to eat the slightly ‘smooshed ‘ cupcakes from the box, which although not perfect in appearance made up for it in taste…they were absolutely scrumptious!!!”  

This was the first time an order has not arrived as I made it and I was completely devastated and offered to make Michelle an order of cupcakes for a dinner party to make up for it. She declined this saying…“That is so sweet of you but there is absolutely no way I would ever consider taking you up on your kind offer. The cupcakes which I managed to salvage were beautiful and the rest were delicious and did the job they were meant to…they were eaten and enjoyed and that is all that is important!!!”

You are a wonderful and most gracious client Michelle and such a loving mother to Candy and it is a always a pleasure to bake for you.

Baby Animal Cupcakes

Baby Animal Cupcakes

 

Vegan Chocolate Cake Celebration

Celebrating Lisa's Birthday

Loves all round for Lisa

After Lisa (TQO) celebrated her 60th birthday in style, it was time for us to celebrate our teacher Lisa’s birthday. We celebrated with everything pretty and pink and even Pebbles was tickled pink with her loves from Lisa. Pebbles was also tail waggingly happy when she was presented with her party pack of carrot doggy treats from Lisa (TQO)!

Celebrating Lisa's Birthday

Celebrating Lisa’s Birthday

We all went vegan for the day from our tasty food, dessert and of course the cake. I made a Vegan Chocolate Cake (can’t thank Shayna enough for sharing her recipe with me) which is totally delicious. I generously topped it with a creamy Chilli Lindt chocolate ganache made with chocolate soya milk. Pretty plump strawberries and vanilla popcorn were a perfect topping to Lisa’s celebration cake.

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Lindt Chocolate

Vegan Chocolate Cake with Lindt Chocolate

All in all we had a perfectly pink birthday celebration, fun from the start with Lisa (TQO) brandishing her pink feather duster and ‘French maid’s outfit’ through to a wonderful group photo of Les Scrapbooking Girls. Thank you Lisa for being the reason we all met in the first place, the reason we laugh, get up to mischief and celebrate being together every Wednesday. We love your quiet soul, gentle personality, your creative spirit and your deep passion and love for every living soul on this earth!

Celebrating Lisa's Birthday

Les Girls Celebrating Lisa’s Birthday

Orange Flower Drizzle Cake

Orange Flower Drizzle Cake

Orange Flower Drizzle Cake

Once again Wendy ordered this cake with a great deal of thought and caring for her friend Faith’s 50th Birthday. She wanted a delicious and pretty cake in Faith’s favourite colours; orange and yellow. The cake itself had a layer of vanilla sponge and a layer of passionfruit sponge covered with an ombre pale orange to white vanilla buttercream. I melted Aragon Compound Candy Melts with some cream and gently poured over the top of the cooled iced cake and allowed the chocolate to fall in the drizzle style so popular at the moment.

Orange Flower Drizzle Cake

Orange Flower Drizzle Cake

Orange ruffled flowers with bright yellow centres, yellow rolled roses, Aragon Forget Me Nots and lime green leaves finish off the top of the cake and after wrapping a pretty orange ribbon around the board I sprinkled Aragon Choc Rocks, watermelon to finish off the presentation of the cake.

Wendy’s tribute words about Faith: “Faith is  a ladies Pastor. She is a good friend and has really been there for me. She prays for me always, is so encouraging and has stood by me when things have been really tough. She has a real caring heart”.

Orange Flower Drizzle Cake

Orange Flower Drizzle Cake