Crystal Candy Edible Fabric & Lace Cakes

Crystal Candy Edible Fabric & Lace Cake

I could never have imagined a few years ago when I attended my first Hobby X and admired all the beautiful works of art, that I would one day be asked to create for one of the stands.

Having worked with Crystal Candy Edible Fabric on my figurine, I was so excited when Ray asked me to create 3 exhibition cakes for her using her Edible Lace and Edible Fabric. The design for the lavender and cream were inspired by designer dresses and the dusty rose and copper cake was an adaptation from a cake by Evil Cake Genius. I will save the designs and ideas for another post! All 3 cakes and my figurine are on display at Hobby X, Johannesburg this weekend. Thank you Ray for trusting me with your display cakes and for giving me the opportunity to work with both your lace and your edible fabric.

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Pink Roses & Midnight Garden Lace Cake

Pink Rose & Wilo-the-Wisp Lace Cake

The beautiful peaceful gardens and Italian ambiance of Casalinga were the setting for the surprise 70th Birthday Lunch for Brenda last week and this pretty Pink Roses and Midnight Garden Lace Chocolate Cake looked so pretty on the table against the backdrop of greenery twinkling in the South African sunshine.  Brenda met my mom in hospital over 48 years ago.  My mom had just given birth to me and Brenda was about to give birth to her beautiful daughter, Robyn. They became life long friends and as my mom couldn’t be there for Brenda last week, it was so special for my dad and myself to be there with Brenda, her family and friends for her special celebration.  Thanks to Tracey, Tom and Robyn; Brenda enjoyed a special lunch in a beautiful setting.

I made pretty pink sugar paste roses and added  Midnight Garden Crystal Candy Lace to a chocolate ganached cake. I used the same mat to emboss the pink board around the cake and finished off with a woven pink ribbon.

Happy 70th Birthday Brenda!

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Teddy & Lace Cake

Teddy & Lace CakeTeddy & Lace Cake

Thulani is a gentle, quiet man who makes us ladies magic cappuccinos and smoothies when we visit The Den at Trinityhouse, Randpark Ridge. I was showing off a couple of pictures of my Baby Shower Cake Topper to Lisa and Thulani mentioned that his daughter was turning 3 and that he would like me to make a cake for her. What could be more perfect for Dineo, celebrating her 3rd birthday with her family, than a bright pink teddy in a pastel pink tutu adorned with lace flowers cut out from a Crystal Candy, Midnight Garden lace design. The separate butterflies from this same mat I added as tiny features to the completed cake.

Teddy & Lace Cake

Dineo’s tutu-ed teddy needed a beautiful cake to sit on and I covered a decadent chocolate cake in a white chocolate ganache before covering it in a the palest of pink fondant. I used my new Crystal Candy, Will-o-the-wisp, lace mat and wrapped the cake in these delicate lace patterns allowing some of the design to gently kiss the embossed pink cake board. Mini non-pareil centred blossoms were perfect flower centres to the pretty lace and made this cake perfect for a little girl’s birthday celebration. Happy Birthday Dineo!

Teddy & Lace Cake

Teddy & Lace CakeTeddy & Lace Cake


Lisa (TQO) Turns 60!


It was a privilege to be invited to Lisa(TQO)’s beautifully elegant Roses and Pearl Themed 60th Birthday on the Saturday after we had celebrated a Blue Themed 60th for her at the Memory Shed. In my previous post Blue Drizzle Cake for Lisa(TQO) I added a tribute to Lisa The (not so) Quiet One just because she is such a special friend. These cakepops made by Gail Freer of Popcakes, onto which I popped a handmade sugar paste rose, were the perfect addition to a beautiful function with exquisite food, pretty table settings and surrounds and of course much laughter and chatter among all Lisa’s family and friends. All these brilliant photos are courtesy of Debbie and Ruth CD Photography.


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Photography by Debbie & Ruth CD Photography

Lisa (TQO)’s attention to detail was superb and all her careful planning was put into action on a beautiful clear wintery day. All her family helped set up with loads of laughs and the smiles continued into heartfelt speeches, fun group photographs and of course the usual basket of tricks that Lisa always brings to any party.

Lisa (TQO) 60th, Debbie & Ruth CD Photography

Photography by Debbie & Ruth CD Photography



Lisa (TQO) 60th, Debbie & Ruth CD Photography

Photography by Debbie & Ruth CD Photography

Tiny chalkboard names personalised each guest’s table setting and the most wonderful surprise of all was the handmade gift bag Lisa had thoughtfully made for each person filled with handmade goodies and gifts. I had to include a picture of mine with my colourful embroidered cupcake bag & all its contents! Of course the fun extended into the taking of selfies and I had to include Michelle here just because I love her too!

Handmade Gift from Lisa

Decor, Selfie and Beautiful Gift at Lisa(TQO)’s 60th!

Thank you Debbie and Ruth for capturing our surprise at our gifts from Lisa, also the 3 Musketeers in stitches of laughter during Dave’s speech and our wonderful group of scrapbooking friends. Memories like these will last a lifetime.


Lisa (TQO) 60th, Debbie & Ruth CD Photography

Photography by Debbie & Ruth CD Photography

True to Lisa’s wonderful nature, she did not forget an order from me for a pretty Lace Rose Cake for a friend who shared her birthday on the day of her 60th and Rose Swirled Cupcakes to surprise her family with for their afternoon tea.

Once again Lisa, it is a joy and a privilege to have you in my life!

Rose Iced Cupcakes & Rose Lace Cake

Rose Iced Cupcakes & Rose Lace Cake, Back to my photography!