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Wendy Figurine on Books

Wendy Figurine on Books

As 2018 starts, I find I have a few cakes and sugar pieces that I still have not blogged, however the new year is always a time of reflection of the year that has just swiftly wizzed by, mixed with the anticipation of the beginning of a new chapter. My life, and not just my sugar life, is recorded in special anecdotes on my Cupcakes2Delite blog which you are now reading. Initially I started this blog because I wanted to leave behind some sort of photographic legacy of what I had learnt to create. It then quickly changed into a way that I could show my appreciation for the family and friends in my life and has now shown me just how much I have evolved in these years as a sugar artist.

Wendy Figurine on BooksI paid tribute to my blogging guru, Wendy, in Jan 2014, in my post about the Wine Fairy I created for her birthday. The little Wine Fairy captured the character of Wendy with her black bob and red and black outfit. Wendy kept this little figurine all the way to 2017, when she finally true to her name became ‘legless’ (the figurine that is and not Wendy)!!!

Wine Fairy Figurine for Wendy, Jan 2014

Wine Fairy Figurine for Wendy, Jan 2014

With my anticipation for 2018, came the need to say a thank you in the form of an ‘updated’ Wendy figurine for Wendy as all my hours of baking, designing, creating, photographing and writing would not have been recorded if it wasn’t for this blog that Wendy patiently taught me how to set up. Thank you Wendy for sewing that blogging seed in my brain and making it seem like an intriguing way to record my story. Not only has it been fun to write my own posts but it has been fun to be invited to write guest posts on other blogs.

My 2018, Modern Day Wendy Figurine, had to show the Wendy we know today.  You will be pleased to see Wendy, that  you have developed a gorgeous decolletage since 2014,  and your little figurine is showing off your brand new funky, spikey hair style (thanks to Craig and his magic scissors), a sassy new figure and of course most importantly your love for books! I chose the last 3 books you excitedly posted on facebook as a pretty perch for your sugar butt. Thank you for all the gorgeous books, old and new, that you choose for us to read, it certainly makes my literary life that much more interesting!

Wendy Figurine on Books

Thanks to you, I have been able to share my blogging knowledge and encourage others to use blogging as a business tool for their sugar and other work. Thanks to you the pages of my life have a way to be shared with my family, friends, clients and teachers. Enjoy your new little Wendy and here’s to 2018 being a fantastic sequal to 2017!

 

Wendy Figurine on Books

Wendy Figurine on Books

Wendy Figurine on Books

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Captain Morgan Cake

 

Captain Morgan Cake

This Captain Morgan Cake was one of those orders that was pure fun from start to finish and I was really sad to wave goodbye to this figurine as he departed for the wild waters of the Hartebeespoort Dam to be part of a birthday celebration. Thank you Tache for trusting me with this order for your friend and how awesome to include his love for Captain Morgan Rum in your order. You asked me for a pirate on a barrel and this pirate was really proud to stand on his barrel cake. Eat your heart out Johnny Depp as Captain Morgan stole my heart that weekend and looks like he may have stolen a few others! For the full effect I made a cola flavoured buttercream for this chocolate cake. Your words of thanks were awesome Tache:

Thank you so much Lisa! Everyone was mesmerized by your incredible work… so much so that the birthday boy refused to cut his cake and took it home with him 😂 no jokes! Thank you for creating this at such short notice and for pouring so much love into what you do 💕

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Once again I had fun working with my Saracino Modelling Paste and Sweet Revolutions by Domy Man Mould.

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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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Baby Animals Cake

Baby Animals Cake

What a cute way to start off 2017 with this Baby Animals Cake. As I blog, 2 year old twins, Christopher and Erin, are celebrating their birthday with family and friends. Jan and Sue decided on a Wild Baby Animal Theme for their cake and my only brief was that it needed to include 6 of their favourite wild animals.

Baby Animals Cake

Lording over the cake, in sweet golden yellow style, is a baby lion. He has made himself at home in the grass and looks on nonchalantly at the other animals. The zebra is Christopher’s favourite animal and he has the same sweet expression and curly hair tumbling onto his forehead as Christopher has. He is sitting close to the giraffe, Erin’s favourite animal. She is just as pretty as Erin and is peeping out inquisitively from her leafy tree. The hippo wallowing in his pool, the baby elephant looking sleepily at the rest of the gang and the impish monkey swinging from the tree complete the baby wildlife for the cake. Thank you again for your order Jan and Sue and enjoy the antics that Christopher and Erin are sure to get up to at their party!

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Sylvanian Families Cake

 

Sylvanian Families Cake

Even though my children are well grown past the age of small character toys, I am often magically transported back to my childhood with so many of my cake orders for young children and this was definitely the case with this cake for Jané. Who could nor find these little Sylvanian Family characters an absolute delight at any age? What fun it must be for children to collect these sweet character families and all the room accessories that go with them. There is a beautiful innocence in the design of these characters that is refreshing to come across these days.

As Jané’s party was a sleepover party, her mom, Janita, asked me to do a bed with these 6 Sylvanian Family characters on and around the bed. The colour palette was a pale pink and delphinium blue, so I embossed a rose pink sugar paste with daisies and covered the bed with this adding the white paste for the sheet along with the Crystal Candy Graceland Lace Mold lace trim. I lightly air brushed the pink duvet cover and blush pink throw and also the wood embossed headboard and base board of the bed. The blue pillows and floor mat were the perfect addition for the accent of blue on this pretty bed.

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Sylvanian Families Cake

The characters included a Zeelandia sugar paste rabbit, mouse, hedgehog, squirrel, cat and piglet all from the Sylvanian Family collection. I matched the outfits as closely as possible to the photos Janita sent me and then popped two of the happy creatures on their comfy bed and the remaining four on the wood embossed sugar paste floor. The baby hedgehog stole my heart with her cute hair do and gorgeous dress. Janita was once again delighted with this cake for her daughter and the best compliment ever was her saying that she loves ordering cakes from me as it makes her feel like a child again!

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Sylvanian Families Cake

Chocolate & Cream Drizzle Cake

Chocolate and Cream Drizzle Cake

Chocolate and Cream Drizzle Cake

You can always be guaranteed a great glass of champagne or two and loads of laughs when celebrating anything with Ivana and this was definitely the case when she celebrated her birthday with her friends in July. Her birthday cake had to be just as elegant, beautiful and as fun as she is, so I added a creamy chocolate drizzle to this dark chocolate ganached cake. I enhanced a few of the dreamy drizzles with some champagne sugar pearls and then added the sugar pearls and champagne choc rocks to the base of the cake to complete the elegant look. I moulded soft dreamy layers of cream sugar paste into ruffled flowers with pearly centres and added these whimsical flowers to the top of Ivana’s cake. We toasted a wonderful friend with delicious champagne, snacks and decadent chocolate cake. Here’s to another great year Ivana filled with loads more love and laughter.

Chocolate and Cream Drizzle Cake

Chocolate and Cream Drizzle Cake

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Happy Birthday to a Wonderful Friend!

Cars Cake for Davey!

Cars Birthday Cake

Cars Birthday Cake

Turning 3 for little Davey was so exciting for him and he chose as his party theme Cars. The cake of course had to fit the theme and reach his expectations of what he had in mind for his celebration. The racing track in the shape of a 3 was the perfect addition to his themed party. Lightning McQueen had his own sugar paste race track complete with Start and Finish Banners. I edged the track in bright green buttercream grass and added extra chocolate grass.  The cake needed a checkered pattern to complete the look and I cut small black and white squares to create this effect, finishing off with the chocolate bits along the edges of the cake. The perfect finish to this cake was seeing the delight in Davey’s face as he sent me the cutest little thank you video and having these brilliant photos of his party all planned and set out with so much love and thought. Happy 3rd Birthday Davey!

Cars Birthday Cake

Cars Birthday Cake