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Denise & Matt, Olive Green, Grey & White Wedding

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Denise & Matt were married yesterday in the beautiful and tranquil setting at Kloofzicht Lodge. What a pleasure it was to be a part of their special day and to make their wedding cake and cupcakes. Once again, I had an easy going bride, ( I have yet to meet one who hasn’t been an awesome client!). Denise described the layout of her tables and her decor ideas and then let me run with my creativity using the olive green, grey and white of her colour scheme for the day. Denise chose vanilla cake with loads of caramel chocolate chips and a raspberry flavoured buttercream and I ganached it in a silky dark chocolate before covering with sugar paste. The sugar paste roses and addition of soft pretty olive leaves added to the simple elegance of this cake.

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The cupcakes in the matching flavour, popping with melted caramel chips were a delight to the guests with a variety of pretty toppings in the olive green, grey and white. Two hearts joined in a beautiful ceremony were depicted in the two hand moulded and embossed hearts on the cupcakes and soft ruffled flowers with pearly centres and roses and rolled roses brought together the elegant feeling of this wedding. Thank you Sue for your feedback this morning and once again I love knowing that everyone loved the cake and cupcakes…..the best reward for any baker!  You must have been so proud of your beautiful daughter yesterday, what a stunning bride. Wishing Denise and Matt a wonderful and memory filled life together!

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Owl, Flower & Butterfly Cupcakes

Owl, Flower & Butterfly Cupcakes

Georgie is always an absolute delight to bake for because when she collects her cupcakes and sees them for the first time her face lights up with the most beautiful smile. Ann asked me first to do flowers and butterflies for a Garden Themed birthday party and then when she saw sugar paste owls that I had previously made for a client she added those to her cupcake order. She said that Georgie would love the decorations in pretty pinks and limes and I added a touch of sunny yellow to accent the other colours. Georgie is a beautiful and gentle girl and I wanted her cupcakes to show that about her. I moulded owls and added tiny flowers and pretty eyelashes to make them totally girlie. Some of the owls got cute eyebrows to create a naughtier look on them.

For the sugar paste flowers I first embossed my sugar paste using my new Crystal Candy Lace Mould in their Will-o-the-Wisp design. I then used a simple 5-petal cutter to cut out the flower and again used the same mat to emboss the sugar paste centres for the flowers. I love the soft enchanting look the embossing gave these flowers. Your birthday table looked so pretty Georgie and I love that all your family and friends enjoyed your party and the cupcakes.

Owl, Flower & Butterfly Cupcakes

Owl, Flower & Butterfly Cupcakes

Sweet Birthday Wishes to you Georgie!

Farewell Cupcakes

Farewell Cupcakes

Not all my Cupcakes2Delite creations are ordered for occasions that are shared with smiles and laughter. Nicola’s farewell was one of these occasions! Vee ordered Farewell Cupcakes for her daughter, Nicola, to say goodbye to her family and friends. Along with the anticipation and excitement that everyone had for Nicola in her leaving South Africa to study art in Germany, were the tears and sadness in having to say goodbye to such an amazing and talented young woman. Ceire and myself were privileged to have got to know Nicola and spend time with her through all the years of Rhythmic Gymnastics, classes and competitions the girls shared together. It was a joy to watch the girls grow and mature as both athletes and friends and we both wish Nicola an amazing future as she pursues her passion in her art studies.

Farewell Cupcakes

Tiny sugar paste suitcases with a pretty initial were perfect for these farewell themed cupcakes. The sugar paste luggage tags said a pretty blue and purple goodbye and thank you to Nicola and butterflies and puzzle pieces in both the South African and German flags show the love Nicola has for these two countries. We hope that you will be inspired Nicola in your new adventure and always carry a part of your life in South Africa wherever your journey takes you.

Farewell Cupcakes

Bright Daisy Cupcakes

Bright Daisy Cupcakes

God definitely had a sense of humour on the 15th August in both the years that Shaunagh and I were born in. He created two marvelous women and then sent us forth into the same scrapbooking group of friends. I was sent to ply these wonderful women with many a cake and cupcake and tasty morsels for them to sample and throw their carefully planned diets into disarray. As for Shaunagh, she was sent to delight us with her naughty Irish wit and charm for which we are really grateful. So many laughs and smiles, Shaunagh, inspired these Bright Daisy Cupcakes for you. I chose your favourite sunny yellow for the daisies and added purple bobble centres to complete your favourite colour combination. Wishing you another year of wonderful laughter and colourful celebrations.

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Bright Daisy Cupcakes for Shaunagh's Birthday

Happy Birthday Shaunagh, my birthday twin!

Scottish, Zimbabwean, South African 80th Birthday Cake

Scottish, Zimbabwean, South African 80th Cake

When you turn 80 and when you are celebrating with your partner you deserve a cake with a very long name, hence this Scottish, Zimbabwean, South African 80th Birthday Cake! I created this custom made cake for Mac and Sheenah for their joint 80th celebration and was given free reign by Shaunagh, their daughter-in-law, as long as it equally represented the 3 beautiful countries this special couple had lived in. On chatting with Shaunagh, we came up with the national flower for each country and Shaunagh then asked me to also include individual sugar work for both Mac and Sheenah. Sheenah’s passion is painting and I printed four of Sheenah’s beautiful paintings onto edible paper and created small canvases for the one side of the cake. Paint splashes below her paintings and the Protea for South Africa completed the painting theme for Sheenah.

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Mac is a keen golfer and Shaunagh asked me to include a golf bag for him as well as bank notes as he was a banker. I am sure Mac has played many awesome games in all the countries they have lived and I thought it appropriate to add the golf bag to the Scottish-Thistle side of the cake where I included the part of the golf course on the board with its customary bunker and golf balls. The edible bank notes I added were South African rands and then on the Flame Lily side, the really old Zimbabwean 1 and 10 dollar bills, now quite extinct! The Brown Family Tartan I draped over the cake completed the overall look and I was so pleased to hear that everyone not only loved the design and detail of the cake but the delicious Passion Fruit Flavour and Vanilla Lime Buttercream especially chosen for this awesome couple. Congratulations Mac and Sheenah on celebrating your 80th Birthdays together and on loving each other, bringing up a wonderful family and sharing so many adventures in these 3 beautiful countries!

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Daisies & Paintings for Jenny

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Jenny’s  birthday cupcakes each year are always colourful, always different and always fun to make. Jenny has ordered everything from hot air balloons to paintings to daisies to celebrate birthdays with her family and friends.  I didn’t blog your PaintNite Cupcakes from last year Jenny as October ran away with me with last minute orders. The PaintNite birthday celebration was not only  a brilliant way to have fun with your guests while you celebrated your birthday but it gave me the idea to make tiny paintings as cupcake toppers for your cupcakes. The painting you all were going to recreate your masterpieces from was this peaceful water and bullrush scene and I printed these miniatures and popped them onto their sugar paste canvases.

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Thanks again for this delightful order of pretty yellow, orange and blue Namaqualand Daisies for your birthday this year. I know you were inspired by the bright blue daisy from Lisa’s 60th Birthday Cake and it was fun to remake the daisies in miniature and dust them in the hues of the Namaqualand daisies you love. Happy Birthday and pleased to hear that you and everyone else loved the lemon and red velvet flavours of the cupcakes.

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The Thinker in Colour!

The Thinker In Colour Cake

The Thinker In Colour Cake

From the moment I walked into Wayne’s shop, I was in awe of the colour, creativity and innovativeness of the brain behind the edible baking goodies in the array of bottles that filled the shelves. On meeting him it became clear I had met a somewhat of a unique sugar genie in the suppliers of cake decor world. How then was I to say thank you to Wayne for this new world of colour on his birthday? Behind his passion and dedication to hard work in putting out his products, comes a great deal of thought and Rodin’s The Thinker, immediately came to mind as the perfect character for Wayne’s The Thinker in Colour Cake.

The Thinker In Colour Cake

The Thinker In Colour Cake

As he has a wicked sense of humour, I knew it would be ok to create a somewhat cheeky character as my take on The Thinker and into my head popped the idea of a book filled with ideas and it’s tongue in cheek title…50 Shades of…Colour. My sugar character shows this man baring his thoughts and ideas to the world and contemplating what creation to bake next from his recipe book. I had to include the edible printed pages from his website as being privileged to photograph and show off Wayne’s creations is such fun and he throws out constant challenges which have thrown me on to a steep and fun learning curve with regard to both my passion for photography and challenging myself in ‘outside of the box’ thinking!

The Thinker In Colour Cake

The Thinker In Colour Cake

Finally his wild abandon for colour had to be part of this cake and I chose this edible print with its burst of colour and pattern as the cover for the book. The layererd sugar paste flower with its non pareiled centre was inspired again by the colourful world I have been introduced to and to represent the beautiful sugar paste flowers and matching pearls he and his ladies create for his customers. Thanks Wayne for something so new in my world of baking and thanks for the craziness and laughs along the way!

The Thinker In Colour Cake

The Thinker In Colour Cake

The Thinker In Colour Cake

The Thinker In Colour Cake

The Thinker In Colour Cake

The Thinker In Colour Cake

As I was about to deliver the cake, Beauty, the lady who works for me looked at the cake , smiled and said “this man looks like he thinks too much”! She completely hit the nail on the head with that comment!