Tuesday, November 23, 2010

November heatwave

I am definately a winter sort of gal.  I've always said that my ideal life would be to spend 4 months of the year somewhere on the South island of New Zealand when the Australian summer kicks in.

39 degrees celcius is too hot for November by any standards!

In that sort of temperature, anything other than sitting by a large body of water with an ice cold drink in your hand, in my opinion, is too much work.  So imagine my joy at having to produce several cakes in the heat, with a dead airconditioner.

When the climate gives you lemons like that.....you can try to make lemonade, but basically, there is nothing you can do.....not when you're working with chocolate and sugar!

Working progress of Jen's birthday cupcakes decorations.  This is a continuation of her ongoing birthday theme - things Jen likes.

Last year, Jen requested for shoes and cupcakes cookies.

 This year we had chic cupcakes with cocktails, high rise buildings and of course, shoes.
I hope Jen colleagues (most of whom are architects) spoilt her with some of her favourite things too!


Second off the block was a romantic wedding cake.  Luckily for the dreamy couple, the weather went down a few degrees in time for their outdoor ceremony at Kings Park.  The bride was so concerned that all her wedding photos would show her and her guests batting away the flies! 
Due to the intense heat, the building of this cake was pretty dramatic.  The icing was soft, the chocolate was soft.... sigh...

 Make sure that everything was level and the top tier wasn't going to sink into the bottom one....

 Barely had enough time to take a quick pic, before running out the door to deliver it.  
Chocolate and Marble cake tiers with dark chocolate ganache.

Congratulations Waisim and Nick.  Wishing you both much warmth and happiness in your life together.

postscript 1/12/10
Wai Sim via email
Thanks for delivering the cake.  The cake looked really nice.  The day went really well and the weather was good to us after the heatwave during the week. We had many compliments about how good it taste as well as the look.
And lastly, a wonderful wedding for Tracy & Geoff at the Mosman Park golf course.

Chocolate and French Vanilla cakes with a selection of whipped topping or embossed fondant.  Traditional fruit cake for the bride's cake.

 The beautiful view the cake sat next to!

Didn't even have time to take a photo of the cute customised toppers and was very sad about it until this morning when Tracy posted them as her profile picture on facebook.

Talk about making my day!!

The bride is holding a bar of chocolate and the groom is holding a newspaper with Andrew Bolt written on it.  After much consideration, the happy couple decided that this is what they brought into the marriage. 
I love it so much when a cake can reflect the personality of the happy couple.  It makes what I do so much more meaningful.

Tracy said : 
They were a HUGE hit! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
 We look just like the cake topper! I think Mr Jones is rather proud!
 pics courtesy of Tracy via facebook

Postscript 24/11/10
Andrew Bolt @ Herald Sun and Daily Telegraph blogged about the cake here too!  How hilarious!

More exciting cakes to come next week!  So keep posted!


  1. It's a wonderful cake. You are so clever and crafty!

  2. Especially loving the Chocolate and Marble wedding cake so romantic & elegant.