Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Celebrate with cake

Having a public holiday in the middle of the working week feels surreal.  Wednesday all of sudden feels like Saturday and Thursday feels like Monday.....rather strange and disorienting.

Wednesday was of course, Australia Day.  A day to spend reflecting on how lucky we are to be living in Australia, good food with good friends and of course, in Perth, our once a year Australia Day skyshow.

Over on the other side of the country, the Dream Team at Planet Cake headquarters spent the week neck deep in ganache attempting the world record of reproducing a 1:50 scale version of the Opera House - in chocolate cake! 

The cake was unveiled yesterday on the steps of the opera house for sale to the public with proceeds going towards the Queensland flood appeal.

  Sunrise was on hand to capture the moment the cake was cut!

And for those of you who haven't been following the dramas of the making of this cake, here are some pics from the week of the giant opera house cake....

 Day 1 :  Here's Handi, helping and getting into the chocolate

Day 3 :  All ganached. Woohoo

 Day 4:  Go Dee!

Day 5:  The artists getting into the finer detail of things

(there is always time for a slice of cake!!)
photos courtesy of Planet Cake via facebook

Well done to all the volunteers and the team at PC!  A great achievement and all for a wonderful cause!

Last week the much anticipated Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure screened over 3 nights.
We were particularly excited to see the Melbourne episode as Handi was asked to provide a cake for the surprise baby shower.   In case you missed it, here it is!

Photo from Sharnel at My Life - My Loves who styled the party at Bebe

  photo courtesy of Handi's Cakes


This last week I also had the pleasure of making cupcakes to celebrate Jue's graduation.

A monkey with her graduation cap as well as Tiffany blue themed mini cupcakes


More cupcakes for Amelia, to celebrate her soon to arrive bundle of joy!

and last but not least, 

A huge chocolate cake for Josh's Australia Day 20th birthday.  Complete with his favorite pokemon characters.
Don't they look like they're poised for action??

For those of you in Australia, hope you enjoyed the mid week holiday with those you love in this great country of ours!

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