Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Beautiful "Autumn" Weddings

Bonjour from Paris!

I am writing this post to you from the home of Patisserie!  Fresh baking bread, butter, cream and fresh raspberries like you wouldn't believe waft deliciously around every corner!  I think I am likely to gain weight simply by inhaling!

Anyways, as I'm away for a few weeks, I thought I had better update quickly on the cakes we put together for our first Autumn brides!  (though it did feel much more like summer than autumn). 

 Traditional fruit cake for Priscilla & Derek's Kings Park afternoon wedding.  Decorated with frest hyandreas to match the wedding bouquet.

This modern and gorgeous cake for Charmaine & Alister's wedding.  The cake fit in perfectly with the rustic and artistic mood of the wedding!  A double barrel and extended top tier....all in chocolate mud cake and dark chocolate ganache to feed 110!
Design by Chris @ Cake Occassions

Charmaine via emai; said : What can I say ... the cake was absolutely perfect! We were both a little bit stunned when we walked in, and both said ... it's exactly like the picture! Thanks so much for making it extra special, the style of the cake worked perfectly with the venue, and the rest of our decorations, flowers etc.
And it tasted fantastic!

A more traditional themed wedding cake for Caroline & Tommy in the Burswood Botanical rooms.
Picture courtesy of Caroline via email:
Thank you so much for everything, the cake looked so good and taste so nice as well. We're so glad we have left over cake :)

And of course this end result of the this charming and romantic cake for Kristy and Kris.
As you probably remember, this cake took the long journey down to Margaret River, and happily stayed in one piece!

Pics courtesy of |Kristy via email, who said: Thank you for the beautiful (delicious) cake ! It was such a hit and there was even enough for morning tea the next day - result !

A big thank you to my special brides (and grooms) who sent such lovely notes!  Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your very special day - it was a great honour!

Pictures from Paris and Europe soon...once I get my photos organised!

Au revoir mon cheri

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

All for the love of cake

There are certain things that we all do for love.  We may not all love our day jobs, or our families and friends ALL of the time, but there are sometimes when we can do extraordinary things in the name of love.

All I can say is that this weekend truly tested my love for my cakes.

This is the massive cake for Kris and Kirsty's Soutwest long weekend getaway wedding.  It was such a pretty colour to work and one that matched the invitations.  For an events planner, Kirsty was really a dream bride to work with, relaxed and oh so lovely.

This cake, left my hands on an unusually humid Perth morning .  As a result, I fretted about as it sweated the 3.5 hour trip down south to Margaret River.  Luckily the pastry chef at the venue was kind enough to rescue it and fanned it down overnight.  By the time of the wedding, with a little touch up by a reliable sidekick, the cake was ready for center stage.  I will upload the photos from the venue as soon as I have them.

Talk about the stress of providing dessert for 100 people!


The second cake of the weekend, was a magical theme for Hugo's 5th birthday.  Mum Venus had grand plans on the design of the cake along with the colours to match the theme, complete with a magician and 35 little friends.

I adored making the 2 tiered chocolate cake with a cheeky bunny coming out of the magician's top hat.

The little family arrived early to pick up the cake, along with the birthday boy.  Doting Dad, with the camera at the capture the look of little Hugo's first encounter with his cake, thinking that we would get something like this.....

What a great response we got when Sharon & I delivered this awesome cake last year!!

 But instead, little Hugo hid behind is mum and wiped away a stray tear..... I guess there is a first time for everything.  **Sigh**  Very definitely a downward turn on that little mouth!

In consolation, Hugo's little 3 year old brother happily danced around the cake while we tried to get him to tell us what was wrong with his cake.....

Thankfully, Mum reported the next day that by the time he got home, he had cheered up enough to be a fantastic party host and even ate half the bunny.

photos courtesy of Venus via Facebook


And lastly, this pretty in pink cake for little Anna.

Commissioned by her adoring Uncle, fairies, butterflies and flowers were the order of the day.   Her favourite colours?  Pink, red, purple, white....depending on the day - is the information I had to work with.

Gladly, Anna was happy with her cake - so the weekend wasn't a total loss.....

photo courtesy of Annie via iphone

I hope Anna had an amazing birthday and certainly one with lots of lovely memories!