This order came through Trademe. They asked for 12 cupcakes, and said they didn’t really mind whatever flavour, whatever colour, they just wanted 12 of them.
I was a little surprised to hear, usually people would be a bit more particular about what type of cakes they want! I later found out it is to be used to fund-raise for SPCA, so I went to work!
I decided 12 wasn’t really enough, so ended up making 18 of these, and as I haven’t made banana cakes for a while, I went with chocolate-banana cupcakes and topped with yellow icing, as for a hint of our cute paw friends, I piped some chocolate footprints on them, so cute!
Now this is a first!
For Americans/Canadians, this is probably a very common cake, but for us down-under, it’s very rare!
I for one have never heard of it, never seen it at restaurants or cafes, and no one I know has heard of this cake.
This was my first order through Neighbourly website, and they were game to try this cake they’ve heard so much about (I’m guessing they didn’t hear about it in NZ!)
For those like me who’s never heard of it, it means 3 milks cake, and the 3 milks consist of cream, evaporated milk and condensed milk.
The cake is drizzled and infused with the 3 milk and iced with chantilly, sounds indulgent or sinful? You decide 🙂
As strawberries were commonly used to decorate this cake, I’ve added them to the layers as well as used as topping – apparently the cake was a hit!
This year for Brooke’s 5th birthday cake, they decided to try something new – carrot cake. I must say this is the first time I’ve gotten an order for a carrot cake for a child – it’s usually an adult cake. They ordered a 10″ one with the traditional cream cheese buttercream to top, and just needed a message and basic decoration.
Thomas the Tank Engine seems to be making a come-back, 2 orders for him in the span of a month!
This was an order through Trademe, Denise wanted a 7″ chocolate cake, and requested to have a specific version of Thomas on the cake.
Unlike the previous few, this was a dense and moist chocolate cake and not a chiffon cake, so it was topped with buttercream.
Aashiya just had her birthday not long ago and as it was her last day at the pre-school, her mother kindly decided to shout everyone a cake on her daughter’s name! (we always need a few mothers like this at schools!)
She wasn’t too fussed regarding the design, just said she wanted a chocolate chiffon cake, 12″ and she loves pink, purple and red.
I personally decided to work with the pink and purple theme, and as she wasn’t too fussed with what design I come up with, I thought an elegant rosette cake would look fitting for a little girl.
I am very happy with this design in the end, sometimes you don’t know what it will look like until it’s done! It always looks one way in your head and comes out slightly different – in this case I am glad it came out even better than I had imagined 🙂
Aarya’s second order for her 3rd birthday was to be shared at childcare centre with her classmate Sacha who was also celebrating his 3rd birthday.
He wanted Thomas the Tank Engine, she wanted Peppa Pig, so why not do a half-and-half!
Sacha wanted the front-on look of Thomas, while Aarya went for the fairy version of Peppa Pig, and this huge 12-inch chocolate chiffon cake was born! I tried to fit them both on without looking too small, which was almost a squeeze for the divider, but all worked in the end, phew!
Lucky Aarya, her mother asked for 2 cakes for her birthday, one small 7″ chiffon cake for the family gathering and a big one (which she went half-half with her classmate) to share with the class later in the week.
They sent me a picture of another cake where she liked the balloon idea, and also wanted a slightly different version to my previous one where Peppa was having fun walking in the mud, so I thought this would be a cute one to make.
I went with a grass-green background for the outdoorsy style, and she wanted a chocolate chiffon cake this time.
This cake was made in February 2016, I am catching up I promise!
On the 17th of January, 2016, my husband’s Aunt and Uncle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary!
They’ve always been my cake testers, and have specifically asked if I could provide a cake for their anniversary. Aunt Rita said it would be a small gathering, and when I asked her how many people, she said 20! Obviously small means different to different people!
I’ve decided to go all out, with a 2-tier cake. 12″ bottom + 7″ top, vanilla chiffon cake with Tahitian vanilla chantilly cream, of course I went with a gold theme! They requested this vanilla chiffon cake as Aunty absolutely loved her birthday cake that I made for her a few months ago, and wanted one just the same.
They hosted a lunch with their bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girls and page boy, and of course relatives who managed to fly to Wellington to help celebrate this unique occasion.
This cake was dedicated to Uncle Geoff and Aunty Rita, may you continue to cherish each other, and we are Looking forward to your 60th!
First cake of the year, is the notorious Peppa Pig!
Not too sure what the craze is with kids, every child I’ve heard about is obsessed with Peppa Pig! I must say for the little I’ve seen, it seems educational and teaches good values, which tends to be missing from kids shows these day and age, so keep it up Peppa!
Aashiya is also in love with Peppa Pig that she wanted one for her 3rd birthday. This was a big 12 inch vanilla chiffon cake with chantilly cream for her day care centre.
Are you or is your child infatuated with Peppa Pig too? What do you love about her?
Last cake of the year 2015 was for Aanya’s birthday. She wanted a beautiful tiara on her cake, and loves all things pink and purple.
Her mother got a beautiful Tiara (I secretly wanted one for myself!)
This was a very unique cake indeed, 10″ chiffon cake with pineapple filling and pineapple chantilly cream! It was not just pineapple juice, it was a special Indian pineapple essence provided by Aanya’s mother, which she brought from India and could only be found in India.
The essence was super powerful and amazingly fragrant, just 2-3 drops of this essence in 1 litre of cream and it was flavourful and tasted amazing.
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