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SPCA Chocolate Banana cupcakes

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!

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Farewell Carrot Cake

This was a special order for Sam, a good friend of ours – he was mischievous about it and ordered it, gave me numbers of servings and the date, then once I started making it he then revealed it was for his own farewell, and I was one of the guests!

I must say I don’t usually eat my own creations (I don’t get to the decorating stage, the cake is out of the oven and then it’s in my mouth!) so it was interesting seeing the inside of the cake!

I went with 4 layers this time, and we shared it at Joe’s Garage cafe in town with friends, yup, definitely  an adult cake!

Although this was a while ago now, but still wishing you all the best, Sam, wherever you are, be happy and be true to yourself!

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Basic Carrot Cake

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.

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Gluten free minecraft cat cake

This was a TradeMe order, the birthday boy really loves this minecraft black/white cat, and wondered if I could put it on the cake!

The cake was made gluten free, vanilla flavour with buttercream filling and topping, the cat was interesting, very simple yet I had to incoperate 3 shades of grey and black to create this image. Maybe I could have made it bigger but the tail took up more space than I had imagined, so had to shrink the kitty!


My little pony banana cake

Michelle ordered this cake via my Facebook page, her daughter Brooke was celebrating her 4th birthday, and she loved My Little Pony. After some back-and-forth discussion, we’ve decided that a printed image would be the best fit, and as they’re after a cake that has less icing, they had requested a cake with no filling, and with a thin icing on top.

The combination I’m curious about, as I’ve never tried these 2 flavours together, but it’s a 12″ Banana cake and the icing is lemon – with edible image from Build-a-Birthday. As the cake was quite a bit bigger than the image, I had decided to decorated thus, and I think it worked well like this!

Happy birthday Brookey!


Hair dryer and brush carrot cake

This was a TradeMe order, another interesting challenge for me, as most of my previous cakes were 2D.

After browsing through Google to see what other people have done with hair dryer cakes, I came up with my own way of building this cake, making a 9″ x 13″ sheet cake, a small round cake and a loaf, which I ended up cutting in half vertically, to construct the handle and the tube of the hair dryer.

The result I was quite happy with, the filling of course had to be cream cheese buttercream, and the brush was just pipped on, with the bristle pipped as individual strand – this took me longer than expected as I wasn’t happy with the original attempt and I had to redo it.

This was made for her dear sister Janet’s 60th surprise birthday, with her favourite colour red. I hope she was thoroughly surprised!


Simple red and pink chocolate cake for Pauline’s birthday

Friends of ours got in touch a while back for their mother Pauline’s birthday. Having had my dessert at their daughter’s wedding, she asked for a 9 inch chocolate cake, and her favourite colours are red and pink.

She didn’t want anything too fancy, but she liked simple flowers, so here it is!

The cake was filled with vanilla buttercream, and it was enjoyed among friends and family, just like a birthday should!

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