Two Tarts

My brief for this particular birthday celebration was ever so slightly more challenging than usual. My sisters’ boyfriends share a birthday and so we celebrated them on the same occasion. As they have fairly divergent tastes in sweets – one preferring lighter, fruit-based confections and the other seeing anything that isn’t chocolate-drenched or caramel-soaked as […]

Orange Ombré Sprinkle Cake

I’m going to have to think of a better way to name my posts – five in and already ending everything with ‘cake’ is making me go cross-eyed. I made this for my friend & colleague Bree, whose sweet tooth knows no bounds and whose favourite colours are orange, yellow & aqua. It’s an almost […]

Pink Pink Pink!

Another one from the archives – this is another one of Juliet’s birthday cakes, this time for her 9th birthday. This was the cake that tipped me over the edge in terms of a new outlook towards cake-baking for children. After killing myself to make a perfect Pink Lady cake, the girls at her party […]

Ladybug Cake

I made this Ladybug cake for my sister Juliet’s 10th birthday. She’d just done a unit on bugs for school and loved it, so I used that as my inspiration. Ladybugs seemed like the most toothsome insect, and I was really happy with the result. This cake was made a while ago so I don’t […]

Mint Slice Cake

For my brother Christian’s 16th birthday, he requested a mint slice cake. That was weeks ago and I’ve been thinking about how to execute it ever since. I was tickled pink by his request as I have loved Arnott’s mint slice biscuits since the dawn of time and as a consequence of my deep abiding […]

Cake, glorious cake!

I’ve been making birthday cakes for family, friends and colleagues for a little over a year. It started with my little sister Juliet, who for her 8th birthday wanted something super special in the cake department. I decided to pander to her current obsession and make a three-tiered, heavily decorated Super Mario cake. The minute […]