Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sarah and Liam's wedding 26/10/2013

This cake has extended tiers 10” 8” and 6” round that are all 5.5” tall, the cake stood approximately 18” tall.  Sarah found this particular design on the internet and asked me to recreate it with the addition of personalised bride and groom toppers.  This size serves approximately 140 coffee portions.  The black and white beading is hand piped royal icing.  The topper is fresh roses supplied by the florist.
What a relief it was to finally complete this cake!  I’m very happy with it and I think the bride and groom will be too, hopefully?   Having the figurines sitting on the side of the cake instead of the top created a few challenges that I wasn’t expecting.  I have made so many bride and groom figurine toppers that go on top of the cake, but never for the side of the cake.  When I create the bride and groom figurines I have a little routine going where I do certain steps in a certain order.  Usually the bride’s hair is done last but I couldn’t do this because she is sitting against the cake and I couldn’t get behind her to work on hair.   When the figurines are on top you can get to them from all angles.  Also, I usually start my figurines well in advance of making the cake and I place them onto a styrofoam block to work on them.  I did this but failed to measure how much room they would need when placed onto the cake, woops!  A few adjustments and all is good, but all of this creates extra time spent on the cake.  I will know this for next time though.  We learn from our mistakes!
Sarah:  I don’t really know where to start!!! I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you!! Our cake was amazing in every way!!!
Everyone said how good it not only looked, but tasted too! Actually, the event coordinator at the Willows said it was one of the best that she had seen, and by far the best she'd ever eaten. She may be in contact with you!
The toppers were so good!! So close to us!!! Just amazing!
So glad we chose you!! We have so much left (yay!!!)
Thanks again!!
 
Sarah and Liam’s wedding reception was held at the Willows in StKilda.  It is a beautiful old historic mansion and is a very popular wedding venue.
Sarah:  We chose the Willows as it’s not the typical 'reception' venue. It’s different.  Having 3 separate rooms, plus the gardens, gets people up out of their chairs and enjoying the night.. We didn’t want a 'boring' wedding, that people couldn’t wait to leave! And once it was all done, we got exactly what we wanted! :)
 
Our cake... Simple. Who doesn't love mud cake? We ended up deciding on all 3 layers Mars Bar mud because that’s what we love! Our cake was definitely one of the highlights of the entire wedding! Wouldn't have trusted anyone but you :)
 
Aww thank you Sarah and Liam, such a pleasure to be a part of your special day :)

Monday, October 28, 2013

Jasmine and Tim’s Wedding Cake

Jasmine and Tim asked me to make this gorgeous four tiered cake for their wedding.  I was quite excited when Jasmine sent a picture of the cake design because I really admire Faye Cahill’s work and this cake is one of Faye's original designs.  I had used the edible silver leaf before and really loved using this design element so I was very excited about creating this cake for Jasmine and Tim.  If you go to Fay Cahill’s website she has a gold and silver leaf tutorial available.  I purchased the tutorial even though I had used the silver leaf in the past and I wanted to see how Faye did it.  It is a great tutorial and I did learn some easier and better ways from her. 

The cake is a combination of 12”,10”,8” and 6” round tiers (serving approximately 120 dessert portions, 240 coffee)  It is covered in ivory fondant icing, with ivory ruffle detail on the bottom tier.  Edible silver leaf on the second and top tiers, and ivory stripes on the third tier.  The two top tiers have a pearl shimmer finish applied to the ivory icing.  The flavour chosen was Mars Bar Mud Cake.

Jasmine wanted a few minor changes to the original design.  No large feature flower and we decided to use ivory coloured ribbon instead which looked really nice.  Jasmine provided the gorgeous porcelain topper which she ordered from StunningCelebrations They can customise the topper to the bride and groom's hair colour.  I really loved the shiny diamond on the bride's finger. 

The cake is set on a beautiful antique marble table.  The wedding reception was held at Overnewton Castle in Keilor, Melbourne, Victoria.  It is a stunning old mansion built in 1849 and is surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Gingerbread House Workshop


Description:  In this class students will be working with gingerbread dough and royal icing to create a decorative gingerbread house.


In this class you will be shown: 

How to make, cut out and bake gingerbread

How to construct your gingerbread house

How to make royal icing and pipe details to decorate your gingerbread house.

All ingredients and equipment for this class is supplied.  You are not required to bring anything.  Just wear comfortable enclosed shoes (no open toe shoes or thongs)

Tea/coffee will be provided

Students will take home a completed gingerbread house and class notes.

Cost: $165

Class Dates:


Please register your interest for this class by emailing kylie.cakes@hotmail.com

Venue: Classes will be held at kyliecakes Kitchen, 15 Sports Ave, Kilmore
 

Christmas Cupcake Workshop


Christmas Theme

This class is suitable for beginners
Description:  In this class students will be working with buttercream and fondant to decorate 6 cupcakes

In this class you will be shown:

How to use a piping bag and how to pipe with buttercream
How to use modelling fondant and various cutters to create Christmas decorations for your cupcakes.
How to make your own customised wrappers for your cupcakes


All decorating tools and equipment is provided for you to use in this class including freshly baked cupcakes.  You do not need to bring anything.  Just wear comfortable enclosed shoes (no open toe shoes or thongs)

Tea/coffee will be provided.
Students will take home 6 Christmas themed cupcakes and class notes
Cost: $90

Class Dates:


Please register your interest for this class by emailing kylie.cakes@hotmail.com
Venue: Classes will be held at kyliecakes Kitchen, 15 Sports Ave Kilmore

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hello there thank you for visiting my blog.  I haven't been posting on here for much of the year as I have been busy caking away.  It seems to take up so much of my time.  Even when I'm supposed to be sleeping I'm thinking about cake stuff!  That's what happens when you are running your own business and especially when it is run from your home.  Sometimes I feel like I'm working 24/7.  But on the other hand I can choose my own hours which is really good when it is school holidays like it is now.  I can work around the kids, so I usually do a lot in the mornings before they are up and then I can relax in the afternoons.

Some exciting things have happened lately and the first one of those was having the wedding cake I made for Amy and Bradley's Wedding chosen for the front cover of "I Do I Do Creations Magazine"



This magazine is based in Bendigo and services Daylesford, Echuca-Moama, Macedon ranges and Swan Hill.  I was so excited when I got the call from Amy that her cake which was photographed by  Tamara Cadd was chosen for the front cover for the 10th Anniversary edition, which is extra special!  It was a beautiful summer's day and the wedding reception was held outdoors on the banks of the Murray River in Moama.  It had a vintage style and a relaxed atmosphere.  I fell in love the tea cart that Amy chose to place the cake on pictured below.