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Showing posts with label Kids Cakes. Show all posts

Liam's First Holy Communion Dessert Table

Last weekend, we had the pride and privilege to share our eldest son Liam's First Holy Communion.   It is such a special religious milestone, and we brimmed with pride at our young man.

We wanted a small but special celebration and decided to invite our very nearest and dearest family and friends to celebrate with us at home after the church service.

When thinking about themes, because that is what I do, I wanted something symbolic but not overtly religious.   I toyed around with using patterns and colours as a theme and then I thought of stained glass windows - no more symbolic than that!

Onto the invitations and of course Nicole at Pretty and Print knew what I wanted immediately and her papery were nothing short of spectacular.    I boxed up with the invitations and they were a simple and elegant start to our event.

Onto desserts!   Stained glass theme needs to have a stained glass cake and desserts.   That was easy enough to think through, but I wanted to match that with lots of crisp white.  For the backdrop, I went backwards and forwards with many different ideas - but while chatting with my design buddy, we came up with "string art".   That took me way back to school.    So with a big bit of MDF, some nails and a hammer and different coloured string - the backdrop was made and I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it!   It was the perfect silhouette for the table.

Always trying to find a DIY project or trying my hand at my own thing, I wanted to make some of my own risers and cake plates.    The main riser at the back of the table is a long wood piece that I added some decorative wood feet to each end and painted white.   The rectangle cake plates at the front of the table were made in the same way.    This way I could design my own table and design the tableware around my thoughts.   

The green cake stands on each side are simple white candle sticks from IKEA with wooden circles secured on top and then painted in my lime green colour.   All of it came together to make the clean look of the table that I wanted.   My table was not a huge table and I needed to utilise my space and I did not want it cluttered at all.   My riser at the back was used as the display piece for the coloured candy in my design colours.    All the candy was supplied by Leanne at Sweet Style.    No fancy glass candy jars here, just plain tall drinking glasses.


Then onto the actual sweets for the sweet table.    The cake – I wanted to make a stained glass effect cake and WOW I loved how it looked.   The  black lines were all piped on in their various lines and then all the windows were hand painted in different shades of the design colours.   This was the perfect centrepiece for the table.   I wanted to have a simple and uncomplicated array of coordinated desserts.   Handpainted watercolour cookies were a colourful addition and the marbled macarons were sensational.   The macarons were made by the macaron goddess Its a Cake by Jhoanee.   Layered and coloured petit cakes stood at the front of the table and were topped with royal icing stained glass disks.   Then the only other desserts were pannacotta shots topped with mini macarons. 


 
Lastly, our celebration was a small family and friends affair and this allowed for small and intimate table arrangements for the guests.    Flowers for each table were the centrepiece and arrangements of blue hydrangeas and baby hydrangeas were natural looking and bought colour to the table.    Little glass jars filled with little flower buds completed the table flowers.    I included the printables into our table setting in the form of placemats for everyone.    I loved how these set off the blue china perfectly.


All in all, we had a beautiful day with our nearest and dearest.   It was a day filled with laughter and love and joy at seeing our boy become a young man.

Please enjoy these images and a little glimpse into our special day!

My boy Liam.    He was actually quite sick in the lead up to this day and was not at all himself.

Sharing the day with so many wonderful people that we are privileged to share our life with.


Gorgeous invitations by Pretty & Print

Table settings.   Lots of fresh flowers, coloured glass and printed placemats by Pretty & Print made the perfect table scape.

 
Love my placemats!





Stained glass dessert table.

String art backdrop made by me.
All desserts by me.   Macarons by Its a Cake Thing by Jhoanee


Coloured candies by Sweet Style.





Even the inside of the cake was colour coordinated.


I hope you enjoyed this little look into our special day.

Cake, sweets, tableware, styling and photography by Blissfully Sweet
Papery by Pretty & Print
Macarons by Its a Cake Thing by Jhoanee
Candy, Milk glass cake stand and white compotes by Sweet Style.


Ruffled Blooms & Rocking Horse Christening Cake


Beautiful little Siena-Rose celebrated the Christening day today and this ruffley number took centre stage on the cake table.


Siena's mum loved my previous "Isla" cake but we made a few changes. The bottom extended tier was covered in an ombre of pink ruffled blooms and the top tier was given a shiny lustre treatment. The little handmade rocking horse sat a top the entire creation.

All decorations are handmade by myself and completely edible.

The bottom tier is vanilla with raspberry swirl cake with white chocolate ganache and the top tier is vanilla/chocolate marble cake with dark chocolate ganache.

The celebration lunch was held at the gorgeous Pappardellerestaurant in Haberfield. For those of you in Sydney - you may remember Joe from Stars at Gigis. He was a mainstay on the Darling Street strip for many, many years. Pappardelle is his new venture and I cannot wait to get there myself to eat his wonderful food once again!




May God Always Bless You Siena-Rose!
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Pink & White Cupcake Set



This sweet little set of cupcakes with cutting cake was made for Valentina's Christening day.

Valentina's mum sent me a picture of the design that she was after (I do not know the original artist to credit). This was my interpretation of the design brief.

The top cutting cake was kept simple with a name plaque and little pink hat jewellery box on top. The set of cupcakes were a mix of embossed "V", bracelet, cross and jewellery box.

The cake and cupcakes are all vanilla and chocolate marble cake with dark chocolate ganache.



May God Bless You always Valentina!


A Rainbow Rufflicious Birthday Cake


Lina from Chanele Rose Flowers & Events asked me to make a cake for her daughter's birthday this weekend. All I was told was it was rainbow theme and "do what you want"! Yippee!

My love of ruffles is widely known, but I wanted to try my hand at some rainbow ruffles! Let the ruffle marathon begin!

I ruffled the sides and thought it would be cool to do the top also! Loved that effect! Then when I was done, I sat back and thought it needed something a little more on top! Rainbow ruffled pom pom balls was called for!!!

Such a fun and bright cake and Lina saw it and teared up - hands down best reaction!!










Happy Birthday Chanele!


Cute as a Button Birthday Cake


This is a blast from the past - 6 months past to be exact!

Nicole from Pretty and Print ordered this cake for her daughter Tahlia's 1st birthday back in February. 

Nicole had designed the cutest ever invitations for this "Pie" and buttons themed party. The little character is an actual character called Pie and Tahlia loves her little Pie a lot! This cake was designed based off Nicole's invitations.


The party, which was so beautifully styled by Nicole, along with my cake is featured in the winter edition of My little jedi out today!


The character "Pie"
Happy 1st Birthday Tahlia!


Roll up, Roll up Carnival Themed Birthday Cake


Such a pleasure to deal with lovely clients who have faith in trying something a little different! My lovely client Tash, initially wanted one of my previous circus themed cakes, but with little to no persuasion, I managed to sell her a different idea.


Carnival to me, means rides and lots of ride tickets! The bottom double barrelled tier is completely covered in ride token tickets. These were beautifully designed by Nicole from Pretty and Print and then printed as an edible image.

The top tier is the vintage carousel tier. The beautiful vintage blue, matched with the rich reds and lots of ornate golden touches gave this tier the old vintage look.

The carousel is a hand carved cone and base from styrofoam then covered in the traditional ride and white of these rides. Little circus animals take a ride on the carousel ..... the shaggy, retro looking lion, the trick loving elephant and the impish looking monkey. Tash also wanted to incorporate a clown, so he was the master of the cake and took pride of place out the front!

Everything is handmade on this by me. The carousel top and bottom is the only inedible part. All animals and the clown and moulded from fondant.

From top to bottom this cake is HUGE. It is 24" in height!

The bottom tier is white chocolate raspberry mud cake with white chocolate ganache and the top tier is vanilla sponge cake with white chocolate ganache.


The carousel

The circus animals - the shaggy/retro lion, the tricky elephant and the impish monkey!

The gold embossed name plaque

The master of ceremonies - the clown!

and some colour matched desserts to go with!
Ruffled cookies

Ruffled cupcakes

Sprinkled pretzels

Dipped marshmallow pops

and the matching desserts

Happy Birthday Zayan!


Cowboy Themed Birthday Cake


One of my most loveliest clients came to see me about her son's upcoming birthday party. She had planned a Cowboys theme and just told me to "do what you do"! Love that!


First thing I thought about was cowboy jeans - always wanted to try my hand at that! I wanted the cake to be fun, colourful and just right for the party!

I gave the jean's a worn in look and used a pair of old jeans as my design inspiration. I wanted to include a ranch themed silver buckle also. The top tier was left quite plain with the cowhide look. I then wrapped a fondant paisley bandana (all hand painted) and topped the cake off with a cowboy hat perched on the side as well as a lone cactus on top!I officially love this cake! Everything about it! It screams fun times to me!

The cake is chocolate mud cake with dark chocolate ganache. Everything is completely handmade and edible.


The jeans detail

The hat, buckle and hand painted paisley scarf detail

Happy 2nd Birthday Ashton!


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