Beautiful Homemade Ballerina Cake

Beautiful Ballerina Cake

For my daughter’s 5th birthday, she asked for a ballerina cake. I’m not the best at envisaging a wonderful creation in my head so I used CakeGirl from Flickr’s cake (not sure if hers was the original, I think so though). Mine is a little different. I made 2 moist chocolate crazy cakes (this recipe … Read more

Awesome Funky Dinosaur Tree Birthday Cake

Awesome Funky Dinosaur Tree Birthday Cake

My gorgeous niece wants to be a palaeontologist when she grows up, she’s seriously nearly one already, with all her knowledge on the subject! Anyway, she loves dinosaurs in particular. I thought she might be a little old now for a dinosaur birthday cake but when asked she REALLY wanted one, so I thought this … Read more

Easy Gardener’s Cake

My poor husband was away on business for 2 weeks over his birthday. I’m not sure who had it worse, him alone on his birthday, or me alone with the waking-in-the-night 6 year old! Anyway, I made him a cake on return to make up for it. It was quite quick and easy. I made … Read more

Shabby Chic Vintage Bunting Cake

Shabby Chic Vintage Bunting Cake

I have wanted to try something like this for a long time, but getting edible ink rice paper in the right designs is impossible in this country. Thankfully Jo from Sweet Whimsey in Wellington (shop on “Felt”) came to my rescue and printed out some beautiful designs for me to use.. It’s easy to cut … Read more

Coolest Funky Christmas Tree Cake

Coolest Funky Christmas Tree Cake

I made this cake for Xmas 2011. As is tradition in our family, my Mum makes a few cakes and we decorate them together. I always look forward to this time with my Mum, who lives in the next city to us. I got this idea from Valerie Elizabeth Confections (online) and hers looks 100 … Read more

Pretty Pink and Blue 40th Birthday Cake

Pretty Pink and Blue 40th Birthday Cake

I made this last month for my best friend’s 40th birthday. This was inspired by The Sugarpaste Fairy (what amazing cakes) and was originally with a bird on top for a baby shower. My friend is gluten free, so I made an orange and almond cake (x2), the sort where you throw in all the … Read more

Awesome Chainsaw Forestry Birthday Cake

Looking pleased about massacring the cake!

My brother turned 40 recently. We’re pretty close and he’s recently separated from his wife of 13 years. So I thought he deserved a most awesome cake! He owns a business that exports logs and clears farmer’s forestry blocks. His crew only use Stihl chainsaws, so I wanted to make a masculine cake that was kinda cool … Read more

Cool Rockin’ Robin Christmas Cake

Rockin' Robin Xmas Cake

This Rockin’ Robin is my favorite Christmas Cake I’ve made. I think I’ve got better as each year goes by (you should’ve seen my first 2 attempts)! Each year, my Mum bakes the fruit cakes and she gives one to me. It’s a tradition that we ice them together and I always look forward to this time. So, I just leveled off … Read more

Cool Construction Cake

Cool Construction Cake

I got my inspiration for this construction cake  from a friend who’d made a similar one. I just made a basic chocolate cake recipe and I used an online guide to cut the pieces of cake and join to make the ‘3’. “How to make number cakes” by H. Harris seems to be a popular one to … Read more

Coolest Charlie and Lola Cake

Coolest Charlie and Lola Cake

This Charlie and Lola cake was SUPER simple and so well loved by my little Charlie and Lola fan! I had the image on the top made by a company who specializes in this, they have images you can choose from. They can be fiddly to apply, but the result is pretty cool. It’s a shame it was … Read more

Terrific Teddy Bears Picnic Cake

Teddy Bears Picnic

This terrific Teddy Bears Picnic cake was my daughter’s 2nd birthday cake. I’d not had much experience with cake decorating, so I was pretty pleased with the result. I was also pretty pleased with people’s reactions to it at the party! We don’t like our child having too much food coloring,  so we decided this was a … Read more

Colourful Caterpillar Cake

Colourful Caterpillar Cake

This is the first cake I ever made! Well, that was decorated, anyway. My daughter’s first birthday cake, we had her party combined with her Dedication. Everyone loved the caterpillar cake. My mother in law helped me bake and ice it. I probably found a picture on the internet for inspiration, being back in 2008, … Read more

Cute Worm Bug Party Cake

Cutest Worm Cake Ever!!

My daughter just turned 6. We can barely believe it, the years have gone so fast, yet they also seem to have been a loooong 6 yrs – lol. She asked for a “Worm Party”. Given that this is probably the last year we’ll get away with something non- pink-sparklie-girlie, I took the ball and … Read more

Coolest Shaun The Sheep Cake with Sheep Cupcakes

Coolest Shaun The Sheep Cake with Sheep Cupcakes

I think I’m a bit crazy to attempt such cakes but the delight on my daughter’s face makes the hours of stress seem worth it. Friends are always pretty impressed! I’m not a cake maker/ decorator but my Mum used to make me amazing cakes as a child and I LOVED it and still look … Read more