These wonderful cookies were made by Bex from "Consumed by Cake". They are so special that I wanted them to grace my blog for all of you to see.
Bex lives in the UK and runs her own cake business. I was fortunate to connect with her through a cake group.
Over time she has put together some wonderful cake and cupcake creations that you can't help but admire. However, for me, it has been her cookies that have proved to be one of those rare, irresistable art treasures that fascinate you with their detail.
My brother and his family live in the UK which is such a long, long way from NZ so I don't get to spoil them with personalised cakes and goodies on their special days. As a way to do something very special for them, I approached Bex to create some custom cookies based on a Kiwiana (things special to us New Zealanders) theme.
What she has put together is nothing short of incredulous!!! I'm thrilled with the cookies. I know my brother, sister-in-law and my gorgeous wee nephews will be blown away with this gift. My brother’s a chef so he'll definitely appreciate the workmanship and technical skill involved in making these gems.
Although my brother is not one to openly express emotions I expect his eyes to moisten a little as he stares at these cookies thinking about family and New Zealand.
Every New Zealander living overseas feels very special and hugely homesick when someone sends them a piece of New Zealand in the form of Kiwiana.
Thank you Bex for this wonderful way to tell my brother and his family that we love and miss them.
My name is Kathryn. I live with my husband and children in the beautiful city of Auckland, New Zealand. To the rest of the world NZ is a long way from anywhere. For a tiny country we have done some big things internationally. We’ve made movies (Lord of the Rings), competed in sport reasonably well and gifted kiwifruit to the masses.
This blog had its beginning because last year a very close friend of mine was diagnosed with HER2 Positive breast cancer. It was such devastating news for her family and for me. To make matters worse the drug to treat this type of cancer is only partially funded by the NZ Government. My friend had to find $93,000.00 (NZD) to pay for a 12 month course of the treatment.
To help raise funds I offered to bake cakes. The blog was a perfect way to get the message out. Within a short space of time I was inundated orders and had to turn people away. The good news was that the money needed was raised within four months through a combination of fundraising initiatives http://www.supportmaara.blogspot.com/
Although the fundraising is all done I continued the blog for my own personal interest and to keep in touch with other cake makers. Not only is it a joy making these cakes but there’s another passion in me that loves transforming them into memorable images. I hope you enjoy what I have posted so far.
For me cake making is my passion and not my profession. I am a self-taught amateur who has no plans (at the moment) to progress beyond that classification. There’s a real irony at play here because if you asked me to draw you a picture, expect to see an unrecognisable stick figure depicting something slightly more sophisticated than an ink blot. However, through some mysterious work of nature, sugar and I have connected.