Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas!

All my cakes & cupcakes are finished for 2008. Once again my family and friends have kept me busy this year!!!

I have been flat out in the last month putting together Christmas Baskets. This year they contain Christmas cakes, relish, cookies, preserves, baby Christmas mince pies and my homemade vanilla extract.

I wanted to take the opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas... hope it is a very happy and safe one for you all.

Kathryn :O)

Little 6 inch fruit cakes

Homemade Vanilla extract

Rhubarb & Vanilla bean Christmas mince

Christmas mince gift boxes

Homemade relish

Homemade Chilli Jam

Christmas Chocolate Cookies

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ben 10

Happy 5th birthday Mclain!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Chanel Makeup Bag #2

A 'Grown-Up' version of the last Chanel Makeup Bag Cake.... for a 60th birthday

Again all accessories are handmade and edible

Friday, October 24, 2008

Penrhyn's Chanel Makeup Bag

All Make up is hand made and edible

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Custom Made Kiwiana Cookies

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.

You can see more of her work and place orders through her website. www.consumedbycake.co.uk

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Tramping Hiking Cake

Happy 60th Birthday to Brian... owner of Bushline Lodge http://www.bushlinelodge.co.nz/

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Kirstin's Birthday

Birthday Gift:

Boxed cupcakes
Homemade Vanilla Extract
Cupcake Card

All made with love by little old ME :O)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

Georgia's 5th Birthday

My darling little niece Georgia turned 5 on the weekend. Georgia lives in Ballina NSW so I wasn't there to celebrate with her and make her cake :O(

Georgia's Mummy (my SIL) came and saw me when I was in Sydney last week. We made these little 'funky figures' on my Planet Cake course so this went home with my SIL with strict instructions on how to put the cake together. I think I made my poor SIL sick with nerves with all my 'do's and don'ts'... but I think she did a fabulous job... maybe we have another cake decorator in the family!?

Happy Birthday Georgia... with loads of love from Aunty Kathryn xxxxx

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Emma's Birthday Cupcakes

Mini vanilla cupcakes with a standard size customised cupcake for the birthday girl.

Monday, August 18, 2008

VW Car Cake

Just got back from a week in Sydney. While there I attended the Novelty Masters Course at Planet Cake. Planet Cake car cakes are a minimum of $1,000au.... I now know why!!!!

It was so incredibly technical as this had to be to scale of the real thing. I learnt heaps... especially NEVER to take a car order LOL

Great bunch on the course too, look forward to staying in touch with them :O)

Chocolate mud cake, with chocolate ganache covered in fondant. All edible.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Herceptin Fundraiser

Sarvs needs to raise nearly $100,000 for her cancer treatment.

Please check out her blog, forward the blog to your friends and give if you can :O)