Sunday, January 22, 2012

My First Wedding Cake!

Last week I had the honour of making a wedding cake for one of my best friends. I'll be honest with you, I was VERY scared about making it and I wouldn't usually do this unless it was for a close friend or relative. I have known Andrina for 16 years (WOW) and it was really nice to be part of her wedding!

Wedding Cake
Andrina and I at the Wedding

Andrina and her (now) Husband, originally wanted a three tier cake with a lace stencil around the edge and roses on the top and sides. I tried out the stencil on her hens night and it didn't work very well so Andrina found another design she liked that I could do. I couldn't find the picture on the net so I can't tell you who originally designed the cake but if you know where this cake was from or who made it could you please let me know?

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The top and bottom tiers were chocolate moist cake with chocolate buttercream filling and covered in milk chocolate ganache. The middle tier was vanilla cake with raspberry buttercream and covered in white chocolate ganache. I got to try piece of each cake after the wedding and they were both absolutely delicious! (If I do say so myself!) 

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I will post some more info on making this particular design, and also how to go about making a wedding cake or a cake for a special event. Hope you've enjoyed my first ever wedding cake!

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Congratulations Andrina and Brent!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hens Night Dessert Table

Last year I helped organise a hens night for one of my best friends with her bridesmaids. I made an invite from scratch (go me!) I really like the pattern Chevron (zig zag pattern) and adore the colours, mustard, grey and teal together so I went with these. Then I wanted to incorporate a cute 'hen' in there too so I made up my own little hen logo.

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We set up a little nail bar with the idea being the ladies could come in and relax, do their nails then head on over to the high tea table. I made a cake, macarons and cupcakes and others bought along scones, short bread biscuits, mini quiches, sandwiches and a selection of teas. Later we played some fun (and raunchy) games followed by dinner and a show at Diva's then we hit the town to complete some dares.

Here are some photos from the Hens Night:


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