A Birthday Blast!

The birthday boy wanted a Volcano. I wanted to create the best, smoking, spewing, exploding Etna. I researched dry ice and its merits and drawbacks. How to beg, borrow or steal it! Or simply to buy it. How to store and handle it. How to get it to smoke, effectively! But it wasn’t to be!…

A little Ballerina

Move over George Clooney. There’s a new man in my life! Lischetti. Carlos Lischetti. He is super talented and a sugar artist to boot. And has a super talented twin brother who designs the most beautiful cakes that Carlos crafts into reality. Here is what I made for the lovely Miss Molly who turned 3…

Cakes, cakes and more cakes!

I did a fabulous class learning from the amazing Sharon Wee, last week. She is a great teacher- calm, friendly and reassuring. She shared a lot of tips and told us interesting stories about the Sydney market for cakes. Here is my cake, unadorned And here it is, in all it’s beauty…. And here is…

Wilton cake decorating class

For some time now, I’ve been debating doing a cake decorating course. I’ve always felt that my cakes look too home grown, too rustic. And so I finally embarked on my class at Wilton. On day one we torted cakes and filled piping bags, used couplers and made buttercream. In the second half of the…

Rainbow connection

  My heart leaps up when i behold a rainbow in the sky! Or even in a cake, or on one too…. I love rainbows! And colours- ok most colours. Blue most of all. And green. Definitely mauve. And pink… Its embarrassing being a grown woman who loves pink. Anyway, this post is on a rainbow topper for a cake. That I’m making. I found…