Monday, June 22, 2009

Christmas Cake Decoration

I have the perfect class for those people at Christmas time, who get a little stumped when it comes to preparing a delicious and appetising dessert for the family.
This Christmas Cake decorating class is a hands on experience in the kitchen and I will teach you how to decorate and ice a fruit cake. The cake will be iced with Pettinice icing and you will be given the choice to either decorate your cake with the classic holly wreath, holly with candles or christmas stars, which will all be hand made during the class. Read more about this class.

WHAT - Christmas Cake decorating class
WHEN - 15 November 2009, 9.30am - 1.30pm
COST - $150

Making Sugar Roses, Leaves and Fillers

I have been around cakes my whole life and I have been making them for over 18 years! So I have set up some cake cooking and decorating classes so you can make beautiful looking cakes.
The first class will teach you how to make sugar roses, leaves and fillers giving you a hands on experience in the kitchen with me. You will be given a kit to work with and to take home so you can keep practising until you are satisfied. Read more on this class.

The second class is where you bring back your roses to be coloured, sprayed and arranged for placing on both mud and fruit cakes. Read more on this class.

WHAT - Class one
WHEN - 26th July 2009, 9.30am - 1.30pm
COST - $180

WHAT - Class two
WHEN - 9th August 2009, 9.30am - 1.30pm
COST - $105

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wedding Open Day, South Bank

The Wedding Open Day at South Bank will have a range of dedicated Wedding Event Specialist's, including ourselves, for brides-to-be! I will be at the expo from 12pm - 2pm with a range of wedding cake displays and samples!

What - Wedding Open Day
Where - Stone Restaurant at Mantra South Bank
When - Saturday 20th June, 10am - 2pm

To register your interest please call (07) 3305 2513 or email -

It will be a great day, so come along. Canapes and sparkling refreshments will be provided!

Sicilian Apple Cakes

The cold breeze has started! The jumpers are finally coming out of the cupboards, along with the scarfs and beanie's and getting up of an early morning is torture... but not anymore!
Our Sicilian Apple Cakes (pictured) are now available hot out of the oven at 8.30am every Saturday morning this winter!
So stop by, I assure you it will be the best start to your weekend!
Our shop is located at shop 1/227 Waterworks Rd, Ashgrove, Brisbane
Or call us on (07)3366 9111

Different Icings used on Specialty Cakes

The cake is all about the icing!
The style of icing on this wedding cake (pictured) is called Pettinice, which is a smooth type of icing used on wedding cakes and other decorative cakes.
I was inspired to do this entry because so often people think their cakes are going to be iced in Marzipan.
However, Marzipan icing is not white and is not used as the final layer on wedding cakes. It is made from ground almond meal, egg yolk, pure icing sugar and vanilla.
Marzipan was traditionally used on English style cakes. Today it is used under the top layer of icing or as an added taste with fruit cakes.
During the last few years Marzipan has become unpopular due to cheaper versions of the icing being made.

Wedding cakes for today rarely follow the Marzipan trend, except on the odd request for fruit cakes.