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Seeing as though i’m posting a lot about cakes, i thought i would share a picture our wedding cake. Our wedding date was the 9th September, 2006 and i know this sounds so cliche, but time really has flown since then.

We were married on what we hoped would be a beautiful spring day, but mother nature had other ideas in mind for us. Don’t get me wrong, it was still a beautiful day, just not very ‘springy’! I was checking the weather report on BOM like a mad woman in the lead up to the wedding and even though i knew it was going to be wet, i still woke up feeling a tad disappointed that i didn’t get my spring day. Lucky for me though the wet weather stopped exactly at the right moments (like getting out of the car at the church and for our location photos). We also found out when we received our proofs that the rain added an ambiance to our photos which we wouldn’t have achieved had it been bright and sunny.

 

Me

Me

Now, back to the cake – it was a chocolate mud (of course) cupcake tower.

Our wedding cake

Our wedding cake

We didn’t opt for traditional shaped cupcakes as i had purchased boxes which was going to be served as the bombonniere as we were having dessert and i wanted these cupcakes to fit in nicely.  On the boxes, it had ‘Marc & Jenny want you to have your cake and eat it too’ and the idea was that each guest would grab a cupcake and place it in the box before they left.

Our bombonniere box

Our bombonniere box

On each table we also had easels with a note saying ‘This little box will need to wait, until it’s time to cut the cake, then you’ll find it’s perfect home, for a yummy cupcake of your own’. We had a lot of comments from our guests saying they loved the idea and thought it was clever. I remember painstakingly printing, cutting and sticking the labels on but after hearing all those comments it was definitely worth it!

Easels

Easels

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Tomorrow is my 29th birthday. TWENTY-NINE. Didn’t i just turn 21?

 

My birthday cake

My birthday cake

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful day filled with love, lots of presents and most importantly, lots and lots of food!

xo

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Last Saturday, my friend Genevieve and I woke up nice and early to attend a cupcake charity drive held by Planet Cake. The aim of the day was to decorate 3500 cupcakes to be delivered to Sydney’s homeless on Christmas Eve. We know cupcakes aren’t life changing, but who wouldn’t appreciate a yummy cupcake? I know i’ll never say no to one!

Not only were we there for a great cause, we also had lots of fun and learned a few tips and tricks as well. We made a pretty funky looking cupcakes and so cute ones too. So much so that i can’t bear to eat them!

Here are the cupcakes we had to make. Since we were the morning shift, our aim was 1000 cupcakes in 2 hours.

A photo guide of the cupcakes

A photo guide of the cupcakes

Joseph was our team leader who guided us through the steps.

Joseph showing us how to apply buttercream

Joseph showing us how to apply buttercream

The un-iced cupcakes. Imagine how much batter and hours of baking to make 3500 cupcakes!

30 cupcakes per box

30 cupcakes per box

Christmas pudding cupcakes. Decorated with chocolate and white fondant.

Christmas pudding

Christmas pudding

Elf cupcakes – one of my favourites! They look so life like with the hat and ears.

Oh so cute Elf cupcakes

Oh so cute Elf cupcakes

Another favourite of mine is the Santa. Decorated with fondant and royal icing.

Ho Ho Ho - Santa cupcakes

Ho Ho Ho - Santa cupcakes

These poinsettia cupcakes were gorgeous. I don’t think the photo does it justice but it really was beautiful with the green and red and gold cachous.

Poinsettia cupcakes

Poinsettia cupcakes

And last but not least, snowman cupcakes. Decorated with blue and white fondant and orange fondant for it’s nose. The face and body parts were painted on with black edible paint. Too cute.

Snowman cupcakes

Snowman cupcakes

See what i mean by them being too cute to eat?