Friday, 4 December 2015

Classes for 2016

Because of the number of people who have been e-mailing, calling and coming into the shop asking for more classes, we have decided to start off 2016 with a couple of good all round useful is baking basics, leveling, filling and covering a cake with buttercream.  The second is all about decorative techniques where I will be sharing lots of cake decorating secrets.  Of course I will let you know where you can purchase everything you need to get cracking in your own home.

Book early, there are not many places available and so far these are the only two classes booked for 2016!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Halloween Week

A small wedding cake for Halloween and a Paris birthday cake in pink and black of course!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

August Long Weekend

A gold and coral cake for Liuna Station.

Sweet sixteen cake with purple and lots of bling (pictured below with stand)

80th Birthday garden cake with hand painting

Baby shower in soft colours with a bit of bling and a big fanfare!

Proud To Be Featured On Cake Geek

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Keeping Busy!

A recent wedding cake for a sweet couple delivered to Liuna Station with Peggy, my intern who came all the way from the South of France to see how we make things at Let Them Eat Cakes.

This cake was created using antique poetry and picture frames as a theme and was all white and gold with a hint of silver (as was the decoration at the station).  A rococo theme is always opulent and stunning and we were delighted to be able to work together on this creation which took hours of hand painted 24k gold and silver dust on to sugar as well as sugar flowers and other detailed work.

Keep your eyes on these pages for more stunning cakes over the summer, we certainly have been lucky to work with such creative brides and amazing new colour schemes as the year has progressed.  We are so busy that it's hard to keep up with all the postings on the blog, but feel free to join our facebook page for more reviews, pictures and wedding ideas.

Monday, 22 June 2015

We Love Our Instagram Friends!

Four Celebrations and a Wedding

Birthday cakes for men always pose a problem, we want to make them exciting and creative, but sometimes it`s not as easy as it sounds!  This time we were asked to make a country/guitar themed cake for an out door birthday party.  We came up with this guitar cake which we are told was a huge hit at the party. 

For an intimate wedding often not very much cake is required but it's still fun to have a cake that fulfills all the criteria for an elegant and stylish wedding cake that fits in with the theme of the day.  This bride chose blush and gold for this timeless cake and we added the couples initials "S" and a little pink heart which appeared on their wedding invitation. 

We don't often make cakes with a Disney theme (for copyright reasons which we have blogged about in the past).  What we are allowed to do is to take ready made copyrighted items and put them onto a matching cake.  Above is an example of that.  Dressed up with dots and bows, this makes such a cute cake for a little girl or even a grown up princess!

A hand painted cake for Mother's Day.  Imagine this Mom's surprise when she walked in to our tea room on Mother's Day to find this cake waiting for her along with a delicious high tea.

Miniature cakes are often ideal for a small celebration of less than 4 people, or something at the last minute when there isn't time to order a fully custom designed cake.  This little cake was made for a little boys first birthday when he was going to be dressed as a strawberry for a photo shoot because his favourite food is strawberries!

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Purple Week

Well, although this may not look purple in the picture (my photographic skills leave a lot to be desired) it was actually royal purple with a silver bling base and really beautiful blingy lettering on the top.  Such a smart, elegant cake for Geraldos at La Salle Park

Gender reveal cakes are gaining in popularity.  In short, mom-to-be goes and gets her scan after which the doctor writes the sex of the baby on a piece of paper and seals the envelope.  The envelope is then brought into the shop and we take the cake order.  We open the envelope when it's time to bake the cake which we then make either pink or blue.  The outside is decorated with a gender neutral design or both pink and blue with a little message.  The cake is then cut when all the family and friends are together for a gender reveal party.  Cut the cake open to see if you're having a boy or a girl.

Pure white baptism cake....this was a beautiful design for a spring baptism ceremony.  The diamante cross on top was the star of the show, but we also added little pearls all over and a pearl and diamond heart in the middle of the bow.

Ivory and navy flowers for this beautiful wedding cake with a hand painted background.  The Marriott Hotel, Upper James.

Royal purple was chosen for this huge purple and diamond cake at Michaelangelo's Banquet Center in Hamilton.  Here are the five tiers in all their glory, but regrettably without the beautiful backdrop which was just being put into place at the time of delivery.