Saturday, December 27, 2008


Hello Everyone

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas, I certainly did and my Christmas Lunch went like a treat, thanks to all my advisors! Please take note there that I have listed a new Foundation course in May for the disappointed students who missed out on the January one.

Planet Cake had a fabulous mention in arguably the biggest and most popular wedding blog in the world, Style Me Pretty, or to those in the know just SMP please feel free to post some comments!

We had a bit of an odd we this week as we only had 3 Days of production, Anna Maria and Jess made some gorgeous cakes and did some prep for next week, Anna Maria produced one of the most beautiful cakes we have produced for a while and also one of the most unusual!

If you want some cake inspiration check out Amy Atlas only specializing in dessert tables, she does a really beautiful job.

Warm Fuzzy: Ronni Kahn the Founder of Oz Harvest in Australia, rang me to give me some feed back as to where our Charity Cupcake Drive cupcakes ended up. Ronni said she took 400 out to Macquarie Fields an outer suburb in Sydney, which has extremely high unemployment and poverty rate and distributed them to the local children as part of a little Christmas party they organized. She said that the children were just overwhelmed and loved them, they were a serious treat and guarded protectively, thank you again to everyone involved.

Have a great weekend everyone, see you next week!

Best wishes


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Xmas Charity Cupcake Drive Success

Our 2008 Xmas Charity Cupcake Drive was a huge success with over 3000 cupcakes ready for Oz Harvest to collect tomorrow.

Check out the Charity Cupcake Blog for photos:

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Merry Christmas Everyone!

As I write this we are running his Novelty Xmas Pudding class and the students have been having a wonderful time and their puddings look great. Margie has now departed for their Christmas break and the rest of the gang and I will be working through until Christmas Eve and beyond. Tomorrow we have our 2008 Charity Cupcake Drive and we are gearing up for the arrival of 60 volunteers and a lot of cupcakes to be decorated, here is Jess kneading the colours 15kg red, 7.5 kg brown, 7.5 green, 15kg, blue colour 15kg skin pink icing – Thank you Jess!!!

The highlight of this week cakes was definitely a birthday cake for model Jennifer Hawkins, who is having her 25th Birthday this evening in an undisclosed location. Margie did a brilliant figurine and Handi helped with the cake, the end result I am sure you will agree is sensational and very fitting for Jen’s party theme of villains and superhero’s, lets hope that she likes it!

Apart from Jen’s cake we did some amazing cakes this week, including this lovely Christmas pudding cake for our friends at Chanel 7, for the Morning Show. The rest of gang were very busy with other cakes, Margie did a brilliant job with both of these Santa cakes (2nd one figurine only).

Margie made two drunken bed cakes this week (must be the party season) and a castke was made by Anna-Maria for a lucky 1 year old. Anna Maria speant a long time putting together this amazing Topsy turvey cake. The hydrangeas took 2 staff 3 days to make, now that’s what I call couture!

Then there was this incredible painted cake from Margie based on the famous willow pattern, this cake is flying to Adelaide for a very special 80 year old’s birthday! I think that this cake is one of the best examples of Margies painted work that I have ever seen, Margie really is the master when it comes to painted cakes.

Have a great Xmas everyone I will be sending a separate Blog about the Charity Cupcake drive.

Merry Christmas Everyone and thank you all for a wonderful year


Paris x

Thursday, December 18, 2008

David Campbell's Wedding Cake

We were thrilled that our five tier gold and cream cake was part of David Campbell's (star of musical Shout) wedding featured in this weeks Okay Magazine 15.12.08. The wedding looked incredible which was a credit to our long standing and valued client Nightingale Events Kathy Apostolidis you did it again!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Hello Everyone

Sydneysiders I hope you are enjoying the heat! It is about 34 degrees and windy, I think Anna Maria’s edible decoration students had the right idea and stayed out of the heat and in the lovely air-conditioned environment of Planet Cake making some stunning Christmas decorations with Anna Maria today.

While the class was going on I was charged with the responsibility of delivering the Paspaley Polo cake to Centennial Park, this is the part of cake decorating that most people don’t think of when you think of cakes – the logistics. On a scale of 1-10 this delivery was definitely a 9. John my delivery driver and I had to walk the cake in (it is at least 1.3 meters high) in the baking heat at least half a kilometer. Apart from the incredible distance and stunning lack of assistance or help, there were other matters to contend with such as the flies and mud! After getting through the flies and mud still carrying the cake we then had to walk past the VIP marquee full of VIP’s sipping Moet, I do fear that we looked very much like sweaty delivery people covered in mud with a monster cake (funny that).

This was also the undisputed cake of the week with an incredible figurine by Margie, I doubt very much where you would see work of this kind anywhere else, the cake was a joint effort of Anna Maria and Handi – Incredible work guys, you made that delivery a lot better than it could have been.

The cakes this week were excellent and they just kept coming and coming, a gorgeous four tier by AM and designed by Antony was adored by the bride, a gorgeous cartoon figurine by Margie and lollipop cake by Handi made a graphic designers dream come true by bringing her illustration to life. The crazy scuba divers were created by Margie and cake by Handi the cake was flown to Brisbane, and my favourite this incredible 3D banana made by Margie for 7yo Finlay’s gorilla party – just awesome! Margies realistic bicycle and rider, was absolutely incredible and perfect for celebrating this kiwis sporting milestone of riding with the Italian Cycling Team.

Charity Cupcake Drive: Next Sunday is our annual Charity Cupcake Drive, we have already received 60 volunteer registrations. On Tuesday the football players Ryan Okeefe (Swans), Anthony Watamough (Manly) and Jude Bolton (Swans) came to Planet Cake to promote the Charity Cupcake Drive to the Media.

Apart from the media coverage and the support from the likes of these fabulous 3 we have had an incredible response to the drive. This year I have started a Blog which will be covering the lead up to the drive and the results. Check out

Apart from a busy week Anna Maria was giving a private Madhatter tutorial to our latest student Abby, who has travelled all the way from Ireland especially for Planet Cake’s teaching. A fine result from Abby and a big thank you to Anna Maria.

Next posting 20.12.08 - then CC Drive!

Have a great week