Planet Cake wedding cake competition entries: http://www.polkadotbride.com/wp/index.php/2009/02/17/win-your-dream-wedding-
Thank you for the magic.
I hope everything is well in your world, it has been a really sad week in Australia and all our thoughts have been with our friends in
I attended the opening of ESMOD a French fashion school opening in Darlinghurst in
The cakes this week were absolutely sensational, Anna Maria surpassed herself first up was some corporate cakes for Westpac, travelling to Brisbane and Maitland, using a combination of cut-outs for the big cake and edible images for the cupcakes tags, Anna Maria did a great job and the client was thrilled. The double newspaper stack looked incredible, the client was delighted as it was for a 70th birthday and the client loved the SMH. The vegetable cupcakes we so gorgeous I found myself cooing over the cupcakes we made for a Green Grocer, I thought the potato was by far the cutest. Then we moved on to our big cakes this week, both of which made me laugh a lot during the course of making them, Anna Maria did a fabulous job with these cakes, both in the detail and the difficulty, they looked awesome.
After making a few million cakes Anna Maria taught a piping workshop on Friday afternoon, I love the piping workshops b/c the students always get a thrill from all the different techniques AM teaches and how much they gain in such a short space of time.
Have a great weekend everyone, enjoy your decorating. Our new forum and members lounge is still being worked on and should be ready shortly, it is coming!!
It was wonderful meeting so many students this week, thank you for the magic.
Besides the excitement of seeing our first copy of the book, Planet Cake had some great workshops at Planet Cake this week, we had fun teaching the handbag in Novelty 103 and Anna Maria had a lot of fun teaching Novelty 104 the T-pot. The courses have been rewarding to teach and the classes during the week have had a smaller number of students than on the weekend which has allowed us more time to get to know our students a lot better and teach more intimately, the results of the classes speak for themselves, I don’t have a picture of the handbag so I threw in a photo of Stephanie from Basics 104 last week.
Courses: Next week we start off with Beginner Sugar Flowers and have Beginner Piping on Friday, then Basics 103 on the weekend!
Okay have a great weekend everyone and a big thank you to the team this week for a great performance – well done.
Thanks you for the magic
This week was hot and sticky in
The Planet Cake book will be arriving in Sydney book stores in March; it should be arriving in the UK in April and USA in August in know that it is already available on Amazon in the UK for pre-sales. After nearly a year in the making I must admit to feeling a tad nervous about the whole thing. However I am genuinely excited about your response and what you all think about the book, yours are the opinions that matter to me the most!
Due to so many workshops this week I will not bore you with cakes for too long (ha ha) however there were some beauties this week from Margie. I think John’s mates would have been impressed with this cool cake and teddy bears represent all things lovely about babies for a big christening.
We made this very simple but gorgeous soft and elegant wedding cake the other week, 3 tiers of extended white chocolate that had to be delivered in 40 degree temps – people wonder about the reality of cake making, well the stress of deliveries can keep to cake decorators talking non-stop for hours, this cake gave me a fitful nights sleep with Handi’s words ringing in my ears “watch that cake Paris” – yikes, lucky for everyone concerned it was looked after like a baby.
This cake has a very unusual story; it was a surprise gift for a couple who DID NOT WANT A WEDDING CAKE. Risky stuff indeed surprising a couple at their own wedding reception with something they did not want and I felt a bit of trepidation. I do know from experience that if a couple has a special image created for them they are usually very attached to it. We only had the couple’s invitation to go by and using Margie’s incredible painting talents recreated the cartoon image of them from the invitation by painting it with edible colour onto the cake. The image is really gorgeous but may be a bit small for you to see, it is the bride and who is not falling to his knees but rather in a wheel chair speeding in to propose. I have on great authority that they loved the cake as did the guest – phew!!
Last week despite the Foundation Course, soaring temperatures and Anna Maria being away, Margie and Jess managed to produce some great cakes.