Sunday, January 31, 2010


Planet Cake has been a hive of activity this week as the year is well and truly in full swing. The guys and gals in the office have been working away making delicious goody bags for our Dream Team demo, while the studio has been bursting with its next batch of ground breaking edible creations.

2010 sees a new era for Planet Cake as we continue to push boundaries to bring you the most innovative, unique, and let’s face it, just plain cool cakes.

One of the major challenges of our job here is the process of turning a concept into a cake. While our guys ARE the best, sometimes they have to perform minor miracles for this to happen. This fabulous self-designed seventh birthday cake, by a very talented young boy who had a great time working with Antony at PC, is a great example of the process from


…to cake!

A future in cake design perhaps?

Next up this week, is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s Margie and her amazing realistic Superman figurines! While she makes it look like a piece of cake (pardon the pun, even I have to admit that one was pretty bad!), realistic figurines like this can take up to three days to create, although we think the end result is well worth it!

We love a unique wedding cake at PC, and this one created for a couple of big Superman fans is no exception

With all these quirky and unique cakes, believe it or not, sometimes the most difficult cakes to design and execute are the hardest, and a clean, show-stopping simple black and white cake like this is a true credit to both designer and artist. The stand out this week was certainly this two tier black and white, which is set to become a modern classic:

Be sure to check out the blog later in the week for all the photos of the Dream Team Demo which happened at the Citigate Hotel yesterday. The day was a huge success and a big thank you to all those who made it such a special day.
Thea x

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Hi Guys,

Well the stockings have been packed away, the last of the Chrissie cake devoured, the new years hangover is nothing more than a memory and with the mercury is rising here in Sydney it is increasingly clear that January is well and truly upon us! It’s great to see everyone’s smiling (slightly more bronzed) faces here again, as we now have everyone back on board for what is set to be Planet Cake’s busiest year ever. As most of you know this year sees lots of exciting new developments for us including the launch of the second book, increased classes in Melbourne and Brisbane, new staff members, and a LOT of new, ground breaking workshops. This year will see Paris and Antony teaching workshops for the first time and introducing students to the very inner workings of their brilliant brains! Meanwhile Trish Harrison is bringing her figurine knowledge to the world, while Jessica shares her passion for all things chocolate.

It seems that the more courses we run the more demand there is, so I would like to thank all of our students who helped to make 2009 so successful and we can’t wait to see you all again this year.

While it has been a little quiet on the blog front, we have been as busy as ever here at Planet Cake creating an abundance of amazing novelty and wedding cakes

It’s always hard to pick a favourite of the week, I mean do these guys have to be so brilliant ALL the time? But this week’s stand out was this 3D Jack Russell we made for a surprise 60th birthday party. The real life terrier is known for terrorizing the neighbours chooks, hence the sneaky feathers in her mouth…just gorgeous!

Last week also saw the long awaited launch of the Cupcake Bootcamp, that’s right guys, welcome to the Future of Cupcakes! It was a great three days in here with Anna Maria and Linda, and it’s hard to know who enjoyed it more, the students or the teachers. This is the most comprehensive cupcake course in existence covering all aspects of cupcake design, decoration and business. Our next Bootcamp will take place in September this year, however judging by its popularity you may want to get in there quickly if you wish to learn from our Cupcake Queen herself Anna Maria

Ever Wanted to Take a Sneak Peak at how our Team Work Their Magic?
After the success of our demo day with the National Baking Institution last year, our dream team will be taking to the stage again next weekend at the Citigate Hotel, to meet our fans. Handi, Jessica and Anna Maria will show case their skills in figurine making and the Madhatter, as well as sharing some of their tips and tricks. This is a great opportunity to have a look at our guys in action and watch them transform a piece of unfinished cake into one of our famous edible creations.
There are still limited places available, and bookings are essential so be sure to enroll online to avoid disappointment.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Fasionista Cupcakes - Alice in Wonderland Cupcakes - Horror Cupcakes - Baby Celebration - Minature Garden (2 Days)

We had a great week this week, not many cakes but a fun 3 days in the kitchen with Stuart, Jess and Margie. Next week will be a lot busier and we are now organising ourselves for the busiest year on record. I hope you all had a great Christmas and have visited the Tea Party See you next week, we have some great cakes coming up!

Friday, January 1, 2010


Just an update on workshops for next year, I have just loaded a host of new cupcakes works shops and a new discounted Basics 101 on the 31.01.10.
On the 30.01.10 we have our dream Team Shows planned at the Citigate Hotel in Sydney, we really enjoy these demonstrations, they are fast paced, very exciting with loads of audience participation, for you get to watch Planet Cake's best cake decorators take up the challenge of the cake decorating marathon and recieve goodie bag and refreshments