Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Cupcakes

We're getting into the spirit of things here this week by combining the ever-growing power of the humble cupcake with our love of all things festive - I can't think of a better mish mash!

Planet Cake on A Current Affair

Check out Paris discussing all things cupcake last night on A Current Affair:


Monday, December 20, 2010

Planet Cake - The Best of 2010

I tend to get a little sentimental this time of year, reflecting on the things that were and could have been over the last twelve months, and thought I would take a quick moment to share with you some of my personal favourites from the year that was 2010. So without any further adieu, may I present to you the best of the best:


Runner up: This gold coin we made for the Royal Australian mint was bigger than Ritzy herself

Winner: Antony designed this cake for fabulous events planner Antony Del Col , and was by far one of the most extravagant cakes we have made for a long time, complete with gold trim and mirror ball. Just fab.


Runner up: Okay this was a seriously hard decision as both of these animal cakes by Margie were absolutely mind-blowing, but I've decided to give second place to this super-groovy chamelion while.....

Winner - goes to these more realistic than real-life puppies made as one very special wedding cake.


Runner up



Runner up: this one nearly made it onto my best Madhatter list but I made a last minute decision to put it here instead. I love everything about this one, the shape, the colours and those figurines. I can't imagine anything I would have loved more as a five year old.

Winner: this hand-painted African themed sunset cake just takes the cake in my book.


Runner Up: just moo cute!

Winner: We were well and truly bitten with True Blood fever this year and Adam's halloween themed cupcake is one of the coolest I've ever seen.


Runner up: To me this one really sums up our philosophy of a modern take on classic elegance

Winner: Clean, simple and fun this wedding cake was a winner


Runner up: So real it makes your eyes water

 Winner: need I say more?

Runner Up

Winner: We were all a bit dubious when Antony first showed us the colours he was planning with this one, but we were pleasantly surprised (while Antony remained pleasantly smug) at how fab this pea-green and coral look together.


Runner Up: I realise this is not your standard category but we just had so many cool oceanic cakes this year I couldn't help myself. This unique cake was created for the wedding of a couple who met while working onboard a ship.

Winner: This cake from last week was just jaw-dropping


Runner Up: Margie hand-carved, painted and airbrushed each one of these figurines over a number of days.

Winner: This ballsy bovine was just hillarious


Runner Up: Anna Maria combined her love of shoes with the halloween spirit for this birthday/halloween cake

Winner: I LOVE Antony's Tim Burton-inspired halloween cake we made earlier this year.

Runner Up: Unashamedly self-confessed Treky Margie rose to the challenge to create a realistic Starship Enterprise complete with Mr. Spock and crew
 Winner: We created this realistic figurine for the wedding of one serious comic fan from an original Superman comic book.

So that's my faves from the year gone, but I would love to hear from you guys if you think there were any standouts from the year that deserve a place on our annual wall of fame!

Thea x

Friday, December 10, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here, and I'll be the first to admit that I have been sneaking fruit cake into the office and poking around the Secret Santa's trying to guess who got what (I think I have a bottle of vino!). Paris decided to go mega-tach-a-rama with the Christmas tree this year - and is even threatening to make an appearance in a Santa suit!

Added to all this Christmas excitement was the Kids Xpress event on Tuesday. While there were some seriously sleepy heads by the end of hte day, we all just had hte best time! As part of a charity drive for Kids Xpress we hosted a HUGE cupcake challenge at Fox Studio's where four teams competed to make the best 100 cupcakes in only an hour and a half. NRL celeb's Mario Fenech, and Rooster's Shaun Kenny-Dowall, took to cupcake decorating like ducks to water....a new career perhaps? The winners took out our cupcake trophy - yep, made from real cake, which luckily withstood the heat of the day. Most importantly though, a lot of money was raised for a very worthy cause, and after all that's what Christmas is really about.

As per usual, every time we host a big event, withut fail it falls in a super-busy week and this was no exception. We were just CHOCCA's with cakes this week, and even Emma donned her decorating hat for the week. You may not realise it, but our admin guru is aslo a whizz at decorating AND with an ever-present smile -the total package!

Before I head off into the Christmas Party weekend (I'm sure many of you too are looking forward to some Christmas cheer this weekend!) I just wanted to share some photo's of Linda's Springtime class from last week. Hands down, these are some of the best cakes I have seen come out of a class in a long time.