Saturday, March 12, 2011

Update 12.03.11

Last night I was lucky enough to help out on the Planet Cake stand at the annual Taste of Sydney festival. With balmy weather, cool beats and the most tantalising smells you can imagine, we had a fantastic night preaching the cupcake gospel! Emma, Antony and Neen are back for round three this evening, and I promise to post some photos next week as soon as I can get my hands on them.

To all of our Melbourne fans, it is with great sadness that we have come to the end of our workshops for this year. While we love holding our workshops in Melbourne, at the moment we are just up to our eyeballs in classes, cakes and general ganachey stickiness here in Sydney that we have had to put them on hold for the time being.  We did go out with a bang however, with Anna Maria making a last-minute dash to take over the Handbag, Teapot and Shoebox course. Gorgeous work guys, we can't wait to see you all again soon, and hey this could be just the excuse for a girlie trip to Sydney?!

A MASSIVE thank you to our fabulous Melbourne facilitator's, Katrina, Heather and Noor, we just couldn't have done it without you.

Aside from running around like a bunch of chook's with our heads cut off, preparing madly for Taste this weekend, it was also a chocca's week as far as cakes go. While Margie and Ritzy worked their novelty magic, Anna Maria made one beautiful wedding cake after another. Our newest intern Neen, has been nothing short of a God-send, and this week made her first complete cake, unaided from start to finish. This is a name to look out for, believe you me.

Ritzy (painstakingly) hand-made these individual miniature wedding cakes. People are often surprised to learn that these cakes can take up to two hours to complete, and require mucho patience!

A fairy castle fit for a princess

Antony had an absolutely fabulous time designing this cake for the one and only Maria Venuti's book launch last week. From all reports the party was certainly one to remember and the cake was a huge hit!

Ah, Margie at it again making these terrible cakes, just laziness really!

I really do love this job sometimes. When else would you get the chance to help celebrate Ken's birthday?! This Barbie cake was featured on Channel 9's today show for Ken's 50th birthday (which coincidentally falls on the same day as Alice Cooper's birthday!)


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