Saturday, March 5, 2011

5th March 2011

With minimum staff (again!) and a squillion events on the horizon, it was no easy feat this week to get all of these amazing cakes out. There were some seriously late nights, a lot of coffee and diet coke and some slightly stressful moments, but as usual we pulled it off with aplomb. Ritzy was at her novel best this week with Thomas the Tank Engine and a very cool iPod for a very lucky 15 year old, while Margie's 'The Thinker' was just stunning. Unfortunately the photo doesn't really do it justice, as the face was in the exact likeness of the client!

As you know, last-minute is our specialty and this week's drop-of-the-hat cake was this cakextravaganza made to help iconic band The Wiggles celebrate 20 years in the business (I know, could anything make you feel older?!). Don't worry if you missed out on seeing it, we'll have some shots of the cake on air up soon.

We've undergone some pretty tremendous changes over the last couple of week and appear to have emerged relatively unscathed at the other side. Last week we were very sad to say goodbye to junior decorator Adam Cremona. A very talented up-and-comer, Adam first came to us as a shy student who was snaffled up immediately by Paris who saw his potential. A fabulous decorator and human being, we wish Adam all the very, very best and know he will be successful wherever his career leads him.

While we said goodbye to Adam, we are super-excited to have 'Lovely Linda' back teaching at PC on a more regular basis (in between jetting across the country as a Qantas flight attendant). You will also be seeing a whole lot more of Queensland based decorator Danielle Talbot, as teacher here. I've received nothing but wonderful feedback about these two very talented ladies, so if you've been wondering whether or not to take the plunge into the addictive world of cake decorating now is a great time.

Now, those of you not in Sydney will be delighted to know that not only will we be attending this years Taste of Sydney show, but Paris will also be in Melbourne the week after next as a part of the Food and Wine Festival. Showcasing alongside the likes of Nigella Lawson, we were abso-freak'n-lutely excited to say the least! For more information on the event, check out their website:

Also, fresh in the doors of Planet Cake, is our newest intern, Jhanine Love. We were absolutely flooded with emails when we advertised the intern position on Facebook and we are thrilled to have Neen on board. Follow her journey over the next six months on her blog:

Check out Antony and I goofing around this morning. This is what happens when you leave us alone with the dress up box on a Saturday morning! (Yep, we really do have a dress up box. Dangerous, very dangerous)

Wishing you all a fabulous Mardi Gras weekend and I will see you all next week.

Thea x


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