Saturday, November 26, 2011

Just your typical week at PC

Love it or hate it you've got it to give it to Ritzy this is one helluva cake. We were thrilled this week to help Triple J thank the one and only Dr. Karl with what else - a remale reproductive system cake. We have made all manner of anotomical parts but this was definately a first and is hands down my favourite cake of the week.

With Christmas only a matter of 27 sleeps away - I know, I am frightening myself just writing this! - we decided to celebrate the festive season Planet Cake style with the appearance of our Christmas Smurfette on Chanel 7's Morning Show. Watch this space for the 2011 Christmas window display, it's going to be a cracker! 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cake Imitating Cake

Ah, the cake that started it all. Three weeks ago when the show first went to air we were inundated with comments about Antony’s infamous pink, exploding-feathers 21st birthday cake - to be usurped only by Emma’s ‘menopause mauve’ cake in Ep 2. Everybody and I mean EVERYBODY, it seemed, had an opinion. Love it or hate it, there is no denying that this is one cake not to be reckoned with. Personally, and I’m not ashamed to admit it, I loved it and it would seem I was not the only one. Sweet -16 year old Alana was also completely smitten with the cake and was, only one week after the cake went national, the first to request a replica. Not one to repeat himself, Antony tweaked the design a little to create this completely one-of-a-kind Funky Varden.

Abbie's original design

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but try telling that to an eight year old. Official ‘Showroom Tweaker’ Estelle Cutler wasn’t convinced of this when Antony designed a replica of her 7th birthday cake last week. Six year old Billy on the other hand was absolutely thrilled with his blue bowling ball, which, made entirely from chocolate mud cake, I’m pretty sure weighed in at more than he did!

And while we're speaking of replicas, Anna Maria and her team of helpers created forty mini Estee Lauder bottles this week as part of their promotion. While they look completely real, don't be fooled these are delicious caramel fudge on the inside. Can you spot the real bottle in here?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

This weeks fabulousness not drabulousness

I started here at Planet Cake back in early 2009 just days after the first book, Planet Cake hit Australian shelves. Back in those days, there were just the ten of us crammed into the one little room - yep, cake production, school and admin team all in the ONE room! - and little did we know what lay in store for us just a few years hence. This week when the release of our third title coincided with Lifestyle Food's launch of Planet Cake, reality TV show, for the first time since arriving here, I actually took a moment to sit back and have a look at how far we have come. While we're looking a little shinier these days, we've said goodbye to some friends and welcome other, at our core we are still that same crazy little family that I was lucky enough to become a part of two and a half years ago. Despite all the glitz and glammer that, much more frequently, now goes on around us, I am incredibly proud to say with all honesty that our number one priority is still about making really fabulous cakes.

Roll, this week's fabulousness

 Ritzi's hand-made realistic figurine - including one cat-chasing canine

Melbourne Cup, Planet Cake style - forgetting one's fascinator is not a problem at PC where we just always happen to have a dress-up box on stand-by

This was a real labour of love from Shell this week. While this classic white wedding cake looks simple, these lily of the valley flowers are heart-achingly time consuming to make, although worth the hard work. The end result speaks for itself.