26 March 2014

Zoe & Co. Birthday Party


Hi Everyone

Here is another themed cake and dessert table made with love for my dearest friend's daughter - Zoe (Mum Claire is the Owner of the Mantou Kitchen).

We are still excited about the Pink Zoe & Co. Candy and Dessert Buffet I created for Baby Zoe held at our local community park. Everyone praised how Claire and I did a fabulous job with this event. We tried to cover as much as possible to make this celebration memorable, from a beautiful surrounding to the beautiful cupcakes, cake pops, macaroons, candies and desserts…everything was absolutely perfect!!

I had so much fun with it, but was totally surprised at how much planning and preparation it took. From top to bottom here's all the pink Zoe & Co.

The cake is composed of moist vanilla butter cake with chocolate ganache in between. A sweet cake for the sweetest baby girl I know (heart).

Highlight:
- an open lid jewellery box birthday cake with handmade edible ring, key necklace, earrings, brooch, bracelet.
- Little Zoe & Co. pink box cake pops and inspired cake pops.
- Zoe & Co. Onsie vanilla sugar cookies (inspired by the invitation).
- Zoe & Co. jewellery vanilla cupcakes with strawberry buttercream presented with three styles jewels i.e. bracelet, ring and box.
- Vanilla macaroons sandwiched with salted caramel filling and chocolate ganache.
- Lots of twisted marshmallow, pink gum balls and sweets in our beautiful jars.

We loved everything about this first birthday party! It's a dream come true for a romantic girl inside me (since I had Jeremy it's all BLUEY).

Vendor Credits & Resources:
Party Design, Hire & Favours: Our Sweet Events
Cakes, Cupcakes & Confections: bakingmama
Drink & Food: Mantou Kitchen
Setup: Friends

For more party planning and flashbacks of the day, I will post later on the other blogs 巧比工作坊 and 巧比生活館.

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy baking
Beth xx

15 March 2014

Blueberry Cheesecake


Hi Everyone

Here is our family Blueberry Cheesecake for next week. Claire of Mantou Kitchen has given me some yummy fresh organic blueberry. As soon as I got it, this dessert came into my mind.

For all of the friends who are organising the gathering, this is the perfect cheesecake to bring along. A thin layer of our famous Oreo crust base with a burst of blueberry swirled into our rich creamy cheesecake filling. Come to visit us soon before it's gone soon.

Have a nice weekend. I know we do at the bakingmama's home with this treat.
Happy baking
Beth xx

11 March 2014

Pumpkin Chiffon Cake


Hi Everyone

Here is our family "Pumpkin Chiffon Cake" to welcome the cooler autumn months. Since Jeremy does not eat the organic pumpkin puree anymore, I used it to make this cake as a dessert after dinner.

I have been using this recipe for a few years now. I think that I need to cut down the pumpkin spice a bit further more to suit my family's taste of the cinnamon. However, the aroma is fabulous and it's very moist and soft.

Here is my homemade pumpkin spice mix to share with you. I do not think we have the ready to use one in Australia just yet. Combine 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 1 teaspoon ground cloves and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Store in an airtight container.

Sorry about the appearance of the cake. While cooling on the cooling rack, the skin for that beautiful cake top were peeled off after I removed the baking sheet (I always forget not to do this step - time to put in the note hey).

See, even Jeremy came over to have a bite during the photo shoot. Dat's my boy!

Thank you for stopping by. I can not wait to show you the next dessert table I am working on.
Happy baking
Beth xx

05 March 2014

Underwater World Cake


Hi Everyone

Here is an underwater world themed birthday cake with corals, seaweed, fishes, starfish and a shark around the cake. There is also a mini coral world number cake topper on the top of the cake.

Nearly all decorations are edible except the diamantes on the Number 1 topper.

This is an Ombre Blue Vanilla Cake with Milk Chocolate Ganache and my fav cake in 2014 so far. I love the colour palate Mum Kate has given me - teal, turquoise and white. I am deeply in love with them further more. The cake has so many elements and new techniques involved. At the end, I just can not take my eyes off it. I have taken a lot of photos as it has too many things to record.

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Oh,dear Taj: you have been on this earth for just one year and you have already made so many people happy. Imagine how much happiness you will give everyone as you grow older. Happy first birthday. xx
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Love! Love! Love! I had so much fun with this cake. It's so satisfying when putting everything together. Don't you think?

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy baking
Beth xx

03 March 2014

Polka Dot Turtle Cake


Hi Everyone

Here is a cute cake I have created for another first birthday party for a very special boy. The cake is covered in navy blue fondant and decorated with sugar paste turtle, green scalloped border and white polka dots to match the birthday invitation.

A dot is a simple thing but if we repeat many times, it makes for a busy and bright pattern and especially the colours in contract; which is playful and fun to create.

The edible turtle is designed by the Cake Journal. You can find the tutorial as well.

Inside the tier is our new swirl butter cake with milk chocolate ganache.

Happy 1st birthday, Jacob...This is just the first of many "happy birthdays" for you. Have a deliciously fun 1st birthday, little cutie!

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy baking...
Beth xx

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