Tuesday, June 17, 2014

welcome to the 90s!




cake pricing is a tricky one, there is no way to explain how much time goes into making each cake- and even the ingredients costs, crazy, and you just would never, ever think...
it is an issue for every cake maker but it makes me feel better to know that $1200 was a very reasonable price for a cake of this magnitude in the 90s! 
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

palm beach wedding

this was one of my most favourite dessert tables- so simple and so pretty with a white and peach colour scheme against the pretty backdrop of the boat house palm beach. the boat house is one fantastic venue, it was the most stunning january afternoon i have ever seen, mega awesome ben adams was the photographer (who took these lovely photos), holly hipwell from the flower drum designed the flowers (i did the flowers for the table- sometimes it is just easier for me to do it- i didnt know she was the florist, sorry holly i hope they didnt ruin everything)- aleks is one lucky girl with really good taste!

and here is a pic to show you what a lovely day it was and how pretty the flowers were...
 

 

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

my little shop!
















its been over FIVE months already, oh wow the time has gone so fast! i opened as soon as building was finished in the middle of christmas holidays and then a busy wedding season so my life has been C-R-A-Z-Y ... oh my ... it has been the biggest commitment of my life but luckily i am crazy in love with what i do! so wedding season has finally calmed down and my life is kind of normal at the moment.. i am keeping on top of my emails and slowly catching up on previous emails it reminds me of ringo starr in that episode of the simpsons when i  am replying to emails from january (sorry i promise i am not one of those people that always make simpsons references but this one rings in my head) .. one day i will get through them all - i am really really sorry if i accidentally missed one!!
 anyway these are just a few pics from today! i still cant believe that my dream has come true!
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

aztec shoot




so so so it has been sooooooo long since i have done a blog post but i just remembered about this pretty cake and thought i might quickly blog this shoot that i worked on aaaaages ago for white magazine with photography by justin aaron, flowers by oh fleur, stationary by inking design, props by lily and bramwell, dress by emma soup, jewelry by studio melt and cute modelling by ang from oh fleur! oh and i did the styling and cakes.

we carried/ dragged a whole heap of props through the sand dunes at redhead beach on a chilly winters day to capture this pretty scene! what a team!

ok that will do for now... off bed- i have an early start in the morning! i will blog a shop update soon...

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Monday, January 20, 2014

this is it!!! my super cute little shop!!

 

this is it!!!! this is what all of the stress, tears, late nights, early mornings, phone calls,  emails, money!, designing, dreaming, pinning, recipe testing, excitement, anticipation, sighs of relief and pure joy, etc etc were all about!

i have been open for just over a month and i want to say a million thank yous to all of my wonderful customers so far! everyday i am so relieved when my first customer walks through the door and i cant believe how supportive everyone has been, thank you thank you thank you!! 

thank you to nathalie from imprintables for fist encouraging me to start my business, recommending me to her loyal customers, introducing me to the wonderful world of blogging and for being the most inspiring business partner i could wish for.

thank you to all of my clients for helping me build my business over the past 5 years- one of the biggest / sweetest surprises to me was that my business grew as my clients families grew- wedding cakes, baby showers, christening cakes, first birthdays, second birthdays, new siblings being born- then more christening cakes, first birthday cakes, now i am up to 5th, 6th and 7th birthdays! it really is unbelievably heart warming to be a part of so many special occasions!!

thank you to everyone that has told their friends about my work, shared my flickr, my website, fb or instagram- i will be forever grateful! 

thank you to my family for so so much patience and support.. i didnt know it was going to be so so so much work and i am so sorry for the stress...

ANYWAY so these pics are just a few of the cute details i have been dreaming about for the past 5~6 years...  my cute signage, my cute new logo, my cute colourful light cords and edison bulbs, my cheeseburger phone (!!), american white oak, white walls, pops of colour, vanilla choc chip cookies, rocky road cookies, homemade flavoured creamy jersey milk, fresh squeezed juice, mud australia platters and mugs, zero tea pots, lovely teas, farmers market honey, my la marzocco espresso machine, delcious coffee AND adorable uniforms!! oh my- i just cant believe it!!

there are a few more thank yous- thank you to fine furniture designer simon zablotsky - his amazing attention to detail and quality to all of my woodwork was more than i could have dreamed and made the space i had imagined a reality. thanks to industrial designer wyn jones for his help with the design... and help with my pos.
thank you to inga from inkling design for my super cute super perfect new logo.
thank you to simon and melissa from ashdown and bee for my amazing hand painted signs
thank you to miss emma soup for my amazingly cute uniforms, they are just perfect!!

a million thank yous will never be enough to everyone that has helped me along the way- thank you, thank you, thank you.

(the last photo is of me, emma and carla on my opening day)


my shop is @ 175 king st newcastle
open
tue- fri 9-4.30 + sat 9-3 
closed 
sun + mon + public holidays
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