Nautical cake and cake pops

Navy Sailor Anchor Cake
Navy Sailor Anchor Cake
Navy Sailor Anchor Cake

Navy themes are evergreen for boys. I’m guessing it’s because blue naturally fits in! The nautical sailor teddy bear is such a cute twist to this though, wouldn’t you say?

Nautical sailor teddy bear cookie
Nautical sailor teddy bear cookie
Sailor and Anchor
Sailor and Anchor nautical cake pops

Circus cake pops and cookies

Luna Park Clowns
Circus Clowns
Circus Clowns cake pops

Clowns were one of the first novelty cake pops I made when I was starting out. I’ve made several variations since, but I still stick to the Skittles as a nose. It’s quick and tasty!

Laughing clown cake pops
Laughing clown cake pops
Circus
Circus biscuits

Ballerina cupcakes

Ballerina Cupcakes

My daughter, who is 6, asked for cupcakes to bring to her class to celebrate her birthday. Now I know I”m a bad caker mum, but I’m often so brain dead after baking and decorating all week, that when my kids ask for cakes, I ache for something easy to do!

Thankfully, this was a quick one. I made the topper out of a onesie cutter that I had on hand. Luckily, I have many toys. The ‘tutu’ is just a swirled buttercream icing. I also made the cupcakes in a small size – I don’t think 6 year olds really need that much cupcake, do they?

Harry Potter cakes

Harry Potter Cake

I’ve been getting a number of Harry Potter cakes and cake pops recently, even one for a baby shower! When I mentioned this to my teenager, he said there is a popular new Harry Potter play.

This cake isn’t unique in the world of Harry Potter cakes, but the client asked for a plaque with her daughter’s name and I was pretty pleased with this one, printed on fondant with an old scroll type background.

Harry Potter Cake
Harry Potter Cake

This one is a dark choc mud ganache. It was my first sorting hat, and I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t take me long at all. What did take ages was handcutting the Happy Birthday in Harry Potter font and painting it gold. I don’t think I will attempt this again without a Harry Potter font cutter.

Harry Potter cake pops
Harry Potter cake pops, gold snitch

Cupcake decorating parties for birthdays

Children's birthday party ideas

I read a quote today, that said creativity requires courage. Well, children have lots of courage. They are fearless and intense when creating, and that’s what I love about seeing kids decorate. They also aren’t afraid to go to new places – for the party, I had put up some sample images of what they could achieve with what they have, but no one copied what was on the board.

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This one reminded me of a Degas watercolour painting.

Children's birthday party cupcake decorating

Children's birthday party cupcake decorating

Look at the precision on those flowers and leaves.

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Unicorn cakes

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I’ve never quite seen the staying power of unicorns when it comes to unicorn cakes, cake pops and cookies. Pastels and flower embellishments seem to be the rage and the signature gold horn is a must. I must admit, I fall in love repeatedly with the pastel combination of pink, purple and blue.

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Unicorn cake

Hunger Games cake pops

Hunger Games flames cake pop

Hunger Games flames cake pop

The brief was the Mockingbird logo, flames and gold crusted flames cake pops. The first two were easy enough, but I’ll admit the gold crusted flames threw me for a bit. I came up with using gold crystal sugars amid sprinkled on after teasing the chocolate to mimic flames.

Unicorn cake

Unicorn cake

Unicorn cake

I’ve made loads of unicorn cake pops and unicorn cookies, but this one popped my “unicorn cake” cherry. The client also ordered unicorn image biscuits along with them, and I took joy in finding the perfect image and adding a little detail to create more depth to the cookie. Pastel rainbow unicorn printed cookies

Nautical teddy bear cookies

Nautical sailor teddy bear cookie

Nautical sailor teddy bear cookie

The mum sent me a few pictures of naval teddy bear cookies, but also wanted the name printed across the teddy. This teddy couldn’t quite wear a striped sailor shirt, because that would have been too busy visually. So we rejigged the design, and printed Theo’s name across a blue sailor outfit.

Aeroplane cake pops

Little Prince Aeroplane cake pops

Little Prince Aeroplane cake pops

Wings, or anything that juts out, can be tricky on cake pops. If you join them to the main body, they will appear seamless but the shape will run once they are all coated in choc. If you attach say, a fondant piece to the main body, these become brittle and can snap.  Aeroplanes with broken wings would not be a good look for a party! So these wings were carefully designed to be of the same colour and texture as the body, but to be tough enough to press on and not break.

These planes were made for Mont Blanc, in celebration of their Le Petit Prince classique ballpoint pen, on the Sydney Glass Island. Those who have read or seen the movie, would know why the red plane.