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.

 

 

 

Personalised stamped cookies

Personalised cookies Australia

 

Technology is a beautiful thing. We can now print custom cookie cutters inhouse, in any shape and size, and a wide variety of fonts. The great thing about custom cookie cutter stamps is that it makes the embossing consistent every single time. The beautiful fonts fill up the cookie and are made to fit the shape and size of the cookie.

The cookies below are made with a standard cookie stamp. These offer a great alternative, but you can’t adjust the size, so you’d need to pick the right sized cookie.

Watercolour marbled cookies

 

Personalised birthday placecard cookies

PowerPuff girls cake pops

Power Puff Girls cake pops Cartoon Network

Power Puff Girls cake pops Cartoon Network

Any show that features kickass girl heroes gets my vote and when Cartoon Network called to get their famous girls in cake pops, I was eager to give it a go. Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup are rather painstaking to do – the eyes are made layer upon layer, and the hair and pony tails all hand-shaped and applied in stages. The trick to them is really getting the eyes right, and this means the dimensions and proportion of each section. Trust me, I initially made the black circles a little bigger than they should be, and they looked wrong.

These celebrated the launch of Power Puff girls pajamas at Peter Alexander.

Mexican Fiesta cookies and cake pops

Mexican fiesta cookies

Another theme that has been perenially popular is the fiesta.

These cookies and cake pops were made for a bright and colourful Mexican themed desserts display for the Sweet Expo in Sydney, styled by Pumpkin Carriage Events.I was chuffed to be a part of an A-list of vendors, and to have my cookies and cake pops at the Sydney expo.

(Photography by Zoom Images. )

 

Mexican fiesta party Mexican fiesta party Mexican fiesta party

Here is my own shot of the cookies. Had so much fun with this one, the colours are just so snazzy! There is a gold finish to the sombrero and the pineapples. The fiesta wording on the cookie, in case you didn’t catch it, is a replica of the sign. (Yes, Lopa the stylist sent me the artwork for inspiration)

Mexican fiesta cookies

These two were made for Stephanie of El Evento. I think the toughest part of these were the little jalapenos on the top of the sombrero cake pops. They were tiny!

Mexican Fiesta cookies Mexican sombrero cake pops

More unicorn treats for parties

Rainbow unicorn cookies

Rainbow unicorn cookies

The big question for cakers going into 2018 was, is the unicorn theme still going strong? Well in the first few weeks of 2018, I have been making unicorn cake pops and unicorn cookies every week, so I guess that question is answered!

Some are repeats, but these are small variations to the ones I have already posted up.

 

Pastel and gold unicorn cookies

Purple and pink unicorns cake pops

Peppa Pig biscuits

Peppa Pig, George and his dinosaur

Peppa Pig cookies

Characters are actually one of the most difficult things to do in piped biscuits. You need a whole lot of precision, something that I don’t really have the patience for. If the mouth is 1 degree off its actual spot, the character isn’t quite right anymore.

Fortunately, Peppa and her family is one of the easier characters to do.

 

Peppa Pig, George and his dinosaurPeppa

Branded cookies

Aveeno Baby cookies

Aveeno Baby onesie cookies

I love unique gifts, and cookies like these show how far you can go with a personalised and custom-made biscuit.

The lavender is the colour for the Aveeno Baby range. The logo was made with a custom-made stencil and is stencilled directly onto the cookie – no use of edible image prints here. Edible images are useful to get the most accurate representation of a logo, but it can be clunky and you lose the seamless look. If we wanted to make the logo appear flat on the baby onesie, it could have been airbrushed too, but I like the added dimension that stencilled royal icing gives. Because they were handing out 2 each, I suggested to alternate the colours so you have a ‘set’ there and it adds a bit of interest.