Sunday, February 12, 2012

More creative fun in the kitchen!

                                                         Alice in Wonderland
                                                              Musical goodness
                                                 Dad's 60th choc mudcake

So the year has taken off with a bang! I am getting orders every week at the moment, and I'm loving every moment of it. As I create more, I am getting faster at it. No longer is it taking me 12 hours to create a master piece :)
I am hoping that over the year my hobby will grow and develop, you never know perhaps it will morph into a shop one day!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The new year, 2012!

I can't believe that we are already aproaching the end of January! I have had a customer order for a soccer cake which went down a treat. I have a 60th cake, Alice in Wonderland, Rapunzel and a music cake all in the pipe line, so yes, I will be very busy in the kitchen! Each cake I make, I discover a new way of doing things. I love the creativity and problem solving involved. No two cakes are every the same! :)

I hope you enjoy taking a look through the photos of my creations from December and January :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

December News

Wow, 2 weeks into December already! Where has this year gone?
I have just completed my first ever cake decorating course. It was great, but....... I want to do the Wilton ones in Auckland!! I will be saving up for at least one of these next year, and hopefully will get to go early in the year. I was pleased to know that having self taught myself, I have done really well, there were no major points at which I went "oops shouldn't have been doing it that way!". I'm excited to have another cake to order on the cards and a logo being created.
Another course on my MUST do list is the Tempt cupcake course. I think that the 4 of us in the Northern Suburbs cake decorators club should go (won't take much to twist their arms) :) On that note, I set up up a cake decorators club for those of us in the northern suburbs as there is nothing this side of town. We have had two meetings and it's been a blast. In the last meeting we made fondant figures, ate too much and talked A LOT more. Sometime next year will probably align with the NZ cake decorators guild. We are hoping that a few more people will join us and eventually we will get the opportunity to run a few exciting workshops. Do you know someone who lives in the Northern/Mana area and loves to have fun with cakes? Send them to my facebook page Nicola's creative cakes and leave a msg :)

Spread the word friends, if you want a cake or cupcakes or know someone who will need a cake or cupcakes made I'm the one to come to! :)

Keep watching for more xmas cakes and cupcakes, there may even be a few mini cakes popping up soon! :)


Christmas cake toppers

 Xmas Angel
 Snowman with a french twist
Frosty the Snowman

Irish/NZ cake

Two tier chocolate cake with satin ice fondant. My lovely cousin is moving to Ireland.

Xmas cake no. 1

The first christmas cake. It's hard to see but there is lovely white glitter dust on the snow flakes. The snowman and angel are also hand crafted my me :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

One Giant Cupcake

This giant cupcake was made for my Sister in Laws birthday. A eggless/dairy free Yummy Scrummy Chocolate cake covered in vanilla butterbream and fondant.