Sunday, November 18, 2012

Macaron Gift Packs

This year we are excited to be able to offer two types of macaron gift packs for Christmas.
The first is an assortment of our most popular flavours available now to pre - order.
24 Assorted flavours - $60
12 Assorted flavours - $30
6 Assorted flavours - $15 


The second is our Christmas Gift packs which will be available only in the 12 pack assortment of new flavours!
12 Assorted flavours - $30

All packs are gift boxed and beautifully presented - they make a fabulous gift or why not order for your Christmas celebration for your family to enjoy.

We are only offering a very limited number of packs this year.

Pre orders are to be paid in full at the time of booking .

All enquiries and bookings -

We will be accepting orders until Monday 10th December
Pick up to be arranged via email for the 22nd or 23rd December 2012.

Photography -Katie Toland Photography
Tags - designed by The little Soiree

Friday, September 7, 2012

Pink, white and Black baby shower

It seems like the power of pink is all around me these days!. This pretty pink baby shower we styled in August, was inspired by my clients invitation. The brief was to include the funky black and white spotted pram in the design and to include as much pink as possible!!.

I love the candy pink and white stripe backdrop designed by Tammy of Little dance Invitations. The matching buffet labels and signage complemented the table beautifully and helped to tie in all the other elements created for this chic baby celebration.

The handmade gumpaste baby pram adorned the caramel mud cake and the dessert buffet included pram shaped lemon vanilla cookies, strawberry macarons and vanilla cupcakes and delish tim tam cake pops. 

As always, the candy buffet was a huge it! - the raspberry bon bons and strawberry jelly beans disappearing in record time.

A Huge thank you to the lovely Jo from Love that Photography for taking these gorgeous photos and helping me at the eleventh hour! x

Vendor credits below

Styling and all sweets by Studio Cake

Photography : Love that Photography

Stunning Three tierd pink ombre table cloth : Vintage Sew and So

Mini cupcake stands and large candy jars and all artwork: Little Dance Invitations

All elements of this table can be recreated using our hire items from Boutique Party Hire.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Aydin's Carnival Party

My little man turned two in May and to celebrate we held a Carnival party.  I wanted to keep the food, sweets and games simple, fun and bright for the little ones and focused on a very simple dessert table featuring a circus train cake and circus cupcakes. The table would not have been complete with yummy candy, pop corn, hotdogs, icecream and lemonade.

Of course it was of no surprise that I chose the gorgeous Circus train printables designed by Style Me Gorgeous!. These exclusive printables are available from Boutique printables. I highly recommend their website which has a selection of amazing designs from some of the most talented graphic artists around!!

The circus train prinables were perfect for this party.  I love the little personalities of each of the characters on the invitations and I tried to incorporate these on the cake which was inspired by one of this countries talented and amazing cake artists - Mr Handi Mulyana. (Thank you Handy for allowing me to use some of the lovley elements of your original design)

The cake was caramel mud cake, layered with dark chocolate ganache. The figurines were all hand made. I wish I had more time to include a few more animals like a seal and a few more circus animals, but as always time just got away from me.

Vanilla cupcakes with buttercream swirl were displayed in the gorgeous ferris wheel cup cake stand and is available for hire here.

The drinks station served yummy cordial lemonade and the children loved helping themselves to the beverage using mini glass bottles purchased at The Little Big Company.

A small photo booth was set up where the children got to dress up for some fun photo opportunities (and the adults had some fun with this too).

Carnival Games were a highlight of the afternoon as the children enjoyed their luck at duck pond fishing and the bean bag throw. I found some authentic tickets, which the children had to collect, and then choose their "prize" based on the number of tickets won

My little man handed out fairyfloss at the end of the day and the kids got to fill their own lolly bag (which is always a such a hit!!)

Vendor credits:

Styling and Sweets - Studio Cake

Invitations and party printables - Boutique Printables (design Style Me gorgeous)

Backdrop - Drinks Station designed and printed by Little Dance Invitations

Lollypop Canopy, soda crates and ferris wheel cupcake stand - can be hired from Boutique Party Hire

Stands and selected candy and candy jars - Sweet Style

Mini Glass bottles, carnival lanterns - Little Big Company

Ruffle table cloth and Lolly Pop Canopy can be purchased at Vintage Sew and So

Photography - Katie Toland Photography

Thank you for stopping by xx

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Princess jumping castle

My lovely client - the very talented Lori of Lajari provided me with simple brief... create a gorgeous cake for her little princess' first birthday cake. Oh and it helped that she even sketched the cake she wanted made!!!.
I love working with creative people, its so refreshing when a client knows exactly what they want and enjoys the designing process as much as I do.
Lori is a graphic artist, so the pressure was on to create something that would meet up to her standards.  I had the pleasure of creating her daughter's 3rd birthday cake a little while back, so she was aware of what I am capable of creating, still it was a little daunting, to have to replicate a 2D sketch.
But those that know me, know I love a challenge, so I was very excited to get started! 
The inspiration for the design came of course from the gorgeous invitations she created.  Her daughter loves jumping castles and so it was fitting that we include a fun and quirky version of a "princess castle" for a little girl who is not really into all things princess, but is her mum and daddy's princess!!

The jumping castle adorned this extended 8 inch marble mud cake.  An edible image was printed to replicate the name plaque Lori created and I love how the grey breaks up the girly colours of the cake.
Thanks for looking xx

 Invitation and cake sketch - by Lajari

Studio cakes replicaton of the gorgeous cake sketch by Lajari.
All elements on the cake are edible!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Le Mystique Masquerade

I have always loved the idea of holding a Masquerade ball to celebrate a special milestone like my 40th Birthday, where guests are required to wear a mask and dress up for the chic occasion.

I did a lot of research months leading up to my birthday, and drew inspiration from the so many amazing Venetian masks and gorgeous Parisian decor. My vision was to create a setting that my guests would feel relaxed and have fun!

My 40th birthday bash was held at home and my guest list included my very close friends.
I chose a bold colour palette of fusia, black and white.  Sarah of Style Me Gorgeous designed and created the invitations, and party printables which were just perfect and exactly what I had envisaged.

Although I incorporated the masquerade mask, which adorned the extended two tiered black and white cake, I wanted to include my love of bird cages into the design and hence my sweets table included bird candy jars and vanilla cookies using the same bird cage motif as the buffet labels.

Black bird cages were scattered around my deck to create a striking visual element. I wanted to add opulence to the setting and chose a beautiful chandelier candle holder as a centre piece and added just the right amount of tea lights to enhance the mood.  I especially love the fusia onion lanterns and black lanterns purchased from Moonlight and Whimsy that provided just enough lighting on our deck.

The chocolate fountain was a hit and it was lovely to see everyone indulging in my sweet delights.  The beverage menu consisted of vodka and raspberry and an assortment of beverages to help my guests stay hydrated throughout the night.                       

The striking and stunning Versailles Chair was hired from To Embellish, Event Syling and Decor and was the perfect prop for my photo booth!

The sweets menu consisted of vanilla cupcakes, vanilla cookies, cake pops, strawberry mousse, macarons, profiteroles, and a yummy assortment of candy.

My party was featured in HWTM blog, and I feel very honoured have been featured along side some very talented party stylists. You can check out the feature here.

Thanks so much for stopping by xx

Vendor Credits
Sweets and Styling : Studio Cake

A very big thank you  to the following Vendors that helped make my 40th Fabulous!! xx

Photography : Katie Toland Photography
Party printables : Style Me Gorgeous
Black Burlesque ruffled table cloth : Vintage Sew and So
Fusia glass cake stands, black urns and mirrored glass plates: Little Big Company
Candy: Sweet Style
Backdrop :  Polkadot Prints
Edible images : Little Dance Invitations
Event Decor : To Embellish, Event styling and decor
Lanterns : Moonlight and Whimsy
Tissue pom poms : Ah - Tissue

Me....  Celebrating my 40th in style!..... relaxing on the gorgous Versailles Parisian Chair

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Baby Elephant baby shower

I am so thrilled that my baby brother is going to be a daddy in the next few weeks.  And when he and his partner asked if I could help with the baby shower... well, I was very excited!.

My sister in law chose the very popular baby elephant printables designed by Style me gorgeous, for the invitations, buffet lables party spots and thank you spots.
I love love the baby elephant printables. This design was my inspiration behind the marble mud cake and colour palette for the sweets table.

To say that Studio Cake was soley responsible for the dessert table would be a lie... this was a family affair.. lol
From the design of the cake, to the elements on the table, Hailey was totally involved and very enthusiastic.. We had such a great time constructing the backdrop for the table. A very simple but effective ribbon background.

We wanted to keep the sweets simple and compliment the design of the printables, hence we chose ombre macarons (strawberry, raspberry and lemon), Tim Tam cake pops and a selection of yummy candy!

A very special thank you to my other wonderful sister in law Corrine for making the delicious yo yo's (my all time favourite sweet treat - scroll down for the recipe) and the vanilla cupcakes with buttercream swirl and lemon curd.

Vendor credits are below.

Thanks for looking xx


Yo Yo's (recipe below)

Yo Yo's (otherwise known as Melting Moments)

250g unsalted butter - softened
100g pure icing sugar
300g plain (all purpose) flour
60g custard power
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Buttercream filling
160g pure icing sugar
80g unsalted butter - softened
1 tablespoon custard powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven 160 degrees and line two baking trays with baking paper.

2. Combine butter, icing sugar, sifted flour, custard powder and vanilla extract and mix on low speed until a dough forms.

3. Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place them on a the lined baking trays. Flattern slightly with fork

4. Bake for 15min or until firm to the touch, cool on wire rack

5. Prepare filling - combine all the ingredients and beat on low speed until combined and then beat on high speed for three minutes

6. Sandwitch the cooled biscuits together with the filling

YUMMMM!!! enjoy!

Note that these can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.
Recipe makes 15 yo yo's

Vendor credits

Sweets and Styling - Studio Cake

Baby elephant printables - Style Me Gorgeous

Candy and pink milk glass stand - Sweet Style

Gorgeous Candy Jars - Little Dance Invitations

Pink suit cases - Lily Chic Events

Photography - Love that photography

Drink dispensers and candy jars available for hire here  from Boutique Party Hire

Friday, April 27, 2012

Vintage High Tea

The Briars in Mornington (Melbourne Peninsula) has always been such a favourite place of mine. I have had my wonderful friend Katie photograph my children numerous times in this most amazing setting.  It was also the inspiration behind the sweet tea party  I styled in January of this year for my baby doll and beautiful niece..

I wanted to create a tea party using a soft pastel colour pallet, to compliment the innocence of childhood.  The gorgeous tea set from Robert Gordon Australia is one of my favourite pieces and was also the inspiration behind the tea party. My daughter and I love to frequent the pottery studio in Pakenham, you must check it out.   Its such a lovely place, with warm, helpful staff who make the kids feel so happy (they offer pottery painting for the little ones as well as us big fans!) whilst we shop to our hearts content..

Our high tea menu consisted of strawberry and lemon curd macarons, iced vanilla biscuits and vintage inspired cupcakes. The girls also enjoyed a small selection of candy from the candy buffet.

The girls had such a lovely afternoon with yummy treats and flavoured milk.

I can not thank Katie enough for taking such beautiful photos and capturing these beautiful little people. xx

A huge thank you to Amy Atlas for the feature.

Vendor credits:

Photography  - Katie Toland Photography

Liberty tea set - Robert Gordon Pottery

Girls dresses and bunting - Tout Mon Amout

Event decor - To Embellish

Cake stands and candy - Sweet Style