A Military Wedding Celebration

 I was honoured when I was asked to make this wedding cake. The groom is actually my cousin.  He is in the Australian forces. Over the years we haven’t seen much of each other, but it was nice to be a part of his special day.

The wedding was held at the Cerberus Military Base, near Hastings. I had never been there before, but they have a lovely stone church at the base called Our Lady Star of the Sea HMAS Cerberus.  It was a splendid place for a wedding ceremony.

The design for the wedding cake was white and silver with a couple of fantasy flowers and a bow. The silver on the cake ties in with the silver detailing brides dress. The cake was chocolate mud with ganache and fondant. My most popular flavour.

I was also asked to make a wedding topper for the cake. The bride in her dress and the groom in his Military uniform.  I was given a picture of the military uniform when I was making the figurines, so I could make the outfit.

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Handmade Surfing Wedding Figurines

 I  am very excited that I can now to share the  pictures of the figurines I made for Jessica and David’s Wedding Cake. Congratulations to Jess and David who married in Perth yesterday
David loves to surf, so Jessica wanted to incorporate his love of surfing into a personalised set of figurines for the top of their Wedding Cake. I must say that this is the most complicated set of figurines I have made so far. Making standing figurines can be tricky, but the fact that the groom was carrying the bride while balancing on a surfboard meant that I had very carefully work out how all the weight would be supported.

Jessica  doesn’t live in Melbourne. So the figurines were picked up by a friend. They were then transported by car to her parents place in country Victoria, before making the journey by plane to Perth, where Jessica finally got to see them

An Autumn Wedding Cake

This is the Autumn Wedding Cake I was asked to make for Kirsten and Sean. The Wedding Venue was Nathania Springs, in the Dandenong Ranges, near Monbulk.

Autumn Wedding Cake
Kirsten and Sean’s Autumn Wedding Cake

THE DESIGN FOR THE AUTUMN WEDDING CAKE

The  Autumn Wedding Cake features orange roses to match the bridal party and green ribbon from the wedding invitations. The cake is three tiers and the sides each cake have been embellished with a delicate flower pattern piped with royal icing.

Kirsten and Sean plan to keep the top-tier of their wedding cake for their First Wedding Anniversary. Kirsten and Sean selected two flavours for their wedding cake. The middle tier is fruit cake and bottom tier is mud cake. Both these cakes will be served at the wedding as part of a dessert buffet.

I took a lovely drive through the hills with my Mum to deliver the Wedding cake to Nathania Springs the morning of the wedding. Autumn is such a lovely time of the year to visit with all the leaves changing. Here is a picture of the cake set up in the reception venue.

Autumn Wedding Cake
Here is the cake all set up for the wedding.

 Exploring the beautiful gardens in the Dandenongs

After delivering the cake, it was lovely to exploring some of the beautiful gardens in the Dandenong Ranges. We went for a wander around the Pirianda Gardens. You would be amazed if you saw these bright red and white toadstools.  The largest ones I have ever seen. They were the size of  bread and butter plates!

After we went to see the amazing autumn colours at the larger National Rhododendron Gardens.  We were the only people there as it was early and the weather was drizzly. We came across two lyrebirds and a wallaby. The lake was also spectacular.