Miriam contacted me a couple of months before her wedding. She lives in Perth, but has relatives here in Melbourne. She wanted to know if I could make some figurines for her Wedding Cake. Miriam met Brad while working on Hamilton Island. He was the Dive Instructor on on the Ferry that transported her to Hamilton Island each day. What a romantic story!However, Miriam wanted me to make some very special figurines to recreate the special times they had on the waters of the Whitsundays. A few photos later, we worked out all the little details. They required two standing figurines. Brad was dressed in his uniform, while Miriam had casual clothes on.
The couple was marrying in Bali, so the actual the Wedding Cake was being made there. Her sister in law would then pick the figurines up from me in Melbourne and take them with her to the wedding in Bali. After the wedding I received a lovely email from Miriam She wanted to share some photos.
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.
Congratulations Claire and Charlie!
Claire and Charlie also ordered some handmade figurines for the top of the cake. The figurines were made using gumpaste icing. This icing that sets very hard, so it is perfect for making cake toppers.
A single bow finishes the back of the wedding cake and matched the bows on the chairs in the reception room. I actually think the bow would have looked nice placed on the front of the cake. However, they couple preferred the bow at the back.
Tia’s severe nut and egg allergy and a Non-allergic food hypersensitivity to dairy had always prevented her from eating cake at special events. But she was determined not to miss out this time. Elegant Cakes and Party Dates was able to create a lovely Chocolate Engagement Cake that didn’t contain eggs, butter or milk, but was still rich and moist with a tender crumb. My aim was not just to have a beautiful looking cake, but also a cake that tasted lovely for the people at the party that didn’t have any allergies. It was wonderful to make this cake, because you know that the extra care and attention you have given is really appreciated. An Engagement Party is such a special event and not something you are going to forget in a hurry. The engagement party was held at Casa D’Abruzzo Club Epping
The roses were to be made of fondant, and the chocolate ganache I usually use was replaced with a Chocolate soy butter cream.
After school, we find his teacher, my son presents the cake she looks surprised and thanks us. The next day I receive a lovely note of thanks and my son runs up to me and says ” Mum, my teachers not getting married, it’s her brother!”
I had to laugh!
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
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.
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.
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.