Tacos anyone?

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Zali whipped up a taco and pizza cake the other day (just for fun). The result was surprisingly realistic and delicious. 

 

 

Australopers Cake

Sunday, 26 May 2019

A few weeks ago our orienteering club Australopers celebrated its 40th birthday. Zali and I worked together to make a cake for it..

 

 

Happy Mothers Day to Me

Sunday, 26 May 2019

This is the very cool cake Zali made me for Mothers Day..

 

 

Eye love creepy cakepops..

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Zali and I made these for Halloween themed family dinner on Sunday.

Happy Birthday to me!

Monday, 30 July 2018

For my birthday I almost got this cake, made by Jett & Zali in the days leading up to my birthday.  

 

 It was inspired by the photos I took of the houseboats on the Noosa River.

I say 'almost' because they made such a great cake the entire population of ants in the Kingborough Municipality moved into the houseboat the night before the reveal. 

I bet the real houseboats don't have that problem 

Zali's Milo Cake

Saturday, 21 April 2018

On Thursday Zali decided to make a Milo cake.  Complete with the bogus 4.5 health star rating and Zali's suggested serving size of 5 heaped teaspoons.  I was also pleased to see it had the normal amount of milo mess that I often see on the bench when I get home from work!

 

While she did that, Jett amused himself with the icing scraps..

 

Cakes by Zali

Friday, 6 April 2018

A few weeks ago, Zali spent more than a day working on birthday cakes for both Toby and Denny. Unfortunately I didn't get a good photo of Denny's cake but it featured 6 kittens and a vacuum cleaner.  Toby's was a book reading soccer player.

 

 

 

 

Zali & Jett's cake

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Zali and Jett finishing off their entry into the Novice decorating section of the show..

 

And this is their reward..

 

Treasure Chest Cake

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Zali has been baking up a storm in the last few weeks, in fact we often come home to the smell of something delicious in the oven and the kitchen not too messy. It's been really great - we've had donuts, cinnamon scrolls, cakes.. more donuts.. yum.

Anyway - she was keen to do a cake with me for Jamie, so after enquiring with Denny (who gave us free choice) we decided to do a treasure chest, something I haven't done as a full cake before - the closest I've come was a mini-one on top of Jett's pirate cake back in 2010. 

Due to there being lots of other things to do on Saturday, I didn't get Jamie's cake into the oven until after 8pm on Saturday night. While it was baking I coloured the brown icing and made the chocolate ganache and watched Naked Dating. Time well spent I'm sure you'll agree.

The next morning I was up early to do the shaping and the initial covering. Ideally the cake would be frozen at this stage - it's so much easier to carve and cover, but I just had to cope with it crumbling all over the place - I figured family would be much more forigiving of any wonkiness anyway (as opposed to commercial customers for which I'd be a lot more precise - and allow a lot more time too!).

The next stage was to make the wood look like wood, by scoring it with a knife - then Zali and I painted on the wood grain (which was caramel brown food colouring). The end result was really satisfying.   

Both Zali and Jett then got onto painting the oreo biscuits gold (I couldn't find chocolate money in the supermarket on Saturday and I recon these turned out better anyway),  while I quickly got the black bits onto the outside of the chest - again, if it was a commercial cake I'd be doing a lot more measuring and it would all be a lot neater - still the overall effect was quite rustic which was nice too.

With the lid on, it was a matter of cramming in the treasure and making the paper scroll/map. Zali had great fun doing this although she was too nervous to do the lettering so I did that part.  

  

With some dessicated coconut 'sand' we were done! Laree actually got a good photo of the entire chest on her phone (above right)- I've stolen it off Facebook - thanks Laree!

Jamie was pretty happy with the end result. Zali and I had fun. Wins all around.




Monster Cake

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

On the weekend Zali and I made a cake for my nephew Jamie who was turning 5.  It was held at a play centre which reminded me how glad I was that we were past play centre parties.