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MJ and her husband Chris were visiting from Lugano for his birthday weekend and she surprised him with a special cupcake treat!

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Celebrating her husband’s 40th birthday with a disco theme, Grace requested the following Fruity Indulgence cupcakes  for their party.




Carrot cake cupcakes Blueberry Swirl

Apple cinnamon with disco ball mosaic fondant Lemon meringue

I had lots of fun preparing this order and getting into the glittery disco feel!

I was recently in South Africa to celebrate a very special 18th birthday and Matric Ball (Prom). As requested by the birthday girl, I made a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. It was a two-tier topsy turvy-esque cake covered in marbled fondant with gold shoes and butterflies. Unfortunately the weather was humid and very hot which made the cake seem to be ‘melting’. It was enjoyed by all though and the birthday girl loved it!


My beautiful daughter heading off to her ball IMG_9534

Whenever I visit, I also spend time decorating with my daughter and her friends, showing them a few techniques and letting them have fun with fondant. These were some  of the pretty results of their endeavours!IMG_9704

Besides the giant carrot cake requested, my mum was also treated her favourite nibble of coconut macaroons. IMG_9512


This week we’re working on a few very exciting projects, including a 40th disco cupcake party! Stay tuned

Nicole was visiting the US on her birthday but two weeks later came her cake surprise. Everyone who knows her, knows of her love for her gorgeous black cat, Pablito. and as she loves red velvet cake (not as much as she loves Pablito) I incorporated that into her cake by making her a not-red-red velvet cake, with fondant Pablitos sprawled over the cream cheese frosting.


When preparing to frost the cake, I was struck by how much it looked like a giant oreo!



My dear friend Elisa celebrated her birthday today and of course, my gift to her was a box of cupcake treats 🙂

Carrot cake cupcakes with honey-cream cheese frosting and special rose cupcakes, delicately flavoured with rose-water and topped with rose buttercream and crushed sugared rose petals.


I hope she had a lovely day!