I thought I was going to be able to blog everyday, but good old life got in the way (as usual)...
Despite a quiet week of cake orders, it was school holidays and the love of my life decided it was time to become demanding. What is it about kids that they more they get, the more they want?? At this point I could start to sound like my mother with the old "it wasn't like that in my day", but seriously, what would that achieve?
Having said that, we did manage to produce a couple of beautiful cakes, including the beautiful babies we did for Chrissie Swan's baby shower.
Lucky for me, the beautiful Jen Lenne at Network Ten in South Yarra remembers me from the old days of "9am" and commissioned me to produce cucpcakes for the baby shower that was held on "The Circle" last Friday. Nothing I like more than a good challenge, so I made babies, all with different faces, colours, clothes etc. My favourite was the grumpy little girl with a red nose! But they were soooo cute and so much fun to make. Photos will be following.
I also made a cake for a tenth birthday with the Harry Potter theme. The first thing that sprang to mind when the birthday girl's mother mentioned HP was an owl. Jazz thought I was mad - why an owl when there are so many other iconic creatures/things! On thursday when we had a shop full of people, I did a quick survey. Obviously I was off on my own tangent as no-one else mentioned an owl. There were wands, wizard's hats, quiddich (sp??) sticks, broomsticks, spell books, Harry's specs etc, so with all that in mind, I still went with the owl, but added the Sorting Hat and Harry's specs. It looked great and I hope that Lois had a great birthday.
With orders out of the way, it was time to whip up some yummy cupcakes for the shop. We had a lady in who was waiting for a table at the Duchess of Spotswood who declared that Red Velvet were her favourite ever cakes, so I thought that in the time it would take to wait for the table and then have her lunch I could conjure up some for her. So they were waiting for her on her return as well as the perennial favourite, the Choc-Salted Caramel! I don't think we will ever not be able to have them in the shop, our customers love them.
I was also lucky enough to have a visit from my old friends Vicki and Mark Dudley from Newport. Isn't it silly that we lose touch with people that we have so much in common with and that we get on so well with. I guess it's just a consequence of our busy lives. So we went had a great coffee from Mies Coffee Bar across the road and caught up on the last 2-3 years. There was so much food to discuss (only my favourite topic). I heard all about the fabulous final night dinner at Vue de Monde before the move to the Rialto Tower (green eyed monster was lurking...) and all their recent food adventures. We have made plans to venture to Kyneton one Sunday in the near future as I think it has some amazing places to see. I can't remember the name of it, but I had some great terrine from a newish place up there when my mother was here recently. Jazz and Linz are off on a day trip there today, so I have sent them in search of the place. Terrine for lunch tomorrow hopefully!
One day soon I may have to get Jazz on here as at the moment we seem to be leaning heavily in the direction of cakes and food. There are some beautiful flowers around right now and she has the front of the shop looking great.
Also, we are approaching wedding season, so will soon have some new pics up of our bridal work.
Stay tuned for more from A Bunch of Cakes...