Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Cupcake Toppers

Yay Christmas is here! One of my favourite holiday seasons. This year will be a new chapter for us, as we are now on the other side of this great big country we call Australia.

This year will be all about enjoying the holidays with many children around and looking for lots of things to do with the kids over the school holidays to avoid the dreaded 'I'm bored Mum' statements!!!

Ham, Chicken and Turkey are on the menu along with many other great traditional and modern side dishes. It is expected to be in the high 30 degrees Celsius  here so I expect that we will probably indulging in lots of salads and fresh seasonal fruits.

I will be making some cupcakes for Christmas naturally!!! I have made some Xmas cupcake toppers and have limited amount left for sale. Get in NOW for your own cupcakes toppers, or perhaps jazz up some platters, sweet or savoury delights with these cupcake toppers as well.

Toppers are 12pk for $6.00, including FREE POSTAGE for Australia only. Paypal avaliable.

My favourite Christmas treat is pretzels!! love the things!

'What is your favourite Christmas food!?'

Merry Christmas and best wishes for love, joy, happiness and success for the New Year!xxal

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Monday, November 1, 2010


This week I ran a poll on Apairaday's facebook page. I found some awesome Halloween themed photos from the internet and I asked fans to 'like' on which one they liked the best...and then I would attempt to replicate that cake!!!

Well... I do indeed have a challenge ahead of me! The cake that was chosen is a fondant covered, 2 tiered blue cake with many characters on it! Im very excited to make the cake and will keep you posted on my progress and of course the end masterpiece ...or epic fail!! Wish me luckxx al

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

RSPCA Cupcake Day August 16 2010 - Cupcake Toppers

RSPCA Cupcake Day 2010 aims to help all animals in need by people baking cupcakes and selling them with proceeds going to the RSPCA, and also by donations via fundraising pages! For all followers in SOuthern Tasmania, I am baking cupcakes again this year for the cause, so please get your orders in! If you would like to help out this great cause, the above link will put you into my fundraising page for donations.

Love your pets and look after them!xxal

Elmo Cupcakes

Master F's 5th Birthday Party

Party time is upon us again this year and Master F is 5!! arghhh! This year we had an Alphabet Party theme. The kids at the party were invited to dress up as something that starts with the first letter of their name. there were alphabet shaped cookies, cupcake toppers and cake. The kids played Pass the Parcel and Whats the time Mr Wolf? There was also a Best Costume Competition and good old fashioned fun in the backyard!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Miss A's 2nd Birthday Party July 2010

A dear old school friend asked for my advice on a fail-proof vanilla cupcake recipe for her daughter's birthday party. She needed a recipe that always worked as she was using an unfamiliar oven. I gave her a recipe that I have found never fails to deliver, even if my own human error comes into it!!

**oh geez... as im writing this sitting son is hitting me with an inflatable Batman hammer! BUT..I digress!

Below is a copy of the email I sent and some tips that I have found helpful. I also sent her some personalised cupcake toppers for her gorgeous cupcakes and lil girl!

1. make sure the eggs, milk and butter are as close to room temperature as possible.

2. Good quality cupcake papers do make a difference.

3. when using an unfamiliar oven, decrease the temperature by at least 10 degrees and check regularly with the cake poker and take out as soon as the poker comes out clean.

4. when cooked, leave the cakes in the tin until they cool, then put them on the cake cooling rack to cool completely.

5. before icing, spread each cupcake with an apricot jam which helps to keep the moisture in (will need to heat the jam for 20-30 seconds to get a spreading consistency,let cool and spread lightly)

6. NEVER store in the fridge iced,store the cakes in a box, or those plastic cupcake carriers

hope that helps a bit, have fun with them!!xal

Thanks for stopping by on this lovely Monday morning, I hope that the  rest of your week is fabulous!!xal

Saturday, June 19, 2010

latest cupcake toppers!

Hi all!

here are some cupcake toppers that I have been creating for both business and pleasure!(all pleasure really!!).

Pink Ribbon Day October 2009

These I made for my mum's Girl's Night In- Cancer Fundraising Night. The cake is a vanilla cupcake with rose pink colouring, I made the pink ribbons out of fondant and used the same rose pink colouring, was a great night and the cupcakes sold out very quickly!!

Recent Cupcake Toppers I have made!

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Apairaday Store at Madeit

Hi all,

Aside from the many wonderful items that Apairaday has for sale, there is also a selection of handmade items currently in progress. Madeit is an Australian Handmade online market. I have made some cupcake toppers and they are currently avaliable at Madeit.

There are some wonderful people selling the most extraordinary items on there from baby clothing to handbags and, of course; Cupcake Toppers!!

So please, pop over to Madeit, support Australian and indulge yourself!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

What's wrong with cupcakes at Easter?

Morning all and Happy Easter,

mmm...this morning on the Sunrise Program Ch7, James Tobin (the spunky weatherman) questioned weather cupcakes were really an Easter treat.

Stake through my heart James!

I of course , wholeheartedly agree that cupcakes are an Easter treat, and believe that they are a fantastic sweet treat alternative to chocolate, and also are a fantastic platform to personalise and make something special for Easter!

So what do you think, Are cupcakes an Easter treat?
First comment will win a mystery prize!!! (Australia Only)(comp closes 8 April 2010)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Viking Themed Wedding

The cakes were created using the Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan and the Wilton 'Mini' cavity pan.
There were also boxed take home cupcakes for each guest. The viking cake toppers were supplied by the bride and groom and are from playmobil.
Thank you to the bride and groom for allowing me to share in your special day!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Australia Day 26 Jan 2010

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!!!

hehe! Hope that everyone had a fantastic day celebrating either living in the best place in the world, or living abroad and loving where you are from!

I thought some Aussie cupcake lovin may be in order, so I have scoured the internet to see what i could find! I love these by Sugarbloom Cupcakes and Macarons .

these (below) are sweet too, they are by carousels cupcakes

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Circus Clown Cupcakes Theme

The client was having a circus themed birthday and wanted some clown cupcakes! It was an extremely windy day and some of the smiling cupcake clowns ...well let's just say they did some amazing circus tricks which did involving ending upside down!! Here is one that left the tricks up to the others and survived!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wilton Giant Cupcake Pan

I have been so honoured to be asked to make a Wedding Cake. A giant cupcake surrounded by smaller cupcakes, and take home cupcakes for the guests.

 The cake with be the Wilton Giant Cupcake with the Wilton Mini cupcake pan, which is a half size of the Giant pan. The cake is a dark fruit cake covered in marzipan and fondant. The colour theme is Royal Blue and White with a Viking theme.

I was very excited with the new pans and have made a few cakes so far in the giant pan.