Monday, March 28, 2011

Original Gift Idea

When it comes to buying a birthday gift for a woman, there is certainly a list of generic gifts you can choose from. Candles, soap, stationary to name just a few. But a gift box of personalised cookies? Not generic at all, and certainly not something you could re-gift! 

And to make it even the better, you can tell the recipient that the cookies were purchased with a donation to Tear! Surely now you will be in the running for an award for creative gift giving.

Finally, if you needed any further convincing, they come packaged in a gift box, with ribbon and a home made gift tag. No wrapping required!

So what are you waiting for? Don't waste your time getting lost at the Mall, send Baking for Goats and email and order your cookie gift box today!

Oh, and Happy Birthday Alicia!


PS: Did you realise that Mother's Day is a little over a month away? Get your orders in now!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Heel the world...

When asked to do my first shoe cake, I must admit to being a little nervous. But thankfully the cake decorating world online is a generous one, and Pink Cake Box have a detailed tutorial on their website. The brief for this cake was something with a high heel in the colours blue, silver and white. Here is the finished cake:

I'm not sure it is a shoe I would actually wear (not really a high heel kind of girl) but it looked pretty and that was good enough for me (it's about a size 8 if you were wondering). The cake (shoe box) was 6"x10" of white chocolate mud goodness (to feed about 40-50).

Also, in exciting news, this cake brought up $1500 of funds raised for Tear Australia! Considering Baking for Goats has only been operating since September 2010 (6 months), that is a great result. Thanks to all my clients!

So Happy Birthday Tracy,
30 is the new 20!


Super Mario Cake

My family are quite the nerdy bunch. My kids (3 and 5) love to game with their dad, with Super Mario Bros being a favourite. So when I was asked to make a Mario cake for Scott, there was no way I could say no.

Here is the final result:

It was only a little cake at 5" diameter (feeds about 15) and was dark chocolate mudcake with dark chocolate ganache. Yum!

Happy Birthday Scott!