Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Here be dragons.

I came across a couple of dragon cakes on Pinterest and thought I'd google to see if there were any others.
WOW! Of course there are heaps! (duh!)
Here's just some of the ones I like a lot.

This one is by Dawn Butler of 
Dawn has lots of photos of cakes on her facebook page. 
Well worth a look.

Mike's Amazing Cakes in the USA are just that - totally amazing including this awesome dragon.
With over 39,000 likes on their facebook page, I think I'll have to dedicate a few posts just to them.

I love this next one. It's so darn cute!
I found it here and I just love the expression 
on the face and the big fat body.

Another green dragon with a cartoon-like feel to it.
This one is a cake topper and I found it here.

This awesome green dragon cake was made by a very talented Canadian baker named Rita at the Touché Touchet bakery in Columbia, Maryland. Large enough to feed 50 people, every inch of the cake is edible. The dragon’s skull and free-standing spines were made using chocolate. Everything else is cake and icing and it all looks ferociously delicious. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cakeriffic piccies.

Thought I'd share some photos from the 
Cakeriffic expo last August.

The first are those very cute doggies that John Quai Hoi from My Cake Delights was demonstrating at his stand. John will be back this year and we look forward to his fantastic demos.

Pure Heart Bulk Foods list organic and gluten-free 
amongst their cake mixes.

Where Is My Cake were selling stickers at the expo last year, however they have expanded their range and will be offering other goodies that you won't want to miss.

Some samples of the amazing Sugarveil Fondant Lace. We'll be having more demos on that this year too.

Contemporary Cakes and Classes in Queensland came 
along and Mary was on hand to help out.

Some awesome wee booties at 
They came over from Florida and have 
already booked in for this year.

A hopeful customer filling in an entry form for the 3 big prizes generously donated by our sponsors.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

New Year

I see that my last post was concerning my twin brother, Phil.
Sadly, he passed away on Christmas Day. He had oesophageal cancer which he had been battling since September 2012.
I do not believe that he was in any pain as I spent most of the his last few days with him. It was however, harrowing to watch him deteriorate and face the inevitable outcome.
He was a loyal brother and fought against this terrible disease as much as he could bear to.
I had spent 2 hours in the morning with him and gone home to make the Christmas dinner at ten am. I told Phil that I would be back between 2 and 3 and arrived back at the Palliative care hospital at 2.40pm. He died at 2.30pm. 
He was a moderate person and private about a lot of things emotional and perhaps his passing was something he felt he also had to do privately.

It has been a few weeks since this happened and apart from the odd meltdown, life must go on and in fact I am thankful for the "normality" of life and for the jobs and pastimes that are with us each day and that we must move through in order to "get things done" as it were.

The info for Cakeriffic has gone out to the traders and we are all looking forward to a brilliant expo with lots more traders as well as a cake competition (and we are also doing the photo cake wall again!).
Mark it in your diaries - 18th −20th July.