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Fun with Themes!

You all know how much we LOVE themed cakes (and cookies, and cupcakes) so the last few weeks have been a blast! From a moustache themed baby shower, to a Croods themed birthday party, our latest four projects have kept us very busy, and we loved it!

First up was a weekend of birthday cakes. The lucky birthday girl was actually having TWO parties and therefore, got two cakes! First, to go with the party plan of viewing the new movie 'The Croods', we created a cake in the spirit of the movie. We started with our yummy chocolate cake with chocolate fudge buttercream, covered it in fondant and then created all of the fun characters from the movie. We then covered the cake in some fondant and rice krispie square caves and finished the cake off with some colourful plants. We hope the Croods, and the birthday girl, loved the cake as much as we did!

For the second birthday cake, the theme was the birthday girl's favourite Disney princess...Belle! We created a skirt made out of lemon cake, covered it in bright yellow fondant and then formed the bodice, head and details. And voila! Belle! We placed her on top of our delicious lemon cake with lemon buttercream and covered it in the same bright yellow fondant. We finished the cake off with the classic red roses from the movie and we were so happy with the way it turned out!

Next up...cupcakes! (It was a busy weekend!). We received a request for baby shower cupcakes, but this wasn't your typical blue or pink baby shower. The theme was moustaches...for a baby boy of course! We LOVED the originality of this idea and it allowed us to have so much fun creating these cupcakes! We made our classic chocolate cupcakes with chocolate fudge buttercream, and vanilla bean cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. Then we created some light blue scalloped shapes and topped them with some light brown gumpaste moustaches. We thought they were absolutely adorable and we hope the soon-to-be new mom thought so too :)

And last but certainly not least, we had the pleasure of creating an absolutely adorable cake for a little girl's first Communion. We started with our chocolate cake and filled it with a super yummy chocolate hazelnut buttercream. We then covered the cake in some classic white fondant and covered it with tiny white flowers and some candy pearls. We then created a gumpaste figurine to go on top, complete with a tiny rosary. We finished the cake off with an elegant banner and painted the letters in edible gold. We hope you liked it Alexandra! :)

We'll be taking a bit of break this upcoming weekend but look for another blog post shortly with some upcoming cupcakes and cake pops!

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