Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Aleyna’s “Little flower” First Birthday Celebration

A pretty little flower,
Now in bloom,
Growing up, all too soon!….

The month of September marked the commencement of Spring in Australia and it was fitting that the theme chosen for this little cherub’s first birthday celebration would be, of course,…Pretty blooms!

Aleyna’s mummy had a very clear vision:- create a simple, elegant and pretty affair  featuring beautiful flowers. Studio Cake was commissioned to style and bake all the cakes and desserts for the birthday and  set about the task of sourcing many wonderful vendors to help create a pretty little party with a twist of vintage. This was achieved, using lace, doilies and beautiful tulle and satin ribbons.

The colour pallet of white, blush, lemon and gold was chosen to represent the soft colour pallet of spring, with these colours being used to help tie the different stations together.
The dessert table featured a gorgeous backdrop with the birthday girls name in gold, surrounded by an array of exquisite handmade flower paperie and fans handcrafted by Dunne with Style.

Miniature cake flower pots with handmade sugar flowers were a lovely feature to the table and many guests made mention that they thought they were real! Additional table features included, vanilla cupcakes with pretty flowers, doilies and buttercream swirl.  Cake pops with little flowers and edible lace, lemon macarons and flower shaped cookies standing on glittered  vases!

The cake was a two-tiered marble mud cake with decadent chocolate ganache, featuring handmade peony roses, buds and hydrangea flower arrangements and edible lacework. The beautiful vintage cake stands, many of which are very rare, were sourced by Petite Portions and were the perfect vessels to display the pretty desserts.  We also sourced a gorgeous handmade cart to display the gourmet selection of candy and the exquisite etched glass drink dispenser.

Other little details:

Gorgeous floral arrangements in vintage white hobnail vases adorning the cart and main table.

 Beautiful flowers in hanging birdcages and miniature gold birdcages as centrepieces on the children’s table

Oversized balloons with satin ribbon tails and handmade tulle flowers

Personalised chocolate bar favours for guests to take home

Simple, yet effective little details, such as cutlery entwined in dusty rose ribbon and flowers to compliment the mini glass bottles with straws and flags

Gorgeous handcrafted tulle tablecloth, enhancing the prettiness of the dessert table

The use of props, such as the gold and pink tea set to add to the “feel” of this relaxed and pretty party

Age appropriate entertainment such as hiring a children’s face painter and creating a sense of fun with a piƱata for the older children.

 Using florals in many ways and textures as seen in the paperie, fresh flower arrangements juxtaposed against the delicate nature of the handmade sugar flowers that adorned the cakes and desserts.

Vendor contributions
Concept, Styling and design to include all baked items: Studio Cake

Vintage Cart and tulle tablecloth: Vintage Sew and So

Oversized balloons and tails: Blush Loves Mint
Handmade paper flowers, fans for the backdrop, glittered jars and ribbon garlands: Dunne With Style

Backdrop design and printables: The Little Soiree

Ghost Chairs and tables: Little Chair

Vintage cake stands, nut dishes and vases: Petite Portions

Etched glass drink dispenser and etched glass compotes and wooden crate: Leo and Bella

Entertainment: Mel’s Face Painting

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Night Christmas

I love Christmas.  Its one of the most awaited day in my families calander.  I love the preparation, the decorating and of course the baking and sharing special times with family and friends. It's truly a magical time of the year.
Cheer Co and Studio Cake's Night Christmas collaboration was inspired by wanting to share a little bit of ourselves, the way we celebrate our Christmas, with a beautiful table setting and an array of sweet treats.
Keeping the table simple and with just the right amount of treats to share, is the key to a beautiful table. Incorporating some rustic elements such as ferns as a table runner and pine cones for the cake toppers will add interest to your table plus its an inexpensive way to add that special touch!
Styling and Concept - Cheer Co/Studio Cake
Cakes, macarons, cupcakes and cookies - Studio Cake
Photography - Cheer Co
We hope you like our "Night Christmas" and we would love for you to show your support by "liking" our entry into The Little Big Company's - Christmas Creativity 2013 Competition here.
Thanks for stopping by x



Monday, March 4, 2013

WINNER of website launch competition...

It was so very hard choosing one winner for our website launch competition!

We received so many wonderful entries.. Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to enter and share our little competition. It really means a lot to me that I have the support of so many fantastic likers.

We are so very happy to announce the winner of our $300 voucher to Kylie Orr

Please email me at within 24 hours to claim this prize 

Her winning entry
No more homemade cakes to burn,
No more icing and decorating concerns
Studio Cake saves our kitchen disasters
And we all devour happily ever after

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Studio Cake Website Launch - Competition

I am soooooo excited!!!! Our beautiful new website has gone live. It has taken many many months of consultation with designers and programmers, and the wait was totally worth it.

I hope you LOVE it as much as I do. A very huge thank you to Sarah of Style Me Gorgeous for the design of the website, and to Gareth of Minio Design and Print for the website development and for all of your patience with me. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with these two lovely people who are so professional and amazing to work with.

As a little thank you for your ongoing support on facebook and to celebrate the launch of our new website, we are giving you the chance to win a $300 Studio Cake gift voucher which can be used toward a designer cake, sweet treats or a dessert table.

Please read our promo below and remember to

1. Like us on Facebook
2. Leave a comment below or email telling us in 25 words or less why you would like to win this prize

Winner will be drawn on Monday 4th March 2013

Terms &Conditions of entry as follows

  • Studio Cake reserves the right to use its discretion to choose a winner from the most creative answers
  • Open to Melbourne (Australian) residents, but all comments welcome
  • Gift Voucher to be redeemed between 1st June 2013 and 30th June 2014
  • Voucher to be used toward new bookings only
  • Winner will be notified via Facebook, recipient will have 24 hours to contact me via email otherwise prize will be re drawn.
  • Recipient of the voucher agrees to a time and date for pick up of cake, sweet treat, from Studio Cake's business address.  A charge will apply for delivery/set up (if applicable)
  • This voucher is not redeemable for cash

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Crash the Party. Angry birds style

Those that know me, know I am not a huge fan of licensed themed parties. I cringe when my kids ask for Dora, super Mario and Thomas the tank themed parties, but as a parent I sometimes need to step back and remember that at times its okay to allow for our children's obsessions to take over!. As is of course the case with my 6 year old who breathes and dreams of.... his Angry birds....

Now up until researching this silly little game, all I knew was how annoying the sound effects coming from my mobile phone and ipad were, but in fairness to these little angry critters, once I began to research them, I found that they each had a little personality and realised that there was actually a story behind this very addictive game.  And so began a little love/hate relationship with them as I created the figurines that adorned the 8 inch square mud cake in the shape of a TNT box.

As my son's request to have an Angry birds party evolved and as with all of my children's birthdays, the joy I received from Ethan's envolvment in his own party design was fabulous.

Nicole from Pretty and Print created the perfect printable for the party to include the fantastic invite, and backdrop incorporating my sons favourite colours. 

My gorgeous friend Catherine of Sweet Empire created the most amazing cake pops and cupcakes for the children's table and decedent cupcakes (flour less chocolate, frangelico) and delicious caramelised onion and goats cheese tartlettes for the adults table.
A huge thank you goes out to her for all her help in creating, baking and helping me with the party. 

A highlight for the kids were the amazing angry birds iced cookies created by the talented Donna of Sweet Table. The details on the cookies are just fantastic and way to gorgeous to eat. I over heard my daughter saying she was going to save it for show and tell at school.

I wanted the simple dessert table to tell the story of the game and created an extended 8 inch chocolate mud cake (Ethan's favourite) in the form of the TNT box featured throughout the game. I have to admit that I do like the bad piggies and made these the focal point of the cake, and placed the red angry bird on the bottom of the cake board, with the infamous sling shot ready to "kill" the pigs that are mocking from above and have stolen the golden egg. 

My father and his wife made the amazing over sized red angry bird pinata. It was so funny watching the kids try their hand at "smashing" the bird.

Photography : Sofi P Photography

Please scroll down for more vendor credits

Vendor Credits

Concept, styling and cake made by Studio Cake

Cupcakes and cakepops : Sweet Empire

Cookies : Sweet Table

Photography : Sofi P Photography

Printables : Pretty and Print

Table and chair hire : Party Squad

Giant balloons and table decor: Little Dance Invitation

Balloon Tassels: Dandy and Darling

Table runners : Vintage Sew and So

Photo Booth Props : Charlie and Mae

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Macaron Gift Packs

This year we are excited to be able to offer two types of macaron gift packs for Christmas.
The first is an assortment of our most popular flavours available now to pre - order.
24 Assorted flavours - $60
12 Assorted flavours - $30
6 Assorted flavours - $15 


The second is our Christmas Gift packs which will be available only in the 12 pack assortment of new flavours!
12 Assorted flavours - $30

All packs are gift boxed and beautifully presented - they make a fabulous gift or why not order for your Christmas celebration for your family to enjoy.

We are only offering a very limited number of packs this year.

Pre orders are to be paid in full at the time of booking .

All enquiries and bookings -

We will be accepting orders until Monday 10th December
Pick up to be arranged via email for the 22nd or 23rd December 2012.

Photography -Katie Toland Photography
Tags - designed by The little Soiree

Friday, September 7, 2012

Pink, white and Black baby shower

It seems like the power of pink is all around me these days!. This pretty pink baby shower we styled in August, was inspired by my clients invitation. The brief was to include the funky black and white spotted pram in the design and to include as much pink as possible!!.

I love the candy pink and white stripe backdrop designed by Tammy of Little dance Invitations. The matching buffet labels and signage complemented the table beautifully and helped to tie in all the other elements created for this chic baby celebration.

The handmade gumpaste baby pram adorned the caramel mud cake and the dessert buffet included pram shaped lemon vanilla cookies, strawberry macarons and vanilla cupcakes and delish tim tam cake pops. 

As always, the candy buffet was a huge it! - the raspberry bon bons and strawberry jelly beans disappearing in record time.

A Huge thank you to the lovely Jo from Love that Photography for taking these gorgeous photos and helping me at the eleventh hour! x

Vendor credits below

Styling and all sweets by Studio Cake

Photography : Love that Photography

Stunning Three tierd pink ombre table cloth : Vintage Sew and So

Mini cupcake stands and large candy jars and all artwork: Little Dance Invitations

All elements of this table can be recreated using our hire items from Boutique Party Hire.