We live in a technological world. With the internet at our fingertips, and smart phones in our hands, we are constantly connected to everything around us. For those running a business, this is great. We can connect with our customers, process info, and fulfil orders on the go, and be able to check in wherever we are, even when we’re not in the office.
But something seems to have disappeared with the introduction of always living ‘on’. All of a sudden, business hours seem to have ceased meaning anything, at least when it comes to small business. And I mean that from the point of view of the customer, not the business owner. Continue reading
Through a series of completely unrelated events tonight, I discovered some demons I didn’t realize I still had. And I thought it was important to share what I felt from it tonight. Continue reading
Running a business is not all fun and games. There are often a lot of tears, exclamations of “why the HELL am I doing this?!” and moments where you feel like your business is running you, instead of the other way around. Continue reading
There are a number of myths about cakes out there, including this one.
So often, people ask me if they should put their cake in the fridge. Even venues, who receive cakes all the time, attempt to do the same thing.
CAVEAT: please be aware that I am not attacking or putting down anyone who wants/loves/makes naked cakes. I make them regularly and will continue to do so. My post below is from the perspective of a cake decorator who simply misses being able to offer the true talents in her hands. That is all.
Here’s to the death of the naked cake. Woah. I said it. They’re driving me mad. I cannot wait to put them in the proverbial ground.
Why? They are not original anymore. EVERYONE wants them, and EVERYONE is doing them. The number of people who come to me and ask for a naked cake ‘for something a bit different’ is astounding. When every second person (well, actually, at the moment it’s at least 4 out of 5) is asking for it, it’s not ‘something different’. In fact, it’s exactly the same as everyone else. Continue reading
What an amazing achievement. I entered just to give it a shot, but I never expected to find myself first shortlisted, and then through to the finalists under the Young Business Women’s Award category. From an average of 5,000 nominations, to a list of finalists less than 120 across Australia. Now THAT is humbling.
When Mama B said she wanted to have a big party to celebrate turning 60, I knew I was going to create something special for her.
I also knew I was going to need some help from my favourite creatives to make it happen- insert Pretty Pedestals, Paper Playground, Communicakeit, and Elle Tee Designs.
Okay, so I’ll admit upfront, trying to take tutorial photos by myself is actually really hard. Trying to hold the camera, and demonstrate process steps at the same time is surprisingly difficult. So hopefully my written instruction will make more sense with this.
Working with edible leaf is something that does require practice, although in theory it sounds fairly simple. It is a very delicate, fiddly, and no-room-for-error type of material, but has a fabulously opulent effect when used on a cake. It is also quite expensive, so is not to be thrown around carelessly! I buy direct from the supplier (here’s a plug, ready?!) from The Gold Leaf Factory for both gold and silver. Be aware- they also sell non-edible leaf, so make sure you purchase the correct one! Continue reading
STOP. Before you read this post, please note the below caveat.
This is not a light-hearted, cake-related post. This is a deeply personal, confronting, and sensitive post, about a topic that is considered fairly controversial. If you wish to, please read ahead knowing this…x Continue reading