Steve & Amy's Wedding
Steve & Amy's wedding was held in a beautiful marquee situated in Kutarere, about a 20 minute drive out of whakatane.
The vendors involved in this wedding were just out of this world, one of the most amazing weddings I have seen and been apart of in my little caking career.
When it came to making the Wedding cake, Amy was so easy to deal with she made it an absolute dream.
Top tier | Subtle soft pink and white marble
Middle tier | Pink ombre
Bottom tier | hand-painted with a beautiful deep gold
Topped off with gold leaf and a few stunning peonies, subtle magic.
The Catering I have to say was one of the most freshest most gorgeous food I have ever seen at a wedding. From the fresh honeycombed topped camembert cheeses, to the beautiful meringues served along with dessert everything was just WOW!
The styling was sensational as always by Casey and her team at The Heirloom, Ternaniums filled with flower posey's and metallic details thoughout brought everything together.
The venue was filled with florals, from the floor to the ceiling by HoneyBee Wild Florist, Peonies, roses and proteas were highlighted everywhere bringing the whole venue to life.
Amazing fresh photography by one of the Bay's best with Swift & Click, capturing all the beautiful moments of their day.
Congrats Mr & Mrs Nelson
This Chamois Painted cake was commisioned for a special 60th Birthday, all from a keen hunting family.
I really enjoyed painting this particular cake, everything just seemed to flow perfectly and come togther nicely.
I always paint my cakes or painting on canvas for that mattelayer by layer, gradually building up as i go. Ive tried doing it other ways with my painting technique but just cant seem to do it any other way!
This one flew all the way from Whakatane Bay Of Plenty to Nelson in the South Island. It arrived in perfect condition ready for the birthday bash!
Paints: Wilton Gels
Paintbrush: Anything will do!
This metallic beauty was made for a super glam Great Gatsby themed Birthday bash, held at Trinity Wharf in Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty,
I loved everything that went into making this cake, it would be one of my favourites to date so far!
Casey is a stylist for weddings and all events here in the Bay Of Plenty, she has so much taste and such an eye for detail, I jumped at the chance to make her 30th birthday cake, getting to make such a modern glam cake I had a ball.
Top tier | Tied with beautiful black ribbons.
Middle Tier | Black pettinice fondant, scattered with gold leaf scattered.
The bottom tier | Rifle paper themed florals, hand painted using the amazing edible art paint.
Jess from Honey Suckle & Rose dressed the cake with these beautiful blooms.
Cake | Sweet Deer Hand-Painted Cakes
Florals | Honeysuckle & Rose
Photographer | Erica Jane Photography
Styling Props | The Heirloom
Styled by Casey from the Heirloom
Adam & Michaela
Gorgeous vibrant bright flowers were the showstopper for this beautiful wedding held at Bay Of Plentys Ataahua Garden Venue.
To achieve this design I firstly hand painted all the outlines of the flowers onto my blank fondant canvas. I then hand painted each of the Dahlias, roses, ranunculus and tulips, matching in with the colours of the flowers used on the table settings and girls bouquets.. probably one of my most challenging cakes I've painted so far!
The flavours were double chocolate mud cake with a chocolate buttercream, lemon Devine cake with a zesty lemon buttercream and chocolate mud cake with a mint flavoured buttercream.
The wedding cake was served as the main dessert with raspberry compote and freshly whipped cream yum!
Photographer | Steve Brown Wedding Photography
Venue | Ataahua Gardens Venue
Florist | Honeysuckle Rose -Bespoke Wedding Flowers
Stationary | Just My Type
Cake | Sweet Deer Hand-Painted Cakes
Dress | Astra Bridal
My son Mason’s wilderness themed bash was so much fun, I knew I wanted to incorporate Mason’s love of the bush/outdoors into his first Birthday bash.
I wanted his cake to be rustic and fun, he just loves animals so I knew I had to have them somehow on his birthday cake.
He had bears wolves, foxes, moose and deer carved into cake like it had been carved into a tree, with a wooden "one" cake topper which finished it off perfectly.
The cake inside matched the plaid elements throughout the party. To all the cakers out there, I used Sugar Geeks tutorial to achieve that! I did'nt quite do it justice (my plaid was a bit wonky oops) but ultimately I was happy with the end result because as all the kids (and adults) loved it and the whole thing got eaten!!
We got mason a beautiful handmade wooden gun for his first present as his daddy and the rest of our family are super keen hunters, it even had his name and first birthday date stamped into it along with his own gun licence!
We had our friend Troy Baker from Troy Baker Photography to take all the photos for us. He captured all the special moments through out the party for us to look back on and cherish.
Photography | Troy Baker Photography
Cake, Cupcakes & Cookies | Sweet Deer Hand-Painted Cakes
Cake Topper | Design @ 409
Invitation | Fly on the wall Ink (Etsy)