Personal Reflection

Grayson’s 7th Birthday

Grayson’s 7th Birthday

Our little bear turned 7 a few weeks ago, and to my ever-loving thanks, he wanted a McDonalds Party. I assume other countries blessed with the gourmet stylings of McDonalds run these too, but if not, here in Oz, our local McDonalds’ have small party 

Kerrie does Orlando! America’s Cake Fair 2017

Kerrie does Orlando! America’s Cake Fair 2017

Until this past week, I had never been overseas. The longest I had been away from my family until this point was 3 days. So after a total of 42 hours of flying, and 9 days away from home, jet lag slowly wearing off, what 

Why we need Cake now, more than ever

Why we need Cake now, more than ever

Pretty much everywhere you look, horrible things are happening. War, famine, disease, cruelty, basically the worse of humanity. So why, when our world is so obviously  falling apart, should we care about cake?? I’m glad you asked. How much is too much? As an online 

Lucien’s 7th Birthday

Lucien’s 7th Birthday

Amidst the chaos of the Easter School Holidays, out eldest Son turned 7. As we always do, we had a small family party to celebrate, and celebrate we did. Minion Style! For some inexplicable reason, I chose cakes for my children, that I find the 

Happy 5th Birthday Grayson!

Happy 5th Birthday Grayson!

It was our youngest Monkey’s 5th Birthday Party on the weekend. We had all the classics; Fairy Bread, Chocolate Spiders, balloons, and of course, cake. After an *exhaustive* cake selection process, our Son decided on an M&M cake. No worries. How hard could that be?…. 

Why you NEED to put yourself first

Why you NEED to put yourself first

There’s a reason that the Airline Safety message tells you to put on your own Oxygen mask before attending to your kids. Its because you are IMPORTANT, and VALUABLE, and best able to serve your family, if your are functioning properly. That’s a lesson that 

Why you NEED a Plan B

Why you NEED a Plan B

Things go wrong.  It’s an inescapable truth. As I write this, I’m caring for my eldest Son, who is home from school, sick.  We’re watching Frozen. As you do. I know how much work I normally get done on a Monday. Admin, emails, post, housework, 

Finding Your Style

Finding Your Style

When you first start Cake Decorating, like most of us,  you will have followed the customers brief, maybe even faithfully recreated a grainy image of Aunt Cecily’s Wedding Cake for their Golden Anniversary. But what happens when or if you want to find your own style? 

Why I love Buttercream

Why I love Buttercream

Spend 5 minutes on any cake page, and you’ll see pages and pages of sharp edged fondant and ganache. So why then, if they are so popular, would I not only choose to specialise in Buttercream, but shout it from the rooftops? For the full 

When is Icing, Art?

When is Icing, Art?

When does Cake become Edible Art? Is there a point when Buttercream becomes an artistic medium? YES. Creation is intent. Simple as that. If you have taken something, anything, and used it to express an idea, an emotion or message, you have created. This has