Hootabelle Cake

Hootabelle Cake

Hootabelle Cake – 3D kid’s birthday cake This 3D Hootabelle Cake was made for a 2nd birthday.  In case you are not familiar Hootabelle is a character from the popular ABC4Kids show Giggle and Hoot. Here is how the Hootabelle cake started out.  Layers of butter cake were stacked together and supported by a dowel in the middle to create stability: Next the cake layers were carved into shaped (mmmm I wonder what happened to all those cake scraps?): This is the finished cake carved before the buttercream: The next step is to ice the cake in a creamy layer of delicious buttercream…yum!  We only use REAL New Zealand butter in our buttercream – you will taste the difference! The buttercream is smoothed over and then it’s time for the fondant.  Fondant is a type of sugar dough which can be moulded into any shape and coloured.  It is a great medium to use and makes the cake surface super smooth. I am really pleased how the cake turned out  – what do you think? Side view:  The Hootabelle Cake was placed on a bright blue cake board with the birthday girl’s name written in fondant letters: Here at Dreamy Cakes we specialise in making children’s cakes – we can also make cupcakes to match your cake and party theme. If you are after a special birthday cake please contact us on 0405 136 562 or...
How to Avoid a 1st Birthday Meltdown (for you and your child)

How to Avoid a 1st Birthday Meltdown (for you and your child)

Your gorgeous little one is about to turn 1 and it’s time to celebrate!  But how can you have a wonderful and memorable celebration and avoid a 1st birthday meltdown? Here’s a couple of tips which helped me to plan my little guy’s special day: The time of the party.  What time are you planning to schedule the party?  Try to plan around YOUR child (not the guests)!  If your child has (and needs) a long sleep around lunchtime you may find it better to schedule the party earlier in the day.  Try to pick a time when you child is well rested and alert so they can enjoy some of the celebrations. Plan age appropriate activities.  Scary clowns, loud music, noisy activities all can frighten small babies.  Instead of the traditional noisy party games, plan some low key things that your baby will enjoy – quieter singing and clapping to familiar nursery rhymes will keep your baby happy and smiling for the camera. Take some of the pressure off – there is no shame in having the food catered for, or ordering a special cake.  You’ll be glad you did when you have plenty of time to spend with your child on the day instead of worrying about the food or entertainment. Keep it short.  Try to have a starting time and ending time on the invites so people know when it’s time to ‘hit the road’.  I would suggest 1.5 – 2 hours maximum.  This is enough time for baby to see their relatives and friends and enjoy some of the activity without it becoming overwhelming. Take...
Peppa Pig Cake

Peppa Pig Cake

Do your kid’s love Peppa Pig? Today’s cake is a Peppa Pig Cake. And a Peppa Pig dessert table inspired by this episode of Peppa Pig – “The Balloon Ride” We created customised cupcakes, cake pops and sugar cookies to match the Peppa Pig cake. To recreate this look you can use plastic tablecloths as the background – add some paper clouds and paper bunting and you are ready to go! Here is a shot of the Peppa Pig Cake.  The cake board is decorated with bunting spelling the birthday boy’s name. Edible image Peppa Pig cupcakes – Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig, George and Peppa D reamy Cakes can create a special cake for your kids next birthday.  We specialize in kid’s cakes – anything from Peppa Pig to Spiderman and anything in between.  You can contact us  on 0405 136 562 or email mail@dreamycakes.com why not drop by our Facebook page...
Cakes in my Kitchen – Behind the Scenes!

Cakes in my Kitchen – Behind the Scenes!

Here’s a little sneak peak behind the scenes here at Dreamy Cakes…….a typical week in my kitchen…. Lots of delicious butter and mud cakes come out of my kitchen oven each week in a variety of flavours.  Our most popular flavours are chocolate, vanilla and butterscotch. Can’t beat the smell of cakes baking! Fondant covered and buttercream covered cakes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Fondant can be coloured virtually any colour. Make the sugarpaste pieces – these are usually made ahead of time to allow drying.  This week we’ve got lots of differents pieces including sugar people, owls, flowers, wired stars and a sugar race car. Sugarpaste is a type of edible dough that dries firm and can be moulded into any shape. Decorate – my favourite part is standing back and looking at the finished product! Box ’em up – all boxed and ready for parties. Dreamy Cakes can make lots of different cake designs – whatever your theme we can create it for you.  Give us a call 0405 136 562 or email...