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Website is in the process of being re-vamped 0

Posted on December 06, 2013 by tamana

Apologies for the delay and lack of recent photos. I’m currently re-vamping my website to make it easier to view and navigate photos. Photos are continuously being uploaded on www.facebook.com/cakephoric

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Tamana

Clown themed cake with a hidden surprise 0

Posted on May 30, 2013 by tamana

 

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I was asked to make a clown themed cake for a 2 year old girl. I thought that this being a fairly simple cake to decorate, it would be great to have a hidden surprise in the cake – in the form of polka dots.

This definitely turned out much better than the first cake I made. One this with these polka dotted cakes – the cakes turn out to be huge!

Seeing polka dots 0

Posted on May 21, 2013 by tamana

It’s the latest craze to hit cake makers every where. How could you not love it?!

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This was the first polka dotted cake I made. It didn’t turn out too badly, but could have done with more polka dots in a variety of colours. Cake was tasty though!

Hermes bag 0

Posted on March 05, 2013 by tamana

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This is the first bag cake I have made. I was so glad to have gotten the opportunity and it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Yes, there are things I would change but overall not bad for my first attempt!!

“The one that started it all” – Glenfiddich 70th Birthday cake 0

Posted on February 20, 2013 by tamana

70 YEARS OLD "The one that started it all"

Glenfiddich Special Collection

 

 

For my father-in-law who is Scottish, what better cake than a 2D Glenfiddich bottle. (I’m sure the real thing would’ve have been better though!) It’s a chocolate cake with a chocolate ganache frosting, which is way better than buttercream in my opinion! I’m not sure how heavy the cake was in the end, but let me tell you it wasn’t the easiest cake to carry.

Apple Cake 0

Posted on January 14, 2013 by tamana

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Normally when I think birthday cake I immediately think chocolate. However, my Dad isn’t a fan of chocolate but love apple pie. So what cake does one make? An apple cake of course.

From the outside it does admittedly look plain and boring, however serve this warm with some vanilla ice-cream and you’ll be in seventh heaven. A definitely more-ish cake.

Pumpkin Cake 0

Posted on January 13, 2013 by tamana

As you can tell this has become one of my favourite cakes. Instead of a cream cheese frosting which is typically paired with this type of cake, I went with a rich brown butter frosting. The result is a cake, that is not too sweet, combined with just the right amount of sweetness from the frosting. Please sir, can I have some more?

 

Barney and Friends: 2nd Birthday 0

Posted on January 13, 2013 by tamana

The final cake

 

Fondant butterflies and flowers

 

Bursting out to wish you a Happy Birthday

Bursting out to wish you a Happy Birthday

 

Baby Bop, BJ and Biff

Rainbow cupcakes giveaways

Vanilla rainbow cupcakes

This was a fun and certaintly challening cake to make. The figurines of the Barney and Friends were the hardest to make. Things always dont work out the way you imagine them to. (Isn’t that always the case though?)

The main cake was a chocolate covered ganache cake covered in homemade vanilla fonant. The cupcakes, which were part of a give away bag, were rainbow cupcakes (see picture above) topped with a buttercream frosting. The rainbow itself was made out of royal icing but wasn’t as easy as I thought they would be to make. Two words – time consuming, but well worth it.

Ready to Pop! 0

Posted on January 13, 2013 by tamana

Ready to Pop!

Pop-cakes to go please

A vanilla and lemon poppy seed cake and cupcakes made for a friend’s baby shower. I stole this idea from another friend’s baby shower and then realised I had these popcorn holders. I immediately thought of putting mini cupcakes in them for giveaways. Both cake and cupcakes turned out great. I love it when everything comes together.

Surprise! Cupcakes in a cake 0

Posted on January 13, 2013 by tamana
It's not just an ordinary cake

It’s not just an ordinary cake

 

 From the outside you see just an ordinary looking vanilla cake and your not at all excited about it, unless you love vanilla flavoured cakes. But then you cake a slice and your eye is immediately hit with bursts of colours in the form of cupcakes.

If I were to make this again I would probably add more cupcakes to create a more powerful impact when you cut the cake up.

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