Sunday, April 22, 2012

my buttercream and cake pops class!

i really love teaching! i find it so, so rewarding and i am always so proud of my students work! i thought i would share a few photos from my buttercream and cake pop class that i taught yesterday to give people a bit more of an idea of the set up. the essential ingredient newcastle have an amazing classroom kitted out with an amazing kitchen (+ kitchen aids!!)- everything i need to be able to teach the first step of baking, which i think is just as important as decorating. 
the day started with me demonstrating my vanilla cupcake recipe and then my students mixed up their own and popped them into the oven. i then demonstrated how to work with fondant and make cute little sugar decorations- then they worked on their own. we then had a super delicious lunch provided by the essential ingredient cafe and got back to work mixing up our buttercream icing. explaining how to pipe a buttercream swirl is actually quite tricky, but with a bit of practice everyone got it right. we then mixed up our cake pop mix, melted chocolate, dipped and decorated... it was all a lot of fun! 

i will be listing a couple more classes soon, keep an eye out on my blog and facebook for dates or email me ( to register your interest!
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Friday, April 20, 2012

eskimo party!

earlier in the year i made this super cute igloo cake for leanne from sweet style. the occasion being the 14th anniversary of the design studio eskimo... hence the igloo... but it also coincided with valentines day... hence the heart theme- soo sweet! i also made some really cute little heart cookies and my favourite- lemon meringue tarts. here are a few pics of the gorgeous table leanne arranged, i think it is one of my favourites ever- i really love the use of the fluro pink. the party is featured in the current issue of fete, out now!
igloo cake, heart cookies and lemon meringue tarts by hello naomi
dessert table styling and photos by sweet style
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

sienna's tea party

sorry but this cake had to be this cute, it was designed to match the tea + tutu's invitation by style me gorgeous! happy birthday sienna!!

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my children's class at the school

i had THE most wonderful day on tuesday teaching my first children's decorating class at the school by megan morton. with the rain pouring outside it was a great day to be tucked away inside decorating cupcakes and cookies! my small students did a wonderful job decorating rainbow cupcakes and flower cookies and they showed so much creativity designing their own! 

i will be teaching another children's class on sat the 26th of may, book your little one in here !!

photos courtesy of the school

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

black and white

my peony and doily design is definitely my most popular, it is just the most perfectly sweet wedding cake- i think! i always enjoy making it in different colour combinations- i liked this black and white version- very classy!
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harper's bazaar bridal special- out now!

earlier in the year i designed this cake for justine cullen, editor of shop til you drop  magazine, and i am pretty sure it is my favourite cake so far... anyway, the new harper's bazaar brides magazine is out now and features justine's gorgeous garden wedding along with a little piece of advice from myself in the style section.... !!
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

childrens decorating class!

next tuesday (april 17) i will be in sydney teaching a childrens cake decorating class at the school- book your little one in now! places are limited!

ph 96932782

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

happy easter!

my favourite easter cookie design, and i really loved this colour scheme. 
happy easter!
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

the school is open! i will be teaching a kids school holiday class!

the school by megan morton is now open! i will be teaching a school holiday class for kids on the 17th of April- how fun!! one of my best memories from kindergarten was when i did a cooking lesson and we covered milk arrowroot biscuits with pink icing and smarties.... that and our excursion to the zoo to see the pandas fifi and xiao xiao ... i also used to love reading mums aww childrens cake book dreaming about the castle cake... anyway in hindsight i can see that i was destined to be a cake decorator... so hopefully this might give your children some confidence in the kitchen and teach them that your job can be something fun when you grow up!

for schedule and booking info see the school
for grown ups classes please see my current newcastle schedule here

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

megan morton, the school and the propery

megan morton is just amazing, i am so incredibly in awe of everything she does.  last week i was lucky enough to catch up with her and check out her AMAZINGLY beautiful new space for the school, the studio and the propery... it is just heaven! 

the school will be releasing the first schedule of classes this week and it sounds so, so wonderful with styling, craft and children's classes with some amazing teachers... i really can't wait to see the class list!

oh and i have included some pics from the propery, again this place is just heaven- every cute little detail you could possibly want- colour coded!!

AND when i was there i got to meet holly hipwell, whos blog- the flower drum- i totally adore! lucky me! she was setting up for the school's launch class where she taught how to make super cute flower bombs... i wish i could have gone!

anyway, so the key word of this post- amazing... or heavenly... they are the only words i can find to describe it all. thank you megan for creating such an amazing, dream-like place. 
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Monday, April 2, 2012

a really sweet little wedding cake...

this sweet little 6" square cake was for a really sweet couple and their intimate wedding with 13 guests... sigh!

i made sweet peas for the first time, they turned out so, so .... sweet! they were just meant to be filler flowers but kind of ended up being the feature.

sorry for using the word 'sweet' 4 times in this post... now 5 ... but i think that is the only way to describe it all! ok 6 now that i've written the title.
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i have always loved this adorable ahoy invitation by imprintables and i am so glad i finally got to make a cake to match!
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