Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas - and a look back to 2014

Wow its been a huge year for Jake's Cakes this year so I want to take the opportunity to thank firstly the beautiful clients I have been blessed with, thank you so much for allowing me to play a small part in your special celebrations, challenging me and supporting my little business - I thank you from the bottom of my heart. For those of you who follow my work - thank you for your kind words and support throughout the year. And to my beautiful little family, Matt and Carys - thanks again for the awesome cake photography often at silly hours at night and for putting up with a house full of cakes and sugar and all those late hours I work on cakes. I hope you all have a fabulous, safe and happy Christmas and New Year. Big Love from me, Janette xxx

Saturday, 20 December 2014

The Wiggles Cake

Lots of work and detail in Eloise's 2nd Birthday cake - Handmade sugar Wags, Dorothy and Henry on a marbled mud cake.

Cheeky Monkey 1st Birthday Cake

This Cake was a combination of Ava's party invites and a mural which is on her wall. Lots of fun making this one! White chocolate mud cake with raspberry white chocolate layers.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas Cupcakes

Christmas themed cupcakes for super lovely regular customers: chocolate choc chip with real strawberry buttercream and my favourite red velvet cheesecake cupcakes with cream cheese icing

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Anna's Wedding Cake

Happy Wedding day to Anna and Christy! Anna liked a previous Jake's Cakes design to which we both made slight changes to. Handpiped and brushed embroidery design on the bottom tier which is orange and almond with dark chocolate ganache and the top tier is Strawberry ripple. Cake stand available to hire from Jake's Cakes

Vintage Roses and Lace 21st Birthday Cake

Vintage giant handmade pink roses and lace for Rebecca's 21st Birthday party today. Marbled mud cake with layers of white and dark chocolate ganache. Cake stand available to Hire from Jake's Cakes.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Pastel Flower and Lace Castle Cake

Jam packed with pastel prettiness this is the 3rd cake I have made for these lovely customers - this time for their Bubs First Birthday. Sigh - sooo much pretty!......choc chip vanilla butter cake on the inside. Happy Birthday little Sierra!

H Cupcakes

H is for Helen! The gorgeous Helen from Laughing Feather had a 'H' party last night. She has taken some lovely photos of our family and my favourite photo of me and my daughter when she was a Bub, so I am looking forward to seeing the party photos!! Happy Birthday Helen! These cupcakes are made using Organic Coconut sugar instead of white sugar - you would never know the difference!

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Buzzy Bee Cake

Happy Birthday to little Josh who loves his Buzzy Bee (apparently a popular toy in New Zealand!) All handmade decorations, client supplied photo, original designer Buttercream Babydoll. Mud cake on the inside.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Spiderman Cake

Spiderman Cake for some lovely regular clients. Handpiped Royal icing on top, Chocolate mud cake with Butercream layers on the inside

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Pirate Ship Cake

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!! A pirate ship cake made for a little boy turning 3 - The decorations and ship all handmade and edible except the actual masts, sails made of rice paper and the ship of rice crispies. Caramel Mud cake on the inside.The party looked fabulous all decked out in a Pirate theme with amazing detail which included some of Jake's Cakes salted caramel macarons in blue and red colours. The names of 13 kids on the scrolls on the board didn't quite show up on the photos....

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Frozen Cake

Allegra's Frozen Cake; design based on a picture provided by the client; original cake designer unknown. Marbled butter cake with milk chocolate ganache.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Army Tank Cake

Last year it was a Dinosaur Volcano cake, this year an Army Tank! A chocolate mud cake tank for Aary who turns 6 - his Mum is the talented Kay from Maya's Magical Tulle so we were at the party too. Happy Birthday Aary!

The Tardis Cake

   My second Tardis cake has the inclusion of K9 - all handmade out of sugar. Again there is a flashing light at the top for effect. This cake is gluten free vanilla butter cake for some lovely regular clients - Happy 70th Robert!!                                                                                                                                             

Thursday, 20 November 2014

'JOY' - Alex's Book Launch Cake

I was very honoured to play a very small part in the Book Launch of 'JOY' written and photographed by the lovely and amazing Alex Cearns from Houndstooth Studio , last night. This is her second book and certainly lives up to its name. If you don't know her work, check out the amazing animal photography on Houndstooth Studio Facebook page, she is also involved with many animal charities here in Australia and Overseas. Congratulations Alex! Well deserved xxx

This is the cake made for the 'JOY' Book launch. The picture frame representing her amazing photography and handpiped 'Tree of Life' at the front, not just because I love its symbolism, but I think it perfectly represents all of Alex's passionate animal charity work, both here and overseas. (Cake is French vanilla butter cake with white chocolate ganache) 36 Vegan-friendly cupcakes also made for the launch (forgot to take photos)

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Fireman Sam Cake

Fireman Sam Cake made for some super lovely regular clients. This design was based on a picture supplied by the client, original design by Kidacity. Fireman Sam and his mate Tom all handmade from sugar. This was a fun cake to make! Choc mint mud cake on the inside.

Chelsea Football Club Shirt Cake

Chelsea Football Club shirt cake. Gluten free vanilla butter cake on the inside

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Teacup Lace Cake

Sugar Teacup Cake: I was honoured to be asked to make this cake for a lady turning 80 who loves Navy and white china teacups. Teacup totally edible and made of sugar on navy fondant with edible lace. French Vanilla Butter cake on the inside

Thomas the Tank Engine inspired cake

Inspired by Thomas the Tank this cake is for Tony's 4th Birthday party today. His Mum will be placing one of his Toy Thomas' on the track for the party. Marbled butter cake.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Purple Rose Rustic Wedding Cake

Dani and Rohan's Wedding Cake: This couple loved my logo so the rose design is loosely based on that, and being my favourite colour I was in my element! The couple also wanted me to make the bride and groom toppers which depict Dani dragging Rohan away from his favourite game, the League of Legends. The Groomsmen arrived as I was setting up the cake and all confirmed their obsession with the game. The cake is all Gluten free.

Olaf on the Beach Cake

'A drink in my hand, my snow up against the burning sand
Prob'ly getting gorgeously tanned in summmmmmmer!!!'
Little Faye has come all the way from Scotland for her Jake's Cake (well I guess she's probably in Perth for other reasons but leave me to my fantasy! lol) Happy Birthday Faye! I hope enjoy your Olaf/Frozen cake. Vanilla rainbow layers on the inside

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Hoot Cake

Hoot cake I made this week for a little man turning 1. Marbled butter cake with milk chocolate ganache. Handmade Hoot on top

Saturday, 1 November 2014

My Daughter's Frozen 4th Birthday Cake

Its my beautiful daughter's 4th Birthday on Monday and today we had a 'Frozen' themed party for her as she LOVES Elsa. All decorations on the cake handmade by me, Chocolate butter cake on top of a Ombre blue vanilla cake.
Sweets table treats also all handmade, cookies and cream macarons, chocolate cupcakes, cake pops, vanilla cookies, chocolate oreos and jellies.
Also a picture of my little Elsa with her cake (awesome tablecloth available to hire from Jake's Cakes)

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Ombre Ruffle Peony Cake

Ombre Ruffles and a handmade sugar peony for the lovely Shelley's Birthday party tonight. White choc mud cake and Gluten free Orange and almond cake.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Black Bling Crown cake

Happy Birthday to my lovely friend Helen who is celebrating her Birthday in a 'Royal' fashion tonight! Crown handmade by me out of sugar then blinged up with jewels and black glitter. Vanilla buttercake with dark chocolate ganache

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Friday, 17 October 2014

Batman Minion

This guy was delivered to a bar in Northbridge to help celebrate a young man's 21st Birthday.
Chocolate mud with chocolate ganache

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Team Falcons Footy Shirt cake

An end of season cake for Team Falcons! Styled in their own Footy jersey colours. Marbled buttercake with white and dark choc ganache

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Elegant Silver and White Wedding cake

A simple elegant wedding cake for Steph delivered to the Vines today. White and silver covered in sparkly lustre covered a marbled mud cake with alternate layers of Belgian dark and white chocolate ganache. Topper supplied by the Bride. Stand is available to hire from Jake's Cakes

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Alice's Pink Robot Sprinkle cake

We have been lucky enough to have known beautiful Alice for a couple of years now as she goes to daycare with my daughter. For months she has been telling me that her birthday cake MUST have pink icing, sprinkles and her favourite pink toy Robot on top (real Robot on the left - sugar handmade one above)

Chocolate butter cake with milk chocolate ganache.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Lightning McQueen Cake

Lightning McQueen: Handmade from modelling chocolate he sits on top a rainbow layer cake on the inside. I was also lucky to have made Jakobi's first birthday cake too.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Lace Bling Wedding Cake

Lace Bling Wedding cake: a bit of a twist on a wedding cake design I have made previously this time with edible lace detail and fantasy peonies with Bling centres.Choc mud, caramel mud and white choc mud cakes 

Baby Cot Baby Shower Cake

I was asked to make a baby shower cake for a little boy due in a few weeks and I had complete control over the design. I had wanted to hand-make a baby cot for ages so this was a good excuse to try it out. Cot is completely hand cut out of sugar - I made up my own template. Chocolate mud cake with milk chocolate ganache