Monday, December 13, 2010

FREE printable downloads for a very Aussie Christmas


Our Christmas this year is all about casual gatherings with friends and family, and combining our love of lush Moroccan-style trimmings and treats with a fresh Aussie summer! Sweet treats like baklava and turkish delight, washed down with a delicious zesty spiced orange iced tea, and even some cute little jars of tea for our guests to take home with them!

As a thank-you to you, for just being lovely enough to read this far into our post, download our printable Christmas gift tags and wrap here! Print them off and use them as many times as you like; as you can see from the images above you can use these prints and tags in lots of different ways. Let your imagination run wild!! We would love to see pics of your pressies all wrapped up in our paper, and what ideas you come up with, so send them through - upload them to our facebook page!

Thank you so much for all your inspiration and lovely comments over 2010!! We can't wait to get stuck into 2011 and see what it brings for Cake Ink.!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

A rockin' birthday cake

We created a special cake for a keen drummer (my brother Matt)'s 26th birthday last week! On top of the chocolate mud cake is a replica of his very own drum kit, complete with cymbals, high hat and of course miniature drum sticks. The kit is completely to scale and was constructed using the help of supplied photographs.

This week we're busy working on a Lego themed 21st dessert table - we'll be sure to share all the details! We're also putting together Cake Ink.'s Christmas spread, Moroccan summer style. Stay tuned for details, and a special surprise for you too!! 

Have a great week :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Rainbow of Ribbons...

When Amy from Giggleberry Creations contacted us about creating custom invites for her little daughter's 3 year old birthday party we were too excited! Amy's brief to us was to create an invite for a rainbow-themed party.

We designed and printed the invites, and then created some custom party printables which Amy adapted for use on favours for the little guests, drink bottle labels too and a sweet little sign to hang above the candy buffet - oh and her adaption of some of the art was turned into a little garland to hang on the table too - all so cute!! Take a look at Milla's birthday party over at the Giggleberry blog.

Amy also created us the beautiful rainbow ribbon garland you can see in the pic above - we plan to use this over and over again for our events! We are planning to put some of the rainbow party printables and the custom invites into our store early in the new year, and we can't wait to make our own rainbow desserts and treats! Dunno that we can beat Amy's scrummy looking rainbow chip birthday cake though - how good does it look?!

Go and visit the Giggleberry store now and see the beautiful bunting and garlands this talented Sydneysider makes, her strawberries and cream bunting would make a great addition to our Christmas dec's this year!!!

Giveaway update...

Congratulations to Laura from Moags & Smeet for winning our little giveaway!! We will be in touch to ask what your fave colour is ;)

If you missed out on entering our comp, never fear! We are working on some Christmas goodies as we speak, and plan to have some free downloadable files soon...!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Roses, lilac and a giveaway!

We made these classic rose and lilac cupcakes for a lovely lady's 70th birthday afternoon tea last week. They would be just as fitting for a bridal or baby shower, and look sweet against our art deco inspired party stationery!

Speaking of which, we also wanted to take this opportunity to thank our readers and Facebook followers, so we're pleased to announce our first competition!
Simply leave a comment below telling us about the best birthday party or event you remember and why it was so great! You are then in the draw to win one of our gorgeous art deco inspired party packs, valued at $85!

The pack contains twelve ready-to-go invites with envelopes (they are printed on beautiful recycled stock and all you need to do is fill them in and send them out), plus a set of 12 matching thank you cards & a mini cake bunting in the same colour scheme, ready to use on the big day! AND best of all you get to choose the colour! We'll randomly select the winner next Monday November 29th, with the competition being open to our Aussie as well as International readers.

Good luck and have a great week! :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A beach wedding - Kate and Damien 12.11.10

We just have to share some of the details of Kate and Damien's special day with you. Married in Barwon Heads in Victoria recently, we were lucky enough to design their seaside themed invitations and matching event stationery - plus of course the cake! The wedding cake was a fruit cake lovingly made by a friend of the bride's mum, and we covered it in ivory fondant to match the bride's dress. The custom made cupcake tower featured the same printed seashell paper as the wedding stationery, making it the perfect backdrop for the subtle sea themed cupcakes.

The stationery features hand-drawn seashells, in colours of the couple's choice which of course is carried throughout the rest of the wedding festivities.

The bombonierre for each guest was a scrummy chocolate mud or vanilla cupcake with fresh homemade lemon curd filling, topped with vanilla buttercream frosting and packaged in cute little favour boxes. We attached sweet thank you tags with a little message from the newlyweds.

The venue for the reception was perfect - At The Heads, right on the beach. The dark stormclouds of the early evening provided the perfect backdrop to the bridal table - just as the girls changed into their thongs for the night!

Stationery for the reception included traditional placecards, along with menu cards and table numbers, and a large seating plan which sat at the entrance to the venue.

The couple were given a beautiful cake server and matching knife from some good friends which were engraved with words from the invitation - the perfect ending for the cake!!

Such a lovely wedding and a great couple - all the best for the future Kate & Damo! xx

Monday, October 25, 2010

Isabel the Pirate Princess!

What an awesome theme we got to work on this week! The adorable Isabel turned three and her Mum Meegan (of Madame Bonbon) ordered the party stationery and matching cake, cookies and cupcakes for her Pirate Princess party! We styled up a mini-table of all the goodies before we delivered them to show you the details...

X marks the spot, so follow the cupcake treasure trail over to Cake Island, where you'll find Pirate Princess Isabel!

Once there, don't forget to throw out your anchor before you stop for a well deserved drink!

Following a long and adventurous day, grab a goodie bag and fill with treats for your travels back home.

For more pics check out our gallery page, and we will be adding the Pirate Princess invite plus a couple of goodies for your party to our etsy store soon, plus a version for your little Pirate Prince!! Shiver me timbers! 

Happy Birthday Isabel, we hope you had a great day and thanks for letting us share the fun! x

Cake, cupcakes and cookies by Cake Ink.
Stationery by Cake Ink.
Stripey drinking straws by the lovely Mon Tresor

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cake Ink. on Martha Stewart's 'Dreamers into Doers'!

Yay! Our Enchanted Garden cookies were featured on this section of the Martha Stewart website today!

Click here to check it out... in the meantime we're busy preparing for Isabel's 3rd Birthday party this weekend, should be a swashbuckling good time! Have a great week x

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Queenie and Will's wedding

As promised, a pic of the cake set up at the gorgeous Butleigh Wootton Receptions in Kew. The room was decorated beautifully with soft pastel flowers and these beautiful place settings (we believe put together by the bride herself who's a graphic designer!):

Each guest took home a rose cupcake in a box tied with sweet ribbon and a thank you card. Queenie and Will; thank you for letting us be a part of your special day!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Vintage rose wedding cake

We just finished this wedding cake for the lovely Queenie's wedding tomorrow! 110 cupcakes with hand made pastel roses, daisies and blossoms, piped with soft cream buttercream. The top of the tower features a 6" chocolate mud cake finished with Lindt chocolate ganache, ready to be adorned with a cute topper supplied by the bride. Queenie's brief was well detailed - she wanted the cake to reflect the other feminine and soft details of her day. We'll show you a pic of it set up at the venue tomorrow!

I also wanted to share this awesome birthday present Samone made me... very fitting don't you think? I love it and can't wait to hang it in my new kitchen!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, I think I need a lie down!! Janelle xx

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Rainbow of Ribbons!

We're so excited to be working with the lovely Amy from Giggleberry Creations on planning her daughter Milla's 3rd birthday! Check out the Ribbons of Rainbows party sneak peak on her blog... thanks for featuring us Amy! We love our latest fun and colourful theme and hope you will too... we'll share some more of the party details with you soon, along with adding stationery in this theme to our online shop!

Like Milla's invites, we love creating personalised party stationery (and cakes!). Whether you choose from our range of ready-to-go paper goods or request a custom design, it is a really sweet and unique touch having the guest of honour and their party details, plus each of your invited guests' names printed on the invite - it really does add that something special!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

ahoy! happenings at Cake Ink. headquarters this week

Creating the cake decorations for Isabel's 3rd birthday has been so much fun! We can't reveal too much but our lovely Pinky the Parrot and his mates are sure to be a hit with the party guests... stay tuned for the details!

We're also busy making a mountain of sugar roses for a wedding cake/cupcake tower; the inspiration being a cute porcelain cake topper supplied by the bride...

We'll share some pics of the finished product but in the meantime, we're doing some planning for Cake Ink.'s Christmas range - what kind of party paper goods do you use on your Christmas table? Napkins? Place cards? Menus? We would love some ideas and inspiration to create some unique party products - and we promise to share - in the FREE downloadable printable department perhaps??!

Ok, so it's not exactly a Christmas card but we love geometric stuff at the mo, strong patterns and colour... Hmmmm its gonna be a bold Christmas!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

she sees seashells by the seaside wedding


We had a lovely day crafting in the sun yesterday, busily planning for some upcoming weddings! Here are some progress shots of Kate and Damien's beach wedding stationery, custom cake/cupcake stand and cupcake favour boxes. The couple wanted an understated seashell theme in hues of blue, ivory and a touch of silver for their special day. We can't wait to show you pics from the day!

We're also working on the birthday cake, cupcakes and stationery for Isabel who's turning 3 very soon... her awesome party theme involves treasure, tiaras and a pretty pink party dress! Can you guess what it is?

Enjoy the week and we'll keep you posted with some of our other exciting projects ;)