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 ;)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Spring Picnic themed party goods now in our etsy store!

Good news! You can now get party goods in our art-deco inspired Spring Picnic theme from our etsy store. They are fully personalised, you can select your own colours, AND you can order printed custom packs ready to go, or add a little DIY to your next event and purchase customised artwork to create your own party goods, just like our cutlery sleeves and little mini food flags!

Happy Weekend!! xx

Sunday, September 12, 2010

lemon inspired birthday picnic

We've been looking forward to sharing the details with you from our birthday picnic in the park last Sunday! Even though we only saw a few short glimpses of the sunshine, the fresh colour palette of soft yellows and grey served as the perfect backdrop for an early spring day.

Lemon infused desserts included home made coconut and lemon curd cake, lemon and vanilla mousse verrines and mini lemon meringue pies. Each guest took home a personalised favour bag filled with cookies resembling sliced lemon! Who said kids should have all the fun?

Lemon myrtle beer, pisco sours and home made lemonade were served alongside savoury bites such as mini hamburgers, quiche and french baguettes.


Since it was Father's Day on the same day, we adapted the stationery to create a surprise table setting for our Dads :) We love you!

We love this colour palette as it's suitable for any type of event; from birthdays to kitchen teas or even a gender neutral baby shower.
If you'd like to purchase any of the stationery used in our picnic - like the customised cutlery sleeves, coasters, patterned food flags, personalised favour tags and of course the invites - they will be available in our online store soon.

Welcome to Spring Australia! Bring on the sunshine!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

sneaky peek pic... plus guest blogging with Calico & Co.!

Well our event on the weekend turned out pretty well after some hairy moments (and freak-outs from me) in the dicey Melbourne weather - you can imagine how I felt viewing the weather reports and flood warnings for Victoria in the lead-up to your outdoor boutique BBQ! But we managed to get through it pretty well! We will add the pics to our gallery soon, and are working on the paper pieces to get them into our etsy store.

BUT - in the meantime:
I was lucky enough to be asked by the gorgeous Amanda of Calico & Co. to be a guest
blogger to celebrate her blog's 1st birthday! So to check out our fave 5 ideas for events, go and check out our post here.

Amanda is also the talented woman behind Lemon Tree Lane - we love her pastel hues and subtle messages
- plus eco friendly attitude to paper goods!!! Visit her Made It store to see their lovely
Home Tweet Home print plus other prints and cards. 

Happy Birthday Calico & Co.!!