25 January 2010

I'm 30 now!

So yeah it was my 30th birthday party this weekend. And yeah I made my own cake. Sad, I know, but I knew exactly what I wanted, as well as it being a chance to make my first 3 tier cake. I had planned an 80's theme party and the outfits that arrived through the door on Saturday night were hilarious!

This is what I made, and I didn't take proper photos as I misplaced my camera and this is the best I could get...so I jazzed it up with Saved by the Bell type naff 80's background.


The top tier is lemon, middle is banana with dark chocolate ganache filling and the bottom is a beautiful carrot cake with cream cheese filling. All topped with fondant. This was so much fun to make!

I also did 70 cupcakes plus some gluten free chocolate chip ones, which sadly didn't get any photos at all, but I am told they were delicious. And then the pics of the ones below are blurry so I'm a bit gutted after all the work I did on them!



The cupcakes are choc mud with a peppermint buttercream and the other ones are lemon with a lemon buttercream. All served in these great little cupcake wrappers in zebra and leopard print from Kiwicakes!

It was so great to have my family and friends all together for a good party. My huge thanks to everyone who helped me out and just turned up to have a good time!! Big thanks to Az and Rachel for the music set up, and another big thanks to Rachel H for the awesome vodka jellies, even my mother-in-law had one! Massive thanks also to Emma, Becs, Sani and mum and dad for help with food, decorations and music assistance. You guys are all totally rad!

So now I can relax and enjoy my week with my lovely Amy who flew out from Brisbane especially.

3 comments:

Kiwi Cakes said...

Hi Mon. Love the sound of peppermint buttercream. No one in my family likes choc peppermint except me, so I may have to make some for my birthday, except I missed 30 by a couple-a-few years, so may be when I turn forty in a couple-a-few more.

Dallas said...

Hi Ma Baker,,, tks for party I loved your cupcakes,,, tried both and they tasted great, Lemon was my fave. You are a lucky girl staying so slim and stunning with all the baking you do! I'm guessing it's the kids that keep you fit not the creaming of all that butter,,, : )

Mon said...

Sandra - Lately I've been chucking it into everything so I'm a bit peppermint obsessed!
Dallas - You are too kind! I'm putting the lemon ones on the menu for the tennis club baking...so come down and enjoy them when that starts up!