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Lifestyle : Cakes for all Occasions 2011
1HERSA1 0017 Specialising in affordable, decorative cupcakes for all occcasions. Made with all fresh ingredients so they taste as good as they look! 131 Balmain Rd Leichhardt NSW 2040 P: 9564 2642 www.thecupcakeroom.com.au 13B Selems Parade Revesby NSW 2212 t: 9773 5513 | e: firstname.lastname@example.org w: www.glasshousecakes.com.au Find us on Facebook via our website Bring this advertisement to the store and you receive 10% off store wide (not including unfinished cakes) Valid till May 2012 AG4669300AA-221111 The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday, November 22, 2011 17 good living Bringing home the bakin' . . . (from main) Vicki Webber from Renaissance Cakes with two of her designs; Andrew Hill of Celebration Cakes in Canterbury; a creation using pop cakes, from Evan Jones at Iced Affair in Camperdown. Photos: Danielle Smith centrepiece cake can set the mood for the whole function.'' Christening cake designs have changed greatly. ''Before it used to be geared towards rosary beads and bibles but now it can be a [Canterbury] Bulldogs jersey or GT Falcon cars,'' he says. ''In some cases, it more reflects what the parents want, than necessarily the child.'' Cupcakes have also lost some of their appeal; the latest trend for birthdays is pop cakes, says the co- owner of Iced Affair at Camperdown, Evan Jones. Pop cakes are brightly coloured and decorated bite-sized cakes on sticks, which can be part of a bigger cake and placed in and around the cake, or served separately. A ''do-it-yourself'' trend in cake decorating has also emerged, with parents keen to learn how to create children's novelty cakes, or couples wanting to personalise their wedding day, Jones says. ''We have brides coming to our [cake decorating] classes and learning the basics, or sometimes they want to take responsibility for the whole cake and want to make it from start to finish,'' he says. ''This is normally done on a one-to-one basis over several weeks.'' Anthea Leonard, of Sweet Art in Paddington, has seen the popularity of cake-decorating classes grow and says people enjoy it as a creative outlet. ''They are inspired by all the cooking and cake-decorating shows,'' says Leonard, who started her business in 1979. ''It's a wonderful gift to give a friend or loved one and makes the celebration more special.'' Leonard has spent days on huge projects, including a two-metre-tall Barbie doll; a 2 1G2-metre cruise ship with life boats, pools and deck chairs; and a 1 1G2-metre-tall statue of the Queen. ''The tiara and the earrings were the only things not edible on the entire cake,'' Leonard says. Recently, she made a number of cakes for an afternoon-tea party scene in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming movie, The Great Gatsby. It was a tricky job. ''Not only did I have to make them look like they had been madebackthen. . .Ihadtouse vegan ingredients so that if Leonardo [DiCaprio] wanted to eat one, he could,'' Leonard says. ''I could write a book on the work it took to make that happen.''
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