Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Cupcake Decorating Parties

Hello parents, are you stuck for ideas for your child's next birthday party? Want to find them something fun, creative and yummy to do? If the answer is yes then check out our Little Cuties Cupcake Decorating Parties. Best for kids between the ages of four and eight the parties run for two hours and take place in the venue of your choice. All materials are provided and you get a yummy tower of 12 cupcakes to have as the centrepiece to your birthday tea! Take a look and contact me for more details!

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Marshmallow clouds and Girly Vanilla

We were asked to provide a special box of cakes for a 5th birthday. They weren't to be eaten by the kids mind you, they were a special treat for the mums as a reward for working hard at the party which 27 children had been invited to! As a special request we combined six of our delicious Marshmallow Clouds with six of our moist and tempting Pure Indulgence. They were a great success and we think that they looked the height of fluffy, girlie, gorgeousness!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Hello shiny new website!

Hurrah, our new website has been launched, accompanied by general squeals of excitement at Cutiepie HQ. With fantastic photography by Chris Hylton and site design by the marvellous Rob Sayles at Designory we couldn't be happier unless the powers that be suddenly decided that cake is, in fact, a health food and forms part of your 'five a day'!

Here it is in all its glory!


Enjoy and share it with your friends. Look out for competitions and promotions coming soon.....

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Afternoon tea wedding tower

This order was for a lovely couple, Julie and Ian, who were having a traditional afternoon tea for their wedding breakfast and wanted to carry that theme into their evening celebrations. After lots of discussion we decided on a mixture of Raspberry Ripple and Lemon Zinger cakes to keep things fruity, fresh and summery.

Ellie wanted to make the Raspberry Ripple cakes extra delicious, so she flavoured and coloured the Buttercream frosting with fresh raspberry puree (made by pushing the fruit through a sieve). The Lemon Zinger cakes had their usual lemon curd centres, with fresh lemon zest and juice providing a subtle tang to the sponge and Buttercream.

Each Raspberry Ripple cake was decorated with a handmade, two tone sugar rose. Ellie made these in advance (to allow for drying time) and brushed them with edible lustre dust to give a little shimmer. We delivered and set the cakes up at the venue (part of our FREE event consultation and planning service - contact us for more details) and were relieved that the day had cooled down a bit - we have really been feeling the heat in Norwich and were worried about Buttercream disasters!

We were thrilled with the result and the bride called us the next day to say how much she loved the cakes and that they were throughly enjoyed by the guests. Mission accomplished!

Friday, 9 July 2010

Sparkly Heart Tower

This is a tower which we made for a wedding at the end of June. The reception was in a marquee and the weather was hot, hot, hot (which was a bit of a concern - Buttercream and heat don't mix after all!) but all was well - phew!!

The hearts are made out of sugar paste (Ellie had pink and purple marbled hands for days afterwards) which was then painted with edible glue and edible glitter. Which got us thinking....... perhaps we can solve the dilemma of all parents whose children won't eat their greens. Examine the following equation:

edible glitter + peas = irresistible 'magic' veg + no tears at dinner time

If you are unconvinced by our new theorem you could always try using edible glitter in your home baking instead - it's an inexpensive way to achieve an impressive effect. The glitters come in small tubs but last for ages. Go on, give them a try they come in all the colours of the rainbow!