Ninja Turtles Birthday Cake & Cupcakes

Ninja Turtles seem to be VERY popular with little boys!

This double-tiered Ninja Turtles cake was for a 6th birthday:

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{3 layers of red velvet cake with a cream cheese frosting at the bottom; and 3 layers of decadent vanilla sponge with vanilla buttercream frosting at the bottom}

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Matching cupcakes for the birthday party – also a selection of red velvet with cream cheese frosting and vanilla with buttercream:

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For his school’s ‘birthday ring’, he wanted Ninja Turtles for boys and girls:

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‘Boere-chic’ High Tea

High tea with a vintage, ‘boere’ twist.

Think enamel mugs, succulents, lace, burlap…

Food with a twist – not the usual high tea fare – but rather a selection of traditional finger foods with a modern twist.

The Menu:

Salad Jars to Share

{Strawberry, avo & goat’s cheese with a selection of wild rocket and other baby greens with balsamic vinegar & olive oil, as well as a Caprese-style salad with Rosa tomatoes, bocconcini Mozzarella and sweet basil on baby greens with balsamic vinegar, olive oil & toasted pine nuts}

Savoury Quiches

{Cherry tomato, basil & goat’s cheese, as well as bacon & caramelised onion}

Devilled Eggs

{With smoked trout & capers, on a bed of micro salad greens}

Smoked Trout Terrine

{Mini smoked trout terrines with fresh avocado an a cream cheese filling, on a bed of micro salad greens}

Carrot Cake

{Triple-layer nutty carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting}

‘Melktert’ Cupcakes

{Vanilla cupcakes with a traditional milk tart topping}

White Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes 

{Individual white chocolate mini cheesecakes with fresh strawberries}

Rosewater Macarons with White Chocolate Ganache Traditional ‘Koeksisters’

{Crunchy, syrup-drenched pastry twists – just like Gran used to make}

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Cake for Two!

{Or three or four…}

I love these smaller cakes – they’re just so perfect for an intimate gathering and too cute! Also great if you want to have a few different cakes at your party – you can do 2 or 3 different ‘mini’ cakes.

And they’re not even that small – about 15cm and quite tall.

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This is a vanilla sponge with honey buttercream and a custom white chocolate birthday message, along with some fondant honey bees.

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Little Mermaid Birthday Cakes

As you know, I have 2 boys and lack a bit of girly presence in the house. Everything is always about spiders and bugs and Spider-Man and all those boy-things…

Funny enough, most of my novelty cake orders are for boys… Ninja Turtles, Spider-Man, Avengers, etc.

So, whenever I get asked to do a girly-themed cake, I’m even more delighted and excited to get stuck in.

This cake was for our dear little next-door-neighbour-birthday-girl, who turned 6:

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The cake had pink and turquoise layers inside – vanilla sponge with vanilla buttercream.


Also within the Mermaid theme – my specialty carrot cake with Mermaid-themed white chocolate decorations:

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Land Rover Defender Birthday Cake

Boys will be boys and they love their toys…!

My husband loves his ‘Landy’ and he enjoys nothing better than going on a 4×4 trip, testing its limits and performance.

Oh, I can tell you many, many stories of our Land Rover trips we’ve been on, most of them ending in the water or mud or somewhere not very appealing. And I think that is the main appeal {for the boys in any case} of the infamous Defender.

It’s kind of like a dog – man’s best friend. {Well, some men in any case – not the Toyota-drivers…}

Oh, and we’ve heard all the jokes – trust me! But I must just say that those Defenders are mighty strong and sturdy and dependable, contrary to all the jokes, etc. We’ve driven through rivers, where the water reaches the bottom of the windows, covering the entire front ‘nose’ {?!} of the truck, climbed rocky mountains so steep you cannot adjust your seatbelt {an automatic safety feature} and you’re literally pooping your pants, but we always come out on the other side. {Ok, almost always…}
And even I can drive it – it’s quite fun too! Nothing feels better than just ramming over stuff! You also feel so safe when driving through dodgy areas, although a quick getaway is totally out of the question – it’s like driving a snail as a getaway car…

Right, so in honour of {some} man’s best friend, here is the Landy cake I made for my husband’s recent birthday:


It was a rich and decadent chocolate affair with cream cheese frosting and covered in decorative fondant.


And yes, it was ‘stuck in the mud’ {hehe!}…



Boozy Grandma #birthday Cake

Happy birthday Pink Poppadom!

Today marks a year of blogging happiness – last year I started Pink Poppadom on the 7th of September. I’d like to think I’ve come a long way, better pictures, better recipes, a business and a brand new page too. I decided to keep my foodie recipes, which are mostly low carb, and cakes separate to avoid confusion. is all about low carb, banting and paleo-living / -eating. I’m working on some stunning low carb cakes and bakes, which will all be featured on foodiegoesprimal.

But let’s focus on Pink Poppadom – ‘Bespoke & Novelty Cakes & Cupcakes for Special Occasions’.

Here’s a recent cake for a 30th birthday – my ever-popular carrot cake with a boozy granny on top:



What fun! 

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