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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