Raspberri Cupcakes. This girl oozzes talent and creativity. Seriously. Have you been to her gorgeous blog? Steph is the mastermind behind this Purple Ombre Sprinkles Cake cake. And this Fudge Brownie Cookie Dough Cake. Or these stunning Oreo Marshmallows.
I am in awe of the talent of my beautiful friend. Maybe one day she can teach me a few tips!
It was my favourite kind of challenge! I had so much fun with it. Since I knew I didn’t have a lot to spend on props I wanted to make a cake that would look great on its own; I couldn’t resist decorating them with some heart-shaped macarons (I make them a lot, I think they make a great cake topper!) And I always love hunting for props.
Was the spending limit a challenge?
It was definitely the trickiest part of the challenge for me. Good homewares are not cheap in Australia, especially the antiques and vintage-style kitchenalia that I tend to gravitate towards. I may have bent the rules slightly by giving myself a $AU27 limit instead of $25 since I took the currency conversion into account! Even then it took a bit of digging around, but I managed to find some gems in one of my favourite antique stores; a gorgeous silver serving platter for $20, plus a $5 cake server and a vintage lace doily for $2. It was totally worth the effort, I love the props that I found and I will definitely be using them again!
What are your favorite props to style with?
I am always on the lookout for affordable props and my shelves are starting to buckle under the weight of all the bits and bobs that I have collected over the years. As you can expect from the type of desserts that I usually post on my blog, I have accumulated a LOT of cake stands. My favourite props tend to be the slightly beat up pieces that I find in antique stores. I was in heaven when I went antique shopping in England last year, I wanted to buy everything!
What is your favorite part of the challenge?
I loved every part of it. I love baking cakes, I love shopping for props and I love putting it all together in a photograph. I didn’t even have to think twice when Amanda approached me with the idea for this challenge. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of it!
Thank you Steph, your cake is beyond beautiful!
Be sure to check out past participants!
|January-Dine & Dish||February-Verses From My Kitchen|
|March-Inspired by Charm||April-Tidymom|
|May-Family Fresh Cooking||June- Picky Palate|