Saturday, February 12, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Wow! I've been given the "Stylish Blogger Award" by the lovely Sandra from Kiwi Cakes! Thanks Sandra!! Here are the rules when receiving this award;
  • Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Award 15 recently discovered bloggers
  • Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award

So here is 7 things about myself;

  1. I became interested in cake decorating when I started a job at a French Bakery at 17. The owner and cake decorator took me under her wing and taught me to ice gateau's. I've loved it ever since!
  2. I love Melbourne, Australia - it is the only other city where I have so far felt at home. All those cake shops, boutiques and artsy me!
  3. My favourite colour (at the moment) is purple. I discovered by accident it looks great with my hair colour and skin tone and now I love it!
  4. I love photographing flowers - there is something you can pick up in a photo about a flower you don't see when you look at it
  5. I love buying scratchie tickets - the most I have won is $5 or something, but I can't help myself!
  6. I love fuchsias - ever since I visited a garden across the road from my grandparents house and the woman who lived there turned one into a ballerina for me
  7. I am on a quest to turn my wardrobe into one big stash of items that can be remixed as easy as that!
And now for the 15 bloggers. These will include both food/cake bloggers and fashion and style bloggers, as this is where my interests lie. Check my other blog A Sparkley Silver Lining to see my other interests! Some are very recent, some not so much! here we go;

  1. Helen of Afeitar - I love her baking posts and her cute style photos. It's always great checking in on her blog!
  2. Ellecupcake - A very recent find. She has some cute cupcakes up on her blog, well worth a look!
  3. Annika from Escape - She has great style and fun posts!
  4. Brenda from Give Live Love Life - She has amazing style and some awesome DIY posts!
  5. Sasha from Black 'n Gold a la Mode - another style blog with some great vintage finds
  6. Karly from Kar plus Wade - I love checking in on her posts, so happy, cute pictures and fun to read!
  7. Grace's Art of Happiness - A very new discovery, she has gorgeous pictures of her baking and some great outfits up on there!
  8. Kinsey from KinseyM - Great blog - it's cool checking in on what she's been up to and her outfit posts!
  9. Kenzie Faith - Her blog has great photos and she has great style!
  10. Catherine from Mangoes and Lemons - her blog is full of yummy looking treats! Well worth a look
  11. Sarah from Sequin This - Has great style and some cool posts to check out!
  12. K Come Karolina - One of my first followers. She has great style and it's awesome checking in on her posts!
  13. Style Me Bad - Great blog and leaves me the nicest, helpful comments!
  14. Samantha from This Fashionista - She has great style and her blog is well worth a look!
  15. Leather Jackets and Rouge Lips - Her blog has some great fashion inspiration and some nice outfit posts!
Phew! I hope there is some new blogs there for everyone to check out! Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Featured - Kiwi Cakes Newsletter

The other week I had a nice little suprise in my email inbox - I was featured in the Kiwi Cakes newsletter this month. How exciting!! I sent them a photo of my Christmas cake and recieved a little present from them to say thanks for the photo.

Check out the Kiwi Cakes blog and website for cake decorating ideas, icing, cutters, tools and etc. for all your cake decorating needs. Well worth a visit!

I started learning how to make shoes last night at cake decorating class and I hope to have some photos of them up soon. Keep checking back!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sweet Sweet Roses

I was a busy bee this weekend making a bunch of roses in preparation for competitions coming up in March. I took some photos of the various steps while making them. It's pretty cool when you get into a routine and you can bust them out at a reasonable pace!! I've still got a lot more to make this weekend, but at least I've started now.