Wednesday, 26 March 2014

March Cakeup : Cocktails

For our March cakeup we really wanted to make the most of the last of the warm weather in Canberra and have an outdoor event. So what better place than Mint Garden Bar to do this at; the place where the idea of Canberra Cake Club was born in the first place! The theme of course was a given; cocktails!

We were lucky to have beautiful autumn weather on the day of the cakeup; plenty of sunshine and blue skies. It was the perfect afternoon to eat cocktail infused cakes and relax in the beautiful garden setting at Mint Garden Bar with a cocktail or two from the bar. Thank you to Sage Restaurant and Mint Garden Bar for hosting us.

And another special thank you to Bec from Sweet Tea who offered her beautiful vintage cake stands, plates and silverware for our cakeup. Bec was kind enough to help us set up everything on the day and thanks to Sweet Tea we had the most glamorous and elegant cakeup to date!

And finally, we were also lucky to be filmed by Greg Nelson from ABC TV for 7.30 ACT! Greg contacted us few weeks ago expressing interest in filming a cakeup as he thought it was a great little Canberra story and of course we couldn't agree more. We will let you know when the segment will air on 7.30 ACT. Thank you Greg and ABC TV for Canberra Cake Club's television debut! 

So now to the creations... all our bakers reported back saying this was a really fun theme to bake for and it showed in all the bright and colourful creations that we had on the day. So let the photos do the talking....

Gorgeous set up thanks to Bec from Sweet Tea
Vintage plates and silverware for a stylish cakeup
Pretty and colourful cupcakes as far as the eye can see... Those are Catherine's Mojito Cupcakes in the foreground
And then we had Rachi's version of Mojito Cupcakes
Fruit Tingle Cupcakes
Greg's Margarita Cupcakes

Erin's Pimms Cupcakes
These ladies have the right idea. With so many cupcakes it's best to sit down and get to work.
Rachi schmoozing with the guests
Happy guests
More happy smiles
Andrew and Emelia (of MKR fame) made this awesome "Impossi-balls Cake"
Andrew explaining how he made the impossible happen; there's Cosmopolitan cocktail inside each of those chocolate "Impossi-balls"! For more on how they did this see their blog.
Giulia showing us the proof; yep there's a delicious Cosmopolitan in there

 Alex's Amaretto Sour Cake

Amy's Limoncello Cupcakes
Guests deep in conversation about cake?
Vanessa and her lovely daughter

 Vanessa's Crantini Cupcakes. For the delicious recipe see Vanessa's blog
Giulia's Espresso Martinis
The Gorgeous Porro sisters
Effie's Midori Splice Cake
Guests relaxing in the lovely surrounds of Mint Garden Bar
Erin enjoying one of Mint Bar's delicious cocktails
Sunny afternoon = happy guests
It was lovely to have Andrew and Emelia joining us
A guest enjoying some quiet time
All that cake requires some serious winding down
Of course the CCC commitee needs a drink after all that hard work, right?

Our third cakeup was another sweet success and we couldn't have done it without our talented and enthusiastic bakers and guests.

Special thanks to

Sweet Tea for helping us put together a lovely vintage tea party

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