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Flour and Ink combined! Introducing ‘Deliciously Yours’

Today we are meeting Carol from Deliciously Yours who offers a unique service for easy planning for your kids birthday party!

Carol creates custom party stationary AND gorgeous matching cake and desserts (Sydney) . This means everything is coordinated and you only have to deal with one person to create the overall look, feel and theme of your child’s birthday party and have it all come to life in the cake and stationery!

I just LOVE this amazing mermaid cake Carol created:


mermaid cake



Carol, tell us a bit about yourself:

I am the founder and owner of deliciously yours. I am a creative spirit, a lawyer and most importantly, a mum. I am passionate about designing and creating – I think it’s one of those things that defines who I am.


deliciously yours carol


How did you start cake decorating and stationery design?

By accident!  A friend of mine gifted me a cake decorating book for my birthday.  I had never even heard of fondant or ganache at this stage.  I first attempted a cake for my son’s 2nd birthday and fell in love with the whole process – perfecting the baking and each of the recipes, hand colouring fondant, mastering ganache – and above all, the designing!


dinocake (5) - Copy

I kept practising on family and friends until I felt comfortable that my work was up to scratch.  And so, deliciously yours was born.  I was an art student and really missed using my creative side and so deliciously yours has given me the most amazing opportunity to keep using my creative side.


octonauts cake



I launched my stationery range earlier this year. I love planning parties for my own family and friends and love the idea of a theme for a party – and it all starts with the invitation.  I love teaming my invitations with a unique cake and party favours, thank you cards or back drop (I’m crazy about this stuff!).

vintage plane invitation


mermaid invitation



Describe your concept and style

So what is deliciously yours – flour and ink?

The concept is simple – unique cakes + matching stationery. I bake your cakes, I design and print all your invitations and party paper.  You only deal with me and we work together to create something memorable for my clients and their families.


vintage plane cake



My style is nice clean lines (my cakes have gorgeous razor sharp edges!) and soft colours.  I love modern hand painting and stencilling as well as traditional piping and sugar flowers.


Less is more – I like to stick to a couple of simple techniques to let the cake really shine.


dr seuss invitation




dr seuss cake



What does a typical day look like? 

My day is filled with meetings and family responsibilities.  My evenings are usually quite relaxed and that’s when I work on my designs or sugar flowers or learn a new technique.


bus cake


What is your most memorable project?

My son’s 2nd birthday cake – it was my first ever attempt at a fondant covered cake and he loved it!  It really made me stop and think about doing this more often and getting better and better.


What is your favourite aspect of your job?

I love designing and playing with colour.  Some days its hand colouring fondant, other days its working on a sketch or new colour palette. I often have ideas racing through my head when I talk to a client about their ideas.  I love the collaborative part of what I do.

elephant cake



What advice would you give to a potential client when planning their cake? 

Start with a theme – whether it’s a colour, texture, character or anything else that represents who they are.  Everything falls in place after that!

Do some ‘research’ to get a feel for what designs they like and what inspires them.  After that, I work with my clients and talk through what the celebration is about, what is important to them and how we can best represent that.

What I love about deliciously yours is that each one of my designs is different. They are unique to my client and what they are celebrating.  I love helping them create that snapshot in time they want to remember forever – whether it’s wedding, 1st birthday, Christening.



indian chief birthday invitation



Complete this sentence:

“I am happiest when… I am with my 2 little boys.”


Thank you Carol for sharing some of your business and inspiration with us as well as advice!

Now if you want a little piece of Deliciously Yours in your own home, Carol has shared her delicious vanilla cupcake recipe with us!

I’m looking forward to giving these a try:


Vanilla cupcake recipe (makes 12)


cupcake receipe


What you need…

 115g unsalted butter (room temp or warmed a teeny bit in your microwave)

1 cup caster sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs (room temp not cold)

3/4 cup milk

1 cup plain flour

1 cup self raising flour


What to do…

Preheat your oven to 170 (fan forced).


Beat the butter and sugar in your mixer until light and fluffy.  The colour should be nice and pale and the texture almost silky smooth.  On medium to high speed, this usually takes me around 5 minutes.


Add your eggs (one at a time) and your vanilla – beating well after each egg.


Add your milk and flour alternately and just fold.  If you over mix your cupcakes won’t be nice and fluffy.


Spoon mixture into your pretty  cupcake cases.  I use 2 spoons to scoop them in or you can use an ice cream scoop.  Bake for around 18-20 minutes.  Do not over bake or they won’t be soft and scrumptious!

Chai cupcake

Thank you Carol!

Find Deliciously Your’s on Facebook here  and website here




posted on 26th Oct 2015 | Tags: , ,

Baking & Cupcake Decorating Party Supplies

A cupcake decorating or baking party is a fantastic theme especially for slightly older girls. It provides a fun hands on activity and something they can all eat and enjoy at the party or at home!

Pastel colours work well with this party theme as well as incorporating some sprinkle/confetti party items. It’s also a chance to set up a fun table for the kids to sit and decorate their creations.

I hope you enjoy all the Cupcake Decorating/Baking party finds in this blog post – most of which are from vendors in the Life’s Little Celebration’s children’s party directory. Remember to click on the image to be taken to where you can purchase or order the item from.



Invitations and Printables

So many cute and pretty invitations and printables to suit a Cake decorating/Baking party:


Little Miss Cupcake invitation by The Poppit – Little Red Chick



Clever Little Cupcake invitation – I Will Invitations



Love JK Let’s Celebrate and Baking invitation – Love The Occasion


Love JK’s Cut and Make Celebrate n Bake party kit – Love The Occasion



Baking party invitations and matching printables – Giggles and Grace Designs



Bake Shop invitation printable – Upon a Time Designs


Baking party printables – Paper Blossom Creations



Sweet Little Shop printables – Pretty and Print



Baking party invitations – Emajine Design



A pretty backdrop which could be modified to suit a birthday party:


Baking party backdrop – Giggles and Grace Designs



Cupcake party decorating kit – Just Party Supplies


Some hanging decor in pastel colours:


Paper fans duck egg cameo – The Party Parlour


Pastel chevron lantern – Saffy and May


Purple polka dot lantern – Little Red Chick





Peach honeycomb lantern – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Mint paper lanterns – Sweet Tea Party Supplies


A cupcake garland such as this would be fantastic to incorporate into the decorations:


Handmade cupcake patty garland – Ella Jane Crafts


I thought this wooden spoon chandelier was such a clever and cute decorating item made by Sweet Bambini Event Styling in this amazing cake decorating party!


Wooden Spoon Chandelier – Sweet Bambini Event Styling






A cute cupcake tablecloth for the kids table:


Cupcake tablecloth by Alimrose – Party and Co


Or use a pastel tablerunner over a plain white tablecloth:


Pink and white spot table runner – The Party Parlour


There are are sweet party plates perfect for a cake decorating/baking party:


Baking party plates – Just Party Supplies


Baking party plates – Just Party Supplies




Cupcake party plates – Just Party Supplies




Confetti dot paper plates – Little Red Chick



Lilac candy stripe plates – Little Red Chick


Polkadot raspberry plates – Little Red chick


Pink polka dot plates – Sweet Tea Party Supplies 


Cake and Desserts

If you’re in Melbourne, this is a useful pack with all you need for a cupcake decorating party!:


Cupcake party pack – Cake Pops and More (Melbourne)


These cute DIY Cupcake packs are also perfect for a cupcake decorating party:


Pom pom fairy cupcake DIY kit – Mumma Cakes


If you want the kids to do some cookie making and decorating at the party then these little cookie bottle mixers are the easiest way to do it as they have all the dry ingredients needed! They are also  the perfect little favours for a baking party:


Cookie mixer bottles – Sweet Health


These kid friendly cookie and cupcake decorating accessories are great for this party theme:

Cookie and cupcake decorating kit for kids – Chalet


Various tubes and tins which could be used to display the different toppings for decorating:

Favour tubes and tins to use for toppings – Style Party Love


I also love this idea as a way of setting out each cupcake and toppings for each child:


Cupcake decorating idea using paint palette – Color of Love Valentine party on the Dawny Poo blog



Some sweet cupcake toppers for decorating!:


Pom pom cupcake toppers by Pom Pom Princess – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


I couldn’t do a baking party theme without sharing some fun and cute baking cups and cupcake wrappers you could use!:


Sprinkles Robert Gordon cupcake cases – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Chevron cupcake wrapper – Saffy and May


Pink and white stripe baking cups – Love The Occasion


Le Petit Gateau baking cups – The Party Parlour


Paper Eskimo carnival baking cup – The Party Parlour


Floral cupcake wrappers – Just Party Supplies


Cake Shop petite cupcake kit – Ready to Party


Some fun and pretty items to display the cupcakes:


Pink dot cardboard cake stand – Ruby Rabbit Partyware


Frills and Frosting cardboard cupcake stand – Styled Pretty



Clear cupcake pedestals – The Little Big Company


Le Petit cupcake stands – The Little Big Company


Cute little doilies to pop under the cupcakes as the girls decorate them:


Cupcake polka dot doilies – Party & Co


I thought these were some cute candles for the birthday cake!:


Cupcake candles – Party & Co


You can find many talented vendors in the Directory to create a Birthday cake or other items for this party (cake pops, macarons etc) such as Miss Shell’s Cakes who made this amazing cake for a cake decorating party. Love all the miniature items!:


Cake decorating birthday party cake – Miss Shell’s Cakes (Sydney)






A fun toy kitchen to hire especially if doing this theme with slightly younger guests:


Toy kitchen for hire – Tiny Tots Toy Hire (Sydney)


As mentioned before – a cupcake decorating/baking party is the perfect theme to set up a cute table for the kids to sit at for their decorating. Here are some of the options available in the HIRE category on the Directory. There are many more vendors in a variety of states – just browse the Directory for more options!


Kids table and mini ghost chairs for hire – Little Red Chick (Sydney)


Kids table and stools and tablecloth for hire – Saffy and May (Queensland)


Kids table and chairs for hire – Tiny Tables and Chairs (Melbourne)


Kids table and chairs for hire – Parties and Prints (Perth)


A pretty pastel ruffled tablecloth which is perfect for a dessert table for this theme! You can also purchase this from Saffy & May, and there are other vendors in other states which hire this item.

Pastel ruffled tablecloth for hire – Sweet Tea Party Supplies (Sydney)


Some cute cupcake props for hire!:


Cupcake props for hire – Tickled Pink Celebrations (Sydney)


Cupcake props for hire – Little Wish Parties (Sydney)


If you prefer someone else to come and setup and run the cake decorating party for you, then you can find businesses who offer these services for children’s parties! In Sydney, try Sweet Bambini Event Styling:


Cake Decorating party package in Sydney – Sweet Bambini Event Styling


Baking Party themed items:


Some chef hats and apron options for the guests:


Set of 6 disposable aprons and chef hats – Peters of Kensington


Kids apron and chef hat (also available in a set of 6) – Kids Cookie Tools


I thought this was such a cute apron – perhaps as a birthday gift for the little girl who loves her baking!L


Tea Time Belle and Boo apron – Lark




Some cute cupcake novelty items:

Cupcake stamps – Just Party Supplies


Cupcake notepads – Just Party Supplies


Cupcake hair ties – Kawaii Kids



A few cute options for the guests to take their cupcakes home in:


Confetti cupcake box – Little Red Chick


Pink cupcake box – The Little Big Company



House cupcake box – Cakes Around Town



Real Parties

I just LOVE this amazing Cake Decorating party by Sweet Bambini Event Styling. Some fantastic styling ideas and inspiration!

A gorgeous and pretty baking party styled by Leanne of Sweet Style

Fabulous bake shop dessert table by Carly of the Creative Journal, on the Amy Atlas Blog

Great tips and ideas in this Cupcake decorating blog post by Linda from Bubble and Sweet

Practical ideas for a cake decorating party for kids as seen in this party on the Bonnie Bakes blog


I hope you enjoyed all the party supplies and ideas for a Baking party/cupcake decorating party! I’m sure your birthday girl and her friends will have lots of fun with this theme!



posted on 11th Jun 2014 | Tags: , , ,