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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:
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.
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!
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.
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!).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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!
Thank you Carol!
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:
A pretty backdrop which could be modified to suit a birthday party:
Some hanging decor in pastel colours:
A cupcake garland such as this would be fantastic to incorporate into the decorations:
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!
A cute cupcake tablecloth for the kids table:
Or use a pastel tablerunner over a plain white tablecloth:
There are are sweet party plates perfect for a cake decorating/baking party:
Cake and Desserts
If you’re in Melbourne, this is a useful pack with all you need for a cupcake decorating party!:
These cute DIY Cupcake packs are also perfect for a cupcake decorating party:
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:
These kid friendly cookie and cupcake decorating accessories are great for this party theme:
Various tubes and tins which could be used to display the different toppings for decorating:
I also love this idea as a way of setting out each cupcake and toppings for each child:
Some sweet cupcake toppers for decorating!:
I couldn’t do a baking party theme without sharing some fun and cute baking cups and cupcake wrappers you could use!:
Some fun and pretty items to display the cupcakes:
Cute little doilies to pop under the cupcakes as the girls decorate them:
I thought these were some cute candles for the birthday cake!:
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!:
A fun toy kitchen to hire especially if doing this theme with slightly younger guests:
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!
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.
Some cute cupcake props for hire!:
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:
Baking Party themed items:
Some chef hats and apron options for the guests:
I thought this was such a cute apron – perhaps as a birthday gift for the little girl who loves her baking!L
Some cute cupcake novelty items:
A few cute options for the guests to take their cupcakes home in:
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!