Celebrating first birthday? I got a few cake ideas for you (not only those on the picture!) 😝
And I won't show you my daughter's first birthday cake 😂😂😂 And won't tell that my son had no cake for his birthday at all. (Single mother, full time uni student, working nights and homeless).
If you want to have a sweet sweet weekend, I have good news for you! GIVEAWAY!!!!
Tag three friends* and share this post.
Winners will be announced in 24 hours, that is this Saturday 2pm.
Winners, did I read it right? Yes! Two! One from Instagram and one from Facebook. 😜 .
*Let those friends that have not heard of Quokka Cakes know we are here and we provide vegan food coma! 💪😂
FOOD!!! I'm feeling so hungry today. I ate mashed potato, fried munchrooms 😁, carrots with hummus, edamame, sweet sausage, three cups of tea, rye bread and I still want more food. Mie goreng would probably do, and so would sushi, or if it would exist a vegan salami. Mmmm marvellous food!
What would you eat?
P.S. expert cake 😂
A dessert cake.
- If cake is needed at short notice.
- If occasion is "I feel like cake".
- If price point is important.
I'd suggest a Dessert cake ;) But you can get one for a birthday, christening, baby shower, work do... and book it a month in advance too. 🙂
You decide - I make 😉
One cake, three princesses, loads of strong female characters. Yummy. Vegan. .
How could have I picked one picture of this cake?
If you'd have to, would you go for a book, bow and arrows or a tambourine!?
Castle ruins from Dark Souls game. Twisted sword, ashes, human bones, fire... that kind if thing 😍👌 An ultimate dark ages, druid times kind of cake. Definitely my cup of tea 👍
Intimate Wedding? Yes! Me and my husband had two people at our wedding. Us! 😁 I totally get it.
And here's a cake for a small wedding party of 10-15. Still vegan, still fresh and delicious, still unique. 😜
Bride and groom QUOKKAS!!! ❤❤😍 Have you ever seen something as cute?
I love Weddings. ❤❤ Do you?
I love making Wedding cakes. I have three wedding orders coming up next month and all of them are so different, so cool and so exciting. I feel like a child in a toy shop 😂 overrun with excitement. .
So how does this work?
You get in contact and let me know your date, number of guests, venue and four flavours you'd love to try for your testing session. Then we arrange time for both of you to pop in so we can discuss designs, number of tiers, flavours and delivery times while having cake and tea. :) .
Then I do the rest and you have yourself a sweet evening on your very special day. 🙂
Will post a cutest Quokka Bride & Groom cake tomorrow! 😱😍
VEGAN "HONEY" CAKE!
Available to order starting this week.
WARNING: Contains walnuts (but for those allergic could be made without!)
Would feed around 14 -16 (but sure can be eaten by two 😂)
Stays nice, moist and fresh for at least 5 days after baking.
P.S. closely resembles Chilean Torta De Mil Hojas (thousand layer cake).
P.P.S. can be gluten free. 🤓
Friendly reminder: donate to our 3 local animal sanctuaries and you get in the draw to win a Quokka Box every moth. This month - Halloween themed box 😜
Bit of yellow makes this cake beaut I think :) Yellow white chocolate and yellow macarons (some with a bit of gold)
ALL TOGETHER NOW! 😂 This is how my counter (and fridge) looks like on Fridays and Saturdays. Lots of work? Yes! But when one LOVES their work it's utter fun! 😀
Birthday cake for a person that is called LOVE (Любовь, Lyubov) ❤ Very close to my heart not only because I know some amazing women with this name, but also because our shop will be located on LOVE street. 🙂
Cake just because why not? 😝 You do not have to have an important reason to eat cake. Trust me. I know 😂
An other experiment was my childhood favourite - sweet sausage.
I remember I was about three or four and my mother and me we made sweet sausage, and I waited and waited for it to firm up in the fridge before cutting. And then in the evening, when it was dark outside, we sat down in the living area, where we never ate, set a beautiful teapot, two tea cups with saucers, bowl with sugar squares and neatly cut sweet sausage on a low table that normally housed a vase with sweets, magazines and a statuette. And we drunk tea and we ate sweet sausage. Just two of us. I loved it ever since.
It is made out of broken biscuits, cocoa powder, nuttelex, vegan gummy bear lollies or/and any dried fruit (like raisins, cranberries, apricots, prunes, paw paw...), nuts can be added or omitted. I form it in the sausage shape and I wait and I wait for it to firm up in the fridge.
The other test yesterday was popular in Eastern Europe "Honey Cake".
I must admit I strongly dislike the taste of honey, as I have "overdosed" on it in childhood. I was a sickly child and would be made to drink hot milk+ melted butter + tablespoon of honey concoction very often. And it's the worst medicine. Yuck! So naturally I find traditional Honey Cake tastes too much of honey.
My "Honey" Cake has honey only in the name 😝 It's vegan: no eggs, no dairy, NO honey. And in my opinion absence of all of the above makes it best Honey Cake I have eaten.
Have you tried Honey Cake before? What about vegan "Honey" Cake?
Delicious result of today's experiment. Vegan eclair! I have not had an eclair for at least 8 years. I'm in heaven.
LEMON CAKE!!! 🍋 📢 😂 I am biased I love citrus, so sure I'm going to say citrus fruit are yummy! 😝
Meanwhile today is an experiment day in our kitchen
- honey cake (no honey used!!!)
- baked doughnuts
- choux pastry and hence eclairs.
Why don't they have aspirin in the jungle? Because parrot-eat-them-all 😝 In this cake the one that has eaten them (bananas) all is that cute lill' monkey! 😀
Happy first birthday, Charlie!
Baby shower? First birthday? Let me put some ideas in your head 😂
Chocolate hazelnut cake. Delicious, simple, vegan.
I ADMIT! I LOVE THIS CAKE!
The fruit, my favourite citrus, the coconut 😍👌, cherries... colours, those watermelon stones... And strawberry flavour. I am open to play with Tutti - Fritti theme more if you would like a similar cake 😉 In fact I urge you to! 😂
Drip Cake. Buttercream covered cake with something exciting going on ;) Don't let word buttercream confuse you, it's still vegan.
CAKE!!! 🍫!!! VEGAN!!!
Must I say more? 😋
"Homeless" cake. :) I have made this beauty for my own enjoyment. Just had to relax and unwind from work 😂 I know I sound iffy, but it worked!
So now I have this cake that is searching for a new home :) It's strawberry and champagne (no nuts) and would feed about 10-12. Price $110. First in best dressed 😋
Egg free dairy free macarons delivered today to @lovinghutperth.
This box is perfect for two ❤❤ as each flavour is repeated. Chocolate 🍫. Tutti-frutti skys with stars are too cute (scroll to see). Tropical fruit (yellow) - delicious. Limited as only 10 boxes available!
Cake for a person that loves animals so much, she went and learned a great deal about them and now helps them to get better and to stay healthy.
Sneak pick. 🙃 It was a fun cake to make. Especially "ice cubes" (will show you layer today)
Strawberries, strawberries and more strawberries to hide a vegan cake. 🙂 No it is not a strawberry & champagne cake, it's a surprise 😝
There's a bit of chocolate work here. I'm currently learning more about chocolate decorations. In my job constant learning is the key. 😉
Happy 21st Birthday to a young lady that supports all three local animal sanctuaries! Despite the green look it is NOT a spinach cake 😝 It is caramel cake, with oozing banana caramel inside. Yummo, if I may say so myself. 😁
WHEN YOU ARE 21 AND FABULOUS! 😍 Quite simple looking but classy cake. Minimal yet stunning, not to mention vegan. 😉
Each little polka dot hand painted gold 👌
CUSTOMER PHOTO! This is how the day after party should start! 😝 More cake! Cake for breakfast! Cake stashed in the freezer for a rainy day! Cake, cake cake! 😍
DID YOU KNOW? I am open to barter! If you have a skill that you'd like to trade for a cake - drop me a line! 😉 I do understand that sometimes my cakes are expensive, due to time they might take and might not be affordable (by the means of $), but I also believe everyone deserves a beautiful, yummy cake!
I have my garden expertly designed, I had help with gardening, I have received essential oils by fellow small business owner, I have received cleaning products, I had my labels designed... All without $ exchanging hands, but still honouring each other's work, time and effort. So if you want to make trades - I'm open to it 😉
HELP US BE BETTER 🙂
Finish this sentence: I wish Quokka Cakes...
LEGO BRICK. This one won't hurt your foot if you step on it 😂 It'll break your heart, because cake & foot is not the combo, cake & mouth is. 😝
A VERY SPECIAL COUPLE! A one and only couple that booked their wedding cake with me without a testing session! ❤❤ I can not express how I feel when I am trusted to this extent!
This chock hazelnut cake was baked, stacked and covered with vanilla buttercream (it's a wedding cake after all!).
Succulent accents were created, covered with floral tape, cling film and more floral tape (plants not to touch food). Cake, me and my driver have travelled for an hour to a beautiful spot. Where it was all put together, both tiers of cake, succulents and a beautiful topper. I thought I can do it in 15 minutes, but perfectionist in me took 45 🙂 and it was beautiful. 👌
Much love to you both for many many years to come, and life as sweet as a 🎂
When cake is stylish yet all about the birthday person:
- basketball ✔
- love of the beach ✔
- reading (on the subject of psychology) ✔
- your nickname in the family being a "golden child" ✔
And of course cake is vegan, fresh and delicious. 🌱
Broom Broom Broom cake! :) Cool car, hey!? .
TKI 5, 1/8th scale buggy (in my case more like 1/16th). .
Did you know World Championship for RC Cars is coming to WA? Now you do, all thanks to Jacob's fiance's (Kathy) idea of this cake :) GO JACOB!
It was my father-in-law's birthday on Monday. Whole state was celebrating 😂 But we just got him this log.
When your family is gluten free, and eggs and dairy is off the menu for some family member AND a birthday rolls in. I have a solution 😜 This gluten free vegan cake with chocolate covered macarons, choc sale and caramel covered popping corn.
Cute little lion for first birthday celebration. 😍
This is my cake for Pert Royal Show Cerebrating Bees category. This cake also took second place. (Happy dance) It depicts scene of our native bees in our own paradise corner - the Rottnest island. And quokka of course.
Wedding cake I entered into Perth Royal Show competition. And it took second place! .
This is very Australian cake as it has floral emblems for each state and territory as well as national floral emblem. Three of them being sugar flowers and six royal icing "cross stitch" around the base. And I have thrown in a rainbow eucalyptus for a middle tier, as I just couldn't leave that amazing plant out.
Good morning sunshine! A Sun surface inspired cake. Very unusual inside (lavender flavour) and out.
See a heart? But it isn't there! It's an illusion. 😜 How do you like my piping skills? 😂 I must admit I'm not a pro at buttercream piping, but guess I must have nimble fingers.
Did you know that Australian native bees build their hives in this spiral kind of way, with edges of spiral lifting up, and ever so often they make a larger cell, where future queen bee has her babyhood 🙂 And offspring hatches in a spiral motion too. Then bees go over the hatched area and rebuild. I find it absolutely fascinating.
And they make oddly shaped cool looking honey containing cells, that stands separately from the nursery. I love those animals! 🐝❤
Phone photo, sorry. Just delivered a load of fresh cupcakes and brownies to @thegoodgrocerleedervilleiga
Let weekend (and school holiday) festivities begin! 😜
IT HAS FINALLY HAPPENED! This month Quokka Cakes is celebrating it's 4th Birthday! And it only took me 4 years to make a quokka cake 😂 Better later than never, right? 😜
"I've been flying over the same patch of grass, day after day, month after month, for years! I'm just trying to prove that maybe, just maybe, I can do more than what I was built for."
Chocolate cake, with chocolate covered macarons, gold bisquites, candied popcorn and chocolate sale. Beautiful and vegan.
This cake had sprinkles inside! You cut it, and sprinkles fall out - that's exciting! 😁
And it's all around rad cake that has certain symbolism for my customer.
Orange and poppy seed cake inside.
Friendly reminder: every Thursday fresh cupcakes and brownies are delivered to Leederville IGA, ready for your weekend treat time 😜 Yesterday was no exception.
Golden brown gluten free vegan beauty!
It is not mie goreng. I repeat it is NOT mie goreng. 😁 It's caramel cake 😜
WORK IN PROGRESS.
Cake for Perth Royal Show.
Little Ted has spoken! The winner of Quokka Box for August is Clair! Congratulations! 🐂🐄🐖🐎🐏🐑🐐🐇🐔🦃🐓
Fun guys and girls donated to school's sport's carnival cake stall at my daughter's school. There was a second box and exact number of cupcakes for each faction. Kids with gluten intolerances and allergies as well as those not eating dairy or eggs due to health or choice had something to enjoy 😊
Today I'd like to touch on the subject of repeating a design. There are artists that can produce a copy of Mona Lisa indistinguishable from the original. And I truly admire the skill. Why? Because I don't posses it myself. Yes, I can try and I do, but it is harder than it might look. Yes, it's my own cake, yes I made it just over a year ago, but... I don't remember exactly what I have done step by step. So it'll take extra time (and time is $) to try, scrape, try again, scrape again... So all the repeats I do aren't exact replicas, but close enough copies.
Like on the picture here; cake on the right is my original design, cake on the left - repeat of a design. But for the left cake I had no time to make sugar flowers (I was fully booked that week), and customer preferred fresh flowers due to the price difference. They are pink, yellow and purple. Not roses, as it was hard finding a purple rose. Bigger than roses in size. Little cake on the top was merged to stay within the budget (as it's extra time). Flowers, foliage and macaroons are positioned to replicate the design. But you can see those two aren't spitting images of each other, but definitely similar.
Hope this clears things up on the subject of replicating designs. 😉
Phone picture. Yuck. 😂 But sometimes I just forget to take a picture before cake leaves, it happens to me more and more often nowedays. As I pat myself on the back for job well done it escapes me that I must have a picture to share later 🤓 Well, picture or no picture cakes are always vegan, always fresh and always delish.
I have made accidentally twin looking cakes for two customers the previous weekend 😀 One lemon and one strawberry and champagne. One gluten free and one not so much. Both vegan (duh), both yummy. ❤💛
This cake needs no introduction. 🚂
But do you care to guess how long the decoration part took? Mixing fondant colours, printing Thomas to scale,
cutting, forming, applying...
Baking and prep took 3 hours.
It's a hip potato! 😎 This is Black Forrest cake, believe it or not. Carving cake with cherries inside is a no-no, so I had to precut sponges and make sure they fit, before dams were erected to contain cherries. 👷🔧🛠🗜🔩 "Look, there's an eye
Hey, there's another eye
And there's a third eye..." 🎶
Cause potatoes have some eyes.
Melt in your mouth meringue eyes!
(Sounds very Halloweeny 😂)
Not best photo, but this is true behind the scenes. Flower making in progress.
Work in progress. Few more days before I'll share whole wedding cake I'm entering into competition.
What a beauty!? Yes I say so myself. 😂
I wonder what my next vegetable will be!
If you could have vegetable shaped cake, what veg would you have?
A other sneak pic of upcoming PRS wedding cake. Can you guess the flower?
Hint: it's a floral emblem of one of the states of Australia.
Freshly baked goods will be delivered to Leederville IGA this morning. 😉
Getting ready for Perth Royal Show cake exhibition. This is s part of s wedding cake I am going to exhibit. What do you think those folds represent?