Competition Winner

Competition Winner !

We are pleased to tell you that Marni Patterson has won our $500 voucher competition. Well done Marni...we will be in touch.

For those that entered but did not win we will be offering you 10% off a cake price if you place an order during April for collection anytime until the end of 2010.

We will be contacting you all but please get in
contact if you want to take advantage of this offer before then. Please quote this offer during the ordering process to receive the discount.

Need a Civil Celebrant ?

I came across a lovely lady today, almost by accident, who happens to be a Civil Celebrant. Genuinely warm and friendly and a supporter of the GLBTI community. As more of us look for ways of celebrating our same-sex relationships it is great to know that there are people out there who genuinely want to be a part of that celebration.

If you are looking for a celebrant then perhaps look at contacting Elaine Searle.

City of Sydney Relationship programme.

Mardi Gras Dinner at the Zoo - March 2010....more press

Gaycakes has featured in a number of places this week as the pictures from the Mardi Gras Dinner at the Zoo event hits the press. It is very exciting to see one of your creations appear in the papers that you read every week.

I spent the evening with the lovely Pam from
ZenDiva Natural Soy & Palm Wax Candles. She made the most amazing themed candles as Bombonniere for the event. A beautiful black & white theme with kissing zebras. Whilst our cake "grabs the headlines" it is little touches like Pam's candles that added some real glamour to the tables...and unlike the cake which is long gone....I am still burning my candle and remembering the night each time I light it !

I am mentioning Pam as she put a great deal of effort into the event and showed herself to be a real supporter of the marriage equality cause (and pics of candles find it hard to compete with pictures of half naked bods at the Mardi Gras Party ; )

Here are some press snippets:

1) SX website (front page)

2) SX issue 478 - news section

3) SX issue 478 Scene pictures

4) SSO issue 1012

Mardi Gras Dinner at the Zoo Cake

Mardi Gras Dinner at the Zoo Cake

Celebrating a gay marriage tonight at the Mardi Gras Dinner at the Zoo event and Gaycakes has been asked to provide the cake. Here is a sneak preview.....full event details and full pics of cake to come tomorrow.....there are a few animal guests at the event !

Australian Pride

Cake in a bird cage 2

Mardi Gras Fair Day prep continues, and today our second pair of love birds have been put in their cage !

Cake in a bird cage 2

Mardi Gras Fair Day prep continues, and today our second pair of love birds have been put in their cage !

Boys can be in love too !

Cake 2 of our Mardi Gras Fair Day prep

Cake in a birdcage

Unusual serving suggestion ???

Well we got there....after quite a few moments of head scratching - the cake is in the birdcage. This one isn't going to be served so we kept the cage fully intact. A real cake in this situation would have meant us taking the bottom off the cage.

Can you work out how we did it ?

Fair Day prep 1

Fair Day 2010 prep is underway !!!

The designs have been finished, most of the staging bought and now the really hard work starts. This cake is designed to show the more relaxed love of a couple on their wedding day. Now for the hard put it in a bird cage. Pics to follow if we manage it !

Rain rain go away !!!

Gaycakes latest creation was for two lovely girls in love who had their commitment ceremony yesterday. I think that it was one of Sydney wettest days on record. Surely the dams are full by now ??? I got absolutely soaked delivering their cake but after lots of prep....the cake made it to their boat in perfect condition (phew). I am sure that the rain didn't dampen the love that they both share ; )

Well done to the ACT !

Well done ACT on the first official Civil Union Ceremony, and well done to the Australian Government who has decided not to quash to legislation and overturn the ceremony !

Do you get a prize for 10 years ?

Who say's gay relationships don't last very long ?

A simple cake design was needed here to capture the "seriousness" of the event but also make it fun. A glitter ball was chosen as the theme to represent the fact that the couple had met in a gay club. They wanted a square looking cake but the design could easily be adapted to a round cake.

Big debate was had on whether the cake should have the red hearts left on they weren't stuck on the end. In the end they were left on : )

Paper anniversary

Celebrating a first year anniversary for a gay couple was the brief on this cake. It was bought by the friend of a couple who had got married in France last year and were unable to include most of their friends in the celebration, so decided to hold an event to mark their first anniversary. Year one is a paper anniversary and so we were asked if we could have the couple standing up in the middle of a piece of paper....which in the end was pretty hard to convey. it looked like material !

So we came up with the idea of having them ride an origami swan. Origami swans are pretty recognisable as being made of paper and making the icing look like paper was a bit of a challenge (all that you can see is made of sugar) but the hardest thing about making the cake was not seeing the reaction of the people the cake was for.

What do you call a Gay Wedding ?

Gay Wedding, Commitment Ceremony, Civil Union...what do you call it ?

I guess until they formalise the whole situation around gay unions all of the above will apply. The great thing is that when two people decide to commit to each other all that is forgotten and a lovely day is usually had by all. Creating a cake that often becomes the focal point at such an occasion is such a great thing to do and the reaction you get gives you such job satisfaction.

This cake was created to symbolise the gentleness between a couple when they are in love. I love the holding hands !

Magnolia Wedding/Commitment cake

Popular wedding cake design and a very flexible cake design. This was designed to be a cake that fitted in with the overall colour scheme of the day.

Magnolia Wedding/Commitment cake

Popular wedding cake design and a very flexible cake design. This was designed to be a cake that fitted in with the overall colour scheme of the day.

Recent Commitment/Wedding cakes

Well before I get stuck in to the regular updates I thought that I would give a quick catch-up on the last cake I created before I started this blog as it has turned out to be a popular design.

A delicate looking commitment cake was the aim here and I am pleased that we achieved this with a feeling of a cascading flowers with butterflies and dragonflies. The metal weaved ball on the top add a contemporary feel to the cake.

Welcome to my blog !

Well after all this time I have decided to start a blog about my cakes. Mainly because it is a great way share people's stories or experiences. That's the great thing about the web, you can dip your toes into someone's life for just a second and gain some inspiration, ideas or just enjoy their experiences from a far. I hope you enjoy.