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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

First Marriage Equality Dinner Press Pics

Kerryn Phelps and her wife Jackie cut our cake on the night and there were some great press pics taken. Click link below.

Kerryn and Jackie are real advocates for Same-Sex marriage and so this was a real honour.

Creating a 3-tier cake

We often get asked how do you create a tiered cake and ensure that it will be great on the day/survive the journey etc. Here is a little montage for our creation of the Zoo cake

click here for finished cake

Mardi Gras Dinner at the Zoo...more

With its Gay Wedding theme the Mardi Gras Dinner at the Zoo fundraising event for marriage equality was great fun last night. Gaycakes was the proud sponsor of the cake and we had a lot of fun (and sweat) making it and it certainly seemed to please everyone who attended. Set around the same-sex wedding of two Rhinos everyone seemed to have a different favourite animal on the cake. Mine was the Lion !!!

Taronga Zoo with its city views of Sydney was such a fantastic venue. I certainly envy anyone who has an event at such a beautiful spot.

Here are a few snaps that I took...professional shots should follow shortly.

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 !

Relationship Register NSW

Relationship Register NSW

Congratulations to NSW for taking this step. It isn't quite there on equal rights but it is a step closer.

Fair Day 2010 Report

Who was that Gay Cake company at Fair Day ???

We'll after what felt like months of preparation, Fair Day 2010 is over ! We had a very long and tiring day but it was so much fun and it was great to get some real face to face interaction with people on what we do. People wondered what made a gay cake, and then realised when they came into the stall. One little girl asked "why are they so good" to be told by her Mum "it's because they are gay darling". We had people taking pictures, bloggers preparing their entries, but most of all people just enjoying the fun of the cake designs. Lady Gaga was a big hit, as was the Pink Australia Flag. The Angel cake managed to survive the heat and her wings didn't melt in the sun. The 'Birds in Love' cakes drew people in as they loved seeing a cake in a cage.

Special thanks to Sue, Nora, Anthony and Trevor for coming along and helping both physically and mentally and for "salesman of the day' Andrew who I couldn't have done all this without his support.

See you in 2011. Competition winner to be announced on 31st March 2010.

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 !

Boys can be in love too !

Cake 2 of our Mardi Gras Fair Day prep

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 ?

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 !

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.

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.