Cakes I’ve Made! My Decorating Journey so far….

Over the past 7 years, I’ve been very fortunate to run my own cake and cupcake business on the Gold Coast in Australia.

As well as making 500-1000 cupcakes every week for sale at a local market, I’ve also had the opportunity to create some gorgeous cakes for clients.

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Being a cake decorator can be a love-hate relationship – I always love what I do, but sometimes things just don’t go according to plan and when a disaster occurs or a cake won’t conform, its generally just you and the cake at 4:00am (and sometimes a few tears) making sure the client gets what they’ve ordered, when they’ve ordered it for.

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Events such as weddings, christenings and birthdays are always cause for celebration, and I thought perhaps some of you who have been following my YouTube channel and cake decorating journey might be interested in seeing some of the cakes that I’ve made and sold over the years.

Click on the video link below to check out some of my favourites🙂

They range in skill level and span the full 7 years so some will be better than others, and these are just a handful of the ones I could fit into a 2 minute video.

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I’ve loved this little walk down memory lane – it reminds me of the amazing cakes I’ve gotten to create (and the ones with not-so-amazing creation stories behind them) and it also shows me how far I’ve come as a decorator.

If I have one word of advice for aspiring decorators, its to invest in a small, inexpensive light tent from Ebay – for less than $70 you get a little tent, a couple of lights and a few different coloured backdrops.

Some of my earlier images could have been soo much better had it been for proper lighting and a decent picture and once that cake leaves your care, the photos you took are the only proof you ever made it – try to make sure they are good ones so you can ‘wow’ your next clients with your portfolio of beautiful images.

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I’d love to hear your thoughts on the cakes in my video – and I always love to see your shared creations on my Facebook page so I can see what you guys are creating at home!

xx

Elise

Comments

  1. Tina Ferrell says:

    You have taught me so much, thank you so much for all your videos and posts

  2. I’m really happy that i’ve found your youtube channel and blogs for all the cakes that you have created, so beautiful. For myself i have no experience in baking,so your creations and lessons have motivate me a lot. I’m Indonesian,30yo,went to hospitality college and worked in Singapore for 6years as a frontliners. I hope it is not too late for me to start what i realize as my hidden will. I like the way you explain things,why we should do this and we should do that. It will be great if one day you can post about your baking backgrounds,your shops,your daily routinity or maybe how you keep your baking tools. Thanks a lot and thanks for the inspirations that have been given.

  3. The link above doesn’t work:(

    I was wondering if you ever tried to do a Dora cake? My niece wants one for her birthday and I couldn’t find anything nice on the net that doesn’t need a week of preparations:)

  4. Magnea Valdimarsdóttir says:

    I can’t se the video😦 but I love the pictures in this blog, you are an amazing decorator.

  5. Dear Elise,
    I’m SO HAPPY that I “found” your page! Your creations are absolutely awesome!!!
    Can you do tutorials for all these beautiful cakes?😉 The one with the flower is… I have no words!🙂 BEAUTIFUL does not describe it enough!
    Lots of greetings from Germany!🙂
    Alexandra

  6. All of these are gorgeous! What did you use for the diamonds on the wedding cake? BTW, for some reason I am not able to see the video.😦

  7. You are cool you are a great cooker!!!!

  8. The wrap!
    These cakes are super cool. I love these cupcakes and cakes.
    The clay tool set is awesome so I would mostly choose that.
    Thank you
    You are really talented.

  9. moviedeeva says:

    Elise, I’m not able to view the video either. When I open the link, it takes me back to my own video manager.

  10. I would like the giant cupcake mold

  11. i love you decorating skills

  12. i’am sooo jelious of your giant cupcake mold i would like to have one

  13. Been watching you for a while now and love your tutorials.

    I would really like to win the giant cupcake mould.

    Many thanks
    Marianna

  14. I hope you got my comment

  15. Hi Elise!! I LOVE your YouTube channel!!! Everything you make is amazing!! I have watched you videos for 7 months now and I have watched every single one! Your a big inspiration and your videos are part of my daily routine! I make sure to watch then every Monday Wenesday and Friday!! I would love to have a YouTube account so I can like comment and subscribe but I’m not allowed.:( I have also watched your nieces channel charliescraftykitchen they are so cute!! If you were to give me one of your prizes I would be very happy but if you didn’t I would still be happy because I found a place to comment on your videos without using YouTube. I have made quite a few of your treats including your mug cake and turkey cake pops. If you decided to give me a gift I would like a giant cupcake mold your e book and the sculpting tools if would love to see you but I live in the USA😦 thank you for reading my comment!! I❤️U
    ~Amirah

  16. I love all those cakes in your video! Your so talented!!!

  17. Alexa gibbons says:

    Hello! Another month flown by and another month of watching you create master pieces❤ I would love to see the new kitchen video ! How exciting haha can I have the recipe book since it's so popular ?

  18. Kirsty pounder says:

    Hi Elise, you have been a great inspiration to me I love the bake and decorate cake and cake pops you videos are part of my weekly routine every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I have watched every video that you have posted keep up the great work look forward to seeing what you have in store for us in the future🙂

  19. I’ve just bought a giant cupcake mould after watching your videos, can’t wait to start trying them out! Would love to win a copy of you rebook. Keep up the good work, both myself & my daughter enjoy watching them & my daughter has now started watching Charlie’s channel!

  20. Hi Elise I love my cupcake addiction! I have watched so many of your videos and you have given me so many great ideas. If I win I would love a giant cupcake mold. It is so cool how many cakes you make out of your giant cupcake mold. You are so good at baking and decorating. My cupcake addiction rocks. thank you for reading

  21. Hi Elise. Just saw your video of your cake journey….loved it!🙂 beautiful, amazing, absolutely gorgeous cakes. Hats of to you! Would love to try out some of the ideas. Cheers

  22. singsongsophia says:

    These are so beautiful! I would love to see more cakes and cupcakes like these– a little more on the fancy side.

  23. You should not have posted that video as now I want cake! The Humpty Dumpty is super cute but I could totally devour the chocolate cupcake tower. Thanks for the inspiration. Keep making gorgeous cakes🙂 Shayne

  24. I like you range of cupcakes! Have you ever made cookie cupcakes?

  25. Kavitha Rajeev Kumar says:

    Great tutorials and Thanks for sharing them.

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