Cath Kidston Cakes and Sugar Craft

 A Cath Kidston Cake Table

How incredible does this Cath Kidston inspired cake table look?! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw some of these cakes!

 Cath Kidston Cake Table

Seriously! Everything here is iced, including the slices! AND do you see that candy stripe wall?! I can’t believe the talent that some people have. Seriously. Sugar craft roses seem to be one of the most difficult things to do (too delicate for me!) and I’m always in awe of how much skill is required to make these.

Sugarcraft roses and flowers ontop of Cath Kidston inspired cakes

I really couldn’t make any of these! I love all of the colours ^_^

 Heart Shaped cath kidston inspired cakes

These cakes are absolutely perfect for valentines day don’t you think! The little rose buds are absolutely gorgeous and they just make the collection of larger roses in the centre, really stand out.

 Roses and Cake! All I need for a perfect party! I don't even need guests to be honest

Everything in this post makes me so happy! Polka dot cakes! Shut the front door!

Heart shaped mini cake with sugar craft rose

Mini heart shaped cakes are the future. I don’t think I could eat any of these delicious looking cakes. I wonder if they’re polystyrene! :O! The very thought!

 Sugar craft roses ontop of a cake

Aren’t these roses just insane?

 Tiered cath kidston inspired cake

If I were ever to get married… this would be my cake.

 Roses on cakes and cookies

I would love this as a little trinket box in my bedroom. With some pearl edging ^_^

 A tiered polka dot cake with extra large sugar craft rose

A polka dot cake in my favourite colour! Yes please ^_^

 Sugar craft roses 

 Now.. is this bigger rose icing? I think it is but it also looks so velvety and beautiful!

 Large heart shaped cake with lots of sugar craft roses

This looks like some sort of crazy candy box! I love it. Or a fondant fancy that’s gone mad and heart shaped :p

 Sugar craft rose on a cupcake in a gold gilt tea cup

A little teeny weeny cupcake with a big flower! How fabulous. I love the crockery and how all of these lovely cakes have been displayed.

Cath Kidston Inspired Photoshoot

Do you ever see an image that just makes your heart sing?!

 A slice of a cath kidston inspired cake

See what I mean about everything being iced? I love the double colour in the roses, it’s a marvellous touch!

Via Beyond Beyond. Cakes created by Elizabeth of Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium. Photoshoot was on location at ‘Tea Party‘ which has new premises in Kentish town and photographed by Cristina Rossi 

Paper Crafting with Kikki K Stationery

Patterned paper envelopes and pretty garlands/banners made from Kikki K paper
I love seeing new ideas and inspiration for crafting with paper so you can imagine my joy when I found a complete party that was created and styled for Kikki K using their fabulous stationery supplies!
 Cut out pretty paper garland
This little cut out banner is a lovely decor idea. I haven’t intended there to be almost 3 days worth of party posts! It just so happened that way!
 paper cuttings from Kikki K patterned paper
 Happy Birthday gift wrap from Kikki K stationery

It’s always great to find gift wrapping inspiration and I really love both the gift wrap paper patterns here.

 Handmade triangle box party favours from Kikki K stationery
Not to mention these little confetti filled boxes! Aren’t they fabulous?! They make fantastic decorations. 
 wrapped ice cream cups and stamped spoons from Kikki K
This little party was created to promote a special collection and they’ve really done a fabulous job! I want to go grab my scrapbook paper collection and start punching as much confetti as I can get. 
 Handmade rosettes using Kikki Patterned paper
And make some paper rosettes! It’s been a while since I’ve done that ^_^ Where’s my glue gun?!
 Popcorn cones using Kikki K Patterned paper
These little paper cone’s are a great idea for serving pop corn or even sweets. Stick some grease proof paper in there and you could serve chips! (I mean french fries)
 A little paper craft party decor challenge with Kikki K Stationery

I love everything about this little party, including the wall decor of cut out paper shapes!

 Making paper crowns from scrapbook paper from Kikki stationery
The paper crowns are a fabulous little touch and I was wondering what those little ice cream cones were made out of, thinking they looked an awful lot like loft insulation and then it dawned on me that it was felting wool. I’m silly!
 365 Journal from Kikki K Stationery

I really love Kikki K’s 365 diaries and each year they think of creative little prompts to fill in each day.

 A Fathers day scrapbook from Kikki K stationery

There are always some great Fathers day ideas too ^_^

 Kikki K's Dreaming patterns were hand painted and designed with watercolours

One of the collections over at Kikki K was designed by an artist using lots of lovely water colours and I am completely enamoured with all the patterns ^_^

 A nautical inspiration board from Kikki K Stationery

Kikki K don’t just have party ideas on their site; they’re a stationery store so they’re full of papers, notebooks, tags, gift wrap etc. To promote each collection they have a fabulous range of imagery that always puts a smile on my face! I love this mood board.

 Planners and diaries for 2014 from Kikki K Stationery

I would love this collection if it wasn’t leather but they are two of my favourite colours so that’s a positive. I like how sturdy the magazine file looks! I’m fed up with getting paper magazine holders and then they fall apart after a couple of years because I keep putting too many magazines and notebooks in there :p

 Notebooks and notepads from Kikki K Stationery

This is a collection of a lot of lovely notebooks. That 3am notepad made me smile. I’m sure lot’s of people need one of those. I need a columbo style notebook for before I go to sleep “Just one more thing”.. and then “put jam on the shopping list”. Just a little insight into how i run through everything before I go to sleep :p

 Home management binder for warranties and receipts from Kikki K

I really like the colours used in this home management binder for storing manuals and warranties! A great product for organising queens out there!

 Getting creative with Kikki K scrapbook

This little scrapbook is absolutely adorable and a great way to get your kids involved in the crafty world! I remember scrapbook’s when I was a kid were recycled coloured paper. Boring!

 Valentines gift ideas from Kikki K
I think these are some of the lovely scandi inspired ceramics that are available (in Oz only) and were posted as valentines gift ideas. Perhaps not but they should have been! The colour’s are lovely 
 Valentines stickers and stationery from Kikki K
These are some of last years Valentine’s treats and I’m sure there are some lovely new designs available. If you get in early you could get them shipped to your country in time for this year! 

My Favourite Party Supplies

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Welcome to my favourite party supplies! After earlier’s post I thought it was perfectly apt to share my favourite party supplies with you ^_^

Have you any parties coming up? I’m tempted just to start decorating my house in anticipation :p
Ooh! Another collection I have is all about garland’s! What a great way to decorate, party or no party!

Garlands Garlore

curated by Claire on Etsy

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Pastel Glitter Ice Cream Party

 Pink mint and sparkly glitter party table
I love all party decor and I especially love pastels and sparkles! How fabulous is that mint painted dresser?! I don’t think I would have painted the brassware but hey this isn’t about furniture is it?! Look at those tassels hanging from the honeycomb balls! What a fabulous idea.
 Glitter and pink stripy punched paper favour boxes

I love these little favour boxes ^_^ The sparkly little glitter paper is my favourite! I wonder if that was laboriously created using loose glitter or if those are available as sheets! I’d wallpaper my house in the stuff :p I love sparkles!

Paper tassel covered soda bottles

Covering soda bottles is a fabulous idea! Personally, I don’t like the brand of soda bottle that is displayed here but you could do the same thing with some of those little milk bottles that are so popular! Or even some vintage glassware would look rather lovely ^_^

 Pink and Mint Sparkly party

I’m a big fan of this banner and that glitter sign! The glitter sign is available as a DIY project on the original source (linked at the bottom of this post).

 Mini doughnuts at a party

More of that fabulous glitter paper. I think it must be paper, creating all these lovely items with loose glitter would have been an absolute nightmare! Although if it was created with loose glitter it was completely worth it.

 Sprinkle ice cream cone party
I have recently been rather obsessed with sprinkles and multi coloured party decor (because of the sprinkles) but they look marvellous and rather understated and fabulous in this pretty pastel setting! I love this whole set up, can you tell?! 

Pastel Cakes and Dreamy Decor

Pretty pastel dresser full of cake stands and baked goods

I am so in love with everything from Bella Cupcakes! A talented sugar crafter based in New Zealand, her talent for creating sugar flowers and beautiful cakes sees no end! The first image in this beautiful little diptych is of my dream dresser and it’s filled with the most beautiful pastel coloured treats. Non of which I could eat but I’d certainly admire them from afar ^_^

 Party drinks in mason jars. I love this butlers tray table

I have one of these little butler tray tables, which was made for me by my very talented Uncle one christmas. How lucky am I?! I also spy the Rosanna Tea for One set which I’m also lucky enough to own! I just need to find myself some pastel cake stands. Even though I actually don’t eat that much cake. If I wouldn’t put weight on I’d just eat cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I’m sure I’m not alone on that one too!

 Cakes on a beautiful vintage dresser. Party table setting

This dresser has such beautiful styling and display that I must take note for styling my own little dresser. Full of pinks, mint’s, teal and vintage lace. A dream for me ^_^ I love the mint napkins and the shape of those plates. I’ve also just noticed the different coloured, empty photo frames. I must stick a new ‘craft To Do’ on my list. I own lots of ikea frames and I’m sure some of them could benefit from a paint job. I just need to buy some more Annie Sloan chalk paint. I’ve tried the DIY recipes but honestly, the tester pots from Annie Sloan do a much better job with coverage.

 Pastel macaroons and sugar flowers

Do you see what I mean about this lady being an incredible sugar crafter?!

 Pretty pastel birthday table

Those stripy chairs are rather fabulous and I am totally in love with that lace tablecloth! I must go on the hunt for one just like it.

I had to share Bella’s little desk area (the daughter) and we can see my favourite colours (:p) running through the rest of the house, not just in her sugar crafting ^_^

This is the most adorable little desk and I love the colours on the little storage/display furniture pieces.

And of course.. no desk area would be complete without jars full of pens and supplies!

A truly beautiful blog with all of my favourite colours. I absolutely fell in love with Bella’s little crafty, inspired desk space. The little wall unit is possibly my favourite but I am rather enamoured with the other little shelf unit that is lined in that delightful paper. I’ve also noticed some Kikki K stamps and I’m green with envy.

Bella Cupcakes Blog

New Years Eve Party

I’m getting rather excited for the New Year! How are you all? Are you hosting or attending? I’m sure if you’re hosting you’re not reading blog posts haha! I love parties but it will be a quiet one for me!
I love the colours in this post and I was rather bemused by the seahorse above the mantle… but nevertheless, it’s rather beautiful decor! I love those lights and the chiffon dress. It’s such a gorgeous colour!
This party looks like so much fun and I think I need a big glitter ball in my life. Seen via 100 Layer Cake 

A Kate Spade New Years Eve

This post actually reminds me a lot of Miss Etoile products but I think that’s because of the black polka dots and the lovely lanterns that they make! I love Kate Spade, I wish I could afford Kate Spade items and also that the shipping and customs costs wouldn’t cost me a small fortune! I really love everything in this party and I’m a huge fan of getting sparkly and dressing up at this time of year! Those knuckle duster rings are also quite impressive. I have to say that I am rather enamoured with the idea of all gold flatware, it looks so glamorous!

You can find the original post and all the sources for purchasing items here.

New Years Eve with Pearl and Earl


Pearl and Earl have some fabulous new years eve party decorations! All in metallics! I love the straws. I tried using paper straws once and they got a little bit soggy and horrible. I went through 3 paper straws for one smoothie! Maybe suitable for swizzle sticks and lovely cocktails. I like all the streamers and pom poms and there’s nice fringe there for balloons which are in the shop at the moment and they look marvellous but I do have an irrational fear of balloons so none for me or my parties! What are your new years eve plans this year? I have much party inspiration coming on the blog this week ^_^ I wish I was having a party!

Merry Christmas

I know toady is a busy day for many and regardless of whether you’re celebrating Christmas or not I wanted to say Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas/Have a great day!
I appreciate each and every one of you who read this blog and without you there would be no blog so thank you!

Images above are by Simply Bloom Photography – doesn’t that cake look too good to eat?!

Merry Everything!

5 Summer Party Hacks and Ideas

Today we have some outdoor party hacks that are going to make your outdoor soiree go off without a hitch! All of these ideas came from Martha Stewart it turns out but one of the images below is mine… I thought I was sooooo clever using a cupcake liner to protect my drink but noooo I just discovered the same tip today on Martha’s site when I was searching for some inspiration! The above image shows how you can paint terracotta plant  pots, add some ribbon with a tied knot through the drainage hole and voila… a cloche! OR… a food cover for plates that will be sitting uncovered. 

Wash up your rock collection! I know you have one. I randomly collected smooth stones from the beach and they just sit upstairs. Now you can use a smooth, clean stone to weigh down paper napkins and stop them from blowing away while you cook your barbecue or have your pool party.

This little tip from Martha is absolutely genius! Quick-Chill Wine bottles. If you can’t put your wine in a bucket of ice for your outdoor party, just wet and wring out a linen dish towel, wrap it around the bottle and put it in the fridge for half an hour. Or try the freezer, that’s what I do when I want super cold ginger ale super fast.

This was my clever as crazy idea; using an upturned cupcake liner to cover my glass of water and using a straw poked through the cupcake liner. Flippin’ Martha got there first.

This is a great idea for keeping your votive candles lit when you’re outdoors. Just keep them in a jar; this turns them into hurricane lanterns. 
Have you got any advice for me?