Wednesday, September 11, 2013

shop update- i have walls!!

a year ago i  had super mega exciting news that we bought a shop.. it has been a long time coming and i never would have expected a 9 month delay in building .. but in june the ceiling was finally fixed and we could get started on the renovations- there have still been extra delays but things have gone pretty smoothly since- and i am now so so excited that i have walls!! i also have plumbing and electricity and it is all coming together really well! my shop will soon* be open at 175 king st newcastle, it will be a kitchen, studio space and a cake shop serving a variety of my favourite teas, homemade flavoured jersey milk, amazing glee esspresso and THE most delicious cakes and cookies you have ever tasted, all baked from scratch on site using the best best ingredients.   

i am so so excited that my dream is so so close... *at the moment we are aiming for october.. but definitely in time to be able to sell adorable sweet gifts for christmas!

oh and these pics are all of my instagram follow me @hellonaomicakes!

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

cloud control

i have a real love of music videos, sometimes seeing a video clip can change the way you hear a song... anyway i thought i would share this video of dojo rising by cloud control- it is kind of party related and i just love the style, emotion, balloons and glitter! .. i am hypnotised and inspired by it! i also really love the song and i am looking forward to seeing them play tomorrow night.
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spatula icing + realistic sugar peonies

The best thing about sugar flowers is that they are in season all year round- so you can have peonies at your wedding any time of year!!
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Friday, August 2, 2013

ruffles and peony cake!

i am so in love with this cake! i feel like this is the perfect pinterest cake design- it has it all- ruffles, peony, baby's breath, dusty miller, peach... pretty much everything that is on every brides style board at the moment!

anyway i also think it is classically pretty and the delicate details and sugar flowers will make it timeless... it is one of my new favourites!
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

private classes in august

i am not a person that likes to brag BUT when it comes to teaching- i am pretty good*! it has taken me a long time to develop my methods and style and it is really important to me that my students get it right and are happy with their results. these are all photos of my students work from my private classes and i am seriously amazed with their results!! i look at them and i am sure i have made them! 
i am scheduling a few dates for private classes in Newcastle during August, prices start from $600(depending on ingredients costs)/ day, 10-4.30. you can learn heaps more in a day with a private class and i can customise it to suit what you would like to learn. below is a guide to what you can do in a day or two.
1 day- cupcakes, cookies and cake pops- bake and decorate
1 day- beginners cake decorating- 6" cake with simple topper + decorate cupcakes 
1 day- beginners cake decorating- 6" cake with complex topper
1.5 days - sugar flowers and spatula icing dummy cake
2 days- sugar flowers and fondant single tier cake.
2 days- extended 2 tier wedding cake w/ piping and sugar flower

the price is for a private one on one class. depending on what you would like to learn and the space required up to 2 people may be accommodated if you wish, an additional person starts from $200/ day and an extra hour will be allocated to the class. 
Please email me contact@hellonaomi to arrange a date and quote..!
*my students are pretty good too!
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30 and totoro

oh my! i am so super behind in blog posts! BUT i have some news with my shop! building has finally started and i finally have a ceiling! yaaayy!! there is still a bit to do for the plumbing , electrical, walls and floors but it is all coming along smoothly!

oh and in the mean time i turned 30! umm over 2 months ago now... but i have been meaning to blog about my cake.. that i made for myself... totoro! he was cute AND delicious...!
turning 30 also made me have a bit of a 'where is my life going, what have i done with my life' crisis especially with all the stress of the shop... but a couple of months into it- 30 is good! i am extremely lucky to be able to do what i love and although i am dreading the lack of sleep that i will have when i finally open my shop... i just cant wait for the rest of it! i am aiming for early~ mid september... umm fingers crossed!

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Sydney Classes @ Faye Cahill Cake Design Studio

i am super duper excited to announce that i will be teaching 2 workshops at the super lovely Faye Cahill's cake design studio! 

Sunday 21st July 2013 - 10am to 5pm
covering cupcakes in fondant, sugar flowers for cupcakes, modelling figurines, perfect piping

Sunday 11th August 2013 - 10am to 5pm 
ganaching a cake, covering a cake with fondant, fondant decorations, large figurines, perfect piping

more details and booking information are posted on Faye's website here

i hope to see you there!!
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

vogue brides!

i am so so so excited that the new issue of vogue brides is out now and features the STUNNING wedding of candice lake! i designed this- my favourite cake ever- for her earlier in the year, her whole wedding was so so gorgeous including a custom designed wedding dress by alberta ferretti and flowers by one of my favourite floral designers- holly hipwell from the flower drum *sigh*! grab your copy now to check out all of the amazing details and there are a few more pics on here..!!
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baby elephant christening cake

too cute! this adorable christening cake was based on my bastian bird cake and the super cute baby elephant invitation design by style me gorgeous!
i also made these favour cookies to match- even after making 120 of them their cuteness still made me so happy!  

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Friday, March 8, 2013

cute favour ideas...!!

here are some cute favours that i have made recently... i really love the idea of giving something cute and sweet as a favour rather than something that will just get thrown away... it is much better to eat it!
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Wandin Hunter Valley open day

it was super lovely to work with lily and bramwell again at the Wandin Hunter Valley open day... again! i whipped up this pretty yellow, white and cream display table with the help of lily and bramwell's table and props. it was a really lovely day- it was lovely meeting so many new brides, the other vendors and it was lovely working with wandin again- it is such a gorgeous venue with fantastic food, wine and staff.

and a big thanks to catherine from lily and bramwell for her awesome photos! 

cake and dessert table hello naomi
prop hire lily and bramwell
venue wandin hunter valley
photography by lily and bramwell 
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Thursday, February 21, 2013

aqua and peach dessert table

i just realised that i have never posted this pretty dessert table that i made over a year ago for the super sweet corrine and brad, i also arranged a cute cheese table with things that i picked up from the farmers market that morning...!
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