Australia's Sweetest Morning Tea

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AUSTRALIA S SWEETEST morning tea

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hosted by the cupcake lady • blissfully sweet • darling details • pretty & print


“Australia’s Sweetest Morning Tea” is an independently produced magazine. CREATIVE DIRECTOR Janet O’Sullivan The Cupcake Lady info@thecupcakelady.com.au

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR Monique Forgione Darling Details monique@darlingdetails.com.au CREATIVE DIRECTOR & EDITOR Jacki Fanto Blissfully Sweet blissfullysweet@optusnet.com.au ART DIRECTOR, DESIGNER & PRINTABLE DESIGNER Nicole Hanna Pretty & Print info@prettyandprint.com

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28 COPYRIGHT All images contained in “Australia’s Sweetest Morning Tea” are subject to the copyright of the artist, stylist, illustrator or photographer as named, but not limited to.

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Reproduction of any part of this magazine without prior written permission is prohibited. DISCLAIMER While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of the information in this publication “Australia’s Sweetest Morning Tea” accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors, omissions or resultant consequences, including any loss or damage arising from reliance on information in this publication. © Copyright May 2013

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COVER “Beachside Hiddden Beauty” Photography by Thomas Stewart Photography

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A COUNTRY CELEBRATION

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the tree of hope

BY HANGING PRETTY

BY darling details

14 a country kitchen

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BY CONFETTI & CRUMBS

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waterfalls and woodlands

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BY alison lawson cakes

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beachside hidden beauty

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BY mea sculpture

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a sunburnt country

BY events by nat

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the urban gardener

BY blissfully sweet

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By the LAke

BY red wagon events

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autumn mountains majesty

BY ruby may designs

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waters edge dreamtime

BY styled by belle

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shipwrecked

BY kiss my cakes

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multicultural australia

BY leo & bella

campfires by the murray BY sweet t & cakes

BY sweet disposition cakes

BY de la rosa cupcakes

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BY frosted by nicci autumn picnic in the park

BY studio cake &

dunne with style

121 picnic by hanging sweets

BY velvetier

122 sweetness for mums

BY kouzina events

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BY sweet republic

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hello and welcome To the online version of Australia’s Sweetest Morning Tea (ASMT) Virtual E-vent. ASMT was created to celebrate diversity and sweetness with meaning by empowering contributors to think differently and above all else to create awareness and raise funds for Cancer Research. ASMT is a series of collaborative events that come together to showcase the beauty and diversity of Australia through the creative eyes of some of the most talented sweet artisans within Australia. Turning the following pages we know you will be transported from one beautiful e-vent to the next and become inspired by the ideas and heartfelt inspiration that each stylist’s e-vent has created. We hope you enjoy and get a lot of inspiration from this online edition. This magazine is now available to purchase as a hard copy magazine meaning you can keep it forever and indulge whenever you choose. We are pleased to say that $5 from the sale of every magazine goes directly to The Cancer Council. Please note that the sale is a not-for-profit sale and all monies collected are for the publishing of the book as well as the donation. Thank you very much and please enjoy Australia’s Sweetest Morning Tea.

janet, jacki, monique, nicole colo ur and design in spir ation Darling Details had the pleasure to conjure up the colours and design inspiration for Australia’s Sweetest Morning Tea event. Inspiration for both colours and design as told by Monique from Darling Details: “I wanted to showcase Australia’s diverse landscapes and include our beautiful beaches, amazing rainforests, harsh bush land and rugged outback geography. Inspiration for our event is quiet simply on our front door!” The colour palette for Australia’s Sweetest Morning Tea consisted of a blend of yellows, blues, greens, browns and oranges to represent Australia’s varying different landscapes. Tones of these colours were also welcome. Each contributor was also challenged to add some depth to their e-event by including textural elements into their design that represent Australia. Elements could include and were not limited to bark, dust, wood, sand, water, leaves, tin etc.

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ichelle of Hanging Pretty called upon many cherished childhood memories to create A Country Celebration. However her true inspiration came from the cancer battle of a treasured family friend. Michelle drew on this inspiration to pull together A Country Celebration worthy of royalty! Colours and textures were influenced by Outback Australia and old tin sheds, corrugated iron, native flora and tree stumps. As well the stunning colours of sunrises and sunsets set against the rich ochre tones of the Australian outback. The shearing shed location was the perfect backdrop and location and you can almost smell the billy can boiling on the fire and the damper in the pit. A floral candelabra, delicate floating floral orbs and fresh flower garlands were all elements that brought “Celebration” to this table. A magnificent 4 tiered earth inspired cake and sweet treats to tempt every palette, bought country abundance to this table. The native Australian infused menu gave dessert options an indigenous feel with the use of lilli pilli, bush honey, wild hibiscus, wattle seed and lemon myrtle. All together this table is enough to make any country heart sing with glee. Welcome to a Country Celebration – where true country hospitality lives!

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CONTRIBUTORS Concept, Candelabra, Paperier, Garlands, Backdrop, Fresh Flowers and Styling Hanging Pretty Cake and Sweets Baked Cakes and Cupcakery Finger Lime Butter, Wattle Seed Meringues John Riddle, The Hutch Bistro Location Hitched at the Boomerang Farm Beeswax, Soy and Scented Candles adorned with twigs, gum leaves and bark Paisley Road Photography Rebecca Williams Photography Lemon Scented Bottle Brush Seeded Paper Paper Go Round Bower Bird Painting Marie O’Neil Design + Illustration Props Whimsy Petite Styling – Photo Shoot Stylist and Prop Hire Cyanotype Photograms (Fabric Flags featuring Native Australian Blooms in the fabric): Mikeala Fleur Patterson Floral Design Beaded Jewellery Jewellery by Jennie Printables Pretty & Print

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a country kitchen CONFETTI & CRUMBS

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“...realistic, inviting and nostalgic and makes you feel like you are just about to walk into the warm surrounds of your great aunty’s country kitchen.”

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he rustic browns and golds of the outback outdoors was bought indoors to an Australian Country Kitchen. Tones of rainforest green and rust were used in native flowers, nuts and gum leaves and neutral tones of warm browns and gold highlighted with rust and reds became the colour palette for the magnificent display of native inspired treats. What the ladies of Confetti & Crumbs have created is realistic, inviting and nostalgic and makes you feel like you are just about to walk into the warm surrounds of your great aunty’s country kitchen. The Grounds of Alexandria was the amazing location behind this country kitchen and the stunning rustic green of the kitchen was the perfect backdrop to the array of sweets that these amazingly talented ladies had on display. As the kitchen has such rich colours and heavy textures, the food colour palette was kept neutral. To keep in tune with the native elements, iconic Australian desserts were given a face lift using Australian native ingredients – like chocolate and wattleseed pavlova, lemon myrtle melting moments and wild hibiscus cheesecakes. Little calico sacks were given a water colour treatment and were filled with the melting moments as favours at each place setting. The Australian Country Kitchen – the iconic bought to vivid life and an invitation to a morning tea at great aunty’s house that no one could ever refuse!!

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CONTRIBUTORS STYLING, DESSERT & CAKES Confetti & Crumbs PHOTOGRAPHY Tealily Photography JARS, CAKE STANDS, WOODEN TRAYS & DRINK DISPENSER Sweet Style VINTAGE PROPS Antique Events NATIVE FLOWERS Sydney Wild Flower Nursery LOCATION The Grounds of Alexandria AUSTRALIAN NATIVE INGREDIENTS Essential Ingredient, Rozelle WOODEN CAKE TOPPER Better Off Wed PRINTABLES Pretty & Print

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waterfalls and woodlands alison lawson cakes

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explored, the inspiration beautiful Southern Highlands natural in NSW became Alison’s main was to celebrate resources theLove, stunning backdrop. to incorporate our Hope & Cure. Water being the most essential ingredient and natural animal resources life and the Alison’s main inspiration wasfor to plant celebrate to Sun that provides so much radiant andWater energy thatthe inincorporate our theme of Love, Hopelight & Cure. being most essential ingredient forTogether plant andthe animal life and the that spires us with its beauty. Sun also adds soSun many providesfacets so much radiant light and energy that inspires us with its to the appearance and beauty of water. beauty. Together the Sun also adds so many facets to The Southern Highlands ofand NSW is a beautiful part of our the appearance beauty of water. country that houses stunning waterfalls and bushland. The Southern Highlands of NSW is a beautiful part of our Alison decided to make her cake and treats the “waterfall” country that houses stunning waterfalls and bushland. and the majestic natural woodlands of the Highlands After exploring many different options, Alison decided to as herthe backdrop. make her cake and treats “waterfall” and the majestic woodlands of the Alison usednatural the beauty of water, sunHighlands. and earth to create a table that glistened in its natural setting. trio of cakes Alison used the beauty of water, sun and earthThe to create a table a perfect waterfalls and the thatare glistened in itsrepresentation natural setting. ofThe trio of cakes are natural a perfect flowing beauty of this precious Rufflesbeauty were used representation of waterfalls and theresource. natural flowing of this precious resource. Ruffles used to emulate foam and rushing to emulate foam and were rushing water. Alison also continued water. continued on her water effect into thoughtful on herAlison wateralso effect into thoughtful desserts including marshdesserts with the added texture of mallowsincluding with themarshmallows added texture of crushed rock candy. crushed rock candy that glistened in the sunlight. Further dessert delights created the feeling of sunlight and Further dessert delights created the feeling of sunlight and warmth warmth including lemon curd tarts, ginger iced tea and including lemon curd tarts, ginger iced tea and golden meringues. golden meringues. They also created a “sand” and They also created a “sand” and “rock” texture to the table. “rock” texture to the table. Alison’s ode to our natural elements is filled with meaning Alison’s ode to above our natural elements is filled with that meaning and diversity and all, creative sweet making leaves and diversity and above all, creative sweet making that us wanting to bathe in beautiful waterfalls. leaves us wanting to bathe in beautiful waterfalls.

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CONTRIBUTORS Concept & Styling, Cakes, Cupcakes, Meringues, Marshmallow & Rocky Road Alison Lawson Cakes Photography Corinne Dany Photography and Design Props Bunya House Cookies Sugary Goodness Lemon Curd Tarts Flour Water Salt Printables Pretty & Print

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dreamy ethereal look with an eclectic collection of timber and metal but softened with ribboning and floral elements, this was the inspiration behind this beachside event. The Illawarra region of NSW, although coastal does not show its true self during summer days of blue sky and yellow sand. Where the true beauty lies is with the muted greens of the escarpment, scored with seams of coal as well as falls of both rock and water. When winter blows southerly storms and swells to these beaches, there is a wilderness to it - it is stark and simple, and stunning. It seems fitting that on many days one must drive through a curtain of cloaking mist before cresting cliffs and then the mist clears in time to reveal the coast’s hidden beauty, Meaghan created a cake that reflects the natural beauty of the Illawarra - the bottom tier with shades of muted greens and dusty ochre…much like the escarpment and the scars that have been wrought on her by age and weather. The middle tier is representative of what first brought European attention to the area… the subtle glitter of a coal seam while the top tier has all the beauty of our sunsets with strings of Neptune’s Necklace sea weed and the understated Clematis Aristata, or Old Man’s Beard flowers that grow in our hillsides. You will be lost in cloaking mist of this “Beachside Hidden Beauty”.

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CONTRIBUTORS Concept & Styling, Cakes and Treats Mea Sculpture Cake Design Photography Thomas Stewart Photography Makeup artist Nicole McCann Styling & Props Styling by Michelle Printables Pretty & Print

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ustralia – the land of the sunburnt country! This was the main inspiration for the table created by Natalie of Events by Nat. Natalie wanted to highlight and capture the essence of the Australian outback. The colour palette to best reflect this outback inspiration is tones of yellow, orange and brown. For Natalie, the location was paramount for the mood to be set and the sandstone gorge was the perfect landscape. Textural elements of rock and sand, matched with wood and bark complement the rugged location. To go with something unique for her table, Natalie moved away from the “tea� from her morning tea inspired shoot and instead opted for something typically Australian, a beer garden. All the natural elements were incorporated into the cake and dessert designs where sandstone, bark and native flowers became the central focus. Billy button cake pops, cookies and cake pops, teamed with a macaron cake in hues of the sunburnt colour palette and cakes that used sandstone textures to tell the outback story. Natalie wanted to transport the viewer into a virtual outback wedding, where through thoughtful details you could picture the presence of an Australian bride and groom. Welcome to the Sunburnt Country.

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CONTRIBUTORS STYLING Events By Nat PHOTOGRAPHY Tindale Images CAKES & SWEET TREATS Blissfully Sweet Macaron cake It’s a Cake Thing (by Jhoanee) FLOWERS Floriart MINI ACUBRAS Wedding Favours Australia CANDY Sweet Style PRINTABLES Pretty & Print

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ith inspiration from the inner city suburbs of Sydney, Jacki wanted to create an urban oasis that was a part of modern day Australian city life. To encase the idea of hope and cure, the overall landscape of the event became one of “nurture from nature”. Even in busy city and urban life, we all long for beautiful natural and organic ingredients and every pure ingredient comes from the earth... Hence the urban gardener was born. Based around the busy life of a working mum, the urban gardener potters around in her green house and nurtures plants, herbs, vegetables and fruit. Jacki wanted to create a peaceful and serene scene where one can get away from everyday cares and be absorbed in nature. For an absolute Australian indulgence, iconic Australian morning tea sweets were given a new ‘cake face”. Traditional lamingtons became a 3 tiered ombre cake, the humble scone became a towering stack sandwiched with decadent homemade jam and fresh cream, the childhood classic of toffee apples were transformed into a caramel apple cone of decadence. Herbs were used in miniature desserts to further enhance the use of the garden with mint cupcake pots, basil and lemon pannacotta as well as chilli chocolate spoons. Jacki wanted to portray an afternoon tea of pure indulgence through decadent sweets and indulgent solitary time with nature. Our gardener then became a glamorous hostess for the evening and quickly sojourned to her green house to pick some herbs for her dinner guests. Welcome into the world of the Urban Gardener.

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CONTRIBUTORS Styling, Cakes & Desserts Blissfully Sweet Photography One Love Photography Printables Pretty & Print Macarons It’s a Cake Thing Location The Grounds of Alexandria Hair Peta Winter Makeup El Proust Cocktail dress Veronica Al Khoury Couture Jewellery Anna Design Hair comb Viktoria Novak Model Amylee Bliss

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et on a pier in Redleap Reserve in Melbourne’s outer northern suburbs, this rustic feast “By the Lake� is as abundant as the surrounding landscape. The natural landscape was the stepping off point and the inspiration for all the design elements and the sweet elements for this event. The commissioned reclaimed timber tables used echoed the reds of the old pier and all the desserts had a contemporary, naked feel to them which represented the young and clean finish on the surrounding gum trees. With her event, Amanda wanted to be at one with her landscape and not compete with its natural beauty. Textural elements included wood, native blooms and the serenity of the surrounding lake. The table setting is abundant in thoughtful details and yet, uncluttered and clean, like the landscape. The dessert table purposefully made high to sit at the height of the pier commanded its full focus. Clear milk cake stands, platters and pedestals left the sweet artistry shine as well as the lake. Amazing desserts with clean finishes and native blooms made this lakeside feast one to remember. Enjoy this morning high tea, By the Lake!

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CONTRIBUTORS Styling Red Wagon Events Photography Cassandra Anne Photography Cake and cupcakes Cake-a-lishious Hand piped and hand painted cookies Dessert Menu, Please Floral Arrangements Artistic Blooms Printables Pretty & Print

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utumn and the stunning colours of this most wonderful season, became the main inspiration for this majestic mountainous treat. The variations in colours of the falling leaves and the rolling green topped mountains, became the spectacular backdrop. Textural elements were left as organic as the setting, with wooden boxes for the woodlands beyond and this was softened with the addition of delicate flowers, soft blankets and the abundance of cakes and desserts on offer. With a clear view of the stunning dessert table, settings intimately laid for two are framed with beautifully hedged gardens and lush overhanging trees. Our inspiration words of LOVE, HOPE, CURE, STRENGTH were framed perfectly among these trees and the meaning of the day was in no doubt. A relaxed atmosphere, rolling mountains, a serene setting and the most decadent and relaxed of delicious treats on offer, allowed everything to come together to create a true Autumn Mountain Majesty.

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CONTRIBUTORS Styling Ruby May Designs Photography Enraptured Photography Venue Hedgend Maze at Healsville Cookies & Brownies Sweet Table Cakes, Cupcakes & Scones Just Call me Martha Macarons & desserts Sweet Empire Printables Pretty & Print

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ich blues and coppers symbolize our large rugged island nation. Our land made up of lustrous tones of orange earth and our amazing island surrounded by deep blue ocean.

Belinda’s inspiration was to play homage to Modern Australia utilizing the textural elements of rock and water. The stunning landscape that frames every vignette is one of true Australian beauty – with sandstone rock walls and a pebble rimmed waters edge. Rich orange and blue silk draped the dessert table and further enhanced the natural colours of the setting and provided a stunning backdrop with the modern and clean lined cake and treats that look like modern indigenous paintings on the rock walls themselves. Amazing vintage coloured glass pedestals were the perfect accent on this table of dreamtime perfection. The table setting seemingly floating in the water, is the perfect dining experience in this dreamtime location. Rich table settings in colours and textures with native flowers, indigenous inspired napkins and the most amazing cobalt acrylic chairs. It is the time to be lost in “Waters Edge Dreamtime”.

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CONTRIBUTORS Styling Styled By Belle Cakes & Desserts Sweet Tiers Photography Lee Bird Photography Cake Stands Petite Portions PrintableS Pretty & Print

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he beach so beautiful whether bathed in sunlight or moodily drenched with dark clouds looming all rugged up on the shore. These stormy seas and the weather worn timbers of the pier became the inspiration of Shipwrecked.

To bring the sea to the table, authentic antiques like glass fishing floats, unpolished brass, blue glass bottles and the crayfish pots were used. The teals of the wooden piers after decades of weather worn seas complete with rusty bolts became the colour palette. Helen wanted the dessert table to look as though it had been washed ashore. Table clothes and plait garlands had been tea dyed and ripped or severed to encourage the authenticity of being washed ashore. The story came to life on an overcast day. Using antique pressed glass stands and tarnished silver platters, these aged elements were a stark contrast to the organic and sea looking florals used - Phalenopsis Orchards, Sea holly, Kale and Chrysanthemum. Florals were also placed in glass bottles in the sand, trailed by a wood garland at the feet of the antique table. The cakes featured hand painted brass embellishments which complimented the elements of the location and concept. The main 5 tiered cake was finished with edible watercolour as well as the cookies and finishing with edible brass paint. A mixture of sugars, cinnamon and dried orange helped re-create edible sand on both the cookies and fondant vanilla cupcakes. Macarons were cleverly portrayed as oysters with the hidden pearl centre and chocolate feet. Like too many families, Helen’s family has been touched by cancer. With “Shipwrecked�, Helen wants to bring awareness of cancer so more people can make it to shore after their storm.

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CONTRIBUTORS Stylist, Cake & treats Kiss My Cakes Photography The Garage Studio Photography Florals The Bouquets Of Ascha Jolie Vintage cake stands Petite Portions

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odern day Australia is so rich in different heritages and we are truly a multicultural Australia. Daisy wanted to showcase her own Asian heritage and used an Olden Day Shanghai Morning Tea theme. The practice of sipping tea while sharing petite handmade delicacies with family and friends dates back to ancient times. To create an authentic setting for this morning tea, a one of a kind bar in the heart of Melbourne CBD Hardware Lane, Golden Monkey was the location. Daisy’s main inspiration came from a vintage red thermos that her mother brought back from overseas. Using these rich red tones, as well as gold accents and pops of stunning turquoise, this eclectic table was set. Centre stage is a ‘qi pao’ inspired cake also known as a mandarin gown. The combination of the phoenix and bright peonies on this 2 tiered red cake creates a visual metaphor for prosperity and righteousness. The top tier features a mandarin collar with cascading chinese knot buttons. Further asian inspired delicacies were used on this colour rich table including many forms of dim sum as well as condiments. Cascades of ruby red cherry blossoms festooned the table and cookies with an Asian art influence were a whimsical touch. Welcome to the rich surrounds of “Multicultural Australia”.

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onique of Darling Details inspiration was a very personal and fitting journey of hope playing homage to her Mother who is battling with ovarian cancer. She sought to create a wistful scene of hope by encapsulating Australia’s true beauty.

The location was chosen for its vast splendour and natural bush setting in the Adelaide foothills within a conservation park. In true Australian spirit an unglamorous ‘dunny door’ was hung from the grand grey and set the scene of an afternoon affair of love and hope between a mother and her two daughters. Monique wanted to create a dreamy feel to the shoot and as such a striking diamond shaped cake covered in gold fringe and hung from the tree, sparkled in the afternoon sun and rain! The incredible and ever so talented Janet from The Cupcake Lady was able to capture the true meaning of Monique’s concept and create the cakes which complimented the many different colour tones and textures of Australia. With a heartfelt selection of Australian inspired sweets including mummy made scones with burnt fig and raspberry jam, lemon tea cakes, passion fruit mini pavalovas and personalised cookies the girls were able to enjoy their afternoon of sweetness together with their Mummy. Monique styled a cohesive combination of copper, Australian pottery pieces, wood and assorted native blooms on the table to represent the many varying textural elements of Australia’s geography whilst still focusing on the true meaning of the event.

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CONTRIBUTORS Concept Design & Styling Darling Details Cakes & Sweets The Cupcake Lady Photography Karen Pfeiffer Photography Cookies & Oreos Sweet Table Flowers Lotus Flowers Pottery Ang Walford Ceramics

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ones of green, orange and yellow – each representing flora and nature along the great Murray River.

Memories of childhood camping trips, billy cans boiling on the fire and daisy chains made from local native flowers – each cherished memory became the inspiration for this luxurious camp side treat by the Murray. Tina utilized natural textures of wood, bark and tin, all organic elements found on a camping adventure. However when these natural elements were put together for this riverside feast, the outcome was complete sweet luxury. Damper cooked fresh from the earth, scones with luscious cream and jams, a billy can boiling with pots of soothing tea, lamington cake pops for a riverside twist and a magnificent cake that brings sunshine to the sun setting on this camping trip. If ever a trip to the riverlands of South Australia was desired, “A Campfire by the Murray” would be the only way to go!

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CONTRIBUTORS Cakes Sweet T & Cake Photography & Styling Tracey Chapman Photography Flowers Jodie Lee Flowers and Homewares Printables Pretty & Print

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ustralia – a nation of diverse landscapes from the red dust of the outback to the sparkling blue of sea that surrounds us and the luscious colours of the coral that floats on our shores. Lisa used our diverse landscape to design three cakes that represent this diversity. Two of these cakes are water themed. Australia is usually known as a harsh and dry land, however our island is surrounded by deep blue seas. A stunning water lily or lotus cake pays homage to the wetlands of Kakadu and the other cake is inspired by the amazing waves and coral of our Great Barrier Reef. The third and main cake is a representation of Lisa’s personal experience growing up in rural Australia. Childhoods of watching a starlit night, Akubra hats to reflect the harsh sun’s glare, endless fields of wheat, blackened fence posts that separate the lands and all surrounded by the fine red dust of the outback floor. The simple and native setting used to frame each outstanding cake reflects the diverse theme perfectly. Cakes and nature become one in this simple sweet ode to “A Diverse Land”.

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CONTRIBUTORS Styling & Cakes Sweet Disposition Cakes Photographer Frost Yourself by Nadia Eblen

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my had a clear vision to incorporate the stunning native landscape of Western Australia, to add a little indigenous heritage and to highlight the warmth of this beautiful state of Australia.

The location is some of the most stunning landscapes you will see, the Pinnacles Desert in the Nambung National Park. The Pinnacles are a mysterious formation, created by thousands of huge limestone pillars rising up out of the orange and yellow sand. These pillars became the natural backdrop and table for Amy’s feast of the West. The colours of the scene became the inspiration. The centerpiece cake is truly a thing of beauty. Amy wanted her creation to be inspired by the many native elements that she has fallen in love with in Australia. The two top tiers of the cake were indigenous in style and depicted a kangaroo jumping around, which is exactly what Amy saw on her first visit to the Pinnacles. The rich colour and texture of the sand was represented by many, many royal icing dots. The bottom tier was completely encased in overlapping petals in all the colours that you see when standing in this amazing landscape – the green from the small bushes, the brown from the rocks, the orange from the sand and the yellow from the sun that hits the rocks and makes The Pinnacles so magical at sunset. Some native florals and a few thoughtfully chosen glass bottles and this scene was set. Amy’s concept illustrates and celebrates that less can be so much MORE!

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CONTRIBUTORS Styling & Cakes De La Rosa Cupcakes Photography Tina Shawal Photographer PrintableS Pretty & Print

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hree inspirational and creative cake makers come together to challenge themselves and thrive in the creativity and to bring an idea to life. Nicci, Lisa and Nia all worked together to create the sweet treats for this autumn woodland table. The woodpile backdrop is the perfect landscape for this autumn feast for the eyes. Every detail was added with thoughtfulness and attention to detail. Daffodils were added to cupcakes to symbolize our overriding cause of the Cancer Council, a tree of hope cake covered in expertly crafted sugar flowers is outstanding. However the centerpiece cake that filled our screens with sunshine is brilliance in itself. This Autumn Woodland table fitted the brief perfectly and completely sums up the ASMT theme in one – creativity, inspiration, hope and our great Australian landscape. This shoot has been dedicated to Joan, Nicci’s nan, who has just been diagnosed with Cancer.

CONTRIBUTORS Styling, Props, Cakes & Desserts Frosted by Nicci Photography Bliss & Bloom Photography Printables Pretty & Print Desserts Poppies & Cream Desserts Another Sweet Slice

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studio cake & dunne with style

autumn picnic in the park Styling & Cakes - Studio Cake Styling & paper artistry - Dunne with Style Photography - Lee Bird Photography Vintage Picnic Baskets - Poppy Jean Apple Crates & Wood risers - Boutique Party Hire Printables - Pretty & Print

The combination of a creative cake maker and a paper artist is a thing of beauty. Not only were sweet treats made with sugar and flour, they were also made with creative twists and cuts of paper. Autumn inspired ingredients and flora made from beautifully worked paper are delicious and creative. Cakes are inspired by autumn and are a delicious array of home baked goods that define Debbi’s love of baking for family and friends. Welcome to this Autumn Picnic in the Park where friends and family are welcomed and spoilt with autumnal fare.

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utumn and its colour, its foliage, its flora and its seasonal fruits are the design inspiration for this Autumn Picnic in the Park.


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he beautiful picnic in the lush park, the array of sweets on offer and nature used as the table scape. Creativity was used in the use of trees and wood trunks as servers for the amazing cakes and sweets created by Velvetier. Tiered stands filled with pots of goodness and a decadent cream topped pavlova, hung from the tree branches as if suspended in air. Old wooden sea trunks were used as tables for the sweet picnic delights. Samantha’s inspiration came from our early European immigrants who came to our land by boat with only wooden trunks to carry their worldly goods. This is a picnic with a difference it is a “Picnic by Hanging Sweets”.

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picnic by hanging sweets Styling & Cakes - Velvetier Styling - Memories are Sweet Photography - Shirley Dowling Photography Vintage Furniture & Décor Hire - Moments in Vintage Printables - Pretty & Print

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sweetness for mums Styling Kouzina Events Cakes Faye Cahill Cake Design PHOTOGRAPHER Alina Bendeli Photography Cupcakes & Cookies Sugar & Vanilla Cake Pops M’s Cake Pop Shop Desserts Sweetness the Patisserie Props Antique Events Marble Art Coasters Stone Inspired Printables Pretty & Print

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ith Mothers Day at this time of year, Constance wanted to create a beautiful event to celebrate the special mums in her life.

Centre stage on this table of sweet wonderment, were 3 beautifully crafted cakes by Faye Cahill. Faye used native flora and fauna as her design inspiration and the gold leaf application gave the table a richness in texture and tones. Constance wanted to honour her own Greek heritage and included many of her favourite European desserts on the menu. Traditional homemade lemon and passionfruit tarts gave some tang to the table and the sweet menu. Savoury canapĂŠs were also offered and truly made this a picnic of indulgence.

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ith our main design element of creativity, Sweet Republic hit the nail on the head. Pascal transported us through the eyes of a tourist in Melbourne. Whimsical and fun plays on the tourist were put together thoughtfully and the colours of Melbourne became the inspiration. Blues used for the official colour of Victoria and yellow for the many sandstone building facades in Melbourne city. These facades became the backdrop to this playful ode to the tourist and it provides us a little peek as to how the world may see this wonderful city. Get your passport out and have fun being a Tourist in Melbourne.

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a tourist in melbourne Styling Kouzina Events Cakes Faye Cahill Cake Design Cupcakes & Cookies Sugar & Vanilla Cake Pops M’s Cake Pop Shop Desserts Sweetness the Patisserie Props Antique Events Marble Art Coasters Stone Inspired Printables Pretty & Print

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thank you I would like to thank with all my heart the hosts and contributors of this e-vent. Without you “Australia’s Sweetest Morning Tea” would never have graced our screen or entered our world. It was a dream and a dream come true. Thank you for your time, your energy, your love, your talent, your commitment and your support. Sweetness is made with love, sweetness brings joy, sweetness is a very powerful thing and with sweetness you have all brought awareness. There are a few very special people I need to thank with all my heart, our hosts. To Monique from Darling Details, thank you for accepting this challenge as head stylist. Your talent and attention to detail is astounding. Your vision is this event. You set the theme and the wonderfulness that is Australia’s Sweetest Morning Tea is your work, your talent and you are amazing! To Jacki from Blissfully Sweet, this e-vent was inspired by Oh Sweet Mum, your baby, your project and your vision. Your input, your energy, your wisdom and your experience has truly made this event shine! Thank you so much for saying yes! To Nicole from Pretty and Print, all of our work, all of our vision and all of our efforts have been pulled together by you. Being our publisher and designer you have made this e-vent beam beyond comprehension. Your work ethic, professionalism dedication and talent is astounding. I cannot thank you enough! And finally to my family, to my amazing husband you are my world, you are my safe place to fall you are such an amazing support and so cherished. I am hands down the luckiest woman married to such a wonderful man and father. To my gorgeous children Kiara and Aiden. I know you hear it all the time but you can be and do what ever your heart desires, dream big, live for today, smile at the future and cherish the past. Dreams can come true! To each and every person who has been touched by cancer, is fighting cancer, is caring for someone with cancer or who has left us due to cancer, we extend all of our love and all of this sweetness is for you! Enjoy!

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The Cupcake Lady takes deliciousness very seriously and that’s why she creates it in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit any occasion. The Cupcake Lady is so dedicated to raising awareness about deliciousness that she also teaches the hungry masses of Adelaide how to create it for themselves. Eat deliciousness, learn deliciousness. All hail deliciousness! Long live The Cupcake Lady!

Darling Details is an Adelaide based event styling business. Darling Details specialise in creating unique dessert tables together with bespoke events to be treasured. Whether a wedding, engagement, birthday or corporate event Darling Details will be sure to create an atmosphere of excitement and wonderful memories. www.facebook.com/darlingdetails

http://www.facebook.com/thecupcakeladyadelaide

jacki

Blissfully Sweet is a boutique cake design buiness that specialises in celebration cakes of every description. All of my cakes are made with the utmost care and precision as well as being absolutely delicious. I am a firm believer that true beauty lies in the deatils and that is what you will get.

nicole

Pretty & Print is a Graphic Design Studio based in Sydney which combines a love and pasion for design, pretty paper & stationery. Nicole offers professional design solutions for all occasions, individuals and businesses. www.facebook.com/prettyandprint

www.facebook.com/BlissfullySweetCakesbyJacki

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CONTRIBUTORS

a country celebration

a country kitchen

waterfalls & woodlands

Concept & Styling

CONCEPT, STYLING, DESSERT & CAKES

Concept & Styling, Cakes, Cupcakes, Meringues, Marshmallow & Rocky Road

Hanging Pretty www.hangingpretty.com.au

Cake and Sweets Baked Cakes and Cupcakery

PHOTOGRAPHY Tealily Photography

Alison Lawson Cakes www.alisonlawsoncakes.com

www.facebook.com/ BakedCakesAndCupcakery

www.facebook.com/tealilyphotography

Photography

Finger Lime Butter, Wattle Seed Meringues

JARS, CAKE STANDS, WOODEN TRAYS & DRINK DISPENSER

Corinne Dany Photography and Design

John Riddle, The Hutch Bistro

Sweet Style

www.thehutchbistro.com.au

Location Hitched at the Boomerang Farm www.hitchedattheboomerangfarm.com

Beeswax, Soy & Scented Candles Paisley Road www.facebook.com/paisleyroad.au

Photography Rebecca Williams Photography www.rebeccawilliams.com.au

Lemon Scented Bottle Brush Seeded Paper Paper Go Round www.papergoround.com.au

Bower Bird Painting Marie O’Neil Design + Illustration www.marieoneilldesign.com.au

Props Whimsy Petite Styling – Photo Shoot Stylist and Prop Hire www.facebook.com/whimsypetitestyling

Cyanotype Photograms Mikeala Fleur Patterson Floral Design www.facebook.com/MikealaFleur PattersonFloralDesign

Beaded Jewellery Jewellery by Jennie jenniethegap@hotmail.com

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www.sweetstyle.com.au

VINTAGE PROPS Antique Events www.facebook.com/AntiqueEvents.au

NATIVE FLOWERS Sydney Wild Flower Nursery www.sydneywildflowernursery.com.au

LOCATION The Grounds of Alexandria

www.corinnedany.com

Props Bunya House www.facebook.com/BunyaHouse

Cookies Sugary Goodness www.sugarygoodness.com.au

Lemon Curd Tarts Flour Water Salt www.flourwatersalt.com.au

www.facebook.com/GroundsRoasters

Printables

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE INGREDIENTS

Pretty & Print

Essential Ingredient, Rozelle www.essentialingredient.com.au

WOODEN CAKE TOPPER Better Off Wed

www.etsy.com/shop/betteroffwed

PRINTABLES Pretty & Print

www.facebook.com/prettyandprint

www.facebook.com/prettyandprint


CONTRIBUTORS

hidden beachside beauty

a sunburnt country

the urban gardener

Concept & Styling, Cakes and Treats

Concept & Styling

CONCEPT, Styling, Cakes & Desserts

Mea Sculpture

www.eventsbynat.blogspot.com.au

www.facebook.com/ MeaSculptureCakeDesign

Photography Thomas Stewart Photography www.thomasstewart.com.au

Makeup artist Nicole McCann

Events By Nat PHOTOGRAPHY Tindale Images www.tindaleimages.com

CAKES & SWEET TREATS Blissfully Sweet

Styling & Props 0432 965 395

One Love Photography http://www.facebook.com/onelove.photo

Printables Pretty & Print www.facebook.com/prettyandprint

Macaron cake

It’s a Cake Thing

It’s a Cake Thing (by Jhoanee) www.facebook.com/ ItsACakeThing.ByJhoanee

Printables

FLOWERS

Pretty & Print

Floriart

www.facebook.com/prettyandprint

Photography

www.facebook.com/ BlissfullySweetCakesbyJacki

www.nicolemccann.com

Styling by Michelle

Blissfully Sweet

www.facebook.com/ BlissfullySweetCakesbyJacki

Macarons www.facebook.com/ ItsACakeThing.ByJhoanee

Location The Grounds of Alexandria www.facebook.com/GroundsRoasters

www.floriart.com.au

Hair

MINI ACUBRAS

www.facebook.com/petawinterbridalhair

Wedding Favours Australia www.weddingfavoursaustralia.com.au

Peta Winter Makeup El Proust

CANDY

www.facebook.com/eloiseproustMUA

Sweet Style

Cocktail dress

www.sweetstyle.com.au

Veronica Al Khoury Couture

PRINTABLES Pretty & Print

www.facebook.com/prettyandprint

www.facebook.com/ veronicaalkhourycouture

Jewellery Anna Design www.annadesign.com.au

Hair comb Viktoria Novak www.facebook.com/ViktoriaNovakMillinery

Model Amylee Bliss

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by the lake CONCEPT & StyliNG Red Wagon Events www.facebook.com/redwagonevents

Photography Cassandra Anne Photography www.facebook.com/ CassandraAnnePhotography

Cake and cupcakes Cake-a-lishious www.cake-a-lishious.com

Hand piped and hand painted cookies Dessert Menu, Please www.facebook.com/dessertmenuplease

Floral Arrangements Artistic Blooms

autumn mountains majesty CONCEPT & StyliNG Ruby May Designs

Photography

www.sweettiers.com.au

Enraptured Photography www.facebook.com/EnrapturedPhotographs

Venue Hedgend Maze at Healsville www.hedgend.com.au

Cookies & Brownies Sweet Table www.facebook.com/sweettablemelbourne

Cakes, Cupcakes & Scones Just Call me Martha

Printables

Macarons & desserts Sweet Empire www.facebook.com/SweetEmpire

Printables Pretty & Print

www.facebook.com/prettyandprint

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Styled By Belle www.facebook.com/StyledByBelle

Cakes & Desserts

www.justcallmemarthaa.blogspot.com.au

Pretty & Print

CONCEPT & StyliNG

www.facebook.com/pages/Ruby-MayDesigns/255384867817702?fref=ts

www.facebook.com/pages/ Artistic-Blooms/171679142322

www.facebook.com/prettyandprint

waters edge dreamtime

Sweet Tiers Photography Lee Bird Photography www.leebirdphotography.com.au

CakeStands Petite Portions www.facebook.com/petiteportions

PrintableS Pretty & Print

www.facebook.com/prettyandprint


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shipwrecked

multicultural australia

afternoon of hope

CONCEPT, StyliNG, Cake & treats

CONCEPT & StyliNG

Concept & Styling

Kiss My Cakes

Leo & Bella

Darling Details

www.facebook.com/KissMyCakes.Australia

www.leoandbella.com.au

www.facebook.com/darlingdetails

Photography

Cake & Sweets

Cakes & Sweets

The Garage Studio Photography

Sutsa Patisserie

The Cupcake Lady

www.thegaragestudio.com.au

www.sutsa.com.au

Florals

Photography

Photography

Neiyo

Karen Pfeiffer Photography

The Bouquets Of Ascha Jolie

www.thecupcakelady.com.au

www.aschajolie.com.au

www.neiyo.com.au

www.karenpfeiffer.com.au

Vintage cake stands

Venue

Cookies & Oreos

Petite Portions

www.facebook.com/petiteportions

Golden Monkey

www.goldenmonkey.com.au

Sweet Table

www.facebook.com/sweettablemelbourne

PrintableS

Flowers

Pretty & Print

Lotus Flowers

www.facebook.com/prettyandprint

www.lotusflowershop.com.au

Pottery Ang Walford Ceramics

www.facebook.com/Ang-Walford-Ceramics

PrintableS Pretty & Print

www.facebook.com/prettyandprint

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Sweet Disposition CAKES

campfires by the murray

a diverse land

Concept & Styling, Cakes

Styling & Cakes

Styling & Cakes

Sweet Disposition Cakes

De La Rosa Cupcakes

Sweet T & Cake

www.facebook.com/SweetDispositionCakes

the western desert

www.delarosacupcakes.com.au

www.facebook.com/SweetTandCake

Photography & Styling Tracey Chapman Photography http://www.facebook.com/ traceychapmanphotography

Flowers Jodie Lee Flowers and Homewares www.flowersbyjodielee.com.au

PrintableS Pretty & Print

www.facebook.com/prettyandprint

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Photographer

Photography

Frost Yourself by Nadia Eblen

Tina Shawal Photographer

www.facebook.com/frostyourself1

www.facebook.com/tinashaw

PrintableS Pretty & Print

www.facebook.com/prettyandprint


WILD CARD TOP 5

autumn woodland

sweetness for mums

Styling, Props, Cakes & Desserts

Styling

picnic at hanging sweets

Frosted by Nicci

Kouzina Events

www.facebook.com/FrostedByNicci

www.facebook.com/KouzinaEvents

Velvetier

PHOTOGRAPHER Alina Bendeli Photography

www.facebook.com/VelvetierDelights

Photography Bliss & Bloom Photography http://www.facebook.com/ blissandbloomphotography

www.facebook.com/ AlinaBendeliPhotography

Desserts

Cakes

Poppies & Cream

Faye Cahill Cake Design

www.facebook.com/pages/PoppiesCream-Cakes-Cookies-Cupcakes/242496062474415

Desserts Another Sweet Slice

www.facebook.com/pages/Another-SweetSlice/498780013476620?fref=ts

www.fayecahill.com.au

Styling & Cakes

Styling Memories are Sweet www.facebook.com/MemoriesAreSweet

Photography Shirley Dowling Photography

Cupcakes & Cookies

www.facebook.com/ ShirleyDowlingPhotography

Sugar & Vanilla

Vintage Furniture & Décor Hire

www.facebook.com/pages/ sugar-vanilla/134291883314724

Moments in Vintage

www.facebook.com/MomentsInVintage

Cake Pops M’s Cake Pop Shop

autumn picnic in the park

www.facebook.com/pages/Ms-Cake-PopShop/248710158493916?

Desserts Sweetness the Patisserie

Styling & Cakes Studio Cake

www.sweetness.com.au

Props

www.studiocake.com.au

Antique Events

Styling & paper artistry

www.antiqueevents.com.au

Dunne with Style

Marble Art Coasters

www.dunnewithstyle.com

Photography Lee Bird Photography

Stone Inspired

www.facebook.com/StoneInspired

a tourist in melbourne Styling ,Cakes & Desserts Sweet Republic

www.facebook.com/SweetRepublic Melbourne

Macarons Decorative Sweets

www.decorativesweets.com.au

Photography Allam Photography

www.facebook.com/AllamPhotography

www.leebirdphotography.com.au

Vintage Picnic Baskets Poppy Jean www.poppyjean.com.au

Apple Crates & Wood risers Boutique Party Hire

www.boutiquepartyhire.blogspot.com

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