September 27, 2012

Happy Friday Everyone!

We are heading into a long weekend here in Sydney and I am looking forward to a fun weekend spent relaxing with friends.

Our giveaway today is just the thing that would be perfect for some weekend entertaining and it is courtesy of my lovely friend Tessa from Down that Little Lane.

If you haven’t heard about Down that Little Lane then it is time you took a little peak at this exciting online store that sells the most gorgeous array of treasures from all manner of wonderful retailers.

I have my own little store over there selling Sweet Style Goodies as well!

In today’s giveaway you can win this wonderful Rabbit Trap Timber Bread Board valued at $60.00 plus six mini glass pots that are perfect for serving little condiments.

To enter you need to complete two simple tasks – jump onto Facebook and like the Down that Little Lane Facebook page here and also the Sweet Style page here.  Then just come back and leave a message on this blog post to let me know that you have done so!

You have a week to enter the competition as entries will close at midnight on Friday 5th October.  The winner will then be announced back here on the blog. The competition is only open to Australian residents.

Have a fabulous long weekend everyone and I will be back next week to show you some of my favourite items from the Down that Little Lane Store.

Photography and Styling: Leanne Ambrogio for Sweet Style

September 26, 2012

Last weekend I had the pleasure of putting together a Dessert Table for the lovely Anna who is pregnant with her first baby.  Two years ago Anna was Sienna’s kindy teacher and I put together a candy table for her wedding (you can see it here).  Anna was the person who kick started the “Sweet Style” business for me when she asked me to help her with her wedding – it was the first time I had created a candy table for anyone other than my family and it was after her wedding that I decided to give the business a go!

So two years later and Anna and Chris are having a baby! Anna left the theme completely up to me but had given me the hint that they were having a boy and his name would be Benjamin.

With this in the back of my mind I came up with theme of ABC to represent their three names and of course B is for Baby and Boy so it just seemed to fit.

I then enlisted the help of Nicole from Pretty and Print to create the invitation and party printables to tie in with the theme. The colour palette we chose was Blue, Yellow and Chocolate which looked fabulous together.

Sweet treats including a very cute cake, cookies, cake pops and chocolate mousse were made by Jacki from Blissfully Sweet. Additional items on the table were marshmallows, macarons, chocolate frogs, chocolate beans, chewy clouds and caramels.

I hope you enjoy some photos of Anna’s Baby Shower.

Styling and Photograhy: Leanne Ambrogio for Sweet Style

September 24, 2012

It is a lovely sunny Monday here in Sydney with that lovely feeling that comes with the sweet smell of Spring.

Today my Monday favourite comes from Marie of Couture Cupcakes and Cookies.

This gorgeous cake of hers is just the perfect spring cake – a pretty floral bottom layer and sweet ruffled flowers on the top.  The matching cupcakes and cookies are very special also!

If you would like to see more of Marie’s lovely creations you can find her on Facebook here

September 19, 2012

This delicious Jelly that Jacki from Blissfully Sweet Cakes created for me for the Tomkat Studio Vintage Surf shoot has had everyone asking questions about how to get those layers!

The trick to making the layers according to Jacki is condensed milk.  You do need a bit of time to create them as each layer needs to set before making the next but with four different colour jelly packets and a tin of condensed milk to use between each layer, you can create an amazing looking dessert!

Don’t forget that you are able to join in with the voting on the Tomkat Studio blog for your chance to win a Tomkat Studio store credit to the value of $100 – the competition is also open to Australia residents!

I would love it if you would take a visit and give me your vote! Click here to vote now!

Photography: Leanne Ambrogio for Sweet Style
Jelly: Blissfully Sweet Cakes
Pots and cake stand available in the Sweet Style Online Store
Party Printables: The Tomkat Studio 

September 18, 2012

Isn’t it strange to see yourself on screen!  Recently I was interviewed by Lisa Lintern for The Working Mums Masterclass series of interviews.

Lisa visited me at home and asked lots of questions about how I got started and what it is like to be a mum running a business from home with a young (and demanding!) family.

Have a listen for the phone that goes off in typical fashion right in the middle of the interview!

Just click on this link directly below to watch – promise me you won’t laugh too much!

Working Mums TV interview with Leanne from Sweet Style