September 16, 2012

My Monday Favourite for the week is from the very clever Coby from The Lemony Cupcake in Brisbane.

The stunning cake below is from a beautiful White and Pistachio Wedding Dessert Table – a gorgeous colour combination that is looks beautiful any season of the year.  I love the way the second bottom layer is smaller than that above and below it giving it a unique look.

Dessert Table Styling: Sharnel Dollar Designs
Photography: Todd Hunter McGraw Photography 


September 14, 2012

Happy Friday Everyone

Thank you to everyone who entered this weeks competion to win a very sweet Spring Party pack including a set of Floral Latte Cups, 6 Meal Boxes, a roll of ribbon and set each of knives, forks and spoons.

I am thrilled to announce the winner is entry number 26


Karissa could you please email me at to claim your prize!

Don’t forget to keep a watch out on The Tomkat Studio Blog over the next few days as they will be asking everyone to vote for their favourite party from the Aussie Party Challenge.

You will have a chance to win a $100 store credit in the Tomkat Studio online store -pop over their now to check out the 8 different tables that have been created.

 Have a fabulous weekend everyone.

Image: Leanne Ambrogio for Sweet Style


September 10, 2012

Finally after a bit of a wait I am able to show of the lovely party we threw for Sienna and her best friend Tess at the beginning of the year.

Some of you who follow me on facebook may remember the rain drama’s that hampered us during January and February meaning we had to postpone the party not once but twice!  Finally the weather turned it on for us and we had a magical day and as you can see from the smiles on the kids faces they had a blast.

The girls had both asked for a pool party but Sienna’s birthday actually falls in August so we made the decision to postpone and have it closer to Tess’ birthday which was right in the middle of summer.
Once the pool party idea was set we then wanted to come up with a cool theme to go with it so enter the retro pink flamingo!

Tash (Tess’ mum) is a super genius graphic designer so she came up with the amazing invitation and party stationery that set the tone for the entire day.  Both the girls love blue so we incorporated this into the colour theme – perfect also to tie in with the pool!

We set up three different tables on the day – first was the dessert and candy table, second the ice cream bar and third the drinks station.

The Dessert and Candy table showcased the gorgeous cake by Jacki from Blissfully Sweet cakes.  Our brief to Jacki was to provide a simple cake that encompassed the ombre blue colour and two pretty flamingos representing both the girls.
Her design cake was amazing – look at those gorgeous flamingo figurines on top.
I had also wanted to do something different to cake pops on sticks but still love the idea of cake balls.  Jacki’s interpretation of the cake ball tower I asked for was just perfect!  Again the lovely ombre colour and a striking element to the table.  To finish with some more ombre Jacki made delicious marshmallows that were a hit!
Add in the candy and the table was complete and a big favourite on the day.

The next table was the Ice cream bar.
Very cute cupcakes that looked like ice cream sundaes meant we didn’t need to worry about melting ice cream.  The jars were filled with sherbert ice cream cones and wafers for when we served the ice cream later in the party.

 Next up is the drinks station which included the stunning drinks dispenser filled with pink lemonade – perfect for the hot day!  We created our great ice cream bar and drinks table with an old traymobile of my mums that we attached painted balsawood panels to the front.
We kicked off the party with a very cute photo booth that we created by painting an old door pink and white.

The kids had so much fun picking a little prop from the basket to use while they had their photo taken and we got some fabulous shots to send to them as part of their thank you note.  I love this one of Sienna and Tess together grinning like cheshire cats – so happy!Some other fun activities on the day included a water balloon fight, lucky dips, glittery tatoos, nail painting and of course loads of fun in the pool.A little dressing room was created with our Ikea bookcase so that everybody had somewhere to store their bag and clothes while they were in the pool – the perfect way to prevent lost clothes and shoes.Party favour boxes were made using mini ice-cream tubs which went great with our summer theme and the goodies that were inside – cute little stationery items and lipgloss all ice cream themed.After the fun of the party was done a few little monkeys came out to play in the photoboth  – couldn’t resist showing these photos of Sofia showing her true colours as the little devil she is!I hope you have enjoyed all the little details that went into our fun pool party! It was fantastic to watch the kids have so much fun.

Most of the items you see on the table including the party favour boxes and bags, glass jars, cake stands, drinks dispenser, candy, ice cream cups and spoons can be purchased in the Sweet Style store but please email me if there is something you would like to know and I will do my best to help.

Thanks also to Hostess with the Mostess for featuring the party on their blog last week!

Photography: Andy Lewis Photography


September 9, 2012

With so many fabulous cakes being showcased on the internet at the moment it is just wonderful to know that here in Australia we have some of the most amazing cake designers in the world!

So to kick off my showcase of amazing Aussie talent my Monday Favourite comes from Helen of Kiss My Cakes.
Helen is based in Melbourne and every time I see one of her cakes I am in heaven!
Enjoy this very pretty cake that Helen created for the Whimsical Tea Party styled by Alicia from Boutique Affairs and photographed by Lee Bird Photography and Kelly Mac Photograhy.

If you would like to see more of Helen beautiful work you can find her here on Facebook


September 7, 2012

I picked up these beautiful pink ranunculus during the week and I am just in love with the perfect texture and colour of them!  It has me feeling inspired about all things spring so today I have a giveaway for you that has lots of lovely products that can be used for some great spring entertaining!
Today’s giveaway is a lovely selection of party pretties from the store which include

1 pack of Floral Latte Cups
6 Meal Boxes
1 Roll of stripe ribbon in your choice of colour
1 pack of spoons, forks and knives

All perfect for spring entertainingTo enter the competition just leave a comment below letting me know what your favourite spring entertaining colours are.

Entries are only open to Australian residents and the winner will be drawn on Friday 14th September and announced on the blog.

Best of luck everyone.

Images: Leanne Ambrogio for Sweet Style