Saturday, 24 December 2011

Our Christmas Cake Pop and Cookie Class 2011

In the spirit of Christmas, Sugar Rush created a cookie and cake pop class for our students. It was a great chance for some of our regulars to catch up and wish each other a happy holiday season, and also to learn more new skills to impress their loved ones!

What a fun, messy class! We taught students to cover cookies with icing, royal icing flood work, as well as fine piping and glitter everything in sight.

The cake pops were awesome. Snowmen everywhere, and forest of trees, as well as sprinkles and ornaments. For anyone who missed this class, we do have an Easter class on our schedule.

Happy Holidays and happy baking to everyone. Stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you all in class next year! xx

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Alyssa & Mark - 27th November 2011

This gorgeous white wedding took place in the beautifully rustic Peppers Creek Barrel Room. We LOVE LOVE this venue. It is such an amazing atmosphere, and Ken and Marion and the staff are just wonderful. 

We created a stunning 3 tier swiss dotted cake, complete with ivory doves and an all white candy table, that was layered with sweets made in store as well as imported from the US. It truly was one of the most elegant tables we have created. It matched perfectly with the tiffany chairs, mirrored tables and romantic flowers all supplied by Peonies Floral Designer. We were lucky enough to receive these stunning photos from Peonies in order to share this wedding with you. 

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Giant Cupcakes

One cake we keep seeing popping up all over is the giant cupcake this year. From Weddings, to 18th Birthdays, to 40th's. Romantic, feminine, to fun and quirky, we are loving them!!!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Kristy & Brian - 4th November 2011

The wedding of Kristy and Brian took place at the picture perfect Peppers Convent, with the reception held in the garden marquee. It was such a warm day, we chose to set up the cake and sweets after the ceremony, and by the time we arrived, the marquee looked breath-taking. The table were set with vintage books, eclectic jars and vases with soft floral accents and decorating by the very talented Peonies Floral Designer.

The entrance to the marquee had hanging glass candles and flowers. I can only imagine how beautiful and glowing the entire space would have been after dark. 

The wedding cake was set on a vintage table, and topped with fresh flowers. The scalloped lace border was piped on to give a delicate feminine feel that tied in with the rest of the marquee. Keeping it in shades of whites and ivory rather than adding colour helped to achieve a romantic look rather than being so matchy-matchy with the other accents in the wedding party. 

The dessert table, for Kristy and Brian, was all about homestyle desserts, not jars filed with candy. They wanted cakes, cheesecake, friands, cupcakes, lemon meringue pies, all things that are baked, warm and comforting. I loved creating the ruffle cake, this time it was gluten free, so all their guests could enjoy it. Our incredible crumb cakes were in peach, blueberry, and berry/rhubarb as well.  

Macarons, are of course, a staple on our tables, as we do make wonderful flavours, as are brownie bites and cake pops. Kristy and Brian made such wonderful choices, absolutely full of my personal favourites. 

Congrats guys, wishing you all the very best. Love Love 

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Sugar Rush Cake Design School Course Schedule 2012

Below is the course schedule for the first half of 2012. For more details please call (02) 4948 1286 or email
January 2012
Sunday 8th Sugarpaste Figurines 9am - 4pm $275
Tuesday 10th Buttercream Cakes 10am - 2pm $200
Tuesday 17th Modelling Chocolate Basics 10am - 2pm $180
Sunday 22nd Beginners Sculpted 2 Bird House 9am - 4pm $375
Tuesday 24th Sugarpaste Orchids 10am - 4pm $275
Wednesday 25th Beginners 1 Round Cake 10am - 4pm $330
Tuesday 31st Garden Cupcakes 10am - 2pm $150
Febuary 2012
Sunday 5th Beginners Sculpted 1 Handbag Cake 9am - 4pm $375
Tuesday 7th Cookies and Cake Pops 10am - 3pm $180
Friday 10th Edible Painting $180
Sunday 12th Cupcake Bouquet 10am - 2pm $150
Sunday 19th Sugarpaste Roses 10am - 4pm $275
Tuesday 21st Beginners Piping 10am - 2pm $150
Sunday 26th Beginners 2 Square Cake 9am - 4pm $330
March 2012
Sunday 11th Couture Cupcakes 10am - 2pm $150
Tuesday 13th Wedding Sugarpaste Figurines 9am - 4pm $375
Friday 16th Easter Cupcakes 10am - 2pm $150
Sunday 18th Buttercream Cakes 10am - 2pm $200
Sunday 25th Easter Cupcakes 10am - 2pm $150
Tuesday 27th Wedding Cupcakes 10am - 4pm $225
April 2012
Sunday 1st Easter Cookies and Cake Pops 10am - 3pm $180
Tuesday 10th Cupcake Bouquet 10am - 2pm $150
Sunday 15th Beginners Sculpted 2 Bird House 9am - 4pm $375
Tuesday 17th Wedding Cookies $180
Sunday 22nd Beginners 1 Round Cake 9am - 4pm $330
Tuesday 24th Mini Cakes 10am - 3pm $250
Sunday 29th French Provincial Cupcakes 10am - 2pm $150
May 2012
Sunday 6th Beginners 2 Square Cake 9am - 4pm $330
Tuesday 8th Garden Cupcakes 10am - 2pm $150
Tuesday 15th Modelling Chocolate Basics 10am - 2pm $180
Sunday 20th Sugarpaste Figurines 9am - 4pm $275
Tuesday 22nd Beginners Piping 10am - 2pm $150
Saturday 26th/ Sunday 27th Intermediate Sculpted 1 Teaspot and Teacup 10am - 4pm $450
Wedding Cupcakes 10am - 4pm $225
June 2012
Sunday 3rd Cupcake Bouquet 10am - 2pm $150
Tuesday 5th Advanced Piping and Brush Embroidery 10am - 2pm $220
Saturday 9th/ Sunday 10th 2 Tier Round Cake Class 10am - 4pm $450
Tuesday 12th Sugarpaste Roses 10am - 4pm $275
Tuesday 19th Beginners 1 Round Cake 10am - 4pm $330
Friday 22nd Garden Cupcakes 10am - 2pm $150
Sunday 24th Wedding Cupcakes 10am - 4pm $225
Tuesday 26th Buttercream Cakes 10am - 2pm $200

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Shelley & Taylor - 8th October 2011

Chateau Elan was the gorgeous back drop to the classic elegant wedding of Shelley and Taylor back in October 2011. Tones of white mixed with just a hint of soft pink and navy. This is a colour scheme I am in love with at the moment. I love black to ground a table, however navy provides a sophistication that makes it my all time fav. 

We created a gorgeous three tier white damask wedding cake set on an ivory cake stand. It had a elegance and structure that I really loved. Two cupcake bouquets added perfect symmetry to the table and added softness. Not to mention delicious White Chocolate and Raspberry cupcakes!

Other sweets included Blueberry Tarts, French Macarons, Melting Moment cookies with Strawberry filling, and fudge courtesy of Hunter Valley Chocolates. 

We used a mix of platters and glassware, as well as vintage crystal. Inside the jars were Champagne Bubbles, imported from the US, our Homestyle Marshmallows, and Brownie Bites, whilst the platters consisted of everything from Mini Cupcakes, to our amazing White Chocolate Blondies with Maple Cheesecake Filling! I loved everything about this table. The colours, the food choices, it was perfect. I love how structured and elegant it looks, yet at the same time, the sweets themselves are so comforting, homestyle and approachable. You want your table to be filled with desserts your guests will really love to eat, not just stare at all night. 

Congrats guys, hope you day was nothing short of amazing!!!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Inspiration can come from anywhere....

We find the inspiration for our cake designs from just about anything! When we look through magazines, visit stores, watch shows, we look for patterns, shapes, designs. This cute magazine style page inspired a fun cake full of texture, colour and personality!