Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We're not just saying this but.....

...... our new Sambellina party/goodie bags are just out of the box and already selling fast (actually we sold some from the box yesterday.)

$12.95 for a dozen in either stripped or polka (red, pink, blue) as well as white and brown. 

 The crafty people at Sambellina have also personalised theirs and don't forget we also stock matching cups, plates, and gift tags etc.



Wednesday, August 10, 2011


You know that you've made it in the world of kid-friendly cafes when a mysterious lady turns up and says, 'I'll be back very soon to review you for Hey Bambini!' In all honesty you think, 'I hope that lady comes back soon and says awesomely lovely things about Cake.'

Hey Bambini were true to their word and returned to Cake last week.... and we're pretty chuffed with the review....

"What a darling little find this place was. I was doing my usual rounds of the vintage shops in Ballarat months ago and l stumbled across Cake. I popped in, said hi and who l was and that l’d return with my camera, notepad and children to do a review. I’m sure the owner Jennifer thought l was some ‘crazy’ off the street as l didn’t have a chance to get back into Cake for months. We exchanged emails and finally the opportunity arose that l was passing through Ballarat again with the kids and I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Cake properly.

Nestled on Main Rd next to all the best vintage shops (my husband calls them ‘junk shops!’) is Cake Bake Shop. This sweet little cafĂ© is the perfect destination for morning or afternoon tea. They have a few seating options including a large communal table in the middle of the room which would be perfect for mother’s groups. On the menu is a selection of homemade mini cupcakes, macaroons and of course warm drinks. They don’t do lunch, dinner or breakfast – just morning and afternoon tea.

To keep little hands busy Cake has its own corner dedicated to the kids which has a cute white picket fence around complete with fake grass and a mini chairs and table set. Inside the play area they have a selection of toys for the kids to tinker with.

For little bottoms they provide high chairs and for the birthday bottoms they conduct private parties on Sundays. Cupcake Making, Craft parties and decorating parties are some of the themes that Little Day Out conducts in conjunction with Cake. These party stylists will celebrate your little ones special day in style. And let’s not forget get Mum, Little Day Out can also conduct parties for Mother’s to Be, High Teas and other fancy special occasions.

If having a party at Cake is not your thing then you can always pick up vintage inspired party supplies from them. Everything from stripy straws, to twine and cupcake wrappers – they have it covered. Their party range is superb and l’m sure there would be an item or two that would make your special occasion that extra special indeed.

If you’re local or passing through make sure you pay a visit to Cake. The cupcakes are delicious (as per tick of approval and rating BIG thumbs up by Mr 2) and the staff are warm and welcoming.  Who doesn’t love a cupcake, it’s a must visit for any Mum with a sweet tooth.

Reviewed August 2011"

Even for those of us who don't have children of our own the Hey Bambini cafe reviews are well worth a look.... they found out about us after all so you know they only review the best cafes.

Also check out the great photos that Hey Bambini took as well... and don't forget to head on over to their facebook page and Like them!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mad Hatter's Tea Party....

    • If you're like us the first thing you thought when the skies opened yesterday and the sunshine fell out was 'Spring is here already?!' followed shortly by the desire to deny the likely fact that any second the weather would make a U-turn and head back into the Ballarat we all know and love- e.g cold n rainy. 

      Lucky for us we get to hang out at Cake all day long and drink warm cups of tea. Which is why we're happy to bring you another T2 Tea review from Ester! 

      We asked Ester (who most certainly loves her tea) what would be her tea/macaron combo-choices. 


      Turkish Apple T2 and Turkish Delight Macaron: 

      Turkish apple T2 is hands down my all time favorite tea. With the  perfect amount sweetness, fruitiness and deliciousness, it could easily be paired with anything in the whole world.

      But it does go in perfect harmony with the Turkish delight macaron which is filled with a  ganache created from real pieces of Turkish delight.
      A must have combination for someone after a delightful (pun intended) Turkish feast. 

      Gorgeous Geisha T2 and Berry Macaron: 

      If you like green tea, are gorgeous, like ‘memoirs of a geisha’ and think about berries regularly, this is the combination for you.

      Gorgeous geisha is a calming green tea that has subtle flavours of strawberries and cream added for sweetness, which leaves you wishing you’d bought a berry macaron.

      So, we thought we better put the two together and spoil you all.

      Melbourne Breakfast and Vanilla Macaron: 

      I am quite proud of this combination for it took quite a lot of tea research, but feel as though the Melbourne Breakfast compliments the Vanilla macaron perfectly.

      If you read my last post you would know that Melbourne Breakfast T2 is like English breakfast with vanilla, yet the combination is not too overpoweringly sweet and the tea leaves you feeling warm and happy. 

      Peppermint Tea and Choc Mint Macaron:

      The thing I love about Peppermint Tea is that you get to consume copious amounts of chocolate and end up with fresh breath.

      I also love the Choc Mint Macaron and love all minty things really, so although this may seem like a obvious combination it certainly is one to try (several times.)

      And last but not least, I am currently drinking some French Earl Grey T2 and could really eat any vairety of macaron, though I am really craving a Lemon Macaron and Alex pointed out to me earlier what a delightful combination they would make.