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Latest cakes and cookies

Being a bit of a girly girl, naturally I loved working on these floral cookies for a baby shower. All the flowers were handmade. Quite time consuming but it was a fun process. I can’t wait to show off this amazing baby shower that a friend of mine put together. Just wow, that is all. 
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This cookies and cake set was a pleasure to make too. The trickiest part was geting the teal colour right. The client gave me the invitation to work with and I had to match the colours. The teal was achieved with a mixture of Wilton cornflour blue, dark teal and sky blue (white fondant). 
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Sassy Mama Awards 2014 WINNER!

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A few weeks back, a friend texted me to congratulate Red Carousel’s win…my response was “what win?”…unbeknownst to me, Red Carousel had been voted “Best party shop for planning and supplies” in Singapore by Sassy Mama readers! And to think I didn’t even have to bribe anyone! hehe…

 

Well I can say that it was a really wonderful surprise! I’m totally blown away by all the support we have received in the short time we have been in business (9 months). Red Carousel has gone from strength to strength, not just with the online shop, but in all areas. Great news is we will keep expanding the product offerings in the shop and in our props hire section. We will continue to fill up the shelves of Monday’s Off, our new stockist in Haji Lane Singapore. Our sell-out cake decorating classes has expanded with the addition of Cake Pops courses. But sadly it means we have to say no to a lot of cake, dessert table and party styling enquiries, since we can only take on a very limited number of bookings – there’s only so much one woman can do! Which leads me to another topic…

 

I need an admin assistant. Soon! So I am on the hunt if anyone wishes to contact me about job opportunities, please email hello@redcarousel.com. Singaporean or PR status required. 

 

In June we will be celebrating Red Carousel’s first birthday, which can only mean one thing…Party time! And…a new website! Oh yes, that is in the works too. I plan to shut the online shop for a week or two in May to make this all happen…so be forewarned. If you need pretty party supplies during May, do your shopping early! 

 

Thank you everyone, really, thank you! It’s been a lot of hard work, but so worth it! I’ve had the time of my life. I’ve loved working with/for an amazing bunch of people and really looking forward to the projects coming up. Thanks again x

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Firefighter theme cake

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This was our first ‘Firefighter’ themed cake and it was a pleasure to make! Adil and Nadrah’s mum wanted two ‘hummingbird’ flavour cakes for the joint party. I used rice krispie treats for the inside of the fire engine, making it all edible. This was a mixture of rice krispies, butter and marshmallows. I shaped it in a rectangle and then covered it with fondant. It worked surprisingly well and tasted pretty yummy! I tried new facial features for the figurine and paid particular attention to the eyes and mouth.
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We were also asked to provide some matching cookies and decorations – the big balloons and tassel worked well with the theme colours. A few other items were hired from us too, such as the drinks dispenser, table cloth, wooden tray and cookie jars. 
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Lately

It’s been a busy few weeks with cakes and parties (amongst other things). Here are a few projects I have been working on. Hudson’s mummy put her little boy’s party together and booked Red Carousel for the cake, cookies and chicken sausage rolls. Tableware and decorations came from  our shop and items hired from us for the food table. Pics below.  It was a gorgeous party at the Garden House PreSchool, which is just amazing in itself!
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I made the pony cake for Sophia’s 4th birthday celebrated at Riders Cafe. My girls and I attended this party and the highlight was definitely the pony ride! So much fun for the kids!Ponycake_sm

This was a ‘Milk and Cookies’ cake inspired by one of our printables. I loved the soft colour palette. milkandcookies_sm

Poppy’s 2nd birthday party : Milk and Cookies theme

Hello there! Excuse my haphazard blog posts…I’ve been buried in work – all types of work…the online shop, cake decorating classes, styling projects, cake and cookie orders etc. It feels pretty relentless at the moment. Not that I’m complaining! Business has been great, but I need an office assistant. Paper work is definitely my weakness! 

 

Now onto more lovely things…I recently organised and styled a party for my wee little girl Poppy. She turned two and we celebrated with a Milk and Cookies theme. We held the party at home (I moved a lot of furniture around) and it all worked out beautifully. More photos on Red Carousel’s facebook page. 

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Paper fans – tutorial here

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Tassel Garland Kit available hereMilkandcookies124 Milkandcookies120The kids got crafty painting boxes which they later used to store cookies to take home.
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Cupcake toppers by Red Carousel. The most divine cupcakes by my friend Bob Pimmanas. The best I have ever eaten!Milkandcookies090

 

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Cake by Red Carousel – Hummingbird flavourMilkandcookies073 Handmade decorations. Milkandcookies071 Milkandcookies070

Latest Red Carousel work: Sanaa’s First Birthday

Hi there! It’s been a little while since I logged in. Things have been rather hectic! I’ve been busy with the shop and also very busy making parties pretty!

 

I just received the photos back from a recent party and dessert table I styled. It was my first job for a customer. Payal approached me months ago, before I even started Red Carousel. She had seen what I did with my daughters’ parties last year and dreamt of having a similar dessert table for her own daughter. After a brief discussion, we came up with a theme (bird house/garden) and off I went! I had a lot of fun putting this girly party together – from the custom designed invitation to the party decor, to the desserts. Payal and her husband were thrilled with the results,  which makes me really happy!!! I pulled it off, phew :)

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Just got word from the wonderful people over at The Party Pail  that we received the “Best Decorations” award! How sweet! Thank you guys, much appreciated. Glad you like Red Carousel’s work.

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New instore: Paper Punches

circle 2.25We love paper punches here at Red Carousel! They make party crafting that much easier and neater! We have the circle punch in two sizes – 2.25 inches and 2.5 inches – and the scallop circle punch in 2.5 inches. 

 

The circle punches are very useful. They allow you to make beautiful garlands in no time! Also great for cutting out our printable cupcake toppers. Here are some ideas and tutorials.

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1. Hambly Screen Prints

2. You are my fave

3. Maie Dae

4. Hey Gorgeous Events

5. Cricut

6. Red Carousel

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Homemade Apple Pinata

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I tried my hand at making a pinata this week, for Ivy’s 6th birthday party. Not a bad effort, right? :)

 

I followed the tutorial from here. But instead of using a balloon, I used a rice paper lantern from our shop. I wrapped the lantern all over with glue and strips of newspaper, as per the paper mache tutorial. The top was left open, so that I could remove the wire once the glue dried. Then I covered the opening, painted pinata with acrylic red paint, decorated with tissue paper and strung it up with the metal hooks already there. The leaf is made of paper and the branch is made of felt (both contain a bit of wire inside to hold them up).

 

Looking forward to filling the pinata up with goodies for the kids. My daughter loves them!

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