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In August 2015, Red Carousel joined forces with Little House of Dreams (Dreams Establishment Pte Ltd). Please visit us at www.littlehouseofdreams.com and www.dreamsandconfetti.com for all your cake, desserts and celebration needs. Thank you for all your support past and present. 

 

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Latest Cakes, Photoshoots and Party Styling

It’s been a busy few weeks at Red Carousel. Twins Brooklyn and Geraint, celebrated their first birthdays with a Sakura theme. I had a lot of fun making the cute Japanese Kokeshi characters.sakura Little Hayley celebrated her first birthday too. Firstly, with a cake smash photoshoot with The Studio Loft and then a Hungry Caterpillar party. The ladies over at The Studio Loft are great to work with and their photography is beautiful – they took my family photos recently. We created a pink rainbow cake and styled the set with donut shaped balloons and customised tassels. hayley cake smash.jpg

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And here’s the Hungry Caterpillar cake, cookies and dessert table Red Carousel created. We also designed the save the date, invitation and other printables to suit the theme. I love setting up at the gorgeous Pollen restaurant, it’s a beautiful backdrop for a party.

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hello_kitty_pinataAnd lastly, we just made this carousel cake for Ryouna. This one took quite a bit of planning to get right. I was pretty happy with the way it turned out. 

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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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Recycled Craft Series for Young Parents Magazine

It’s been really exciting working for Young Parents Magazine again. They comissioned me to create a three part ‘recycled craft’ series. The January edition was Chinese New Year Inspired, with hobby horse, pineapple rattle and a fish lolly box. February was about Valentines Day, where I made heart crayons, a candle holder and paper heart decorations. The March edition, which was just released, included crafts for kid’s bedroom interiors.  

The team at Young Parents are uber professional and I loved how the photos turned out. Great to see our ideas come to life. And of course a huge thrill to see it all in print! young parents March 2014youngparentsfeb2014youngparents_Jan2014

Rainbow Smash Cake

 

 

 

I worked with the amazing Cici from Bamboo Shoots on this cake smash photo shoot.  Really pleased with how it turned out – always a bonus when the little subject is super cute! It was Luca’s first or second time eating cake, so he was a little unsure about the whole experience but we managed to capture a few giggles. 

 

I made a 6 layer rainbow cake. The sponge is a regular butter cake. By omitting the egg yolks in the recipe, brighter colours can be achieved. Buttercream ruffles were used to decorate the whole cake and a handmade fondant rainbow went on top. Here’s a snippet of the piping technique on instagram.

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Happy {Chinese} New Year all! I’m just popping in to update you on a few of the projects I have been working on. 

 

Last year, I ended the year in a busy frantic rush but my favourite orders included these customised cookies and the Winter Onderland dessert table below. 

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A little bit about the dessert table…Michelle contacted Red Carousel with her ‘Winter Onderland’ theme and we came up with the rest! I decided early on that we would go with a ‘Snow Globe’ theme.

 

The elephant was drawn especially for the invitation and used throughout the printables. The cake was a lot of fun to make. I purchased the plastic light covering to use as the ‘globe’. The cake itself was a chocolate fudge cake with nutella filling. Yum! 

 

Other highlights include: 

– The snow globes I made using mason jars turned upside down and filled with winter type items such as branches, pinecones, fake snow etc. 

– The cardboard houses I purchased from Etsy and decorated. They were so cute with the flickering fake candle inside. 

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 A few weeks ago I made these two cakes below. The cake based on Epic, the movie was a collaboration with Nirosha from Partners in Cake.

 

The princess castle cake was for the same customer, who was thrilled with both cakes! Win! epic1_sm princesssofia2sm

 

It’s a jungle party!

Here’s my latest cake, the original Jungle cake turned into a Jungle Party! This was a lot of fun to make. I especially liked the new tree style and I’m quite fond of the giraffe :) I also tried spraying some colour mist, which worked well. I Would love to learn airbrushing one day…The bottom layer was chocolate fudge with ganache icing. The top layer was vanilla with white ganache infused with strawberries. My edges are getting sharper too, yay! Not sharp enough but getting there. 

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