Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Our BLOG POSTS have moved

Crumbs Cake Art have been making changes.

With these changes our BLOG spot has been moved to our website www.crumbscakeart.com.au.
To view our current blogs about our cake designs, amazing cake decorating techniques, how to videos including hits & tips plus what's happening in the wonderful world of Crumbs Cake Art, please
and you will be automatically directed to our website blog page.

We hope to continue providing you will inspirations in cake art, delicious designs, mega cake structures, cake decorating workshops, equipment and supplies plus so much more.

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Crumbs Cake Art is well known for a wide variety of great tasting cakes, amazing cake designs and unique customer service. We take pride in our quality cakes and enjoy expressing our clients desires in the form of Cake Art.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Crumbs Cake Art joined the rest of the bridal exhibitors for the ABS Ultimate Bridal Event at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Sat, 4th and Sun, February 2012.

It was a big 2 days meeting some really lovely people and talking about cake.

We had just a few of our Amazing Wedding Cakes on display for future Brides & Grooms to enjoy and get inspired about their Wedding Cake design for their special day.

Loads of our delicious cake samples disappeared as soon as the plate of cake hit the table, we couldn't keep up with demand. From our most favourite Kaluha Chocolate Mud Cake and our Baileys White Mud Cake which always gets the raves, we managed to pull out some of our other amazing flavours like our original Cherry Ripe Mud Cake and our NEW, exciting cake sensation, Crumbs Red Velvet Cake with lemon cream cheese frosting. With over 24 mud cakes to choose from plus special Dietry Cakes, Croquembouche, Desserts & Truffles, delightful Fruit Cakes & loads more visit our Cake Flavours to experience the true flavour of great tasting cakes with fine quality ingrediants.

Hen's Cake Decorating Party ideas

We also had our cake decorating party ideas which seem to be a big hit with the brides and their maid of honour. Great way just to get together and have some fun doing something a little out of the ordinary.

Big Congratulations to the winner of our Guessing Competition. A mother of the a Bride to be entered in the draw for her daughter and look what she got. Thanks to all for entering our competition. I never win anything either so I know how you feel. Don't give up - you've gotta be in it to win it.

When is the best time to order your Wedding Cake

Have a look at the best time to order your Wedding Cake with a professional cake artist

HINTS before you order your Wedding Cake

View some of our HINTS before you order your Wedding Cake with a cake artist of your choice. Please feel free to have a look at some of our notes in Facebook to view wedding cake stories and things to avoid or to take a mental note.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Awesome Wedding Cake Idea

This Beautiful Wedding Cake idea was created using a variety of
Crumbs delicious tasting mud cakes.
These miniture cakes where individually iced and
stippled then positioned to look like a 4 tier Wedding Cake.

Beautiful fresh roses where the base of the cake to create a
sensational Wedding Cake design.

Big thanks to the happy couple

Congratulations to the very happy couple
on their special day.
All the best for a bright &
happy future together, forever.
Best Wishes from the Crumbs Cake Art Team

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Madeleine Celebrates her Birthday

This children's birthday cake was inspired by a little girl
named Madeleine with her 2 dogs.

The design was made using our great tasting mud cakes filled with ganache,
then covered and decorated with fondant.

Magical Birthday Wishes sweet Madeleine
It was truly honoring to design a special cake
just for you.......
All the best from the Crumbs Crew xx

Hope you got spoilt

Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney Wedding

This cake was designed for a special couple Marie & Nicholas.
They celebrated their Wedding in the Rose Gardens of the
Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney.

Marie loved bright yellow lilies and wanted to implement them into the
design of her Wedding Cake.

The couple consulted with Jon, owner/decorator, who designed a 4 tiered square
Wedding Cake with bright yellow coloured sugar lilies cascading down the side.
A beautifully hand crafted work of cake art.

Big Congratulations to the happy couple.
Hope you had an amazing day together
& managed to eat a piece of your
great tasting wedding cake
before family & friends devoured it ;o)
Best Wishes Crumbs Cake Art Team xx

Happy Honeymooning

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

When is the best time to order your Wedding Cake?

A good professional cake artist would need at least 2 to 3 months notice prior to your Wedding date.
The early the better, I say. Then you don't miss out.

To many times we have heard horror cake stories that
Brides & Grooms have experienced on their Wedding Day.
Not getting what they asked for, cake couldn't be eaten,
cake was too small not enough for all the guest, inexperience
cake decorators, quality not what they expected & so much more.

Wedding Cakes are not cheap & can lead into 1000s of dollars.
To avoid any disappointment with your cake on the most
remembered day of your life, it is best to get in touch
with an experienced cake decorator you can trust.
Feel comfortable with your cake decorator
& to limit confusion it is always best to talk directly to the
cake artist constructing your cake design.
Always taste test the cakes for quality, even if you do not like cake,
get someone to do it for you. The last thing you want is to waste
money & have your guests remembering the terrible tasting cake.

At Crumbs we provide a unique service to you. Our studio is set on
a beautiful rural property in the heart of the
Hills District in Annangrove.

Jon, owner/decorator, will discuss cake ideas & designs with you.
She will show you some amazing cake creations and you will get to
view some beautifully hand crafted cakes on display in our Studio.
Her talents will construct a sketch of your desired cake for your
Special Day plus provide you with a quote.
A variety of cake samples will be available for you to
indulge your taste buds.


Be sure to make an appointment with Jon to get an exclusive visit
to her Studio and discuss some totally wicked cake ideas.

Happy Wedding Cake Hunting
Cheers Lexie

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Come visit us at the ABS Bridal Expo in Sydney

Crumbs Cake Art will be attending the first Bridal
event for 2012 at the
ABS Ultimate Bridal Expo in Sydney.

From Sat, 4th & Sun, 5th February
you can visit us on the entry level at SITE 57.

We will be displaying some of our most popular cake designs and some new creations with samples of some of our delicious tasting cakes, including our new sensational Red Velvet Mud Cake.

If you are planning to attend this special event we
would love to meet you and show you what
Wedding Cakes are all about.
Please feel free to discuss any Cake Ideas with us.

We will also be promoting our Cake Decorating Parties plus we have suggestions on how to decorate your own Wedding Cake.

Special discounts will also be available for those
wanting to SAVE money
and not miss out on quality.

Under the Sea Themed Wedding Cake Design

You can find more details on this event at

Beautiful Butterfly Themed Cake Design

Do you love Butterflies?

This Beautiful Butterfly Cake Design was a delightful creation.
A remarkable little girl who dreams of butterflies dancing inside her head
made this cake come alive.
Amazing colours with truely remarkable attention to detail
all around the sides of the cake.

With over 24 amazing mud cake flavours, delightful fruit cakes,
delicious desserts and more.
When it comes to good quality cakes Crumbs! have got it covered inside & out.
Please feel free to get in contact with us if you would like to discuss any cake ideas.

xx Big Magical Butterfly Birthday Wishes to a very Special Princess xx

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Crumbs! Cake Art Website is getting an makeover........

The Crumbs! Cake Art team is in the process of changing the
whole layout of their existing website.
This is an exciting time for us, as it has been years
since we have reconstructed such a change.

We have found someone with great knowledge and
experience to help us give our website a well deserved cake uplift.

We really look forward to this move with our fingers crossed
that all runs smoothly.

Our website will be offline for a short period of time and we
really appreciate your understanding while these changes are being made.
Be assured you will be amazed at what our new site will have to offer you.

Crumbs! is well known for their great tasting cakes, amazing cake designs
& awesome cake decorating classes.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Learn to Decorate a Cake for Valentine's Day

Why not join us for an unforgetable cake decorating experience.

Sat, 21st January 2012
9am to 5pm
Crumbs Studio at 10 Blue Gum, Annangrove, Sydney
Our theme for this months workshop is all about LOVE.

Come a see how easy it is to decorate a beautiful cake for Valentine's day.
Here's a few tips you can learn with us on the day:
  1. cutting & levelling your cake with ease
  2. applying a layer of ganache to your cake
  3. how to handle soft icing & covering your cake with fondant
Also learn the tricks on how easy it is to decorate cakes like these below.

Please feel free to contact us at courses@crumbscakeart.com.au for more details
or view our website at www.crumbscakeart.com.au

We'd love you to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin & Youtube.
Hope to see you there.

Thanks for taking the time to read our Blogpost & have a great day ;o)

Cheers Lexie & the Crazy Crumbs Team

Monday, January 2, 2012


The Crumbs Team & I hope you enjoyed the festive season and
New Years with your family & friends.

What a great time to celebrate with some cake.

I wanted to share with you a glimpse of some of our great celebration cakes created over the many years we have been cake decorating.

I also managed to found some other great New Years cake ideas.

2012 Cupcakes by Darcy's Cupcake Creations

2008 New Years Cake by The Pink Cake Box

I hope you enjoy what new things we'll have to offer in 2012.

Please feel free to share your New Years Eve Cake ideas with us.
We'd loved to see them.

Cheers Lexie xx

Sculpt, create & inspire your imagination with cake artistry

Monday, December 12, 2011

Cake Decorating Classes for 2012

Semi 2D Dragon Workshop
Basic Beginners Cake Decorating Workshop

Jon & I have put together the dates for our Cake Decorating Classes for 2012. My apologies for the delay. Christmas has caught up with me this year and I got a little carried away. Please find below classes we have currently finalised. I am more than happy to run more workshops if I can pick up enough numbers. Please feel free to email me to discuss any additional courses.

All our workshops are held at our studio, which is set amongst a beautiful rural setting of gum trees and gardens, at 10 Blue Gum Road, Annangrove, Hills District, Sydney

For all class enquiries or to book a class/party please email Lexie at courses@crumbscakeart.com.au

Details of our workshops are provided in the links below.

Cake Decorating Parties
We can hold a maximum of 12 students in our Studio at our cake decorating parties. Fun for Bridal Showers, Hens Party, Baby showers, girls get together and more. Get in touch with me at courses@crumbscakeart.com.au to discuss some ideas. We can do cake pops, cup cakes, flower pots, mini cakes, your imagination is your creation.

Private Cake Decorating Lessons
For a minimum of 2 people we can offer private lessons on any particular topic you desire. Please get in touch with me on courses@crumbscakeart.com.au for more details and pricing. Feel free to run any cake decorating ideas with me, we can always come up with something fun.

Cake Decorating Courses for 2012

Wed 18th & Thu 19th, Jan - Basic Sugar Rose Workshop - how to make sugar roses using gumpaste 6 hr class

Sat, 21st Jan - Basic Beginners Cake Decorating Workshop - how to prepare and cover a round cake using ganache and fondant icing. 1 day class

Sat, 11th Feb - Basic Beginners Cake Decorating Workshop - how to prepare and cover a round cake using ganache and fondant icing. 1 day class

Sat, 25th Feb - Square Peelback with figure - how to prepare and cover a square cake using ganache and fondant icing. 1 day class

MARCH 2012
Sat, 10th Mar - Basic Beginners Cake Decorating Workshop - how to prepare and cover a round cake using ganache and fondant icing. 1 day class.

Wed 14th & Thu 15th Mar - Semi 2D Lazy Dragon Cake Decorating Workshop - how to sculpt a dragon using chocolate mud cake, ganache and fondant icing. 8 hr class

Sat, 24th Mar - Easter Cake Decorating Workshop - how to prepare & cover a cake into a basket. Sculpt a bunny head using fondant & decorate with eggs. 1 day class. (currently working on class outline - no details available yet)

Sat, 31st Mar - Easter Cake Decorating Workshop - how to prepare & cover a cake into a basket. Sculpt a bunny head using fondant & decorate with eggs. 1 day class. (currently working on class outline - no details available yet)

APRIL 2012
Tues, 4th Apr - Kids Cake Pop Party (more details to be added) 1 hr workshop

Tues, 11th Apr - Kids Cake/Cake Pop Workshop (more details to be added) 1 hr workshop

Sat 21st & Sun 22nd, Apr - how to assembly a 2 tier cake (more details to be added) 2 day class

Sat, 28th Apr - Mothers Day Cake Decorating Workshop - how to create edible mini flowerpots and sugar flowers 3.5 hr class

MAY 2012
Sat, 5th May - Mothers Day Cake Decorating Workshop - how to create edible mini flowerpots and sugar flowers 3.5 hr class

Sat, 12th May - Basic Beginners Cake Decorating Workshop - how to prepare and cover a round cake using ganache and fondant icing. 1 day class

Wed 16th & Thu 17th May - Basic Sugar Rose Workshop - how to make sugar roses using gumpaste 6 hr class

Sat, 26th May - Square Peelback with figure - how to prepare and cover a square cake using ganache and fondant icing. 1 day class

JUNE 2012
Sat, 9th Jun - Basic Beginners Cake Decorating Workshop - how to prepare and cover a round cake using ganache and fondant icing. 1 Day Class

Sat, 23rd Jun - Semi 2D Lazy Dragon Cake Decorating Workshop - how to sculpt a dragon using chocolate mud cake, ganache and fondant icing. 1 day class

More class dates for the 2nd half of 2012 will be available at the end of May.

For us to provide you with the best cake decorating experience and individual attention we only like to run small classes. Full payment is required to secure your booking. If I am unable to pick up enough numbers to run a class, unfortunately I would have to postpone or cancel the class. Payments will be transferred to next scheduled class or refunded.

Would love to see you at one of our classes in the near future ;o)

Lexie Barnes
Crumbs Cake Art

Basic Beginners Workshop

Lazy Dragon Workshop

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Making Cake Decorating Easy

Crumbs Cake Art have Custom Made Cake Cutting Angles to make
it easier for cake decorators to measure and level their cakes
every single time.
These angles set a standard level/height for your cakes.
Jon Perkins, owner of Crumbs Cake Art, demonstrates how easy
it is to use these cutting angles.


To purchase this great cake decoratoring idea please visit our 'contact us' tab or
website www.crumbscakeart.com.au for all our details.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Funky Bridal Cottage Wedding Cake

We had a bit of fun with this wedding cake,
as we do with all our cake creations.
Jon's attention to detail is truelly awesome.The pebble footpath leading up to the funky little Cottage, which was made to be kept, just makes the cake that bit more amazing.
The 3 tiered wedding cake was filled with a variety of Crumbs! delicious mud cakes, then covered & decorated using sugar fondant.
Now with our NEW sensational tasting coloured cakes, this cake would look great with a purple coloured mud cake inside. Just imagine cutting thru your wedding cake to reveal something truely amazing, which smells and tastes great too.

Crumbs! will not let you down when it comes to your cake. Special events are 'special'. They should be celebrated and enjoyed. It takes a lot of time and effort plus money to make a special event awesome. Let Crumbs! Cake Art help you create something truely amazing for your guests to talk about for years to come.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hen's Cake Decorating Party - Having Fun with Fondant

Our Cake Decorating Workshops cater
for special event Parties, Bridal Showers,
Team Building or just having fun with friends.
12th November 2011 -
Melanie is getting married.
She wanted to do something different
with her girlfriends for her Bridal Shower (Hen's Party).
After searching the Internet & enquiring to a few cake decorators,
Crumbs! offered her an affordable afternoon of fun.

The group of 11 girls enjoyed creating edible flowerpots,
made with sugar icing, filled with cake,
topped with ganache and beautifully decorated with flowers.
They learnt to create edible sugar flowers (African Violets) & leaves 
from one of the best cake decorators in Sydney, Jon Perkins.
The girls arrived at our peaceful & tranquil studio set
on 5 acres in the Hills District, Sydney.
A delightful afternoon tea was provided
plus all materials & equipment.
(more photos available on facebook)
Big Thank you to Elle for organising this funtastic
event for your special friend, Melanie.
Wishing Melanie the best of luck for the future.
Hope you had a great Wedding Day.
Look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Cheers the Crumbs! Cake Art team
If you would like to know more about our special event
cake decorating workshops please
Sculpt, Create & inspire your imagination ;o)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This cake is simply to DIVE for!

Big Congratulations to the beautiful couple,
Kylie & Abe.
Jon can't help herself when it comes to creating a cake with that
WOW effect.
This amazing cake creation was sculpted from our
Crumbsdelicious mud cake and sugar icing.
It was crafted on a board measuring a massive size of 30in x 21in.

Jon's attention to details is absolutely amazing.
The Scuba Diver Groom is made from cake and the Mermaid Bride is
made out of sugar fondant. The faces have been moulded and hand
crafted using sugar icing. They are sitting on a treasure chest crafted
from a styro block covered with coloured sugar fondant.
The treasure chest is sitting on some rocks in the ocean.

It was touch & go there for a bit on Saturday 8th October with the weather being very wet & humid. All fingers were crossed for the cake to make it to Sydney Harbour Wharf.
The wedding reception was held on the Majestic 2.

The Bride travelled in a closed horse drawn cartridge to St Marys Cathedral. After the formalities the Bride & Groom left the Church in an open horse drawn cartridge to ride the streets of Sydney & head to the Wharf where they boarded the Majestic 2.
Reports concluded that the cake was Awesome and stayed in tacked until the cake cutting, where the Bride & Groom plus all their guests were amazed by the work of art & enjoyed the delicious cake inside.
Interesting - The Groom decided before the big day that he did not want to keep the sculptured scuba diver, resembling him, & wanted it made out of cake. When he saw the amazing creation he decided he wanted to keep it. Unfortunately, 'cause it was made from cake it was unable to be kept.
Simply one of the best cakes eva!!!

You can always rely on Crumbs!
for the best cake creation for your
special occasion.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Cake Creation for THE BLOCK - TV Series One

Remember the first tv hit series from the Nine Network
hosted by Jamie Durie back in 2003

You may recall the party bash at Bondi Icebergs
for Phil Rankine

Bring back some memories....

This is the Little Red House cake creation
made by Crumbs! Team for the special event.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The RED MUSTANG Car Birthday Cake Sensation

Do you love cars & cake?

This cake was created for a very lucky birthday boy.
He loves Mustangs.
Hope you enjoyed it, Gede.
Big Happy Birthday Wishes
The inner filling of the cake was our delicious Crumbs
caramel mud cake covered with white fondant icing.
Black board was covered using Satin Ice fondant.
The model car, approx 24cm long, was hand
crafted using sugar icing.
Jon's attention to detail is sensational.
What's your thoughts?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Magificiant Frideriki 3D Baby Doll Christening Cake

Be totally amazed at this magnificent Christening Cake creation.

3D Baby Doll Christening Cake

This cake stands over 24inches in height.
Frideriki's body is made from delicious white & dark Jaffa mud cake
with orange flavour white ganache. Sensational!
Base cake is made from white Vanilla/Macadamia mud cake
with white ganache plus crushed macadamias. Yummy!
Covered & decorated with white fondant icing.
 Outstanding attention to detail
 Amazing lace work
 & texture
Absolutely nothing has been.

Baby girls face is moulded using sugar icing.
Simply Beautiful!

This cake exceeded 100+ coffee size pieces.

Jon is an unbelievable cake & dessert baker & cake artist.
If you love the Cake Boss & Ace of Cakes,
you will love the Cake Mistress, Jonnie Rocket.
Awesome 3D sculpture cakes are her speciality.
Be amazed at her attention to detail & patience.

Anything is possible with cake at Crumbs! Cake Art.

Could you be looking for an
awesome cake creation
that you & your guests
will never forget?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Crumbs! Cake Decorating Workshop NEWS

Welcome all to our Blog News on our Cake Decorating Workshops
Students are continuing to get the best quality cake decorating
workshop, inspired by Jon Perkins of Crumbs! Cake Art.
If you are wanting an unforgetable experience in the wonderful world
of cake decorating you have found a sure thing with Crumbs!
You ask the question, Crumbs have no troubles providing the answer.
Jon has progressed her skills over the years, starting as a hobby and
developing into a professional cake decorating artist and baker.
Our workshops are small to provide individual attention to our students needs.
We include detailed written instructions, our special Chocolate
mud cake recipe, glue recipes and much, much more.
If you want to learn how to be a great cake decorator,
then get onto our website and register for a course TODAY.

Don't miss out on an unforgetable experience.

Great sense of Humour

We love creating something different for a laugh &
 memory of good times.
This beautiful couple have a great sense of humour,
wanting the cake creation for their
special Wedding Day to reflect on the first place they met.
She was working at a toilet making company,
when this handsome guy
walked in the room to purchase some stock.
They hit it off & the sparks started,
creating a loving friendship.
That's were their love grew & both wanted to share
the rest of their lives together - 'on the toilet......'

Congratulations to a amazing couple
on their wedding day.