Thursday, November 19, 2009

christmas all wrapped up with i dream of cupcakes

jingle bells are ringing ... only 36 sleeps until christmas

i have to say that christmas is my most favourite time of year. i love decorating the tree with my beautiful children and husband, love the smell of christmas cakes and puddings baking, there is a certain scent in the air that is crisp and clean, the children counting down until santa arrives, carols, beautiful moments with family and friends - what is not to love ...

This year we are making our specialty Christmas cakes and puddings again. They make perfect little gifts, especially the small puddings.All cakes and puddings are thick with drunk fruits including figs, currants, raisins, sultanas, fresh cherries and prunes (with a few other secret ingredients). Our puddings are boiled for 8 hours and cakes baked for up to 5 hours. The aromas are a sweet reminder of Grandma's christmas cakes and puddings and the flavors are scrumptious. All cakes and puddings come gift boxed/wrapped, tied with ribbon with gorgeous gift tags.
If it's is gorgeous and unique gift cards, christmas cards you are looking for then have a look at our range from Belles & Whiselles and Paper Eskimo. Simply stunning ...
To order our puddings, christmas cakes and christmas stationery call or email Nikki.

nikki xo

what have we been up to in the past three months!

We have been very slack on the updates for the past few months. Wow what a hectic and thrilling past few months... so much news so little time. What's news at i dream of cupcakes? Here it is in a nutshell ...

Septembers highlight was an amazing wedding of my beautiful sister and now fabulous brother-in-law. I was honoured to be apart of their bridal party and also make their wedding cakes. They chose a stunning arrangement of black and white themed chocolate mud cupcakes. Each cake was iced lovingly with a swiss meringue frosting topped with black feathers. Cupcakes were wrapped in divine white cupcake wrappers which we love. It was truly a magical and beautiful day and the cakes were pretty good too ....

October came and went in a flash! We were so happy to be a part of another gorgeous wedding. This time is was vintage theme. This time the feature was feathers and pearls and more cupcake wrappers. Take a look ... to see more pictures visit our

Thank you to Trudie and Shaun for choosing i dream of cupcakes to create your wedding cakes it was our pleasure and we love love love the vintage theme.

A few of our other little creations ... but for the whole range visit

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Life without technology - what a thought!

In the midst of a full and fast paced life we probably never really know how much we rely on technology until those that we rely on so much decide that they are no longer for this world. Our trusted and faithful desktop yesterday took what we thought was its last breath and then amongst the chaos that ensued was that very frightening thought - what about my database, email contacts, favourite websites, emails, order schedule and the treasured photographs - the list just gets longer! So we called Stewart at Cobalt Visuals in Mullumbimby to assist in the very minuscule possibility that he may be able to revive our friend. At 6.30pm the long awaited knock at the door - hard drive in hand. Amazing it lives! Celebrations for Stewart and his team - beer and the promise of cupcakes!

x Nikki

Monday, June 15, 2009

Stimulate the senses

Today we are baking for our cafe orders and what better way to stimulate the senses but the smell of Glasshouse candles. This weeks favourite is Bordeaux. Thanks to the lovely Melissa at Greenhouse Byron Bay - if you haven't been you must she stocks the most divine homewares and gifts that you will find.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

13, 40, 50 and 60

This weekend at i dream of cupcakes was spent enjoying our eldest beautiful girl turn 13, it was so delightful to watch her enjoy an evening with family and love just being herself. The next day was spent at the Byron at Byron for spa treatments for the birthday girl and a girly lunch (of course dressed in Tluxe from Swanky and Swish my absolute favourite!!) with all the special girls/women in her life. It was one of those weekends when you just pinch yourself and think how wonderful things really are ...

In between the funtime of now having a teenager in the house we created beautiful cupcakes for a 40th, 50th and 60th ... today was spent recouping and we'll start again tomorrow.

(40 is the new 30)

Until next time

x Nikki

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's a bugs life

wishing lauren a very happy 13th birthday
these were a special order by Lauren and her mum Kerrie
Lauren attended our first cupcake cooking and decorating
classes at Bangalow in the Easter School holidays
it was lots of fun to create these for Lauren who is a
huge ladybeatle fan
x Nikki

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

So much news

Finally I have been able to take time out of my day to update everyone in the world of i dream of cupcakes. Where to start -
  • Thanks so much to the lovely Simone at Swanky and Swish for a great competition featuring i dream of cupcakes and Paper Eskimo. It was loads of fun which included two very well deserving customers winning an i dream of cupcakes birthday party, we had a cupcake day in store which was too much fun and lots of over indulging ...
  • We are now stocking the most delightful cupcake wrappers and invitations from Paper Orchid. Have a look at our wedding page.
  • New flavours - delicious apple and maple syrup are simple yummy, choc-raspberry for that sweet and sour bite and zesty lemon which is Riley's (8) favourite at the moment.
  • Inspired by the beautiful fabrics at "I Just Love that Fabric" will be some very funky cupcake holders and boxes for the retro lover.
  • Birthday Club! Yes i dream of cupcakes birthday club, to join (and it's free) simply email name, address, email and date of birth of all the family members - birthdays are to be celebrated at any age

Until next time

x Nikki

Monday, March 9, 2009

the pitter patter of little feet

i dream of cupcakes has been inundated with enquires for baby showers and gifts for newborns so with created out pitter patter range ... Each cupcake (your choice of flavour) is decorated with white chocolate ganache and fondant icing then topped with handmade little feet. I especially love the green and pink. There will be more photos available soon of our "shake it baby" range featuring gorgeous cupcakes topped with baby rattles - too cute. Why send flowers when you can send a box of delicious hand made cupcakes from our pitter patter range. For more information contact Nikki on 0422158356 or email Nikki at

Saturday, March 7, 2009

it's a jungle out there

This week i dream of cupcakes has been working on Billi's 5th birthday party. Billi's mum Leah and Nikki at i dream of cupcakes are creating a fatastic themed jungle birthday party featuring lion and monkey cupcakes, palm tree birthday cake, swamp sludge treats, mossy balls, monkey food (yes all edible for Billi and her jungle friends)! Stay tuned for more details after the party including the full menu, how we created the party and Paper Eskimo stationery and of course photos. If you have a special event coming up call Nikki at i dream of cupcakes on 0422158356 or email . Until next time watch out for the lions, tigers and bears oh my ...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

i dream of cupcakes encourages all to follow their dreams - nothing is impossible

i dream of cupcakes was once a dream that has since become reality. I am so proud to have the business up and running in such a short space in time. We are now supplying cupcakes to various cafes within the Byron Bay, Brunswick heads, Mullumbimby areas. Not only are we supplying our friends at various cafes we have orders flooding in from around the globe - recently as far as the UK from Emma who wanted to send cupcakes to her mum who was in hospital on the Gold Coast. Of course we obliged and I must say that "Mum" was very thrilled with her gift and said that they were "much more personal than receiving flowers". So thanks Emma for your order - it was our pleasure ...

Remember keep your eyes peeled on Domestic Blitz for i dream of cupcakes at the Mad Hatters Tea Party.

xx Nikki

Friday, February 13, 2009

Kids in the Kitchen

Exciting news at i dream of cupcakes HQ - cupcake baking and decorating classes in the school holidays starting this Easter School Holidays ... Mum and Dad let your children become the master creators and then join us for cupcakes, tea and the fresh aromas of Amore coffee. Who could resist?

Be quick to book in for our school holiday programs – already numbers are filling fast. Always dreamed of yourself as creative stylist of the kitchen well now is your chance to show mum and dad just how clever you are. Join the team at i dream of cupcakes in their cupcake baking and decorating classes and then invite mum and dad back for tea, coffee and cupcakes. Classes are being held this Easter school holidays at the Bangalow Showground at the following times and dates

16 April 1:30-3:30pm
17 April 9:30-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm
20 April 9:30-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm
24 April 9:30-11:30am and 1:30-3:30pm

Classes are for children aged 5+. Classes run for two hours, include morning or afternoon tea after class and a special i dream of cupcakes pack to take home. Cost $35 per child. Family discounts do apply. Book early to avoid disappointment.

For further information contact Nikki at i dream of cupcakes on 0422158356 or

Princess birthday with a twist of black

i dream of cupcakes is reaching all ends of the map with orders flooding in from Darwin, Melbourne and Perth! A special order from Darwin were 20 princess cupcakes for a 20th birthday for Princess Chloe with a hint of "black friday" ... very cute. Happy Birthday Chloe we hope you loved your cupcakes and of course had a very special birthday.

Monday, February 9, 2009

i dream of cupcakes and Domestic Blitz

It has been an exciting day for i dream of cupcakes. Not only have we been swamped with Valentine's Day orders we are soon to feature on the hit TV series of Domestic Blitz on Channel 9! That's right stay tuned for the "Mad Hatter's Tea Party" featuring cupcakes from i dream of cupcakes.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Paper Eskimo

i dream of cupcakes are now stocking the gorgeous Paper Eskimo stationery!

Paper Eskimo's exquisite designer stationery is breathtaking and we just love everything about it. Watch the expression on your little ones face when they open a party invitation from Paper Eskimo. I recently hosted a Princess Party and themed it with Paper Eskimo from invites, plates, cups, baking cups and table runners, then each guest left with their own very special party bag.

Paper Eskimo brings you an exciting collection of party products that will help you create a truly magical event for your little one. Based on children’s favourite themes, each and every design is unique and is matched with divine paper accessories to ensure the party is perfectly set.
Contact Nikki 0422158356 or if you would like more information on Paper Eskimo. If we don't have it in stock we are only too happy to order for you.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

All you need is love

send your lover a gift from i dream of cupcakes this Valentine's Day
choose from -
bites for two - two chocolate mud cupcakes with lashings of chocolate, decorated with love and a bottle of pink champagne - $25
indulge me - a box of a dozen chocolate mud cupcakes or vanilla cupcakes or a mixed dozen with lashings of chocolate, decorated with love and a bottle of pink champange - $55

Cino Bambino's first birthday

Congrats to Peta and Matt on the first birthday of their delightful cafe Cino Bambino in Brunswick Heads. It was such a pleasure to provide these little cupcakes for the celebration. Visit Cino Bambino for great coffee, scrumptious delights including cupcakes from i dream of cupcakes and great service from the hosts Peta and Matt

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Cupcakes - It's a bugs life

creative stylists

Swanky and Swish

It was my pleasure to provide Swanky and Swish cupcakes

for their website launch party instore at
Swanky and Swish at their store in Kingscliff.

Visit Swanky and Swish

Cupcakes - i do believe in fairies

Every girl (big or small) loves fairies ....

let i dream of cupcakes make your fairy dreams real with their gorgeous home made cakes