Monday, 3 February 2014

Don't Believe Everything You See On TV!!!

You cannot make a wedding cake or celebration cake in 30 minutes (like all the cake shows on TV, i.e. Cake Boss, etc).

The cakes we make do not take 5 minutes to create, they take days. We make everything by hand, from scratch, using only the best quality ingredients. We are tired of having to justify our prices to people who seem to think that ingredients, electricity and labour are cheap. We are incredibly disillusioned with the Durban wedding market & quite frankly, don't think that we have the energy to keep dealing with these kinds of people. We will no longer be doing this full time, as we cannot afford to have our time wasted when we could be focusing on other business opportunities.

If you are serious about your wedding cake and want it to look & taste amazing, please contact us to find out if we are available for your wedding.
If you're looking for something cheap, please go elsewhere & don't waste our time.

Monday, 27 May 2013

How To Make Homemade Marshmallow Fluff

Here's how to make Homemade Marshmallow Fluff:

You will need:

3 Egg Whites
150g Castor Sugar
2 Tbsp Golden Syrup
Pinch of Salt
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract


1. Put all the ingredients into a bowl over a pot of simmering water.

2. Beat with a hand mixer until it all combines and becomes white and fluffy.

3. Transfer the mixture into the bowl of a standing mixer and beat for 10 minutes, on high speed, until all the sugar has dissolved and it's light and fluffy!

Makes about 3 - 4 Cups of Marshmallow Fluff.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Please Vote For Our Cake!!!!

Could everyone who reads this post, please vote for our cake in this competition! Please click on the link to vote in the KitchenAid Bake Off competition.

We would love to win a KitchenAid mixer!!!!

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Purple Cake Company Press

We're so excited about having our article about 2013 wedding cake trends featured in the My Wedding Day magazine!!! Here are some photos of the magazine article:

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Bridal Gallery Exhibit

The Purple Cake Company now has a permanent exhibition at The Bridal Gallery at 20 Hospital Road, Hillcrest, KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa.

If you're in the area, you can send us an email or give us a call and we can meet with you there!

Here's our display:

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Christmas Cupcakes

It's almost Christmas!!! So, we thought we'd share our Extra Special Christmas Cupcakes with you....

They are French Vanilla & Fruit Mince Cupcakes with a Brandy Buttercream Frosting. They're a super festive treat and a nice alternative to Christmas mince pies & very easy to make.

Just take your favourite Vanilla cupcake recipe and add 200 - 250g of fruit mince to the batter. Bake them as you would bake any other cupcake. 

To make the frosting, you need a standard quantity of your favourite Vanilla Buttercream and just add 2 tablespoons of brandy to it. Pipe a nice big swirl of the brandy buttercream onto your cupcake and decorate them anyway you want!

We decided to decorate half of the cupcakes with fondant Christmas trees & the other half with double swirls of frosting and silver sprinkles. 

Hope you enjoy these delicious, festive treats! :-)

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Edible Brooches for Cakes or Cupcakes

We have had many brides tell us that they would like to have brooches on their wedding cake, but they can't seem to find a real brooch that suits their style. So while I was searching the web, I came across some chocolate brooches. When I saw these edible brooches, I realized that I could make them myself and customize them to suit my client's needs. I decided that I would try to make some out of our handmade marshmallow fondant. 

Here's how we did it:

We took a small amount of our marshmallow fondant, added some Tylose powder to it (so it will dry harder), then rolled the fondant out to about 5 mm think and cut out 2 different sized circles (1 large & 1 small). We used royal icing to glue the smaller circle on top of the larger circle and then attached large silver "Bling Balls" to the larger circle. We then attached sugar pearls and smaller silver sugar balls to finish off the design on the smaller circle. 

Here's our finished product: Amazing, handmade marshmallow fondant brooches!

Here's a close-up photo of the edible brooch on one of our red velvet cupcakes!

We can't wait to try out some more fondant brooch designs!!!