Let them eat cake (part 2)

cake buffet

As I mentioned yesterday, my family and I threw a surprise birthday for my mum last weekend. With the ‘let them eat cake’ theme of the invitation, a cake buffet was a must!

cake buffet

cake buffet



Oh, macarons, where have you been all my life?

I’d like to think that I’m a half decent cook, but baking, well that’s a completely different story. After a bit of trial and error, I got there in the end and am really pleased with how everything turned out (especially my first-ever batch of biscuits – yay!). The cupcake decorations were made using silicone moulds that I bought on Etsy. The crowns and fleur de lys fit the Marie Antoinette theme perfectly.

roses in urn




It was held at beautiful Auchendarroch House in the Adelaide Hills. We knew it would be the perfect venue since it features loads of original William Morris designs, who Mum is certifiably obsessed mildly enamoured with. Check out those curtains!



Mum’s present, with more William Morris goodness on the card.

The surprise went off without a hitch, Mum didn’t suspect a thing, I reckon we could have scraped her jaw from the floor after she walked in!

Venue: Auchendarroch House
Flowers: Alyssiums
Apothecary jars: Mary & Gabrielle Events
Macarons: Pastille Petite Desserts
Food labels: Akimbo
Photography: By me and my brother Liam


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