World’s Largest 3D Mandela Statue Cake

23-28 July 2018

Last week, a team of 3 of us and 2 assistants, assisted Dot from Eat Cake Party (the mastermind behind this project) to create this magical 750kg, 3 metre tall Mandela Cake at Sandton City Shopping Centre.

No one can quite imagine the vision she had until we saw the end result and as you can see, it was sensational!!

On Saturday, 28 July, the media launch took place and was attended by Madiba’s 2 grandson’s along with celebs and influencers from in and around South Africa.
All proceeds went to www.cupcakeofhope.org  They used this event to celebrate the lives and memories of Cancer Heroes as well as Mandela’s centenary. Cupcakes of HOPE is the holding company for Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer. They assist between 50-70 young patients every month by paying for their medical or day-to-day needs.  Any donation is welcome! Corporates can also benefit by receiving a Section 18A Certificate from them for your donation.

If you would like to become a Cupcake Angel and “bake” a difference in the lives of little cancer warriors, you can host a fundraiser at your school or company, register on-line and receive a free Angel Party Pack – Click here!

 

The experience is something that will forever remain a highlight in my career. Thank you Dot and the A-team for making the week so memorable! 

Dot carving the Cake… watch here!

Final touches… watch here!

TIMES LIVE article… see it here!

Sensational Suga turns 5!

1 July 2018

The past 5 years have by no means been entirely sensational, but without a doubt, the most rewarding and happiest of my life! When I quit the corporate world 5 years ago today, never did I imagine it was possible to do what I love and (as of last year), share my love of Suga through teaching!

It was my initial goal to reach 5 years and it is with much contentment that I can admit that I no longer feel I need to prove anything to myself, nor to anyone else. I made it and I’m darn proud!

I have the most loyal clients and students and am forever grateful for the journey Sensational Suga has taken me on… both personally and in business. May there be 2, 5 or who knows, 50 more years ahead!

To my Mom, who has always been my greatest supporter, I could never have done any of this without her. A Mother’s love is one of a kind!

Thank you to everyone who has believed in and supported me along the way! 💙

I celebrated at David Higgs Chef‘s quintessential restaurant, Marble. The back drop for my Cake is the hand painted ceramic wall tiles made by Mervyn Gers Ceramics at Marble. It’s absolutely picture perfect with marbled chocolate finishing and topped off with a gold chocolate Crown.

“Crowns aren’t made of rhinestones, they’re made of discipline, determination and courage” – unknown. These have been the 💙 of my success!

Did someone say Cookie??

26 May 2018

Nothing inspires me more than a party theme this cute! Franco’s mommy’s gave me free reign to work my magic and I love how everything turned out! The party treats included a Cake, Cake Smash, Cookies, chocolate covered Oreos, Rice Krispy Treats and Cupcakes.
Cake Smash Photos by Adele Joubert from Loving Grace Photography

Cliff Central turns 4!

As a fellow entrepreneur, Gareth Cliff has always been a great inspiration! Unknowingly, he inspires me to push boundaries, evolve, innovate, brace my fears and make things happen. It’s been such a pleasure to see Cliff Central grow in the past 4 years and for me to be a part of each celebration in an extra sweet way!

Happy 4th Birthday Cliff Central! Congratulation to Gareth, Rina and the team.

Listen to our catch up here: Podcast

This Cake was inspired by the Cliff Central Wireless Earphones artwork.
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Cliff Central birthday Cakes from the past 4 years…

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This picture perfect Carnival themed Baby Shower was nothing short of sensational! The attention to detail left me in awe. This is but one of the elaborate and beautiful parties hosted by my client, Julia.

The Sensational Treats included:

  • Cake
  • Cupcakes
  • Iced Cookies
  • Rice Krispy Treats
  • Chocolate Oreos

Do yourself a favour and go check out the full affair here: Gena D Photography

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Sensational Classes Est. 2017

As Sensational Suga has grown in the past 5 years, it has equally evolved and transformed into a business that I am very proud of. However, working alone has restricted me from being able to help all my valuable clients. The timing was perfect and it seemed fitting that in February 2017, I continue to spread my love for suga by teaching my clients how to make their own Sweet Treats!

WHY ATTEND?

With the introduction of technology, Social Media and YouTube, it makes DIY projects and crafts a lot easier to do at home but you miss out on the joys of physically attending a Class. In case you need some convincing…

  • Dedicated and focused me-time for the duration of the Class. Mommy’s, I’m definitely calling YOU!
  • An opportunity to be creative and blow off some steam.
  • Compared to watching an online tutorial, you are taught all the tips and tricks that can only be learnt with trial and error and TIME!
  • A Class is the perfect way to bond and spend time with a friend or family member/s.
  • You get to meet and spend time with like minded individuals that appreciate creativity.
  • You get exclusive access to private Facebook groups for Sensational students where we inspire, share, help, guide and advise one another on our Cookie or Oreo projects.
  • You gain the necessary skills to generate income by selling your Treats.
  • You receive priority to book for exclusive Classes because you have previously attended a Class.
  • You have access to new products, specials and Black Friday offers.
  • You get to continue to sharpen your skills by attending advanced Classes.
  • You get to create special Party Favours, thoughtful Gifts or simply, a Saturday afternoon Treat!

 

TYPES OF CLASSES:

  1. Cookie Decorating
  2. Chocolate Oreos
  3. 3D Figurines
  4. Cake Decorating: Coming in 2018!

 

WHERE?

  • There are dedicated Venues in and around Joburg where Classes are regularly held (Benoni, Menlyn, Emmarentia). I am always on the look out for somewhere new.
  • In the comfort of your own home. See Private Classes below.
  • At the office in the boardroom for corporate events and Team Building.

 

HOW MUCH?

Classes start from R350 per person and all bookings (except private) are made online through Quicket.

 

PRIVATE CLASSES

These have proven to be a big hit!

We all deserve to treat ourselves with a creative outlet amoungst the busyness of life.  My Classes have provided just that!  Invite your friends, supply the bubbly and I’ll do the rest. All in the comfort of your own home!

Pop me an email on crystal@sensationalsuga.co.za to reserve a date or for more info.
Who knew that teaching would become one of my first loves! I’m very proud of my students and the skills they have gained and continue to sharpen! Some have successfully started their own companies making these Treats. It brings new meaning to spreading my love of suga. I do hope you’ll be joining a class soon!

Upcoming Classes: BOOK HERE!

View all past Classes HERE!

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Best of 2017!

It was incredibly difficult to choose my Best of 2017 Cakes and Cookies because my love for each creation varies for so many reasons… Some were new challenging designs, whereas others held sentimental value, some reminding me of the long standing relationships I have with my clients and others were purely aesthetically fun and beautiful!

Thanks to each of my Clients and Followers for your love and support throughout 2017!

 

Best Cakes 2017

Gary Player Black Knight Cake

1 December 2017

Ben Karpinski is the Sports guy on The Gareth Cliff Show on Cliff Central. He is without a doubt Gary Player’s number 1 fan!  Mr Player is famous around the globe as the Black Knight of golf. It therefore seemed fitting to make Ben a cake of Gary as the Black Knight and Ben, the squire, wearing the traditional white boiler Caddie suit as worn at the US Masters Tournament. Gary won this tournament in 1961, 1974 and 1978.

Ben’s reaction to his cake was one that makes my job so incredibly satisfying and rewarding!
A big thank you to Retha Joubert for your contribution to Ben’s masterpiece.

Thank you to UP UP AND AWAY for the special birthday balloon!

Remember, it’s not a birthday without cake!

Watch the video HERE

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