Gareth Cliff’s 40th Birthday

25 August 2017

I’ve had the honour of making Gareth’s birthday cakes for the past 4 years.  For his 40th, I challenged myself with a Bobblehead Cake… and yes, it bobbled! I used his mini Bobblehead as inspiration.

There’s nothing quite like driving to the Cliff Central headquarters to deliver Gareth’s surprise cake with a decapitated human head on the seat next to me. Heads would literally have rolled had I been pulled over by unsuspecting traffic cops.

With the unseen engineering of the cake and balancing of weight, I didn’t know if the head would bobble until the very last moment when I had to attach it. What would the point of the cake be if it didn’t bobble, right? Nail biting tension! Alas, it was the perfect fit!

It was the first Bobblehead Cake made in South Africa so an incredible acheivement on my part, let alone that it was for Mr Cliff himself.

Watch the Bobble in action here!

Bobblehead Cake

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Cliff Central Turns 2 – 1 May 2016

They said Cliff Central wouldn’t last 6 months and yet here they are 2 years later! Congrats to Gareth, Rina and the rest of the team. I was extra proud when Gareth Cliff thanked me in his speech (available on www.facebook.com/sensationalsuga). It has been such an honour to be part of the team since the start!

St Francis Care Centre Fundraising Tea – 13 February 2015

On Saturday, 13 February 2015, the St Francis Care Centre held a Valentine’s Fundraising Tea Party at the St Dominic’s Parish Church. All proceeds went to the St Francis Care Centre.

Sensational Suga sponsored a Cake which was raffled off and sold for R1700. A total of R25,000 was raised on the day! A big congratulation to Cynthia and her team for all their dedication and hard work!

St Francis Care Centre: www.stfranciscarecentre.co.za

Our mission is to provide a haven for the terminally ill where they will be nursed in a professional and comfortable environment whilst their physical, spiritual, emotional and social needs are catered for with care and dedication.

The St Francis Wish List includes:

  • Baby nappies
  • Adult nappies
  • Baby formula
  • Washing powder
  • Detergents
  • Margarine

International Childhood Cancer Day

15 February 2015

It’s INTERNATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER DAY today! As Cupcake Angels, my intern, Cassie and I spent the morning at the Peadeatric Oncology Ward at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre to spoil the little warriors with cupcakes on behalf of Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer. Another proud ambassodor, Mrs South Africa 2015 Sarah-Kate was there to spoil the kiddies too with lots of cupcakes! CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation SA were handing out toys to these special chidlren. What a blessing to be part of such a great cause and create awareness on the Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer! Visit the following link to see how you can become a Cupcake Angel, throw a ‘Party of Hope’ or get involved: www.cupcakesofhope.org

Some of the recent SENSATIONAL CLIENT FEEDBACK – 18 Dec 2015

(We always welcome the good and constructive criticism so please let us have your feedback always!)

  • Owl Baby Shower Cake & Cupcakes – The cake and cupcakes were delicious.  Thank you so much.  Everyone was so impressed at the owl  on the cake that matched the invitation.  I was hoping nobody would eat the cupcakes so I could take them home with me.  You will definitely be hearing from me again for my kids birthday parties. – Jeannine
  • Angel Christening Cake – Crystal the cake was amazing and the taste incredible. We were very pleased and impressed! – Stacey
  • Wedding Cake & Sweet Treats – I just wanted to thank you for your amazing work at my wedding. The cake and treats were out of this world and looked so beautiful!! The guests devoured every last bit.  Thank you very much! – Chantel
  • Carrot Cake – The cake was everybody’s favourite!! Everyone asked who baked it so hopefully you’ll be baking a lot more???? – Jomari
  • Shopkins Cake & Cake Pops – The cake was absolutely amazing. The Cake Pops were gone in 60 seconds. Everything looked gorgeous! Ava loved her cake. So many people want your number so I’ll keep sending business your way because your work is just always 100% and fantastic! – Lauren
  • Dusty Cake – This was the BEST cake I have ever had!! It not only looked amazing, but tasted phenomenal! Thank you so much for all your effort! – Bonita
  • Girly Baby Shower Cake – It was yummy and beautiful! Everyone enjoyed it and there was none left after the party. – Maxeen
  • Angelina Ballerina Cake – Thanks so much, she had a ball! She was so excited about her cake and kept taking everyone to the fridge to show them. – Kyle
  • Barney Cake – It really tasted good! First cake which actually got eaten – Rashe
  • Ballerina Shoe Cake – Thank you so much for an amazing cake, as usual. It was tasty and looked awesome. Kabo loved it!!! She’s still keeping the shoes in the fridge. The cake didn’t just look stunningly perfect, it tasted divine. The lemon drizzle was the perfect flavour for this hot weather. I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful work but also your professionalism. Awesomely done!– Shazz
  • Paw Patrol Bulldozer Cake – Everyone loved this cake! U have an amazing talent! Thank you for all the love you put into all your creations! U r exceptional! Thank u for making his day so special! And yummy!! – Priscilla
  • Anniversary Cookies – Received the cookies, hubby was so chuffed with the minion and anniversary bouquet.  The love birds are gorgeous.  Fresh and very tasty.  Will definitely order with you again. – Barbara
  • Garden Themed Party – Thank you once again for all your gorgeous and delicious goodies which made Demi’s day extra special. Everyone went mad over the cake and sweets … Told everyone about you ???? – Vanessa
  • Sailor Baby Shower Cake – The cake went down an ABSOLUTE storm! Thank you so much Crystal – your work is exquisite – Kerry
  • Wedding Cheesecake & Brownies – Just wanted to say thank you for the cake and brownies. I can’t tell you how amazing it was everybody raved about it.  Delicious! – Michelle
  • Wedding Cheesecake & Brownies – A quick note to say thank you for the stunning cheese cake and brownies that you did for Michelle and Chris’s wedding last Friday. It’s the 1st time I’ve ever organized or been to a wedding where there wasn’t a crumb left of the wedding cake! – Karen
  • 3D Frozen Cake – The cake was a hit. Everybody enjoyed it. Thanks a million. – Mapheto
  • Corporate Cookie Bouquets – They look sensational (:-) I just had to!!!) I have to say you have exceeded all my expectations! Thanks for really listening to what we wanted and getting it so spot on! – Striata
  • Little Rocker Baby Shower – I just want to say thank you so very much for the beautiful and yummy cake, cupcakes and biscuits! You have exceeded all my expectations once again. Loved the cake so, didn’t want to cut it. – Maxeen
  • Naked Birthday Cake with Berries & Bunting – Thanks so much for the stunning cake on Saturday. My sister was blown away and there were so many compliments on the cake….not s crumb left over. Thanks for the awesome service and for making me look so good 🙂 – Karen
  • Cupcakes – The cupcakes were amazing thank u! Everybody raved about them! – Kate
  • Tatty Teddy & Cupcakes – The cake and cupcakes were amazing and ever so cute.  Thanks so much and I will definitely keep your details. I have already sent it onto several people. – Lauren
  • Slip n Slide Cake & Cookies – Oh yes super happy! I was like scrooge with the biscuits – was so in-love with them that I only put them on adults table and not all of them!! I couldn’t bear for them to get eaten!  The cake was perfect – it was exactly what we wanted and it was so delicious.  Thank you so much for making it so beautiful. – Georgie
  • Ninja Turtle Cake – Hi Crystal just want to thank you for the cake, not only was it beautiful but tasted amazing too!! The cake was a huge hit! – Jadene
  • Buttercream Minion Cake – Thank you so much for one awesome cake. Not just did it taste good, it looked so cute! We will order from you again for sure. Mieke was so happy and couldn’t wait to get her hands in there. Immediately started eating the hair pieces off and then her cousin joined in. Job well done and happy customers. – Alicia
  • Batman Minion Cupcakes – Thank you so very much for fitting us in.  Cupcakes went down a treat and were most appreciated – Alison
  • Assorted Iced Cookies – Thank you so much for the LOVELY cookies and cupcake toppers. You are so talented. – Ronel
  • Lumo Splatter Cake – Thank you so much for the cake. It was absolutely gorgeous. And sooooo yummy???????? the bride n groom, loved it. – Vanessa
  • 3D Dusty Cake – Look how nice the cake looked with the table… He LOVED his cake!! Thank you so much ???? – Monica
  • Soccer Cake, Cupcakes & Cheesecakes – Thank you so much. Amazing as always! – Liesl
  • Girly Minion Cake – The Nutella was just perfect.  My daughter’s favourite too 🙂 Thanks again Crystal, she was perfect! – Angelique
  • Owl Baby Shower – Everyone loved the cake and the biscuits! Thank you so so much – Samantha
  • Girly Paw Patrol Cake – We loved the cake. Beautiful work. Thank you! – Esthel
  • 3D Watch Cake – He loved it.  It was a hit and very tasty.  I will be recommending you to all my friends. – Liz
  • Louis Vuitton Baby Bag – Thank you the cake is stunning! Will refer you always – Jernese
  • Frozen Cookies – Thanks again for the beautiful Frozen biscuits! – Bev

Thank you to all my incredibly loyal clients over the past year! I look forward to working with you and all the new clients that will get to experience SENSATIONAL Cakes, Sweet Treats and Desserts in 2016!

Some of the recent SENSATIONAL CLIENT FEEDBACK 30 Sep 2015

  • Minion Cake – Thanks again Crystal! We love your work. – Gareth Cliff, Cliff Central

 

  • Ninja Turtle Cake Pops – A big thank you for the lovely cupcakes and pops. I thought I would have left over for tomorrow’s party but the kids would not have any of that! Big hit as usual, turtles never get old it seems. – Christina

 

  • 1st Princess Party – Thank you once again for assisting me in such a professional manner. Your work is amazing! – Adrienne

 

  • Wine Bottle Cake – Thank you for the amazing cake, again!!  You always amaze me with your incredible talent!  Everyone was in awe of the cake on Saturday and most didn’t realize that it wasn’t a real bottle, but actually a cake! Well done! – Megan

 

  • Woodlands Christening – Crystal, thank you SO much … your gorgeous goodies were the cherry on top of an absolutely beautiful day ???? thank you. – Vanessa

 

  • Aeroplane Cake & Cupcakes – Thank you SO much! Everything was PERFECT and GORGEOUS!!!! You are a star and so talented.  We had an awesome party! – Ronel

 

  • Baptism Cupcakes – Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for the divine cupcakes! They were such a hit and I know a lot of people had at least 2… Or more! Your service and attention to detail was impeccable.  Will certainly be ordering from you again! – Angela

 

  • Superhero Cookies – Thank you so much for the gorgeous cookies. Not only were they beautiful but so delicious. Big and small enjoyed them. Thanks again! – Melissa

 

  • Tatty Teddy Baby Shower – I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the most divine cake, cupcakes, meringues, cheesecake and biscuits. They were a MASSIVE hit. I have never tasted anything as delicious as the death by choc cupcake and those biscuits. ……not to mention the perfect meringues and I could go on and on. You are brilliant.! Everybody raved and I hope you get a lot of referral business! Thanks again you superstar! – Liesl

 

  • Ninja Turtle Cookies & Toffee Apples – Just wanted to say thank you for the super cute mini toffee apples and delicious ninja biscuits!!! They looked awesome! – Kay-Lee

 

  • Paw Patrol Party – Perfect as per usual :)) Thanks for everything. Glad you got an assistant!! It’s just because you are so good at what you do!! I certainly won’t go to anyone else. – Samantha

 

  • 3D Stegosaurus Cake & Cookies – Amazing cake and biscuits!!! Thank you… you are soooo good. – Georgie

 

  • Jake & the Neverland Pirates Cake – Hi Crystal ???? thanks a beautiful cake! Will loved it! – Donna

 

  • Little Mister Baby Shower Cake & Cookies – Thank you so much for an awesome cake and cookies. I loved it!!!  You will def hear from me again. – Delmaine

 

  • Paw Patrol Party – Besides the misunderstandings regarding the cake, everything was amazing!  Everything was delicious and looked great!  I’m sure I will have more orders for you in the future and I will definitely recommend you to family and friends. – Daryl

 

  • 3D Rainbow Cake – Thank you so much. The cake was amazing. I LOVED it. It was even better than I expected. – Irene

 

  • Frozen Cake – Crystal she loved it! Thank you! – Nina

 

  • Mickey Mouse Cake – Thank you, everything was great! The cake was delicious – Leigh-Anne

 

  • Ballerina Party – It was lovely thanks! Yes, everything was 100%! – Leanne

 

  • Buttercream Cakes – They were delicious thank you.  I have given quite a few people your number and told them to look on your FB page!  Thank you for all your effort! – Charmaine

 

  • Naked Baby Shower Cake – It was awesome thanks Crystal! Everyone loved the cake. – Adele

 

  • Barney Cake – The cake was awesome and sure that my friends will be in contact with you soon because I was handing out your number to everyone. – Cyrilene

 

  • Avengers Cake – Thank you very much for the stunning cake. It was stunning and delicious, as usual. – Rosa

 

  • Frozen Figurines – I can’t even thank u enough. Where do I begin thank you so so much for making the Olaf for Gia and the Elsa and moose were absolutely stunning.  Everyone commented so they have your number. You are such an amazing talented person ???????? – Nikita

 

  • 3D Car – Sharing a pic. Thanks Crystal the boys were very impressed with Ewan’s cake – Estelle

Good Housekeeping Magazine Celebrity Bake Stars – 28 July 2015

Queen of Tarts Tina Bester, Expresso’s Zola Nene and the MC for the day, private chef Neill Anthony, joined readers for a magical morning of sweet indulgence and expert baking tips, brought to you by Good Housekeeping, Snowflake, Lancewood, Bakers, Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit, Clicks Love to Bake, Huletts, Miele and Glad.
The event took place at the beautiful KleinKaap Boutique Hotel in Centurion.  Guests got to taste the 20 Bake Stars creations featured in the July issue of the magazine which Sensational Suga were privileged to bake for the Harvest Table.Guests got the opportunity to take part in a raffle and won great prizes. Raffle proceeds went to the Institute of the Blind, a nonprofit organisation that provides accommodation and care for the visually impaired.
All Guests received an amazing Good Housekeeping goody bag full of surprises!

Some of the recent SENSATIONAL CLIENT FEEDBACK 18 Aug 2015

  • Good Housekeeping Magazine Celebrity Bake Stars Event – I would like to thank you for all your hard work and effort in terms of the event. You have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and I really hope we get to work together again in future.  I only received positive feedback from our team. I managed to get a taste too and it was lovely! You are very professional and proactive and the recipes were beautifully presented. Thank you once again for all your hard work and efforts. – Caron 
  • Adidas Shoe Box Cake – I just wanted to say thank you so much for the cake everybody thought it was absolutely fantastic thank you ☺ – Tracey

 

  • Butterfly Cupcakes – Cupcakes were gorgeous! Thank you again – Liora

 

  • Spongebob Cake & Cupcakes – Thank you so much for the wonderful cake. Looked and tasted sooo yummy! You never disappoint! – Cassandra

 

  • Barney Cake & Carrot Cake – Thank you for making my little boy’s birthday so special with the fantastic cakes. As always the carrot cake was an absolute hit and would you believe completely demolished! That huge cake.

Some of the recent SENSATIONAL CLIENT FEEDBACK 16 June 2015

  • Barney Cake – Wow Crystal!!! Tatum’s birthday cake was AMAZING – from the design to the taste, absolutely flawless. Thank you so much!!!!! – Rochelle

 

  • Mickey Mouse Cake – We looooove the cake! Thank you so much. I knew you wouldn’t have disappointed – Refilwe

 

  • How to Train your Dragon Cake – I just wanted to say thank you so much for the AMAZING cake.  It was visually superb and tasted absolutely delicious.  All my guests were raving about the cake. – Angelique

 

  • Liverpool Cake – It was absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much. – Tammy

 

  • Frozen Cake – She really loved it.  Have a super special day and thank again for making Mia’s day special.  If there is no cake there cannot be a party! J – Rhonell

 

  • Lego Cake & Cookies – Thank you so much! There was not a single piece of cake left, it was divine 🙂 – Frances

 

  • 40th Photo Cake – The cake was delicious and stunning.  My sister in law loved it.  And everyone was impressed.  Thank you once again for delivering quality. – Rosa 
  • Mickey Mouse Cake – He enjoyed it to the fullest and the cake was wonderful, thank you very much. He had a great day! – Amanda

 

  • Corset Cake – Hi Crys, jou koek was stunning en ongelooflik lekker baie baie dankie