20 June 2010

Amelia & Brett Engagement Party: Berry Chocolate Mud Cake, Austinmer (12 June 2010)


Diamonds are forever

Amelia and Brett were blessed with a great sunny winters day for their backyard engagement party. OMG … how good does their cake look — I was very much looking forward to dessert time when I spotted this pièce de résistance (pictured above). I love a good Aussie backyard get together with lovely food, good company and plenty of drinks on offer. Their attention to detail with decorating was lovely with diamonds, sea shells, hanging frangipanis and floating lotus flowers in the pool. They're a lovely couple and I wish them lots of happiness with their future commitment together.

Help yourself lunch

My plate of savouries

Engagement cake

Cupcakes for the kids (and me)

Dessert table

My dessert plate

Help yourself beer, wine and sparkling

Table decoration

Diamonds are a girls best friend


Backyard seating and pool area

Lotus flowers in the pool

Different chairs on offer


Tree hanging decorations


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12 comments:

Phuoc'n Delicious said...

Ooo so pretty and oh my... look at that cake! Simply gorgeous.

Laura said...

Omg, that cake. i'm stealing that idea

Sara @ Belly Rumbles said...

That cake looked fantastic, I think I may steal that idea too!

YaYa said...

OMG, are you sure there's enough chocolate on that cake! What a wonderful spread!

Angie Lives to Eat (and Cook)! said...

Wow look at all that food! And the cake! The house/back yard looks gorgeous too.

Maria said...

Very generous and delicious looking offerings! And of course the cake looks stunning!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

The wheelbarrow of beer is inspired!

Amy @ cookbookmaniac.com said...

The cake is amazing! I smiled with joy when I saw your pile of food and desserts. What a lovely engagement party!

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi phuoc, i'm so glad i got to try some :-)

hi laura, i stole it first though :-) i've never seen anything quite like it before.

hi sara, you'll need to get in line to steel this cake idea, i'm first, then laura then you hehe

hi yaya, you can never have enough chocolate on a cake, but actually i think this one got pretty close to the limit :-)

hi angie, was such a nice back yard to have an engagement party. was quite resort and tropical like.

hi maria, there was certainly enough food and cake to go around — twice! :-)

hi lorraine, i wish i had a wheelbarrow to store the beers for my next party. and a great way to wheel them around too hehe :-)

hi amy, i always try and get a little bit of everything at these buffet style food tables although i didn't quite get to fit the lasagne.

Ladybird said...

Looks like a lovely party to celebrate an engagement. I love the booze barrow and the cake - I can't decide which is better! :D

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi ladybird, i love the booze in the barrow as well. it's so cool :-)

Vivian - vxdollface said...

love it love it love it! beautiful decor and stunning cake :D may re-create that cake for mum's birthday next month ^^

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