Gulnaz Mitchell




The wedding cake "Claire"

I made this cake for my gorgeous sister-in -law. I was honoured she asked me to make her wedding cake. She provided the photo of the cake she wanted. I wasn’t completely happy to replicate someone’s design, but luckily the terrible weather conditions in New Zealand didn’t let me do that. Just before I started to decorate the second tier we had tropical storm Luci which lasted three days with rain and wind and 100% humidity. Even with my air-conditioning working all the time, I still couldn’t use my cake smoothers, they kept sticking to the fondant!!!! I never had that experience before. With the wedding next day, I was sitting in despair looking at my cake and thinking how can I bring this “piece of cake” to the wedding! Suddenly, I had the solution, I made lace using Jo’s from “Ciccio cakes” recipe. I was so scared that it would not dry overnight with this humidity, so I decided to put pearls to covered up my disappointing second tier. The lace turned out fine, so I put it around the third tier.
I used Jo’s from “Ciccio” cakes and Yili’s from “Starry delight” combine tutorial for my gumpaste peonies. I have to thank also Pauline from “Pauline Bakes the cake” for the leaves template and Dina from Miettes for helping me to find the right colour dust for my peonies.

Here is the link for Yili’s from “Starry delight” peony tutorial:
Here is the link for Jo’s from “Ciccio” cakes peonies:

Here is the link for Ciccio lace tutorial :

-- Gulnaz Mitchell, New Zealand,

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CakeHeaven by Marlene

Stunning cake Gulnaz!!! It is perfect, you managed to overcome your difficulties perfectly!!!


I love this cake Gulnaz, love the colors and also your flowers so beautiful <3 xxx


Gorgeous cake, Gulnaz!

Aga Leśniak

Very pretty:))


Well this cake is a joint effort by many, isn’t it, you used their info beautifully! It’s gorgeous Gulnaz! Love it! :-)

Pauline Soo (Polly) - Pauline Bakes The Cake!

So gorgeous! Brilliantly executed and those peonies and their leaves are perfect! :) ❤

Alison Lee

Well done to you it looks amazing

Gulnaz Mitchell

Thank you so much, Marlene, Lin, Luna, Kathy, Pauline and Alison, for your lovely comments! They really mean a lot to me!xoxo
Thank you, Pauline for leaves template! I appreciate your help very much!


Widac duzo pracy;))super:))


Simply stunning cake Gulnaz- Love the flowers!

Sweet Rocket Queen (Simona Stabile)

Love the cake and Love the colours!

AWG Hobby Cakes

Lovely vibrant Colourful, so happy x

Allways Julez

Stunning, Gulnaz!

Time for Tiffin

Really beautiful love the colours x

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