Killer Cakes – Premiere Issue

Posted on Oct 26 2009


As you may already know, Mondays are Daphne’s designated blog days.  I’ve decided, however, to give her blogs a makeover. Rather than have her post whatever comes to mind on Mondays, I’m going to have her do a bi-weekly newsletter called Killer Cakes. In Killer Cakes, Daphne will provide information about “her” series, cake decorating techniques, famous cake decorators and fabulous cakes. She’ll also preview bakeries, promote cake decorators and share recipes. If anyone has anything to share, please e-mail Gayle at

Dead Pan

Dead Pan is almost here. The book releases next month, and I’m really excited about it. Author Gayle Trent will be heading to Marion, VA to a crafts fair the weekend of the 20-22nd. If you’re in the area, please drop by to say hello. Gayle will have copies of both Dead Pan and Murder Takes the Cake on hand, and the set will be sold at a discounted price.

Other News

Murder Takes the Cake was released in a large-print hardcover edition by Thorndike on October 16, 2009. If you haven’t read this book yet, and the paperback edition isn’t in your library, this is a perfect opportunity to request your library to order a large-print copy. Some libraries have standing orders for Thorndike books, so check with your librarian to see if the library has it already.

If you’d like Gayle to speak with your group (either in person or by teleconference), please let her know by e-mailing her at fran_butterflies

Spotlight: Nati’s Cakes

Nati’s Cakes is located in Located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Although Nati’s Cakes is not currently taking orders, you can check out their gallery of wonderful, scratch-made cakes at Nati’s Cakes Gallery.  All the cakes made by Nati’s Cakes are baked using in house developed cake bases. They are also only baked from scratch using the best fresh ingredients possible. This means that if Nati’s Cakes doesn’t have a cake flavour that takes your fancy, one can be created to meet your requirements.


Flavours include Tahitian Vanilla Butter Cake, Ivory (a Swiss white chocolate mud cake with white chocolate ganache), Caramello (caramel-infused mud cake), Ebony (dark chocolate mud cake), Espresso (coffee-scented dark chocolate mud cake), Jaffa (rich chocolate mud cake which has been baked using fresh oranges, and joined together with dark chocolate ganache), Light Fruit Cake (soft butter cake, lightly enhanced with sultanas, walnuts and glace cherries) and Rich Fruit Cake (a traditional fruit cake, full of sultanas, raisins, currants, dates, glace cherries, orange peel and slivered almonds).

Nati’s Cakes’ luxury collection includes Coco, Coco Caramel Bliss, Tropical Coco, Raspberry Coco, Hazelnut Kiss, Peanut Butter Lover’s Delight and Ebony & Ivory.

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