What to make NZ’s sweetest Pin-Up Baker…?  A sweet Pin-Up Apron, but of course!

Not just any retro-styled apron though!  But a fully-fashioned, could-almost-be-a-dress, highly designed apron.  Who doesn’t like a challenge?  I took this idea to the lovely Miss Charlotte Cake when we started talking about working together this month, and she was ecstatic to say the least!

And so, together we finalised an apron design that incorporated details from everyone’s favourite pin-up dresses; turn-over bust and pocket details, sweet little contrast buttons, a sweetheart neckline, halter strap and waist ties long enough to tie into a big delicious bow at the back.  And The Charlotte Cake Apron was born!






The pockets are, of course, fully functional, and are big enough to hold that trusty Edmonds book in one and your iPhone ready for cakestagrams in the other.

A sweet powder blue cotton drill was used for the body of the apron, which has enough body to keep those messy spills from soaking through to your pin-up party dress underneath.  This apron looks so damn fancy you can happily wear it while you finish off the little details on your hors d’oeuvres, while your swanky friends start arriving.






No ratty aprons that you shove outta sight at the first sign of company here!  You could probably even wear this apron AS a dress, during those special nights at home (or out, you saucy minx!).  “Oh honey, I like your new dress…”, followed by a cheeky turn…. I digress.

Miss Charlotte Cake looks the complete sugary treat in her new powder blue apron.  Especially when layered over her sweet baby pink dress, and teamed with hot pink lips and a pastel dream kitchen!  We were lucky enough to spend some time baking up a storm in the most retro kitchen in town, owned and styled by the lovely Miss Rouge.  Everything in sight was either pink or baby blue, making it the perfect setting for some Pin-Up Baking!


And now THE CAKE…






Charlotte whipped this deliciousness up for us to try, and try and LOVED we did!  This was one darn good Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake; edible flowers, raspberry dust, and all!  Accompanied by raspberry iced tea and the sweet gurglings of Miss Rouge’s baby girl, and this was one summer tea party that could’ve happily lasted all day!

If you or a Pin-Up Hostess With The Mostess that you know would like your own Charlotte Cake Apron (NZ$175), then don’t hesitate to get in contact, and we can get started on a custom baked-with-love garment of your very own!



Time for cake and tea…







Photos:  Devel
Model:  Miss Charlotte Cake
Location: Miss Rouge’s dream kitchen

This is my collab project for January, which also includes my 6 Questions With Miss Charlotte Cake.