Saturday, March 29, 2014

Care Bears Cake

Care Bears Cake
A simple little cake with Care Bear figures provided by the customer - but it makes me smile!  Who can't love rainbows and fluffy clouds and hearts and Care Bears!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mother's Day Cookies

Mother's Day Cookies
Vanilla cookies, decorated with royal icing - gerberas and letters in modelling paste.

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

65th Birthday Cake & Cookies

Just a simple, but elegant birthday cake... the customer wanted a 'nod' to her husband's favourite football team, without it being a 'football cake'. So I suggested doing the decoration and cake board in the team's colours. She also ordered 30 matching cookies.

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70th birthday cookies

First off, I must thank 'SweetAmbs' for her wonderful video tutorials.  I'm a HUGE fan of her work, which is simply exquisite.  One of the 'how to' videos is a technique using royal icing to make this delicate rose pattern.  I'd been wanting to try it for a while and so when I had a request for 'cookies in the shape of 70, in pink and white' I knew it was just the opportunity I'd been waiting for.  I am so delighted with how these turned out...  it just reminds me of delicate china or porcelain. 

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Going Back To My Roots....

When I first started seriously thinking about cakes, I thought I would do children's cake decorating parties.  However, I quickly discovered that I was getting more and more 'proper' cake orders and very few of the parties...  so I had a quick re-think and decided that, actually, cake making was the choice for me.

However, it was my niece's 8th birthday 2 weeks ago and she REALLY wanted a cake decorating party...  so out came the aprons, rolling pins and cutters and a cake decorating party she had!

The girls all had a wonderful time and if I'm honest, some of their creations FAR exceeded my expectations!  Perhaps I have some assistants-in-training for the future?

The Birthday Girl, Sarah

My other niece, Mia...  obviously taking quality control very seriously!

Millie confused icing sugar with face powder, I think!


This is how you do it.....

 Piping a buttercream swirl

 
 Pretty roses


Cute teddy


 Da girlz!

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Monday, March 03, 2014

Chess Board Cake



Chess Board Bar Mitzvah Cake
All the pieces were made from chocolate and the black ones sprayed with special edible paint to enhance the colour.  I received a lovely message from the customer... " The cake looked absolutely amazing. The pieces looked plastic they were so realistic! It came out better than I could have ever imagined. Thank you so much. xxx"  

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Saturday, March 01, 2014

Superhero Cupcakes


Superhero Cupcakes
3 Dozen dairy-free chocoalte cupcakes, with dairy-free vanilla 'butter'cream swirls.
All toppers hand-cut from modelling paste - no edible images!!

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Valentines Day Cupcakes



Red and gold Valentine's Day cupcakes... Light and fluffy vanilla sponge cupcakes, filled with a vanilla buttercream and then topped with sugarpaste.   The first pic is of the cupcakes all boxed up and ready to go - complete with new personalised ribbon! ;o)
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Sunday, February 09, 2014

Rolex Watch Cake


I think the birthday boy was rather hoping for a Rolex for his birthday, but his mum tells me that this is the nearest he'll be getting!
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