Wednesday, 1 February 2012

My husband made this!

It was my husband's godson's fourth birthday last weekend and he volunteered to make the cake, what this means is 'my wife will bake the cake, do the boring stuff and I will make the fun bits.
Thomas lives on a lovely farm and has a Shetland pony called Rocket that he adores so we went with this as a theme. The horse spent a week on our worktop looking very much like a bear, we kept laughing at it and debating whether we should start over. I'm so glad he stuck with it though as it turned out really well in the end.
The cupcakes are topped with farm animals made from a mold and a swirl of Italian meringue buttercream, yum.

The party was brilliant and all the kids had an amazing time.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

My first ever royal iced cake

This isn't really my kind of cake, I'm not really into making replicas of real things. 
I made this for one of my Dad's oldest friends, he's 80 and still working almost full time as a painter/decorator. Apparently he thought it was an actual tin of paint, which is cool - I wasn't so forgiving of its faults! It was my first time attempting to royal ice a cake as opposed to sugarpasting, I wanted straight, high, smooth sides and it didn't turn out too badly. You know how when it's your work all you see is little imperfections? This cake is one of those for me. Anyway, here it is in all it's not perfect glory!

Monday, 9 January 2012

Silhouette Engagement Cake

I love this cake! It was so much fun to make and I really like the way it turned out. The silhouettes were cut from flowerpaste, from a template.
The colours turned out really well, I found it quite hard to come up with an idea - to begin with every sketch ended up looking like a mini wedding cake, but I got there in the end!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

It's been a while...

3 months or so even! I haven't been doing a lot of cakes recently, we had a big push to finish laying our oak flooring before Christmas & it's looking great now.

This cake was for my gorgeous god-son's first birthday, he is so lovely. He had a lovely day & so did we!

It was a quick one really, the boat is made from flowerpaste as are the fish. I love making cakes like this, so much fun.

Happy new year guys!