Happy 7th Birthday. The long awaited Belle birthday cake. Abi has talked about this princess birthday cake since her last birthday. This time I actually used a full size barbie doll and not just the top half of a barbie! The cake appeared very large, but it was mostly the skirt. Both the bodice and skirt are made out of fondant and covered in glitter, so pretty.
White cake transformed into a bed with a duvet cover. I made everything out of fondant, the bed skirt, pillow and mouse. The pillow was made by covering a piece of cake with white fondant. The bed skirt is white fondant that is pleaded. Yes, I made all the "quilting" on the duvet, I simply used a ruler to make the lines and a cutter for the flowers. I love how the little mousey legs are under the covers, super cute. The mouse head took a little time forming, a wee bit of a challenge. I covered everything in glitter and lustre dust, just to make the cake sparkle!!!!
Chocolate cupcakes and I had two different cupcake liners. One liner was a pirate design and the other liner was gold. I was disappointed with the pirate liners, they just looked like black cupcake liners. I found the gold cupcakes liners more effective! Covered the cupcakes in chocolate butter cream and shoved some gold coins and plastic pirate ships in the top of the cupcakes. Easy Peasy. The boys loved the pirate cupcakes.
I finally had some time to do some baking, it has been a long time since I created confectionery worth blogging. I made some lemon cupcakes for a baby shower and I loved the way they turned out. Very pretty and I have thank my mother-in-law for sending me the pretty cupcake wrappers all the way from the UK. She manages to find the neatest stuff for my baking there, I am very fortunate!
This Cars cake turned out quiet well. It is super cute. I covered a 10" round cake in blue icing (for the sky) and made the mountains out of chocolate fondant. The cacti and clouds are so cute. Another successful cake.
A Rapunzel cake. I made a small square base cake, chocolate of course. Covered it with mauve fondant and piped on green leaves. I love the leaves, I would use them on any adult cake. The tower is made up of cupcakes and the turret is simply a sugar ice cream cone. I did use royal icing because I didn't want the shingles to droop or get soft. Rapunzel is just a polly pocket sized dolly but makes the cake super cute. Abigail loved it!!!
Happy Birthday Paula
My big sister loves choco-mint flavour. I made a chocolate cake and added peppermint oil, super yummy. Iced the cake with butter cream frosting and broke up tons of mini candy canes and sprinkled them on the cake. Delicious and it looked really pretty.
Every year two different cakes for the same day? William really wanted an R2-D2 cake and this was the simpliest solution I could come up with. I covered a chocolate cake with black fondant and added three different sizes of stars. The stars were coloured in blue, black and grey. I stuck the toy on the top with some icing, easy peasy. The cake turned out much better than anticipated, Will loved it, so I was happy. The stars were really cute and he is only four, so cute is still ok. He also got to play with the R2-D2 toy.
Eleanor really wanted a Fairy cake. It turned out really pretty. The cake was covered with a mauve fondant, it looks pink in the picture but it was mauve. The fairy wings were piped on with royal icing and then with a damp paint brush I painted the royal icing to create veins, or patterning. I had a template for the body and I cut it out of fondant. Luckily I had some flesh coloured fondant (use copper coloured gel colouring to make flesh colour). I made a bodice out of white fondant and the tutu was out of gumpaste to make the 3D look. I covered everything with pearlized and sparkly lustre dust. Very pretty. I wrapped the cake in a pretty ribbon and shoved a hat pin in the cake to hold the ribbon and bow in place-it was late at night and I was tired of making birthday cakes. The bottom boarder was made with a scalloping device (like big tweezers), you can see it in the R2-D2 picture better. It looked pretty and was super simple. Done for another year.
Sebastian's birthday cake. The pirate hat turned out well. I made an eight inch round cake, cut it in half and then shaped the hat. Next time I would use a ten inch round cake simply to make the cake appear bigger. I covered the cake in black fondant. The gold trim was white fondant that I painted gold. Also, I had found some skull and cross bone rings so I placed them in the base of the cake and in the corners. Super cute and Sebastian liked it. He did place his Captain Jack Sparrow lego figurine in the top of the cake for the party. It was an excellent idea!!!!
Happy 40th! The bustier cake....what to say about it? The bustier is made out of white cake, covered with pink fondant. I placed the bustier on a chocolate slab cake, chocolate ganache centre and made the white butter cream icing with really BUTTER. Super delicious. The 40 was simply made with chocolate chips and chocolate molds, super quick and super easy.
A Book Cake
I created this book cake by baking a white cake and filling it with lemon filling. The sides are butter cream an the top of the cake is fondant. Everything is dusted with gold lustre dust and sparkly rainbow dust. Very pretty.
The flowers are gum paste and they turned out well. Simple, yet effective.
I love the gum paste wedding rings! They turned out great. I dusted the rings with yellow (powder colour) and then used gold lustre dust. The diamond takes the cake!!! I covered it with silver colour and then rainbow sparkly dust.
My Oma used to make Paska for Easter when I was little and the smell of it baking in the oven fills me with nostalgia. I have been making it for a few years, trying to keep the tradition alive. Paska is bread filled with eggs, butter and cream, can you go wrong with any of those ingredients? Icing and sprinkles are a MUST. It is delicious and my kids love it. Some people make it in loaf pans, we made it in coffee tins. My mom and I baked it together and split the spoils of our hard work. Of course, there are those in the family who don't make the traditional stuff but love to be recipients of it!
A beautiful chocolate butter cream wedding cake. Four cakes in total. There were two-10inch cakes and two-8 inch cakes. Two chocolate cakes, one white and one marble. They turned out great! I piped the flowers out of royal icing. Super pretty for the princess wedding. Of course the insides are delicious too. Chocolate ganache filling in the chocolate cake and custard and butter cream icing in the white and marble cakes.
My last cake of October 2010. A sheepy birthday cake. Love it. Super cute idea! White cake covered in marshmallows. I couldn't help myself with the flower on the ear. Happy Birthday!
I made three-half slab cakes. Two of the cakes were chocolate with chocolate ganache and raspberry fillings. The cakes were iced with white buttercream icing. The little dots are mini malt balls and I covered them in gold lustre dust, they
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you........The twins had very specific cakes they wanted. One wanted a Hickory Dickory Dock Cake. The cake is a white cake and is filled with chocolate ganache. I finally have mastered the ganache, super yummy. I also covered the cake in ganache and then iced the cake with chocolate fondant. I have to say chocolate fondant tastes fantastic! That was a pleasant surprise, it tastes like chocolate, yum. I made the clock face out of fondant, the eyes, mouth etc. The big hand and little hand were fondant and I painted them gold. I created the pink mouse out of gum paste and it was pretty cute. This cake looked great and tasted even better!
The other twin wanted a BATMAN cake. This cake was significantly easier than the Hickory Dickory Dock cake. The cake was chocolate, I tried and new recipe and it was delicious, iced with royal blue icing. My son loved the spiky, ouchy, black boarder I piped on top. I inserted a six Batman rings on the outside and inserted a Batman on top. The boys at the party loved the cake. There were blue lips everywhere!!!!