Thursday, 28 February 2013

"Hi Barbie, Hi Ken"

This is for a little girl that's six tomorrow! I hope she likes it, it's the perfect little girls dream cake! It was just a simple cake mixture with jam and butter cream in the middle. It was a bit of night mare to cook in the pyrex basin and there were more than a few knives stuck in it to check it was perfect but I got there in the end. Also, I couldn't beleive how well the icing went on the cak to cover it!

I decided to completely cover the cake first and then cut out a little hole for barbie to sit in then filled it back up with cake and icing finishing it of with a white frill of icing to hid the gaps! All in all a sucsessful day caking!

Wednesday, 27 February 2013


I am so happy with this cake! it was for a very special baba who happens to be my God son, it was his christening a few days ago and I was asked if I would do the cake.. It was a serious cake! SIXTEEN eggs! luckily there were no problems at all cooking it and it came out perfectly. I popped a cheeky bit of butter cream and jam in the middle to keep it really tasty and moist.
On to the icing of it, I wanted to use baby blue to cover it to make it that little bit more 'boyish' which I think worked really well actually, and then chose really bold brights so its playful and fun. The idea of a more traditional christening cake really scared me so I am afraid I played it safe and stuck to what I know best. The lettering was actually very similar to a canvas I had painted for his christening pressie by a very talented friend of mine who I think I am going to to a separate blog post on because I think she deserves some recognition for her clever, paint covered fingers.

hope you like this one!  

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Birthday Balls!

I Am SOOOO incredibly proud of this! This cake was for my boyfriends Dads 50th birthday this past weekend! I mad it with a very simple sponge and did need help with the initial covering of the cake with the green icing, however everything else I sculpted and stressed over for five hours! But I am so happy with how it turned out. I wish I had taken a few photos of the process of making the character because I did it really simply piece by piece and It would be nice to show you guys just how easy it can be. I got the idea from a book filled with all sorts of cake designs, I'm so glad I found it, because I was stressing so badly about what cake to make for the occasion! 
all in all, I am DEAD pleased with it.