Thursday, 31 May 2012

Cheshire Cat Cake

This was a cake put together for a friend's Alice in Wonderland themed party. Unfortunately one of his stripes and his tail died in the heat! This was a triple layered red velvet cake, covered in pink fondant with purple fondant stripes. It took me a while to figure out how to make the stripes look good, but in the end I went with cutting them into thin, long triangles using a pizza cutter. Would have looked fab if one of them hadn't fallen off on the 2 hour journey to the party. Oops!

Treasure chest

Just found this photo on my phone! I super quick treasure chest made for little C's Pirate Party. So simple and easy - find a shoe box with a hinged lid, paint the whole thing brown, then ad darker brown lines to make to look like pieces of wood, and black lines (or gold if you have the paint) to add the finishing details. DONE.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Jungle Cupcakes

I had a very last minute order put in for 12 jungle themed cupcakes this week. So I had to go for something simple but hopefully effective. I coloured some buttercream jungle green, sprinkled on some glitter and painted some sugar icing sheets to look like safari animal prints. Kinda fun I think. Might add some sugarpaste leaves next time. I think they need something more. Any suggestions?

Vintage Flower and Button Cake

This was a quick cake that I put together this week for a very good friend of mine's birthday. She is a wonderful seamstress and the wardrobe mistress of my amateur musical theatre group. For such a classy lady I thought it best to go for a classic vanilla sponge but with a twist - strawberry buttercream. Decorated in a vintage theme I made some sugarpaste buttons as a nod to her skills with a needle and thread. Happy Birthday Mary!

Cake Pops

I've jumped on the cake pop bandwagon! My lovely employers bought me a cake pop maker for my birthday (its pretty and pink and dead easy to use!) so the children and I immediately put it to good use! I wish I could take credit for the decorations on these delightful little bitesized cakes, but it was all them! Aren't they clever?