Monday, 31 October 2011

Grandmother's 85th

My sweet grandmother turned 85 in September and I wanted to make her a special cake for her birthday party. She has always enjoyed knitting and handicrafts, so I came up with the idea to decorate the cake with buttons of different colours.

The writting on the cake says: 'Happy birthday Grandma'

Friday, 23 September 2011

Christening Cake

I was asked by my childhood friend if I would like to make a cake for her daughter's christening. Of course I said YES! I wanted to experiment with the fondant a bit more than I have in the past in making 3D dimensions.

Everything on the cake is edible - including the shoes and the shoe laces, which is something I always go for.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Snow white cake

My youngest niece turned 4 years old and wanted me to make her a Snow white cake.
I used my dress shaped mould again to get the right shape for the dress. The dress is a chocolate mud cake and underneath it is an Oreo cake. Here is the result:

Monday, 2 May 2011

The Royal British Wedding Cupcakes

To celebrate the Royal British Wedding (and beacuse there was Friday bar at work!) I wanted to make some cupcakes for this special event.

The cupcakes have a bit of honey in them which gives it a nice sweet and different flavour. The icing is made of egg whites, sugar, vanilla sugar, sirup and water.

I painted the flag on top of marchmallows with my food writing pen color - this was the result:

Detroit Tigers Cake

Surprise cake for a birthday celebrated far away from home - for a true Tigers fan!

The orange cake is an Oreo cake with butter icing and fondant. The cap is a mud cake, which I normally choose for a cake that needs 'shaping' and also because it is so delicious :-)

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Ladybird cake

I was asked to make a special cake for a special little girl's first birthday. I came up with a ladybird cake. The 'grass' is a chocolate cake with a coconot icing which I colored green. The ladybird is a chocolate mudcake. The body is baked in my new sportsball cake mould. The head is made in my new smallball cake mould. Then I covered the ladybird with chocolate icing and red fondant. The spots are made of black writing icing. I added M&M's flowers for a colorful finish and because it's always a great hit with the kids.  

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Beach hut

Finally it was my own birthday and I wanted to make a cake that would look like the place I wish I could have spend my birthday - on a beach far away from the cold and all that snow!

I started to make 3 basic layers and a custard filling with a pineapple, rum and coconut jam which I colored blue.

I then made to round chocolate mud cakes. One of them was cut in to 4 small round ones. The other one I shaped and covered with marzipan for the beach.

I made the beach hut with Bounty chocolate cream filling and used the cut off bites to shape the roof.

I then use chocolate 'strips' to look like the 'wood' and added black icing and jelly beans to make a light chain around the hut.

I crushed some biscuits to look like sand, some toblerone to look like rocks and added some whipped cream to make waves. The mussels are Belgium chocolates. The 'palm tree' is a soft chocolate stick with a bit of fresh mint.