Archive for November, 2010

Blue nose bear cake

November 13, 2010

I think nearly all the cakes I do are chocolate cakes now… it is my favourite flavoured cake to make and to eat, and is always loved by others.  So of course this was chocolate cake too.

Fondant iced with blue lustre spray around the side of the cake. The bear and flowers are also fondant.  This birthday girl collects blue nose bears and all their friends so wanted a cake to match.

Hope you have a great birthday party today Gracie!

 

Blue nose bear cake

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Fairy garden cake

November 13, 2010

This fairy garden cake was for my niece who loves Tinkerbell.

The cake is chocolate flavoured and covered with fondant icing. The flowers and fairy are made with fondant too.  The fairy wings were made with royal icing and hard candy – this was a bit of an experiment.  I piped the royal icing out first then crushed the hard candy and sprinkled in the gaps.  Then popped them in the oven to melt the candy.

 

Fairy garden cake

Fairy garden cake

My first ever workshop

November 10, 2010

I did my first ever workshop last month – teaching icing basics and making a Christmas cake topper.  The workshop was organised through a local church women’s group.  About 35 people attended – a great turn out.  I was very nervous in front of so many but they were all really lovely.

Got some great feedback on the day, and everyone did really well – there were some great creations made, a lot of talent out there.

Besides the nerves (is hard demonstrating detail work when your hands are shaking) I really enjoyed it.  If the demand is there I think I’ll do more of these.  So would love to hear from you if you have a group that would like to do a workshop with me.

Here are a few pic from the day…

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