I just realised I’d not done a post for Ava’s 2nd birthday cake. Dora the explorer of course, as a favourite of nearly all 2 year old girls! I had no kitchen due to some major renovations going on so had to borrow mum’s kitchen to make this one (lucky they were away on holiday) – Thanks mum 🙂
Here’ it is two layer, chocolate cake fondant iced. I cheated a bit and bought the dora, boots and swiper figurines, but the rest is icing.
A stars and stripes cake for a Kiwi-American birthday celebration in good old NZ. The family provided me with the lovingly baked the fruit cake, which smelled just divine! My job was to ice it with an American theme. It had an almond then fondant icing layer with fondant stars and stripes. Turned out very 4th of July looking.
Here are the cakes I made for family this christmas.
For the two square ones I tried a different method for the lettering. I used royal icing but piped the letters out on parchment then when dry transferred them to the cake. I did a couple of sets which was good as i did break a few so was pleased to have some back ups.
I think I like doing the rectangle shaped cake for fruit cakes. This time I tried a piping the lettering directly on the cake using two layers white on the bottom and a wriggly red top layer. The poinsettia flowers were all piped royal icing.