Minions!

Ava’s 6th birthday cake request was for a Minions movie themed one, complete with Scarlet Overkill, Kevin, Bob and Stewart as characters on it.

We had been to see the movie together so I was really enthusiastic about this one… ok I’m enthusiastic about most of the cakes I’ve done, but particularly love doing movie themed ones.

Minions movie cake
Minions movie cake

The challenge with this one was to do Scarlet.  I had planned to have her standing up.  But I was having problems getting her dress right, the icing kept tearing, so change of plan I sat her down. This worked out better in the long run as she would have been quite tall.

I found the villian-con post image online and printed these to put around the sides of the cake.  I edited the conference date to Ava’s year of birth.

Ava loved the cake and had a fun birthday party with her friends.

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Dora the explorer

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.

Dora the explorer cake
Dora the explorer cake

Going to the zoo

This cake was for a two year old who was having his party at the zoo.  The giraffe and zebra were made from gumpaste. The cake is my favorite chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling covered with fondant icing.

Zoo cake
Zoo cake

Happy Birthday Ajay, hope you have a great birthday party!

Barbie Cake

It has been ages since I’ve posted anything.  That’s due to my kitchen being ripped out and new bigger and better one going in. It’s great to have so much space to work in, not to mention fabulous appliances!

Here’s the first decorated cake from the new kitchen.  A barbie cake for my neice Leeza’s birthday.

Barbie cake
Barbie cake

I didn’t have a special cake barbie so it just a regular one minus the legs (sorry Barbie, lucky they clip back on).

Cut the Rope cookies

After a busy and stressful corporate work week I needed to relax a bit by baking something fun.  What’s more fun than the Cut the Rope game, that little monster is so cute, although you’ve got to watch out for those spiders! I do get a bit anxious when they’re getting too close – yes I’m a bit arachnophobic.

So came up with a set cookies themed on the game, the monster, stars, spiders, and of course the candy.

Cut the Rope cookies
Cut the Rope cookies