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.
I didn’t have a special cake barbie so it just a regular one minus the legs (sorry Barbie, lucky they clip back on).
My grand-daughter was due to finish up at creche this week so I was making a cake for her and a couple of other wee boys leaving on the same day. Turns out she’s now staying on a creche as her mum is going to continue her education with a view to becoming a vet or zoo keeper. Very proud of her, and know she’ll do well!
So cake still on but just the two princes on the top now.
I used the luster spray on the sides and lettering, which always makes my kitchen sparkle! Love the effect of the glitter sprinkling in the air catching the light as it drifts about.
After being asked for a Princess and Pirate themed cake, I was a bit stumped as to how to do it. I looked at a lot of pictures but just couldn’t feel it. Thankfully Kate sent me some pictures and ideas as to what she wanted – two layers, the bottom one black with skull and crossbones.
Great, this gave me a starting point… and I’d been thinking single layer. As ideas grew it was time to get stared first by making the princess and the pirate.
While he was headless I got a bit concerned that he was a bit too well dressed for a pirate and might look a bit feminine. Add stubble my sister suggested. Great idea, so I created the head, complete with stubble, added it on and he looked much more pirate like.
The princess was very delicate and fiddly. This was a first making a long gown, had a couple of goes at it before getting it to sit right without tearing. I gave her lovely long black hair to match the real Kate, well a bit longer than Kate’s but you get the idea.
Lastly make the two cakes the bottom layer red velvet and the top chocolate. Crumb coated each then covered with the coloured fondant. Very tricky in this heat and humidity – everything seems way to0 sticky.
The cake was a hit, the party was great fun. Happy 21st Kate!