Look! Up in the sky, it’s superman!

The ultimate superhero cake, three tiers of chocolate cake with fondant icing.  I love the way the symbol came out on the top.

Happy Birthday Kaihn, hope you have a fantastic party.


Princess and Pirate cake

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 completed cake
The completed cake

The cake was a hit, the party was great fun.  Happy 21st Kate!

9 (movie)

I’ve been wanting to do this cake since I first saw the movie!  So, what a great excuse to purchase it on DVD.  Watching the movie while making the characters really helps to get the feel of the theme going!

The cake was for my eldest son’s birthday (would have been cool to make this for a 9-year-old but he’s a bit older than that now).  He didn’t have a theme in mind for a cake so gave me free reign to work on something hard!

So the cake is chocolate, chocolate fondant iced and the characters are made from gumpaste (and pasta).  The backdrop is gumpaste too.

6 was my most favourite of the characters – love the contrast of him on the dark chocolate.  I had help from my youngest son who drew 6’s sketch for me – fantastic job on that!

9 (movie)
9 (movie) - characters are 2, 5, 9 and 6

Playing about with leftovers

I had some left over icing to use up, so tried out some new designs.  I like the way the red came out, it was make from some left over mint green mixed with plenty of red gel colouring (no taste of course) – good resulting colour.

Just for fun...

Made for a great morning tea today!

Hearts and flowers

This heart shaped cake was for a valentine’s day birthday.  Inspired by Peggy Porschen, love those stripes.  Chocolate cake, fondant covering with royal icing flowers piped directly on to the cake.  (Phew, they came out ok!)

Happy Birthday Kate
Heart and flowers cake