Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy 60th Birthday!

On Christmas day, it was my father in law's 60th birthday and here is the cake that I made for him. He is a massive fan of Marilyn Monroe and that's who it's supposed to popping out of the cake.
This was a really simple cake to do and once it was all put together, I think it looks really effective. Making the model of Marilyn was probably the most difficult part of the cake, especially getting the eyes right!
The cake is a vanilla sponge, sandwiched with jam and butter cream, it is two tiers and the top tier has been cut and the icing folded back, to make it look like a lady jumping out of a cake. I made the stars from icing, sprinkled edible glitter over them and then waited for them to go hard before i put them onto the wire and then pushed them into the cake. I then added the black and silver ribbons and glued "happy 60th birthday", which I had made using cutters, onto the cake board.
This has been my favourite cake that I have made so far and it tasted yummy!

Friday, 18 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

I have been trying to get into the Christmas spirit this week and making this gingerbread house defiantly helped. I bought the kit and stuck it together using royal icing and used different sweets to decorate the house, I then made the little gingerbread man from sugar paste, I tried to model it on the gingerbread man from Shrek. Then with a sprinkling of icing sugar for snow it was done. It now has pride of place on my dining room table, I'm just worried that it's gonna get eaten by my dogs so I'm thinking I should move it!

Christening Cupcakes.

On the 6th December, myself and my partner, Steve, were godparents to our friends children, Rhys and Alecia.
So I decided to make some cupcakes, as I thought it would be a good chance to show off my creations and also a nice little treat for everyone on what was a lovely day!
I made 40 vanilla cupcakes in the pink/blue spotty cases, each cupcake has white sugar paste and then either a pink or blue teddy bear, that I had made from sugar paste and then either a pink heart or a blue star. I colour co-ordinated each cupcake to match the pink/blue spotty cases that I had bought.
I also made 40 double chocolate fudge cupcakes, I have made these quite a few times and they always go down really well so that is why I went with these again plus they are one of my favourites!
All the cupcakes were eaten, which is a good sign plus I had a lot of people, throughout the day, telling me they were gorgeous!

I had a lovely day and I am extremely pleased that everyone enjoyed the cupcakes, it was such an honour to be asked to be a godparent, especially because Rhys and Alecia are such great kids!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Iggle Piggle.

I have made some Iggle Piggle/In the Night Garden cupcakes, for a friends little boy. They are really easy to do and I think they look so cute! They are vanilla sponge and topped with sugar paste, the Iggle Piggle's are really simple to make, once you have the shape of the head it's just a case of adding the eyes, nose, a smiling mouth and then little bits of red for the hair.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Happy 16th Birthday Robert!

Here's a cake I did for my little brother, Robert, who was 16 on the 6th December and we share the same birthday, there's a bit of a running joke between us that we are actually twins but there is 15 years between us!
Robert is really into fishing so that's why I went with a fishing theme. He loved the cake but the only problem was that I didn't even get a slice!