Phew, July is finished and boy has it been a busy month for me. Firstly it was my youngest daughter Liandra's 1st birthday and we had a lovely farm party on the 4th July. It was luckily a sunny day and all the children had fun patting the farm animals and riding ponies. For her birthday I made my very first farm animal cake, I had never made fondant figures before so it was my 1st attempt at making animals. The cake was a two tier chocolate mud and caramel mudcake (top tier choc, bottom tier caramel) and iced in green vanilla & buttercream icing. I made all the animals, flowers and fencing out of fondant two weeks in advance, so on the day I just had to ice and decorate the cake.
I also made 36 matching cupcakes, half of them were chocolate and the other half vanilla sponge. Each one was decorated with fondant farm toppers that I made two weeks ahead of time.