Sunday, October 31, 2010

Castle cake

Its been another very busy weekend with 3 cakes completed by today. This lovely castle cake was for a very good friend of mine who's daughter just turned 1. Although very time consuming (I was up till 11pm last night finishing it off) it was a fantastic cake to make. I love the rabbit and frog Prince the most, they look adorable. The cake was just plain butter cake with strawberry buttercream frosting and covered in white choc fondant.

Football cake

This weekend I also completed a footy cake for a 6 yr old boy, he's an avid Kangaroo supporter so I made the cake based on the footy field with 2 players. The cake was chocolate mud with chocolate buttercream icing, yummmmmmm.

Teletubbies cake

Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa & Po, yes I know ALL their names lol Although not one of my favourite TV shows (the non talking annoys me) it was a fun cake to make. The figurines took me ages to make and they were quite difficult to make, well not their bodies, just their faces were a bit tricky but I managed in the end. My favourite character was the baby sun, I made him with flower modelling paste using a template I drew on some cardstock and used edible colour pastes, water and chalks to draw his face.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Baked lemon cheescake for 40th and Babushka cake

I loved doing this cute mini Babushka cake, its actually a gift for a friend who loves Babuska dolls. Cake is just simple butter cake with toffee buttercream icing, nothing flash but I know its a safe bet that my friend will like it ;-) I handpainted all the details onto the fondant with edible paste and my cake paint brushes.
This weekend I completed yet another baked cheesecake, this time the flavour was lemon with lemon white choc panels. I loved the colour combination of yellow, pink and orange, very spring like. Time for a breather, I am bushed!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Spongebob and friends cake

The 3rd cake for this weekend was this gorgeous Spongebob cake. I had so much fun making him, my fav being Spongebob, Squidward and Gary the snail. A lot of work went into this cake, all up I spent every day for the past two weeks doing all the figurines. The cake consisted of a 12' square marble chocolate cake filled with white choc buttercream while the pineapple was a white choc mud cake. The "sand" around the cake is royal icing mixed with brown caster sugar.
Close up of Spongebob, isn't he cute? I wanted him to hold the number 6 (also fondant) which was a bit tricky because the number kept falling over before the "sand" had time to dry.

Close up of Patrick starfish, he too was fun to make, everything once again is made from fondant.
Now to relax and put my feet up for a few days till my next request is due.

Elmo birthday cake

This was my 2nd cake completed for this weekend, the lovely Elmo. Its a 10" round double stacked and shaped coconut butter cake filled with coconut buttercream icing. I love Elmo but piping his fur was not so fun, it took me almost 3 hrs to complete his fur, by then my hand was cramping up lol Did I mention it took 2 kgs of icing and 2 x pots of Wilton red to make his fur? Yikes!! His eyes and nose are made from fondant and was the easiest part of the cake. I also had a hairy time transfering the cake onto the cakeboard without getting red icing everywhere, but it got done in the end.

Balloon 1st birthday cake

This past week has been SUPER busy, I had 3 cake requests to complete, one for Saturday and two for today. This cake was for a little boys 1st birthday party yesterday. The mum gave me a Paper Eskimo invite (they have other matching items, so hop over to their website to have a look) and asked me to copy the design for the cake. I love balloons and the invite was soooo cute I couldn't resist, I am very happy with how it turned out. Cake was a double stacked 8' round butter cake filled with vanilla bean buttercream icing, yum.
I love the little rabbit sitting in the basket, how cute is he!