Saturday, May 28, 2011

Cakes, cakes and more cakes

Well I can't believe May is almost finished and June is lurking around the corner. Here is some of what has been keeping me busy the past two weeks. First up this lovely, simple wedding cake made from fruit cake for the top tiers and mudcake for the bottom. I was a bit nervous making this cake as I had never stacked 3 square cakes before and the cake had to be driven 1.5 hrs away to its final destination. My cake teacher helped me stack the cake (so it was nice and secure) and I was very pleased with how it turned out.

Next was my daughter Annike's grade 1 teachers birthday cake. I loved making this cake as I could make whatever I fancied. The top tier (which was for the teacher) was made from chocolate butter cream sponge filled with choc buttercream icing and the "dirt" was Orea biscuit crumbs. I then covered the "cake pot" with terracotta coloured white choc fondant (I used Wilton Copper and brown to make the terracotta colour). The flowers were made from flower modelling past and wired and taped. The students all received a spider, worm or flower cupcake which they loved to bits.

Here is a close up of the flowers.

and a close up of the worm ;-)

I also made a baked cheesecake and cupcakes for 1 friend's birthday (no photo's, as it wasn't fancily decorated lol) today, as well as a Cat in the hat cake which I'll show you later, once it has been picked up. So stay tuned, I'll upload the photo's later in the evening.


  1. I love the whole cake, but seriously, how cute is that worm! Love it!!!
    And I can't believe that pot is cake... wow!

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