Friday, February 27, 2009

Rag Doll cake

We were asked to take a muffin and a pudding bowl cake to our cake decorating class. This was what we managed to create in one evening. Her body is the pudding bowl cake and her head is made from the muffin. It was easier to make the hands larger and with less detail as she is only meant to be a doll. The edges of her dress are just crimped and some patchwork cutters used to emboss a bit of detail onto it. I painted stripes on her tights later with dusting colour raspberry shimmer. Next time I think I will spend more time on the hair and perhaps make plaits.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Pokemon cake

This was for my son's birthday. He was mad about Pokemon and wanted this particular character on his cake. I traced the picture from one of his magazines then used it to make a template for the cake. I tried to mix the right colours and this was the result. All his friends knew straight away who it was so that was reassuring.

Basket of chocolates

I was asked to make a birthday cake for a lady. As it was close to valentine's day I thought it would be rather sweet to make a basket of chocolates. The brown sugarpaste actually tastes of chocolate and the cake itself is chocolate flavoured. I used chocolate magic sparkles between the chocolates and on the numbers too but you can't really appreciate them in this photograph. When the cake is under a light they look lovely. I made a gift tag for her name and dried it over some foam to give it some shape. I made an icing cord and bow to attach it to the side of the basket. This way she can eat the chocolates and the cake too, double the treat!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Hippo in a spa

As a member of the British Sugarcraft Guild you can attend monthly demonstrations, and also you can pay to participate in workshop days run by various talented sugarcrafters. Yesterday I spent a most enjoyable day at a Maisie Parrish workshop. This cake was what each of us made, although every one looked slightly different. Maisie was a lovely lady with a great sense of humour. I have admired her style and in fact the cake on my blog heading was based on one of Maisie's designs from one of her books called Cakes with Character. My hippo is a bit darker grey than I wanted so I would make it lighter next time, although I would worry about insulting someone by giving them a fat hippo cake!?She is sweet though, I think I'll name her Harriet.

Stargazer lily

This was a project at cake decorating class. It took quite a while to make all the petals from flower paste and then I left them for a few days to completely harden before I dusted them and taped them together. One of my friends is a florist, and she immediately recognized what flower it was, so that was good.