Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Cake

I made a lot of the pieces for this cake at cake decorating class. It is from a design by Maisie Parrish. I didn't want a fruit cake so I only made the cake itself three days before Easter.The basket is made with 9 short lengths of raw spaghetti pushed into a disc if icing then long strings of icing woven between them. I filled mine with mini eggs for the children to share. The daffodils on the top were also made in class and I used a flower pick to add them to my cake. It is my sister-in-law's birthday on Easter Day this year so I put her name on it as the family will be all together on Sunday. All the chicks,mother and foliage is made from modelling paste, half sugarpaste,half flower paste so that it holds its shape better. The small daffodils took a while to make but were very effective on the sides.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sea Cadet cake

This is the cake I made for my son's 11th birthday. He attends Sea cadets twice a week so I wanted to do a nautical theme. I piped a 'runout' of their emblem which says Blackcap, the name of their unit. The board is iced with chocolate flavoured icing and embossed to look like the deck. I made the figure in uniform saluting with neatly pressed trousers and used confectioner's glaze to give him very shiny boots, as Owen is forever polishing his boots.To finish it off,although not clear from the photo angle, I modelled from icing some rope,a quayside bollard,a seagull,and the obligatory mop and bucket to keep things shipshape. A sign on the 'stern' points up with an arrow and reads 'this way to the poop deck'.The cake itself is chocolate flavoured.