Saturday, November 28, 2009

Fairy Castle Cake

This is an 8" sponge cake I made for my daughter's birthday. As you can see from the photo I crimped the top edge of the cake and made lots of flowers and blossoms to cover the join and also to make a border around the fairy castle. I created a cobblestone pattern on the board which is covered with a swirled mixture of pink and white icing. I dusted the cake with snowflake lustre powder and also sprinkled the top with a tiny amount of neon pink disco hologram dust. The fairy castle is a ceramic money box that we wanted her to have as a keepsake.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Bratz Birthday cake

This is the cake I made for my niece's 5th birthday. She is all into Bratz this year so I looked up some pictures on a colouring website and we chose one for her cake. I did a run out of the picture and also one of her name in a Bratz style font. I wanted to include the little stars around the 'halo' so made more stars of different colours and sizes to spread around the cake. The join between cake and board is covered with some rope icing and a sparkly star stuck to each corner to finish it off neatly. The stars and number five on wires I made from Mexican paste and stuck them into a posy pick within a larger star. The cake itself is a 10" x 12" sponge with jam and butter cream layers. This is only the second time I have used run outs on a cake but I am always relieved when they stay in one piece ! I can't wait to see her face when she sees it.