Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Cake Note 52: "Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly! ~Author Unknown"

More birthday cakes for nieces! This is for my 9 year old greatniece, who once said to me..." No one makes ME a nice cake" (she was looking at my princess castle cake at the time).

Well, her Grandma asked me to make her a small cake for her birthday tea, nothing too big, just a small family tea. I had a problem with the small cake idea, because I remember my great niece's comment last year.  I knew she likes pink and lilac, and she also likes butterflies. So, I thought she might like faeries too....especially one she can keep after the cake was eaten......here it is, hope it meets my usual standard! And I hope the birthday girl feels she now has a special cake too:)

My pink and purple Fairy ( Thanks to Frances McNaughton who taught me how to make her)

8 inch rich chocolate cake layered with vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Cake Note 51: "In the jungle, the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight..." song:)

Not quite a feroxious lion but a cute one all the same! The customer asked me to make a cake for her son's first birthday, and sent me the serviette which she was basing the party theme on. This is what I came up with - did a bit of decoupage in sugarpaste, and replicated the serviette! It was fiddly bit I liked the end product...and so did the Mum, luckily!

The servietter