Sunday, 29 April 2012

Cake Note 56: "When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies"

And we all believe in fairies, right? It would be lovely wouldn't it! This cake is for a Grandma who wanted to buy a cake for her Grandson's baptism - she'd seen one of mine with the blocks and caterpillars and asked for something similar in a single tier cake - she asked for pastel blues and white (right up  my street) and this is what she got. I wish her Grandson a life full of love, health and that's a fairy wish if anything is:)

Thanks for looking!

Technical details: 10 inch vanilla sponge with jam and vanilla buttercream, sugar paste (fondant) to the board and the cake - I like to imprint the board with patterns that match the theme. The blocks are made following Marion Frost (Patchwork Cutters) kit, the rabbit is courtesy of Debbie Brown's Baby Cakes Book (thank you ladies for the inspiration) and the caterpillars......they're mine! I liked this cake:)

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Cake Note 55: "Babies are such a nice way to start people" Unknown

Oh here I go again - a short sweet post though as I have to be up for work in the morning. This cake is a gift for a friend at work who is starting her maternity leave this week. The colour of the cake will give away the sex of the baby! A girl of course.

The little Baby in a Bunny suit on top is one I made courtesy of Frances McNaughton's book, Modelling Fancy Dress Babies, the originator of the models  - they come in a range of cute animal suits! Thanks Francis:)

Here it is, 7 inch chocolate mud cake iced in...well, pink of course!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Cake Note 54: “For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday.”

As if 50 is a 'common' birthday:)

Well I can tell you this cake aged me overnight...well, over a few nights and days. Could I make a number 50 cake please? The 5 in fruit, the 0 in chocolate cake? A bit of bling and feathers?

Yes I think I can.......Big head springs to mind, know your own limitations is another thought that crashed across my mind too. That number 5 singlehandedly floored me. It was the hardest cake I have ever covered in Marzipan and sugar paste - it was so difficult to get a smooth, clean finish and I didn't like that.

Still, after days of covering and smoothing and modelling, and nights of nightmares, I finished this blessed cake - the recipients were my friend's sister and her husband, both 50 in the same week. I think she liked it - I, for one, was glad to see the back of it!

Number cakes?? Never again!