Saturday, August 28, 2010
This cake is deceptive in it's simplicity. It is actually quite a detailed cake to make. The whole thing is edible with just the exhaust pipe and the wing mirrors having bits of wire in them. It was commissioned for a 50th birthday. Seems the husband has always lusted after one of these types of Landrovers, and every year asks his wife for one for his birthday. So this year she got him one. He now clarifies his request with specifying 'real' when asking for a Landrover. My first ever car-cake and it was a challenge.
Friday, August 27, 2010
The colours on this cake were just beautiful. The cake itself was iced in a very pale blue and then it was covered on the two top surfaces with flowers in yellow, pink, blue and purple. I made the flowers all different sizes and styles and it all came together great. Also added are leaves in three different shades of green. Then there are butterflies in the same colours as the flowers. They are all on wires and are placed intermittently about the cake. It is all finished off with four fairies - also on wires. The butterflies and fairies have liberal amounts of edible glitter on them. There is a space left on the icing in the front for a name to be iced in. All in all, a perfect little girls cake.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Here it is - the Jungle Cake. I had a lot of fun making this one but, boy there is also a lot of work in it. It isn't covered in a solid sheet of fondant like my normal cakes. This one is iced in buttercream, then the fondant leaves are layered on top of that. It is also decorated with two parrots, two monkeys, two snakes, two giraffe, and an elephant, a lion and a crocodile in the lake. It was an exciting cake to make and judging by the parents, an exciting cake to receive.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
One of my more unusual requests. This cake was to be a surprise for an accountant - hence the calculator. I was a bit worried as it wasn't looking quite right, but then I put the 'paper' coming from the roll at the back, with Happy Birthday written on it, and the whole cake seemed to come together. The client was very pleased with the result, as was I in the end.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
This cake turned out a lot better than the picture shows. It was my first international order! A woman in the US emailed me and asked me to make a cake for her sister-in-law who works in Wellington. She wanted me to deliver it to her workplace as a surprise. I have made the letters out of crimson royal icing and then coated them in crimson edible glitter - gorgeous. The flowers and grass are made out of fondant. The flowers are in three sizes and vary in colour from the palest pink, through to a solid crimson. Looks great.
Friday, August 6, 2010
I loved how this cake turned out. The instructions I had for it was that the birthday girl (lady) loved the colour gold and also liked jewellery, so I suggested gold accessories with just a few touches of glittery gem colours - blue, red, green and purple. The design of butterfly was something new I was trying and they turned out quite nice. Normally butterflies come out a bit heavy looking, but with punching the holes into the wings it has made them look lacier. Of course all the glitter is edible, though the ribbon and stringed beads are not.