Sunday, November 28, 2010

Karen's Cows - $130

What can I say, isn't this just the cutest cake ever? The cows were a joy to make and turned out gorgeous. I hope I get to make more of them. The whole cake was very satisfying to make and because it was just a little bit funky, I decided to add some wiggly candles and they matched the whole thing beautifully.

Christmas Cakes (2) - $100

This was an order I had to fill. The customer bought me her Christmas cakes to ice. She had made the cakes but just wanted me to ice them for her. I didn't have a problem with this as the icing is the fun part. I made each one different and was very happy with the result. I am especially pleased with the present cake as it was the first time I had attempted to make a fondant bow and am very happy with the result. Please note if you want fruit cake an extra $10 applies.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Matthew's Guitar - $110

I had a bit of fun making this one. The cake was fairly straightforward but I had been given photos of the electric guitar Matthew was getting for his birthday and asked to replicate it. I am proud of what I ended up with as I had to make the template freehand and I don't feel I am much of an artist. What I am most chuffed with is the detail - the guitar even has six strings attached. These I made with some gold glitter thread I had left over from a cross-stitch project. The amp was a last minute decision but it just finished the cake (and gave the guitar something to lean on). All in all a really cool cake.

Pooh's Picnic Topper - $50 complete

This was a decoration-only order. The customer wanted a picnic scene with Pooh and co. The characters were a bit smaller than normal as there was so much put on top of the cake as well as them. Apart from the animals you might also see a cake with a slice cut out (Tigger has the slice), a bowl of fruit with banana, grapes and apples, a sliced watermelon, a picnic basket with cover, four glasses of milk with straws and, of course, the jar of 'hunny'. So cute!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Melva's Flowers Galore - $100

Sometimes you imagine what a cake is going to look like in your head but when you start putting it together it turns out completely different. This is one like that. I had a design for this cake, but something happened and this is what I ended up with. I think it's a cake you either love or hate - I love it. The cake was first of all covered in white fondant then packed with flowers in shades of red/pink, purple and blue. On the top flowers I put a green cachous and then, of course, dusted the whole thing with the obligatory white glitter.

Victoria's Teapot - $130

What a lot of trouble I had with this one! I never realised how hard it was going to be to cover a round cake in fondant. Not only that, the first two handles I made broke when I attached them. The final handle actually has two wooden skewers holding it onto the cake. Apart from those problems, the finished cake was really quite cute and I was reasonably happy with the end result.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Winnie the Pooh - $130

A really cute cake. This was for a little one-year-old who loves Winnie the Pooh and friends. I did the bottom tier like the 100-acre wood. It was completely covered in trees and had little hedgehogs, ladybirds and butterflies on it. The second tier was just a beautiful blue and then a picnic scene. I had made the usual four characters but also had a go at making Kanga and Roo and Rabbit. I was especially pleased with the honey pot with honey dribbling out of it. Another touch I liked was the bees on wire around the cake. A very satisfying cake to make and I hope to make another one day.

Sophia's Kitten & Butterfly - $110

I was invited to the first birthday party for my great-niece last weekend (makes me feel old). She loves cats and her favourite colour is purple, so this is what I came up with. The cute little ginger cat is stalking up on the fondant butterfly which is perched on top of the sparkling #1. The whole cake was covered in a delicate mauve with white daisys scattered around, and then Sophia's name in purple glitter on the front. Just to finish it off I placed a purple flower candle for something to light and blow out.