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A range of tiered and carved cakes that I have made.

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Here is my Deano Dinosaur cake! It's not your average 17-year-old's cake, but when it's your own daughter, and you beg her to let you make her one because you like the theme so much, what can she say? We did watch Jurassic park over the weekend, so it's definitely in keeping with the theme. :wink: I had great fun making this, and I'm so happy by the cheerful Dino vibe she brings to the cake. In fairness, I have offered to make my daughter another cake as a thank you for letting me make this one. The cake is a 6-inch Madeira, covered in chocolate fudge icing and covered in Renshaw Icing, the model was made using Saracino Modelling Paste. Thanks, Julie, for the demo; the dinosaur came out a treat! :hug: Cake Showcase How to...
So it's official, we're now celebrating 10 years! Whoop, whoop! So for that, I decided to make a cake. Seeing as the site helps with cake baking and decorating, what better theme than to make all things cake and baking! Han got involved in this one and made a few items. She even made me a miniature edible version of my book, which I have put pride of place in the centre. We had lots of fun making the ingredients and cake toppers, Han's incredibly proud of her whisk, and I love my strawberry tart. The cake went through many changes before we finally settled on the design. It originally started off on a shiny gold board and had a purple blanket on the top. But after a lot of trial and error, we finally settled on the above. As the...
This was a drunken-themed birthday cake that I made for my husband's 50th birthday. The cake is a 6-inch Madeira which is one of his favourite cakes. When baked I added extra moisture by adding a stock syrup to the cake when it came out of the oven. Once levelled, I then filled it with jam and covered it in golden marzipan. I used white icing fondant, autumn gold, and jet black Renshaw icing for the top layer. The cake was then topped with a sleepy replica of my husband holding an empty champagne bottle. I made his hands and face using white Saracino modelling paste mixed with Paprika Sugarflair food dye to make his skin tone. For the champagne drip, I mixed piping gel with gold lustre dust. The dots, Confetti and streamers were...
This ladybird cake is a relatively easy design, and the decorations can also be made in advance. The cake itself was a 6-inch victoria sponge filled with strawberry jam and then covered in white icing fondant. The grass is lincoln green, and the blade shapes were made using a cutter. I made the ladybirds a few days before so that they had time to dry out and were easier to handle. They were made from Renshaw Poppy Red and Jet Black icing. I painted the flying swirls onto the cake using a fine paintbrush and edible black sugarflair dye. The gold 'Happy Birthday' topper was purchased in a set from Amazon. Cake Showcase How to make easy Ladybirds Toppers How to cover a cake using Icing or Marzipan How to make a 7 x 3-inch Sponge...
So here we have it, the finished Harry Potter Slytherin Cake with edible Sorting Hat, Wand, Uniform, Robe and Scarf. Han designed the cake and made the wand. I made everything else. The cake consists of a 5-inch and 7-inch Madeira cake. I filled the top tier with jam and the bottom tier with chocolate fudge icing as requested by the birthday girl. The cake colours used were white, grey, emerald green, and black icing from Renshaw. The 16-topper is made from black acrylic and was washed before being inserted into the cake. To cover the board, I lightly marbled it using grey and white icing mixed together, and for the Sorting Hat, I mixed chocolate and brown icing and then dusted it with black lustre. Overall, Han loves the...
So with it being John's birthday, I finally had time to make him a cake this year. Usually, he reminds me about the day before, and I've never got all the stuff I need, or I'm making one for somebody else. So after patiently waiting two years, he finally gets this one. Now in all fairness, it nearly went in the bin! Because when I first started decorating it, I squished the sides, and all the filling came out. 🤨Anyway, after a few deep breaths and a little chat with myself, I finally managed to salvage the cake and make this summer treat! My first thought was to name it Buttercream Blitz, but then John came up with Summer Blizzard due to a play on snow/buttercream. I thought, why not? Well, he is the birthday boy after all, so it...
This is literally hot off the press so much so; I haven't even finished cleaning the kitchen yet! Anyway, I need to get a picture posted as I've just put it on Twitter and tagged my lovelies over at Dawn Foods UK who provided me with the delicious Dobla Candy Canes. I will write up more when I get a second, but at least we have the picture for now. ...To be quite honest I wasn't going to make a Christmas themed cake this year, but when Dawn Foods sent me out the Candy Canes, I literally had to do something with them. My original idea was to do Green Buttercream Christmas Tree Cupcakes and place the Candy canes in the top, but then after a discussion with my daughter, we decided that the Gingerbread Men and Canes were the way to go...
Here is a Beauty, and the Beast themed birthday cake that I recently made for our friends' granddaughters 2nd birthday celebrations. The cake was romantic in nature and inspired by their love story, and the swags and drapes found on Belle's dress. Cake: I chose to use a Vanilla Madeira Sponge Cake due to its sturdy nature and filled it with lashings of jam and buttercream. The cake comprises of a 7-inch top tier and a 9-inch base tier. Fondant/Icing: I wanted the cake to be bold and bright, so I opted for Renshaw/Renshaw Extra Icing and used the colours: Poppy Red Yellow/Yellow Extra Icing Atlantic Blue Characters: The Beauty and the Beast Characters used as cake toppers were from Bullyland via Amazon. Problems...
In light of the recent campaign to storm Area 51 and free all the aliens I thought it might be quite fitting to make a cake to celebrate the event. As you can see, Aliens do exist and look extremely happy to be escaping! #Area51 Please note that no aliens or soldiers were harmed in the making of this cake! On a more informative note, the breakdown of this cake is as follows. Cakes The cakes are 6 and 8-inch square Madeira sponges that were filled and covered with Chocolate fudge icing. The two tiers are covered with black and white Renshaw fondant icing that I mixed to make the marble grey colour. Non-edible decorations The plastic soldiers are Tobar Army Troopers from Amazon; they were washed in hot soapy water and dried before...
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