Sunday, November 14, 2010

Striking New Display Cake

I have lots of ideas for new cakes I want to try and I don't always want to have to eat them, so I decided to make one using a polystyrene 'dummy' cake, so that I can keep my little work of art for a while and save on a few hundred calories too!

I started by covering the 6 inch cake dummy with red fondant. I've just started to use the buttercream fondant made by Ace of Cakes as it is great to work with a tastes really good too. Once the cake was covered and smoothed, I rolled out some black fondant and used 4 different flower cutters to cut out 90 flowers in assorted sizes and shapes.

Using a ball tool and sponge I bagan to shape the flowers by thining out the petals and placing the flowers into curved flower former trays to dry. Once dry I gave them a quick dusting with some sparkle powder and piped a small dot of white icing in the center of each flower.

Using a pair of tweezers I place between one and four pearlescent sugar beads in the middle of each flower and allowed them to dry. To decorate the base of the cake I rolled white fondant into balls and cut in half, placed them in a ziploc pot with some shimmer powder and rolled them around until all coated, then used ising to adhere each to the base of the cake.

To fix the flowers to the cake I used white icing and placed a small dot on each flower, starting with the largest flowers first and working through the other sizes, filling in the gaps on the cake. I ended up using 84 flowers on the cake!

Now I get to enjoy looking at my piece of art!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New Website featuring all of my Custom Cakes!

I began making and decorating cakes in September 2009 after attending a Wilton class at Michaels. I got the bug and have been baking ever since!

I've created a website to showcase all of my edible art pieces that I have made since then to share with everyone. I have lots of ideas for more cakes so new photos will be added frequently!

If you would like a custom cake for your next special occassion, then just let me know as I'd love to bake it or you!

Check out all my cakes at and leave me some feedback!

New Handy Note Pads

I love making things, cards, cakes, etc, etc. and so when I picked up a pack of 5 mini notepads in Staples last week, my brain starting thinking of what I could do with them to make them more fun!

I used some colored cardstock to cover the fronts of the cards, and then mounted a cute cut out verse on the front of each! I think I'll be making lots more of these as they'll be perfect stocking fillers for the holidays!

Celebrating 10 years living in the USA

Ten years ago I moved to the US to start a new job, and here we are still living the American dream! To celebrate I made a special cake that encompasses both my home in the US and my home back in England.

This was a fun two tier cake, made of delicious vanilla and chocolate layered between peach buttercream! It was all covered in fondant to look like the Union Jack and the Star Spangled Banner, and was so much fun to make.