Hmmm…what to give the parents of newborn twins? Well, sure, heaps of gifts for the babies, especially since these newly minted munchkins are my nephews, but what do Mom and Dad need?! CAKE! Obvs…..alright, not ‘obvs.’, but hear me out.
I made my sister and bro-in-law a whopping great fruit cake to celebrate their new arrivals, because newborn babies are to Great Aunties and doting friends, what sherry is to Santa Claus or Strawberries & Cream are to Cliff Richard…irresistible! So, babies = LOTS of visitors, aaaand LOTS of visitors = muchos need for cake to serve the hungry masses.
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I’m not much of an artist when it comes to drawing and painting with conventional mediums, but I’ve been eager to try painting on cake ever since I discovered paste food colours about a decade ago and realised it was … Continue reading Painted Ditsy Rose Cake
What to do. When you have a celebration cake on the horizon and the usual frills and florals just won’t cut it. I turned to Cake Lace. For my Father-in-Law’s ‘big’ birthday, I was keen to design something that wasn’t overly … Continue reading The Low-Down on Cake Lace
This is a very special cake – my little sister just turned 30! Time to pull out all the stops, haul out all the bells and whistles and design a cake with knobs on, so to speak. One other important … Continue reading Ultimate Cat Pinata Cake
Whenever a new opportunity for cake design looms on the horizon, my clickety clicky mouse finger swiftly delivers me to one of the plentiful Aladdin’s caves of decorating goodies that frequent t’internet, but for this next cake, I decided enough was enough – literally!
Five enormous boxes of cake decorating fodder – equipment, edible sundries and the like – teeter on the top of the fridge in my kitchen and I was plagued by a nagging thought…surely, I should be able to design a cake that makes use of what I have without the need to accumulate more?! The seed was sown. I love a challenge – particularly when it’s Me vs. Me. So, I set about planning how to meet ‘The Brief’, without spending a penny.
The Brief was just that, brief. Six months ago I casually mentioned to my brother-in-law and his fiancee that if they would like some decorations to adorn their Baumkuchen wedding cake, I would love to design something. Continue reading “The Wild Flower Baumkuchen Wedding Cake”
With my mojo firmly in place, I’ve recently finished another celebration cake, but this time I’ve incorporated a new-to-me technique that I think has the wow factor – brush embroidery. The sky’s the limit with this style of decoration – … Continue reading Brush embroidery rose cake