Friday, 13 January 2012

Christmas cake

My mum asked me to make all her decorations for her Christmas Cake this year and I have to say I am absolutely chuffed at how they turned out.
They were all made out of fondant icing which had be left to air dry once the had been formed. I have managed to do this using Ann Pickards book Idiots Guide to Christmas Cakes. 
I also used her cake characters book
I really enjoyed doing this and have decided I can make these and possibly make some money from them as I received 2 more of her books for Christmas!

Cupcake Machine

My mother decided to invest in a cupcake machine so she can make cupcakes with my nephew safely and easily. The have a chocolate topping with chocolate beans for decoration. These were lovely to do and very easy to make. I've listed the ingredients below in case you feel like making them yourselves.
I do suggest investing in one of the cupcake machines. You can find the here 

100g Unsalted Butter, Softened
100g Caster Sugar
2 Med Eggs, Beaten
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
100g Self-raising Flour, Sifted
100g Milk Choc, Melted
40g Unsalted Butter, Softened
75g Icing Sugar, Sifted
2 tbsp Water

Christmas cards

These are a selection of the Christmas cards that I did for Christmas 2011. Most of them were done using a Kanban Christmas set. I did about 25 cards with it and still have plenty left over to do 2012 Christmas cards! They are just so pretty and modern with colour baubles and elegant reindeer.
I'm glad I bought this kit and rally thought I should share some of the cards with you.

Undesirable No.1

On thing to mention about this girl. She crazy, funny, evil and LOVES Harry Potter so what better Birthday Card to do her than the Undesirable No.1 poster from the 6th film with her name and her picture.
This was pretty simple to do as Warner Brothers have a website where you can download a copy of the poster with your friends details on it.
All I had to do was print it out and stick it together however, I used a different picture and raised the poster like a frame.
She thought it was brilliant but now I need to up my game with her next one lolz.

Dax bday cake

This post is a long time coming. It was my friends birthday in November so I decided to make her a cake as she does particularly enjoy them.
It was a simple Almond sponge cake as I was informed that she LOVES almond. All the decorations are made by me out of fondant icing.
She is a HUGE star trek fan so made a model of her in a star trek skant. She also love sewing (she made me and my friends uniforms) so I had her leaning against ribbon spools and sitting next to buttons.
I used Wilton 'Make any message' letterpress set to do the Happy Birthday then used a No. 2 Wilton writing nozzle to ice with royal icing.
She absolutely loved the cake so don't mind too much that I almost destroyed the decorations when they wouldn't stand up lolz