Sunday, 11 March 2012

Bro-in-law Cake

My future bro-in-laws birthday rolled round in January and as I had done a cake for his sisters birthday, it was only fair that I did him one.
I did a plain sponge cake decorate with fondant icing. He loves pandas so I made 2 pandas for the top. I also added a model made to look like him leaning on pillows with an xbox at his feet. As he is a huge Harry Potter fan his cake wouldn't be complete without a small gesture towards HP so I created a wizards hat and placed this at his feet.
The Happy Birthday and border were cut out using the Cricut Cake Mini.
The cake was greatly appreciated and seemed to go down well although, to me, it wasn't the best as it was very narrow. It didn't seem to raise much. I think I need to get a new pot of baking powder as I've had it for quite a while and the potency (apparently) can deteriorate.

Grandma Birthday Cake

I received a phone call from my mum about a week before my Grandmas birthday saying she had bought herself a Giant Cupcake Mould and decided she wanted to make one for my Grandmas birthday. We made a lovely chocolate sponge which we filled the centre with chopped fresh pineapple. I thought it was a lovely idea but have decided for future cakes the pineapple needs to be a bit smaller and more of it.
The topping was plain buttercream with fondant icing decorations cut out using the Cricut Cake Mini.
The cake went down well so all was good. =)

Eeyore b'day cake

I was asked by a friend to make a cake for her mum for her birthday. She asked me if I could do a Victoria Sponge with a bit of decoration.
Was simple when she told me that she loved Eeyore. To make the Eeyore I used fondant icing and followed instructions for a 'bear'  and just changed it slightly to make the Eeyore. Both her and her mum loved it so I was very happy.