Thursday, 31 March 2011

Happy birthday to me :)

I have decided this year that I'm going to make myself a couple of birthday cakes this year. So here is the first one :-) I really wanted a chocolate cake with chocolate fudge icing because I've made a few recently but haven't got to eat one! Apart from that I had no idea what I wanted to do. So instead of buying new colours etc I decided to just use what I had. So we ended up with yellow sugarpaste for the main covering and then some white and green decorations made up from odds and ends I had saved in my icing box. I am really chuffed as this is the first time I've managed to do the main icing without getting any buttercream on the cake board or the icing :-D Next step, learn how to decorate cake boards!

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

50th Birthday Jukebox

I was asked to make a jukebox for a friend's husband's 50th birthday. I made 3 chocolate cakes and layered them with chocolate fudge icing. I covered it in blue sugarpaste and used white and black sugarpaste for the decorations. I took a lot of time over the decorating and even though I know it is far from perfect I don't think it is too bad for a beginner.

Mothering Sunday

I went to visit my Mum last Saturday so decided to make her some vanilla and blackcurrant cupcakes as a little present. The icing was made using blackcurrant fondant icing from Squires that I picked up from the Squires exhibition. It was very nice but I am going to try out my own recipe with fresh blackcurrants next time. I also added some model paste roses on the top to give it a little something extra.

Sunday, 20 March 2011


I made a princess cake for a friend's little girl a few months back but didn't get round to putting it on here. I made a yellow butter cake for this which was nice but a bit too dry for my liking. Overall though the kids were happy and so was I for a first attempt at a princess :)

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Today's Efforts

It's been a very long time since I had the chance to get some new cupcakes on here. I found out I was pregnant in November so things have slowed down a bit. I also have been useless at remembering to upload pics! There are a couple of others I have done so they should follow soon.

Today I decided to make some lemon cupcakes to take with me to the in-laws this afternoon. So I made some vanilla cupcakes and added lemon zest and lemon juice to the mix. Once these had cooled down I cut out the middle and spooned in some lemon curd. I would love to say I made the lemon curd but as these were a last minute thing I didn't have the time! I then piped and spread on some lemon buttercream icing and added some candied lemon slices and yellow chocolate vermicelli for the finishing touches.

Looking forward to eating these later with a nice cup of tea :)