Sunday, 4 September 2011

Peppa Pig Cake

The second birthday cake was for my little girl's 3rd birthday. She's obsessed with Peppa Pig and princesses at the moment so I went for a very pink cake with a princess Peppa on top. This was the first time I had ever attempted an actual model for a cake.

There were a few teething issues with the model parts, for example my daughter eating Peppa's feet while I was upstairs, but I was very happy with the final result. The main icing of the cake was a bit saggy as the middle of the cake was very squishy but I've been watching Cake Boss and will next time be making a buttercream barrier before putting in any lemon curd. Hopefully this will stop it from squishing out of the sides.

Dragon Cake

It's been a busy couple of weeks for cakes. We have celebrated my daughter's and my father in law's birthdays and I made cakes for them both.

The first one was for my father in law. My husband asked me if I would be able to do one with the Welsh dragon on seeing as his step father is Welsh. At first I thought it was a big ask but I'm always up for a challenge at the moment. I looked at a couple of ideas but decided that my best bet was going to be drawing the dragon onto the cake and filling it in. My first attempt was on top of plastic with the picture underneath but once it was dry I tried to get it off the plastic and it just fell to pieces. My second attempt was done onto a piece of thinly rolled sugarpaste. This proved to be a bit more successful but it did try to fall apart when I was putting it onto the cake. Once it was positioned on the iced cake I went over it again just to make sure it looked the best it could.

I was generally happy with this cake but would have been happier to have not had a white background on the green section of the cake. Oh well, not bad for a first attempt :)