SA Guide-dogs Is Having A Winter Festival!

You don’t want to miss the GDA Winter Festival and Market on Sunday June 28th! R20 gets you in the gate for market stalls, kids entertainment and lots more!

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To enquire about market stalls, please give Alson in their marketing department a call on 0117053512, or email him on AlsonM@guidedog.org.za

A Fire Engine For Joshua!

This is Joshua’s 6th birthday cake!

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Layers of vanilla cake and my chocolate butter icing sculpted into my first fire engine-shaped cake!

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All hand made by me, the fire engine is lifted off the cake drum on a platform of rice krispy treats, and the wheels are rice krispy treat discs covered in sugar paste.

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A Steampunk Birthday Cake

This birthday cake is two-tiers of vanilla cake with vanilla butter icing, decorated with custom made Steampunk themed accents in blue and gold - cogs and wheels, a pocket watch, lady bug, butterfly, bird, key, feathers and roses.

This is Jolene’s birthday cake – two tiers of vanilla cake with vanilla butter icing, decorated with custom made Steampunk-themed accents in blue and gold.
Handmade cogs, gears and wheels, pocket watch, lady bug, butterfly, bird, key, feathers and roses.

This birthday cake is two-tiers of vanilla cake with vanilla butter icing, decorated with custom made Steampunk themed accents in blue and gold - cogs and wheels, a pocket watch, lady bug, butterfly, bird, key, feathers and roses. This birthday cake is two-tiers of vanilla cake with vanilla butter icing, decorated with custom made Steampunk themed accents in blue and gold - cogs and wheels, a pocket watch, lady bug, butterfly, bird, key, feathers and roses. This birthday cake is two-tiers of vanilla cake with vanilla butter icing, decorated with custom made Steampunk themed accents in blue and gold - cogs and wheels, a pocket watch, lady bug, butterfly, bird, key, feathers and roses. This birthday cake is two-tiers of vanilla cake with vanilla butter icing, decorated with custom made Steampunk themed accents in blue and gold - cogs and wheels, a pocket watch, lady bug, butterfly, bird, key, feathers and roses.

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A Christening Safari

This two-tiered chocolate cake with chocolate butter icing, went all the way to Durban for baby Danny’s christening!

The giraffe and the elephant cake topper was hand made by me, and whilst I wanted the elly’s balloon to be a sugar balloon initially, such a long drive would have had it swinging like a pendulum and possibly breaking the elly’s trunk, so I went with a small blue plastic balloon instead.

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A Baby Giraffe for a Baby Shower


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This two-tiered cake was done for a baby shower, where the new baby’s nursery theme is baby, wild, African animals, and the mom-to-be loves giraffes.

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The square bottom tier is my delectable chocolate cake and chocolate butter icing, covered in white sugar paste and decorated with edible ink, hand drawn baby animals on sugar paste panels, and moulded sugar paste bows.
Here are the four panels before I put them on the cake:

20150507_watermark_181907And here are some work-in-progress pictures of the giraffe cake topper, sculpted with sugar paste and hand painted, by me, without the use of any moulds.

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Making the giraffe was a three day process, and I used several pictures of sleeping giraffes so I could study it from all angles while I was forming the sugar paste and then painting on the markings.

The proportions aren’t perfect, but I was very pleased with how it turned out.

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