I hope you will be too!
This year I will be closing up shop from
Sunday December 15th
January 5th 2014
Any and all queries and emails received in that time will get an auto-reply, and responded to in detail from January 6th 2014.
Thandi is a very loyal customers and every time she orders a cake she comes up with something new and challenging for me to do!
On Saturday morning I delivered this birthday cake to Thandi – a cow, in a bath tub! Its layers of vanilla and red velvet cake, filled with cream cheese icing and covered with white sugarpaste. The “bubbles” are royal icing and tiny pearls, and everything else is handmade with sugar paste! The bath taps and “clawed” feet, the back brush, towel, soap, facecloth, duckie, the nail brush, and the cow… the vase I made and the roses were moulded. Even the cake board was covered in little white and “marble” sugar paste tiles to look like a vintage bathroom floor!
I had a lot of fun with this cake, and with making the 12 sugar paste cow cupcake toppers, and when we drove through to deliver the cake I left the cupcakes behind!
The cupcakes are chocolate, with chocolate butter icing, topped with hand made sugar paste cows, seated and lying down in slightly different poses, with two pairs aod “crashed cow” legs for a bit of fun.
I had SO much fun making these cupcake toppers… I probably spent far more time on them than I should have but I do love to refine my technique when I am making something.
These vanilla cupcakes were iced with chocolate butter icing and green vanilla butter icing in a two-tone swirl, and topped with handmade sugar paste boots, helmets, grenades and rank insignia. All the cupcake toppers except the helmets were then glued to sugar paste “camo” discs before being placed on top of the cuppies.
… army boots assembly line…
I learn a lot from every cake I do, and some cakes I am a little more pleased with than others… This is one of those cakes.
This is a red velvet cake filled with cream cheese icing, and then then shaped into a handbag. It was then covered with white sugar paste and decorated with pink sugar paste and black sugar pearls. The buckle and rings on the strap are also made of sugar paste and painted silver. It even has a zip! The “KM” monogram is the birthday girls’ initials.
The little matching purse is made purely of sugar paste.
And here you can see the cake from all angles!
Thandi orders from me on a regular basis, and this cake was a lot of fun.
Because I won’t infringe on copyright I don’t use logos or copy images exactly, so the tablet and phone on the cake “table” are not exactly an iPhone or an iPad – which are very important parts of her husbands’ life…
The cake forming the table is layers of chocolate and vanilla cake filled with caramel and covered with dark chocolate ganache and sugarpaste.
The phone and tablet are specially baked biscuits, covered with ganache and then covered with sugarpaste, which meant I didn’t have to use boards to support their weight or shape!
The entire cake is completely edible except for the silver board the cake is standing on!