A 60-21 Birthday Cake!

My daddy darling turned 60 this September, and my son turned 21 this past April! We didn’t have money to do something “big” for my son in April (we went out for dinner in celebration) so we decided to combine my dad’s and my son’s milestone birthdays and have one celebration for both.

This cake is a chocolate cake filled with chocolate butter icing. I then covered the cake with blue and black sugarpaste, half-half, and decorated one side of the cake for my dad and the other half of the cake for my son. The decorations were handmade (without moulds) out of sugarpaste and we served it for dessert. It was polished off in short order and I was very glad not to have half a ton of left over chocolate cake!

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For my son’s side of the cake I made a sugarpaste skull. Or tried to… Heh heh… The nature of fondant (AKA pettinice, sugarpaste or plastic icing) means that as it dries it cracks if you manipulate it which worked like a bomb to make the skull look cracked and old, but I got the shape of the skull a little wrong and it looks more like a Neanderthal or a gorilla… LOL!

sugarpaste skull, handmade, fondant skull

For my dad’s side of the birthday cake my mom and I together made a yellow duck wearing a life-saver and smoking a cigar!

sugarpaste duck, cigar smoking duck, life preserver, fondant, handmade

I also served some of my own recipe “fudge” (strawberry, cappuccino and vanilla flavour) which is not like South African “traditional” fudge in that it has white chocolate in it. Its sweet and rich and its much like eating little blocks of ice cream and it just melts in your mouth!

american-style fudge made with white chocolate, strawberry flavour, vanilla flavour, cappuccino flavour

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A “Tatty Bear” Baby Shower Cake

This single tier chocolate cake is filled with white vanilla butter icing and covered with white sugarpaste decorated with pink and grey sugarpaste stars.

The three sugarpaste “tatty” bears on top of the cake are handmade by me, and the two seated bears are about 6cm tall.

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*forgive the picture quality… I am camera-less right now and have to resort to using my phone camera.

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A Dedication Cake With “Angel Bears”

Colette ordered a dedication cake for her triplets and their big brother (two boys and two girls) for this weekend! Each child has a handmade “angel” bear on top of the cake with their initials painted onto a paw-pad by hand and I had SO much fun making these little bears!

hand made sugarpaste fondant angel bears

This 30cm, gluten free, vanilla cake is filled with pink and blue vanilla butter icing, iced with white vanilla butter icing, and then covered with a thin layer of white sugarpaste.

The big silver dragees were pressed into the sugarpaste and created a bit of a quilted effect on top of the cake. The pink and blue crosses on the side were cut by hand. The date is done with moulded white sugarpaste numbers glued onto the cake cover with small silver dragees used as date seperators.

gluten free vanilla cake, sugarpaste fondant cover, sugarpaste fondant hand made bears

hand made sugarpaste fondant angel bears

hand made sugarpaste fondant angel bears

hand made sugarpaste fondant angel bears

hand made sugarpaste fondant angel bears

*forgive the picture quality… I am camera-less right now and have to resort to using my phone camera.

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A Dragon Cake For @Delicious263’s Daughter

Dawn’s Aimee wanted a dragon cake that looked like “Toothless” from her- and my- favourite movie “How To Train Your Dragon” but because I can’t infringe on copyright I convinced her to let me do a black dragon of my own design.

This novelty girly dragon- with pink nails, pink eye shadow and pink lipstick- is sculpted of vanilla cake with strawberry butter icing and strawberry ganache and rice krispy treats and then covered with black sugarpaste.

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dragon cake, novelty cake

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Pirate Princess Cake and Cupcakes

This is a chocolate cake filled with chocolate butter icing and covered with ganache. I then decorated it with the birthday girl’s name, pink and blue stripes, a handmade sugarpaste pirate girl and a treasure chest!

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handmade princess pirate sugarpaste figure

These vanilla cupcakes are topped with pink and blue and pink and white, two-tone, vanilla butter icing and decorated with handmade sugarpaste treasure maps, pirate hooks and tiaras.

vanilla cupcakes, vanilla butter icing, handmade sugarpaste decorations

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