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.

dragon cake, novelty cake

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!

chocolate cake, sugarpaste cover, pirate princess theme

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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Nicolene And Gavin’s Wedding Cupcakes

Yesterday I delivered a purple velvet cake and cupcakes to Moon & Sixpence for a wedding!

handmade sugarpaste bees

handmade sugarpaste ladybugs

The purple velvet cake was filled and covered with my delectable cream cheese icing, and decorated with white chocolate scrolls and little handmade sugarpaste bugs!

purple velvet cake, cream cheese icing, handmade sugarpaste bugs, white chocolate scrolls, insects

The cupcakes, all in purple paper cups, were also topped with cream cheese icing and decorated with little handmade sugarpaste bugs.

purple velvet cupcakes, cream cheese icing, handmade sugarpaste bugs, insects

And there were twelve special purple velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing (and no bugs) baked with my newly perfected egg-free velvet recipe!

egg free purple velvet cupcakes, cream cheese icing

Nicolene also provided little white boxes for her guests to be able to take a cupcake home with them!

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A Cowboy Themed Birthday Cake

Using several cowboy themed cakes I found on the internet for inspiration, I designed this two-tiered cake for my nephew’s first birthday and his cowboy themed party!

The cake inside is a chocolate mousse cake, filled with strawberry and apricot jam to compliment the sweetness of the cake, and the chocolate icing under the sugarpaste cover. This cake recipe is always a winner because its a divinely rich and surprisingly moist chocolate cake.

All the decorations on the cake from the boots to the the fat grey pony, the fence posts and the cacti, the cow print, the belt and buckle, the hat and the bandanna on top- were all handmade by me, without moulds. I was very pleased with the “leather look” I achieved on the boots too!

 

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