Ballerina Birthday Cake

This is a delectably delicious chocolate cake, filled and iced with chocolate ganache (which I must admit to eating the remainder of when I finished decorating the cake), and then covered in bright blue sugarpaste.

It was then decorated with pink sugarpaste ribbons and bows, and topped with a handmade sugarpaste ballerina bear.

chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, sugarpaste/ fondant ballerina bear,

chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, sugarpaste/ fondant ballerina bear,

chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, sugarpaste/ fondant ballerina bear,

chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, sugarpaste/ fondant ballerina bear,

chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, sugarpaste/ fondant ballerina bear,

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“Tatty Bear” Baby Shower Cake and Cupcakes

This sugarpaste covered chocolate cake (filled and iced with chocolate ganache) with handmade sugarpaste bears and stars on top is my inbterpretation of a “Tatty Bear” theme.

tatty bear theme cake, custom sugarpaste bears, chocolate cake

tatty bear theme cake, custom sugarpaste bears, chocolate cake

tatty bear theme cake, custom sugarpaste bears, chocolate cake

tatty bear theme cake, custom sugarpaste bears, chocolate cake

I didn’t photograph her properly from the back so you can’t see her raincoat’s hood 🙁

tatty bear theme cake, custom sugarpaste bears, chocolate cake

she’s holding a baby powder container and draped in a white towel

The chocolate cupcakes for this baby shower were baked in silver paper cups, iced with pink vanilla butter icing and white vanilla butter icing, sprinkled with a little edible glitter and topped with layered sugarpaste hearts and flowers in pink and white.

chocolate cupcakes, pink and white sugarpaste hearts, pink and white sugarpaste flowers

chocolate cupcakes, pink and white sugarpaste hearts, pink and white sugarpaste flowers

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My Christmas Cake!

Yuppiechef had a Festive Cake Icing challenge this year and as is typical of me, I left my entry to the very last minute!

I had a concept as soon as I heard about the competition. I wanted to do Santa on a tractor inner-tube in a pool with a beer in his hand, his clothes lying on the paving, a spike-collared Boerboel with a stocking in his mouth, a bag with gifts in lying abandoned on the grass- duties abandoned to an irresistible pool, he enjoys our South African sunshine!

But because I left it to the last minute I didn’t get it quite the way I wanted it and I had to adapt it a tad because I didn’t leave myself enough time…

*FACEPALM*

Then I baked a chocolate cake, filled and covered it with ganache and then covered it with bright green sugarpaste “grass”. The Santa, the dog, the boots, the “stone” pool border, the gifts and Santa’s hat are all hand-sculpted sugarpaste. I wanted to do the pool water in piping gel but I didn’t get any in time so I had to make do with blue and white butter icing.

You can see the more than worthy winners here 2011 Festive Cake Icing Champs and I am very pleased that I got a special mention!

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Baby Shower Cupcakes

Karin ordered a selection of cupcakes and a cake for a baby shower that was held at Cafe Blu in Fourways.

chocolate cake, chocolate ganache, white and pastel sugarpaste, hand made sugar paste bears

chocolate cake filled and covered with chocolate ganache, decorated with white and pastel coloured sugarpaste

vanilla cupcakes decorated with my trademark "soft serve" butter icing

vanilla cupcakes decorated with my trademark “soft serve” butter icing

chocolate and vanilla marble cupcakes iced in pink and white vanilla butter icing and decorated with pink sugarpaste butterflies and polka dot cupcake wrappers

creme brulee cupcakes, custard buttercream

creme brulee cupcakes

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