Tuesday, June 10

Teddy bears, Pandas, Birds and other fun at the twins cupcake decorating party!

Had another lovely party. This birthday party was for twins turning 10 years old.

 There were 8 girls in total. the youngest was 8 years old and the oldest 12 years old.

We started off with the teddy bear, which you can see on the left. This cupcake was a big hit with the girls. It is also good one to start with because the shapes are made with cutters. This gives the girls a chance to get used to handling the fondant.

 The next cupcake was their favourite one. The panda.  These turned out very well. The pandas were made one step at a time.
The body, feet, arms, then head eyes, face and ears. Putting them together after all the pieces are made, helps stopping them look too squashed, as the less they are touched, the more they retain their shape.

Two of the girls didn't want to make a black and white panda. So we had a pink and black "foxy" panda and a pink and black dog with a bone as well!
The girls also made a cupcake with two birds and a castle cupcake.
It was a lot to do in just under 2 hours and the girls didn't want to stop for a break the whole time.

I spoke to the girl's Mum a couple of days after the party. She told me that all the girls had all had a wonderful time and her daughters still hadn't let anyone eat their cupcakes.

 I also had a phone call from one of the parents to tell me how much they enjoyed the party and how yummy the cupcakes where. Her daughter took off all the decorations she made and only shared the cupcakes. She plans to keep the decoration to put on her birthday cake

Tuesday, June 3

A fun cake to make..

I had a busy end to the week. What with cookies to make, a party to plan and this fun cake to make.
This is the second Alice in wonderland themed cake I have made. Both very different. What I love about this one is the colour. The vibrant green fondant, really made the whole cake come to life.

The sides of the cake were painted with Wilton leaf green and mixes of brown and yellow. This was simply mixed with just a little water and applied to the cake using light strokes.

Alice was made out of fondant a couple of days in advance and dried the right way up so the layers of her skirt billowed up when she started falling down the hole.

The cake was made for a very special little girl called Claudia.
This is the second cake I have made for her. The first one was a
sweet little owl.

Here is the finished cake!!

Thursday, May 22

Zebra and pink birthday cake.

This vibrant cake was for Annabelle's 12th Birthday. Her Mum ordered it as a surprise.
My favourite bit is the zebra bow. I haven't made one before, but it was easy and I love the way it looks against the pink cake.