This Christmas has been a very busy but enjoyable time. I made many foodie things for Christmas including this boozy christmas cake. After Christmas I made the piano cake for a joint birthday. I'm quite pleased with the piano cake and looking forward to doing a christening cake later in the month.
This is another cake that I baked for a friend of a work colleague. Quite a simple cake but effective none the less. I have an order for another one to bake this week which will be a real challenge. It's a dinosaur but standing upright, so getting the shape right and also keeping it sturdy will be somewhat hard. Watch this space!!
Here are a couple of cakes I've made recently. I think the lighthouse was the hardest. I made it with an old toilet roll but it was difficult to get it to look neat. It looked o.k in the end but I may need a little more practice to perfect my sugar craft skills.
The second cake was for a fifth birthday party for twin boys.
I was asked to do a cake for someone in work whose aunt had been living with her for some time, due to illness I think, and was now going back to her own home. It took me a good few days to decide what to do but I noticed a magical house cake in one of my cake books and thought I could base it on that. I think it worked out quite well and the recipient actually cried when she saw it, so I'm taking that as a compliment (or a huge insult!). The next one I'm doing is for a friends' little boy's second birthday and I'm going to attempt to do a cake themed on Pingu, wish me luck!
This is another cake that I made for someone in work. It was for their Grandmother's 90th birthday and she apparently was very keen on knitting, sewing and cross stitch so I decided on a sewing box cake. The name is done in brush embroidery, which is a really nice effect where you pipe the required design and then take a very slightly damp paintbrush and drag the icing in. I am definitely getting better at the icing and having less mishaps which is good really as I'm doing my Cousin's wedding cake in October!