Saturday, November 28, 2009

Molly's Mermaid

My little niece turned 4 today and we had an "Under the Sea" party with mermaid/pirate fancy dress. Molly told me the mermaid HAD to have a pink tail and asked for a shark coming out of the water.

I modelled the mermaid to match the image I used when I designed her invites. I wish I got more pictures of the party but sadly the lighting wasn't the best in the hall where the party was held.

Originally I had planned to make these pirate cookies for the "loot bags" but the cake took longer than I thought and I ran out of time so instead I went with starfish. Each child also got a personalised sweetie bag full of sea/pirate candies.

Happy birthday you gorgeous girl xx

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Wine Bottle 40th

This is for one of my husband's best friends (obviously a Police Dog Handler too). I'm not even going to tell you how long this took.... more for the fact that I kept having 'issues' (with the cake that is) at various stages!!!

I had many ideas given to me by his work colleague but most were just down right mean, wrong or involved the word "hooters"

"Git" is part of his nickname..... they are such a nice bunch really LOL

The label reads "Full bodied and slightly fruity"

Happy birthday.... Steve.... Pikey... The French Git..... whatever name your presently going with.

**Everything is handmade, handpainted & edible**

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Marg's Rose Cake

My sister-in-law is having a surprise dinner party for her Mum who is turning 70. She wanted something floral (I don't normally 'do' flowers as I am not talented in that area!). As this was to feed only 12 people I was quite limited in the design as I didn't want too much left over cake. As it was going to be the centerpiece of the table I wanted it to be fresh and striking. My sister-in-law is setting the table in black and silver so I think this will go well in the middle.

I am really pleased how this turned out. As I only make cakes for my family & close friends I just want to add a wee note....

To any family members who are thinking of requesting this cake..... think again... this is a one off.... never again type of deal!

The stripes alone took me 5 and a half (non-stop) hours. I can't even imagine the hours in the roses.... but lets just say there are about 70 roses on the top.... each rose has 15 petals..... each petal is individually frilled and curled and then applied...... THAT IS 1050 PETALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I went through a very similar type of feeling when I last did a half marathon.... it was like there was just no end.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Princess Charlie


My passion for photography is just as about as strong as my passion for all things sugar! And while this is indeed a cake blog I just HAD to share this with you all.

When one of my oldest and dearest friends had a baby recently I knew I wanted to try my hand at a newborn session.

Here is this little angel at 2 and a half weeks old. She so well behaved and just slept and feed all day long letting her Mummy and I do all sorts of things to her!

How I love her so :O)