Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Birthday Butterflies

A lovely butterfly cake for my friends mum who likes butterflies!  The butterflies were actually a lot paler in 'real-life' so the whole effect was quite delicate.

Pearl lustre spray is my new favourite thing at the moment (the stuff smells like the drink american cream soda!) so everything is getting sprayed with it!!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

40th Twin Birthday

Two good friends of mine turned 40...both are big Liverpool supporters.  I had trouble in my household doing this cake as my OH is an avid Everton supporter!  Sabotage could have happened very easily!!

Gorgeous Godson

My godson is 16! Eek! where did all that time fly by?!!

He was most impressed that I used 'real' popcorn!! Lol!

Christmas Cupcakes

A friend who is a teaching assistant wanted Christmas cupcakes to give out to her class when they broke up for the holidays.  These proved quite popular with their little individual cases!

Christening Cake

Arrrrgh!  Its been soooooooo long since I last 'blogged'!!!  Happy New Year to my few readers!!  Its been a busy few weeks and I'm now going to bombard my page with updated pics of cakes that were done over the Christmas period!!

Lets kick off with a lovely & simple christening cake.  It turned out so nice, I was really pleased with it.  Accompanying cupcakes went with it and according to the family it all went down a treat!

The cake itself was vanilla with vanilla buttercream filling.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Gruff the Gruffalo

Well you met Gruff a few weeks ago and he was finished last week in time for Tom's birthday.  I feel I have to point out, Tom is 25!!! (he loves the Gruffalo.....ahhh!)

Clandestine Cake Club

I finally got my email last Friday telling me the venue of the Clandestine Cake Club (its all very secret!), so I started baking for that cake on Saturday.  The theme was Trick O' Treat so I decided to do a spiced pumpkin & walnut  (or butternut squash in this case) cake with an orange cream cheese frosting.

I've made this cake before and its gone down well (the recipe is on the Good Food website) so I felt quite confident about making it.  I added extra spices to the original recipe and I decided to add walnuts to it to give a bit of variation.  If you like carrot cake, you will love this one it has a very similar texture and taste to it.

I spooked it up a bit with the addition of a glitter bat and some fondant pumpkins and scatted some bats and ghosts around the cake.

The CCC was great.  It was lovely to meet so many other bakers who are so enthusiastic about cake.  There was no air of competition with anyone's cake and everyone took a genuine interest in what other people had baked.  I took along Mrs S as a guest and we had a fabulous afternoon drinking tea & coffee and eating LOTS of thing was, everything was divided up at the end and you took home what was left, how fab is that?!!  Mrs S was very impressed, so much so that she might even dust off a pinny and bake next time as well when we meet up again in December

 Spiced Pumpkin & Walnut Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

 Graveyard cake complete with lit up pumpkins!

 Soggy Moggy ginger cake

 Selection of the cakes made - there were 10 or 11 all in all

Complimentary Jasmine and Very Berry teas courtesy of the venue

All in all it was a great way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy Sunday afternoon.  Can't wait for the next one!!