Sunday, 15 January 2012

It's a dogs life.

This cake was a last minute order as it was for an engagement party.
The couple have a white dog, and they wanted it incorporated into their cake. So I was told to make a big dog with the couple on the top and some form of a marriage contract too.
I was so nervous about carving the shape of the dog as I either got it right or wrong. I felt under a lot of pressure!  

One thing I got out of this cake was that my ability to make people figurines has definitely improved since my first attempt!
I don't have a photo showing the head which is just as well as it was awful! I had googled many ways to make a dogs head and everyone seemed to make them out of styrofoam - which unfortunately wasn't available to me. So I had to make it just out of fondant which was far too heavy, and wasted loads of it. I noticed the head was far too small but unfortunately that was the last of my white fondant.
 I'll know for again.


Monday, 2 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Wow I haven't wrote on this since last year! Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope to get the last treats I've done in the last weeks of 2011 just in this one post.

First up was a Minnie Mouse cake for a friend of my mothers niece.

I wasn't sure to make it obvious that it was Minnie and not Mickey, so I added a bow and drew on some eyelashes! 

Next was a pint of Guiness  for my Uncle Gerrys birthday! 

Then I had a cake for my boyfriends Mothers 50th Birthday.

It was my first go at piping and I wasn't happy with it at all! 

I used way too big of a nozzle and I did it in butter-cream icing as I had some left over where as I should have used royal icing. 

Up next were some
 Christmas Gingerbread cookies!

Then I had a lorry cake. 
The women said she wanted it just black and white, which I did. But I feel it was quiet plain because of the lack of colour!

On Christmas Day I made a Chocolate Strawberry Gataux.

And my last cake of the year was a M&S shopping bag for a women's 70th birthday.