Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back into the swing...

I've been away far too long, I was never really sure what I wanted to do and what direction my blog should follow. At this point it will be all about family favourite recipes, new and old, how I like to do things in the kitchen, bloggers I love to follow up on - I have many favourites and cakes that I bake. Expect to see me more active very shortly.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Birthday Cake for the Paintball Enthusiast

I had my second commission for a cake, yes it was for my brother-in-law, but still it was an order, and my first with a "person" figure. The cake was an easy vanilla cake with a hint of orange in the butter cream icing and covered in fondant.

Here are a few photos:

A pair of sugar cookie trees, originally my idea was to have them glued together with royal icing and stand the tree up so I could hang a flag off of. Well, the cookie, though awesome was a bit soft and the trunk snapped on both, next time I will try gingerbread instead or a tougher sugar cookie.

The plan was for a ammo tin for the cake but I didn't have the green I wanted to create that effect, so I went a different route with the cake idea. I still want to try out an ammo container, in case I have an order for a military family.

The back view of the figure.

Yes I still need lots of practice but I'm still proud of this cake and how it turned out. I can only get better... well that's the hope anyway.

Ha the gun is not positioned right and I wish I had tiny paintbrushes to add a few details.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

To all my mommy friends, I'm wishing you the best of days. I hope you were able to sleep in and enjoy your morning. Right now I'm waiting for a few "bowl shaped" cakes to finish up and am hoping they turn out well. I've never baked a cake in anything other than a cake pan so it will be interesting. My plan is to turn the lemon filled, lemon cakes into mounds of flowers. I'll post some pictures later along with where the inspiration came from.