Friday, 25 March 2011

Moomin Mama Birthday Cake

Last friday I made a moomin mama cake for a friends birthday. I modelled the design on a page from one of Tove Jansson's Moomin books. I really like exaggerated piping. Cakes that look like proper birthday cakes! Inside the cake was marbled chocolate orange with orange curd and chocolate buttercream and I reckon it was pretty good! Most importantly Ash was pleased!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Sugar Skulls

A bit out of season, day of the dead is celebrated in November but its taken me a while to set up this blog! I piped these sugar skulls we made for a photo shoot, they looked great all crowded together!

Cactus Cake

This is a cactus cake I made for a friends birthday. Inside it is a spherical chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream in the centre. I piped the entire surface with cactus coloured buttercream and covered it with spines. The spines are individually piped and dried! and the cactus sits on a terracota pot filled with brown sugar to look like soil. Last but not least the flower is sugar craft too. Next I want to make a whole cactus garden, full of cupcake sized cacti!