Sunday, July 17, 2011

Baby Shoes!

Did I mention that my baby is turning 1 this week?
So in honour of babies, here are some little shoes that I made. I think they would look cute on the top of a baby shower cake, or a Christening cake :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

4 Racing Cars

4 little fondant cars... I can just imagine these sitting on top of a little boys birthday cake :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Big Red Car

Apparently Wiggles gear can be hard to source these days, so I was asked if I could make a big red car figure for a 2 year old birthday boy.

I had to have a giggle yesterday... when the big red car (which was made from solid fondant) was out on display, one of the guests decided to try and take a bite out of the blue wiggles head. This is as far as he got: Can you see the wee teeth marks on his head? :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

And then there were 4 monkeys!

A few posts back I showed you a monkey. One of my net buddies saw it and asked me to make her a few more for her to decorate her sons birthday cake with.
Here they are:

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Marking Sheets

In case you're interested, these are the judges marking sheets. You might have to click on them to make them larger and readable.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Some of my favourite cakes from the show

Below are a few of the cakes that I particularily liked from the cake show this weekend:

This was Greg's favourite:

How cute are these wee mini wedding cakes?

and... wow!

Friday, July 8, 2011

I won a pretty yellow ribbon!!

So excited! I came third place in the Non Guild Seniors category. When I dropped the cake off yesterday I became very intimidated by the quality of the other cakes in my class and thought that I definately wouldn't win a placing. But the judges must have seen something in my cake.

So here it is...
Front View

And Rear view

This is the first place winner

This is the second place winner

And a picture of the table for the non guild cakes (if you bring it up full size you might be able to spot mine in there somewhere!)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Off we go!

Well, it's cake exhibition today. I have NEARLY finished my cake. This morning when Emmy came out she said "I love your cake Mummy". So I feel like a winner already :)
Ok so I know my cake isn't the same kind of thing that I predict the other competitors will come up with, but I stayed true to myself and put all the things that I know Emmy likes on it. I have enjoyed the experience so far and learnt lots (I know what cake cleats are now!). And I am looking forward to seeing all the other cakes in the show.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sneak Peek - My Exhibition Entry

Thought i would give you a sneak peek at what I have been working on tonight for my entry in the sugarcraft competition this weekend. Can you guess the theme of my cake yet?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Ladybird 1st Birthday Cakes :)

I made these cakes for a little girl who was turning one. The large ladybird is a banana cake. It was a bit of a challenge cooking such a large cake in a stainless steel bowl (it was a triple mixture), but I got there in the end!

And I made a little "smash cake" so the birthday girl could go nuts with it. That one was a plain vanilla cake inside.

And I wasn't 100% sure the main cake would be big enough for all the guests, so I made a chocolate cake that they could cut up if they needed more.

Fondant Monkey Figure

I've had a few queries recently about fondant monkeys to put on children's birthday cakes. I had an open pack of fondant that I wanted to use up, so thought it was a good opportunity to have a go.

Here's what I came up with: