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Jul 4, 2016

Rose Cupcake Video Tutorial

Ok, I know its been quite a while since my last video tutorial. So firstly I apologies, but I hope you will love this new video showing you how I made these pretty pink rose cupcakes.

I love how these cupcakes look like a rose. They would look great for a summer party or as part of a wedding cupcake tower. In this video I show you how to use the Wilton 124 piping tip (the one with a tear drop shape) to create this effect, starting with the bud in the center and building up the petals around the edge.

I really hope you enjoy this video tutorial. If you do please subscribe to my YouTube channel. Also I would love to hear what you think, if you have any comments or questions please just let me know.

Jan 7, 2015

Calla Lily Video Tutorial

Happy New Year! I hope you are all having a great start to 2015.

For my first video tutorial of this year I thought I would create another gumpaste flower video as people have been asking for more flower tutorials. This time I have chosen to go with the calla lily. I love how these look when they are put together on a cake, they are really pretty, and have quite a traditional feel to them. When making them they are quite simple to make in the fact that there are only have 2 parts to the flower, so I really hope you enjoy the video.

I really hope you like this video. If you do please subscribe to my YouTube channel. Also I would love to hear what you think, if you have any comments or questions please just let me know.

Mar 21, 2014

In the Night Garden cakes

In April 2012 I created my first In the Night garden cake for a little boy called Danny, I had no idea that this would turn out to be my most popular cake. Since then I have created 6 others in exactly the same design and 2 which feature the Ninky Nonk. I have been wanting to put all the pictures together for ages to show you all them together…

I think the think that I am most proud of with all these cakes is how similar they actually are, everytime I make one I want to perfect tiny bits, but without changing the design that the people have asked for. I have loved creating every single one and I think I could probably make one with my eyes closed now (please don’t test me!). One of the ones I really loved was Amelia’s version where I made the red flower balls in pink to make it slightly more girly. Looking at all these pictures I can only imagine how many tiny flowers I have cut out to make over 80 flower balls.

Recently as well as the 2 tier version I have actually created 2 In the Night garden cakes which were slightly different and included the Ninky Nonk. The first was a single tier round cake which featured Iggle piggle standing in front of the gazebo and the second was a take on this cake but all the decorations were placed on a Number 1 shaped cake.

I have loved creating all these cakes, and it had been so nice to see their faces or hear how much they enjoyed them at their parites. I’m sure that I will be creating more In the Night garden cakes in the future.

Mar 13, 2014

Bob the Builder Cake

A while ago I created a bob the builder cake for a little boy called Felix. Last year I made his 2nd birthday cake which was an In the Night Garden cake, so it was so nice to create something for his 3rd birthday. For this years cake his mum told me he was into Bob the Builder and loved the Scoop the yellow tractor. We came up with a design that incorporated his favourite characters and also the theme of Bob and Scoop working on construction on the cake…

The cake itself was a 10inch vanilla sponge cake with chocolate buttercream. The characters and decoration is all edible, the cat, bricks and tools are all modeled out of icing/fondant, and the 2 main characters were modelled out of 50/50 – icing/gumpaste although I did need the help of some sticks to hold the characters up.

I have to admit that my favourite part of this cake is the brick walls that are being constructed around the cake with the cement in the middle. They just really made the cake and the characters come to life and really gave a real feel for the cartoon. On the top behind Bob the builder was an array of tools, including his saw, screw drivers, nails and bits of wood which were quite fiddly to make, especially the miniature nails, but it meant that there was something to look at on this cake from all directions.

I really hope Felix liked the cake as much as I enjoyed making it for him.

Mar 12, 2013

Postman Pat Cake Topper

A lady got in touch with me for a cake, but unfortunately she lived too far away in Cornwall so she asked if I could create just the cake topper to go on top of a cake which she could make herself. When she said that she wanted a Postman Pat and Jess cake topper I was very excited to take on this challenge. Postman Pat is very iconic and I knew that I had to get this exactly right else if wouldn’t look like him.

I really enjoyed creating these characters and hope that I did them justice. The models are made out of gumpaste which sets completely solid. I thought this was the safest option considering they were being sent by post. They both have a dowel through them to allow the lady to push this into the cake she makes and secure them. Along with the characters I also made 3 parcels and the boys name also out of gumpaste which can be seen in the photo below.

The hardest part I think was packaging these up to send. I placed the Postman Pat and Jess onto a piece of polystyrene and placed cocktail sticks around then to stop them moving from side to side. I then covered them in tissue paper and lightly wrapped some string to stop then moving upwards. Then came the bubble wrap. I really hope the little boy likes them.

If you would like to order a Postman Pat topper for your own cake then they cost £35 for the 2 figures plus P&P. Please contact me with any enquiries.