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Oct 20, 2015

Postman Pat Cake Topper Tutorial

This is a video tutorial I have been wanting to make for ages, to share with you. Postman Pat is one of my favourite figures to make. I think he’s one of those characters that brings back memories of childhood no matter what generation you were born in. I mean who doesn’t know the Postman Pat theme song, or remember him driving through Greendale with Jess beside him.

In this video tutorial I show you step by step how I create the Postman Pat character to go on top of a child’s birthday cake. I really hope you enjoy this video tutorial and I hope this helps with your own Postman Pat creations.

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 14, 2015

Roses with Butterflies 90th Birthday Cake

Last weekend it was my Nans 90th Birthday and we had huge family party to celebrate. I had the real pleasure of creating the cake especially for my Nan. She had asked for a fruit cake with a candle she could blow out. The cake I created was in a dusky pink and purple theme with added hints of gold…

The colours I used gave a real vintage feel to the cake, and I loved combining the dusky pink with the gold. The cake itself was a 10 inch fruit cake covered firstly in marzipan and then in white icing / fondant. The roses, hydrangeas and butterflies were all hand made out of gumpaste.

One of my favourite things about this cake was the candles. I had been looking for some nice large ’90′ candles which would really compliment the cakes. I was so happy when these arrived. I brought them from Janina hand made candles and they really were fantastic. They were completely covered in gold glitter and looked lovely poking out from behind the flowers. Because of the gold the candles brought to the cake I added the gold ribbon and also painted one of the butterlfies gold to tie it all together.

I was so happy with how the cake turned out and we had a lovely time celebrating with my Nan on her birthday.

If you would like to see how I made my roses and hydrangeas please check out my Youtube videos by clicking the link below:
Gumpaste Rose tutorial
Gumpaste Hydrangea flower tutorial

Feb 18, 2015

Gerbera Flower Video Tutorial

A new video tutorial! Firstly I am so sorry for the delay in getting a new video out, but I really hope you enjoy this. I have had so much great feedback on some of the flower tutorials that I have created that I thought I would do one that was slightly simpler. There are no wires, so as soon as this flower has hardened ir can be placed on your cakes. The flowers are gerberas, these are such fun flowers to make and I really think they brighten any cake. I have made them in different colours and sizes so I really hope you enjoy the 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.

Dec 10, 2014

Christmas Snowman Cake Topper Tutorial

With Christmas now even closer and following my Christmas theme of video tutorials I wanted to make something really fun and thinking through everything I have made before I decided upon my Christmas Snowman cake topper. This guy is so cute with his scarf and ear muffs. He would look great on your Christmas cake surrounded by snowballs, or you could make a smaller version and add to Christmas cupcakes. I really hope you enjoy making your Christmas snowman as much as I did.

Please find below the video tutorial. I really hope you like it. If you do please subscribe to my YouTube channel. Also I would love to hear what you think or see any of your pictures, and if you have any comments or questions please just let me know.

Oct 31, 2014

Blue Ruffle Cake with a Bag & Shoes

I was asked to create a cake for a joint 30th & 60th birthday party which took place last Saturday. When we first started talking about the cake, they were looking for something that used different shades of blue and had a real feminine feel. They decided on a blue ruffle cake with some shoes and a bag modelled ontop…

The cake itself was a 9inch chocolate cake and I used 4 different shades of icing/ fondant to create the ruffles up the side, going from navy blue at the bottom to white on the top. I then modelled the shoes based on a pair of Louboutins that they really liked. To create the gumpaste shoes I used the same template that I created for my mini shoes tutorial and printed them out bigger so that they looked in proportion to the cake.

The large bag was then created using the same blue gumpaste. I think the bag and shoes went really nicely together, and I loved how this cake turned out. I really hope that the 2 birthday girls had a fantastic birthday.