I’d completely forgotten to upload this! This is my cousin, TIlly’s birthday cake. She’d wanted a Care Bear on her cake - just so she could eat it. She’d been threatening to eat her mum’s Cheer Bear figure ever since I made it, so I figured ‘hey, why not go one better? Why not make the WHOLE cake a care bear?!’ and that was possibly the best decision I could have made, because she absolutely adored it.
At her request, the cake was strawberry sponge, with chocolate buttercream.
Also, the ‘real’ bears: the scruffy Cheer Bear was recently re-discovered in our attic. It’s 30 years old and belonged to my aunt when she was little. The other Bear (who’s name I don’t know) is one of Tilly’s teddies.
Mel made me realise this info was probably more relevant than the ages of the teddies:
The head and body were treated like a two tier cake, in terms of supporting it, then were just carved into shape. The arms and legs are rice krispy treats moulded into shape and covered in fondant. The party hat is a new sheet of glossy photo paper, curled and cut into a cone and decorated with the fondant. Simple!
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This cake was super top secret and gave me so much bloody trouble, as a result of my health/eye problems escalating, and the humidity over the past few days.
This was for my friend’s mum, who is a huuuuge Gary Barlow fangirl. Fangirls that aren’t teenagers/young adults are the best, imho, so getting to make a cake involving this really made me happy. I had to make a few changes (which left Gary B looking a bit predator-ish as opposed to all ruffled and covered in kisses and trying to hide from Joanne, but hey) because I accidentally made the figures twice the size they should have been. You try making fondant figures when you’ve looking at two of everything, with sporadic periods of blurriness, though.
The back was my favourite bit, though. It was so much fun to paint, because with the exception of the gemini constellation, I didn’t have to be super precise, which came as a huge relief.
But yes. All the trouble I had with it aside, I’m happy with how this cake came out.
Even with Joanne losing her arms from the heat just as my friend arrived to collect it! D:
Here’s my cousin’s birthday cake! I had so much fun making this, and it really helped dealing with the rebound in my depression. The bunting took ~6 hours to make from rolling and cutting the first row of flags, to painting the detail on the last string of bunting. I spent roughly 10/11 hours decorating the entire thing.
I don’t like writing messages on cake.
Really, I don’t. Being left-handed and having a whole load of eye issues which make writing neatly really difficult aside, I generally just feel like cakes without writing on them are boring and messy. There are more fun ways to SHOW the occasion.
But yeah… I don’t like the writing on this. I don’t like how that came out. (the fact that I ran out of silver dust and had to make my own with blue/red/yellow dye and white glitter dust to colour the text only heightens this, I think.) I also don’t like the fact that I couldn’t use any colour on this. Ther than that, but hey… There’s going to be lots of colour on the cake I’m making tomorrow, and the finished product looks a damn sight better than the image I was given to work with, so it’s all good… I’m going to stop complaining about the bits I didn’t like, because I’d like to have YOUR feedback on what you think of it. :)
I made these for my aunt’s birthday. She’s like my biggest fan, so it only seemed fair to make her something she’d be able to keep. The cupcakes were honey and orange flavoured (and damn that’s a good combination) and I haven’t slept in over 30 hours because I had to stay up to finish them.
Personally, I’m not a fan of care bears. They’re creepy.
I made my first ever properly multi-tiered cake today. It was a terrifying experience. (Also, what is with this trend of 1yo’s needing this much cake?????)
It’s approx 10” tall and weighs a freaking tonne.
Part two of the birthday cupcakes! I’d REALLY wanted to make cupcakes with anti-possession tattoos, too, but I didn’t have the time to try and figure out the logistics of them (well, I spent 2 hours getting frustrated that the fondant wasn’t doing what I wanted it to, and gave up. Same difference though, right?)
I mostly wanted to practice with painting on fondant, as I don’t really get the chance to do it. I’d love to know what you guys think of it! (And yes, my handwriting sucks. It’s one of the many disadvantages of being a Lefty.)
Bobby get’s two cupcakes with catchphrases on because he’s worth it.
So, I remade the TARDIS cupcakes which I made last year. I’m really impressed with my progress, even though I still like the overall look of the cupcakes the first time round.
I guess it’s kind of like when they re-make a classic movie. The revamp is awesome and has better technology to make it look damn cool, but it’s never really going to live up to or surpass the feeling and success of the original.
You know what would be cool? If you added your own thoughts to this. What do you think of the new ones? Which do you prefer? If I were to continue this, and made them AGAIN next year, what could I do to make them the absolute most awesome TARDIS cakes there have ever been? Come on, I’m a drama student, I can take your thoughts on this.
(For my sanity, I haven’t edited all of these individually. I’ve only had four hours sleep in the last 48 hours, so you can just enjoy the mush of photos which I put together to upload to other sites, and one larger photo to marvel at how pretty they all are.)
Okay! So! My cousin turned 12 today, and she’s obsessed with One Direction. Specifically: Niall. So… I decided this cake was necessary. It looks awesome. I accidentally knocked off some of Niall’s and Harry’s hairs, and I don’t think the angle does Liam and Louis any justice - but trust me, they REALLY looked a lot like them.
So, Directioners… Enjoy. I hope I’ve not screwed up your favourite Boy’s face too much.
It’s my aunt’s birthday today, so I made her a coffee and walnut cake.