Saturday, 8 December 2012

Little Mermaid Cake

This is the latest cake that I made. It was for a girls 5th birthday. The customer requested The Little Mermaid. I loved this film when I was younger and never get tired of it, so couldn't wait to start making The cake. Overall I found it quite easy to make, plus I seem to be getting quicker with the more characters I do.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Latest cakes

These are the latest cakes that I've done. The first was a Star Wars based cake. I must admit, I found this one quite difficult. I've never made an actual boys cake before and having 2 girls does not help when u need inspiration. Anyway, after a lot of searching on the web I decided to go with darth vader and the Death Star. It was all edible, but I made the Death Star out of Rice Krispie treats, which was very effective.

The second cake was a complete opposite of the above cake mentioned. It was for a girls 5th birthday. She had asked for tinkerbell with butterflies and ladybirds & I couldn't refuse could I :) . I loved making this cake and enjoyed making the tinkerbell model.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Jungle Cake

When I first started my business around 6mths ago, my very first cake order was for a 2 tier jungle cake. Hence, someone saw this on my Facebook page and asked if they could place a similar order. The only difference was that their son was obsessed with monkeys and asked for that to be incorporated somehow.

I loved making this cake, plus it also helped me realise how far I had come in the last 6mths and how much I had improved.

I haven't got a picture of my first cake unfortunately, but I've definitely become more neater since I started. Overall I was extremely happy with this cake & luckily so was the customer - which is always a good thing! :) xx

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Cake Pops

Cake pops are something that's intrigued me for a while. What is with these little ball of cake on a stick that people seem to love?

After taking being popular in America, they've slowly but surely been finding their way onto the uk market. Available in so many designs, it amazes me just how much detail you can get on a size of a golf ball!

So, after finishing my last cake I was left with a lot of off cuts, which I admit would normally through away. This time though I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try them out.

I search a few sites & found one which guided me through step-by-step.

First I wizzed the cake in a food processor to give it a fine crumb.

Frosting is then added. You can by ready made, but I chose to use cream cheese and icing sugar. Add a spoonful at a time till well combined. It should be soft enough so it sticks together, but not wet. One site mentioned it should feel like fudge. I found this the really messy bit.

Wrap in cling film and place it in the fridge for and hour.

While waiting, you need to melt whatever you will be coating the cake pops with, whether that is chocolate or candy melts.

Take the pops out the fridge, dip a lolly stick in the candy melt and insert in the pop. Leave to set.

The next stage is to completely coat the pop. Dip it in the melts/chocolate and slowly roll the stick around. I found if you moved the cake too much it would just fall off the stick.

If you want to add an extra something to them then this needs to be done straight away, especially if your using melts. I found they hardened really quickly so sprinkles etc wouldn't stick.

Once finished, leave to dry. I used a polystyrene cake.

These can be stored in an airtight container and last 2wks in the fridge - if you resist them that long!!

My girls loved them and I think I'll be making more in the future.