When you’ve had your life saved – just how thankful are you going to be ?
OK, so how long did evolution take to make a rose. All that weird double helix n stuff – or was it “created”. Millions of years, thats how long. And you still eat em.
This one was part of an exercise where i learned how to make them quicker- this took all day, with a break for a lovely lunch from the deli around the corner (you’re welcome).
Remember the hot weather last weekend ? You do ? So does my first attempt at making a standing up version of this lego policeman birthday cake. In normal conditions that would’ve been fine – but not in the heat.. oh no. The little fella literally slumped slowly like a drunk sliding down a wall. Luckily i’d given myself enough time to recover (always good to plan that in ;-))
Is someone you know finishing a course in the Summer ? Do they plan a party ? Should you plan a congratulations cake ? I’ve got 2 orders for graduation cakes, so don’t leave it too late as i’m booking up already. There are all sorts of possibilities for celebration cakes like these – layers of books with a mortar board, books with laptops on, single tier subtle… and all these cakes can be done egg free or gluten free. So what are you waiting for – theyve worked some years for their day in the sun, and all you need to do is call me with an idea. Simples !
This R2D2 star wars cake was something i’d wanted to do for a while. So when someone wanted a Star Wars cake – Millennium Falcon, Yoda or R2D2….. it was a great chance to do one. Which one would you choose? It seems like decades since the original films.. and they are still fresh in the mind.
Templates, engineering, butter cream, vanilla sponge – and some skills…. wheeeee! I suspect the size was a bit over the top – it would probably feed 90. More pictures “the making of” in photo’s later
The theme was “under the sea” – so of course it had to be a porthole cake!. Enough to feed all the “crew” that came (and there were lots!)
Made from four layers of Victoria sponge, raspberry jam, butter cream – you know the drill, its all real ingredients, no shortcuts.
Text in ropework, seagull border tape.
Well, what do i say – this Elmer cake was done for a birthday party in Whitley Bay with vanilla sponge, butter cream, seedless raspberry jam. mmmm, yummy delicious.
And the design brief was simple – needs to look like Elmer the patchwork elephant. What do you think – did i get it ? All those years being creative working in a school must be paying off!. I must’ve read the book to thousands of children, so its lovely to be making this Elmer cake now.
You didnt know pigs liked cake ? Seems angry bird cake is in demand at the moment. Difficult to get the blue ones to split in mid air – and where would you put the mouse to click to make it happen ? And the oink oink noises.
So its not a perfect representation – but how close do you want it in a cake?