Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Chocolate heaven cupcakes

These are divine and I am yet to come across someone who does not LOVE these cupcakes. These were my fisrt every effort at making and decorating cupcakes. 

The car cake had to be done for Daddy. I can't remember how long Marcus kept the fondant cars for, but he was not at all pleased when they finally broke. We arrived back from Taupo in the evening around dinner time, and I made this from scratch for the following day - Graeme's birthday! I was pretty pleased with my effort even if it was a bit messy around the edges.

Baa Baa

This was such a fun cake to make. So easy and so effective. It was loved by all, adults and children.
it is constructed from two round chocolate cakes (egg & dairy free), with fondant, buttercream icing and marshmellows.

My first cake - Marcus's 1st b'day

This was my first ever birthday cake. Marcus has a cuddly called Wayne (it came with that label by the way) and he looks like this only in fabric with floopy arms and legs.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Marcus's 2nd birthday cake

This was a fun cake to make, and for a very special person, my son Marcus! xxx

Janet's 60th

                                                                 The Wise Old Owl.

Oliver's giant cupcake

We had a small family celebration for Oliver's birthday that also celebrated my birthday. As my mother had made me a cake, I felt a need for Oliver to have a small one too.

This cake was made using a giant cupcake mold.

85th Birthday Cake

Created in 4 hours for my husband's grandmother.

Fondant roses made by hand a few days earlier to allow them to set.

Jungle Cake - Oliver's 1st Birthday

I had so much fun creating this cake, and along the way there were a few learning curves. I made the animals in advance and some survived well, others ended in the bin.

This cake is dairy and egg free and is so moist and yummy, you would have no idea it lacked eggs!

My first post.....

After much deliberation I have decided to make myself a blog about my hobby. Cake decorating and cupcake decorating would be my no.1 hobby. Although my children and husband would probably tell you it makes me grumpy (when I have a deadline for a cake) I LOVE creating cakes for others.

Self-taught I am my no means an expert, but a real novice with a passion.

I hope you enjoy sharing my cakes and creations with me, as I document my journey in getting creative in the kitchen.

See you around and hopefully enjoying the taste of some of my creations