Trolls and teddy bears

 

Fabulously bright and colourful teddy bear’s picnic cake for a 40th birthday, although no mention of 40 on the cake which made the birthday girl very happy!!

The family of bears were made out of Fimo so they could be kept forever and put on display alongside an impressive bear collection.  The bears were made to represent the birthday girl’s family.  The picnic was all made from fondant and all edible.

 

This was a 10″ vanilla sponge with jam and buttercream filling.

Teddy bear's picnic
Teddy bear’s picnic

teddy bears picnic cake for Ruth (3)

 

This Poppy the Troll cake was made from a tall 6″ round chocolate sponge cake with chocolate buttercream filling.  Poppy was made from homemade rice crispie marshmellow treats and covered in fondant.

 

Poppy the troll
Poppy the troll

A 50th birthday cake for a hair and make up girl

 

I have done a couple of hair and make-up themed cakes and they are lots of fun to do.  This order came in asking for a cake similar to a previous one I had done.  I made a few changes to the cake topper models to give it a fresh look.  They were all made out of icing and were edible, apart from the shooting stars which were made from glittery card.  With the warm weather at the moment, trying to make shooting stars out of icing, then getting them to stay at the top of a piece of wire is very tricky.  As I have a craft room full of goodies I headed out of the kitchen and up to the craft room to pick out some fab card for the stars and numbers.  These will stay in place and are not affected by the heat.

 

The cake was a vanilla sponge with jam and buttercream filling.

 

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Little Mermaid and Flounder to celebrate turning 18

This has been one of my favourite cakes to make so far this year.  It was bright and colourful with my favourite Disney characters on – what was not to love!!

The cake was a made from 3 tiers of lemon sponge with lemon sponge cupcakes to go with it.

Little mermaid
Little mermaid

The Ariel cake topper was bought as a complete piece with Ariel sat on a rock, and Flounder was made from fondant.

Ariel and Flounder
Ariel and Flounder

The shells were made using a shell mould and fondant, decorated with edible dust mixed with rejuvenator fluid and steamed to create a gorgeous shine on them.

The sand is mixture of different sugars, coconut and crushed seeds.

Little mermaid 2 tier 18th birthday cake Ariel and flounder (1)

 

Frozen Birthday cake – The Frozen craze continues!

My niece was turning 7 and like many other girls this age she absolutely loves Frozen.  Hours of Fun had been booked to do her birthday party with a Frozen theme therefore we had to have a frozen cake.

I was originally going to make a doll cake and buy her the Elsa doll as her present which would first be used for the cake, however a quick check in with her mum confirmed she already had Elsa.  Sadly for Anna she just doesn’t have a good a dress for a doll cake!  I then decided to go for a 2D effect Elsa cake as I had seen a few when searching the internet for ideas and they looked really effective.

The cake was a vanilla sponge with chocolate buttercream filling.  Made from a 10″ square cake cut to create a rectangle.  I then cut individual pieces out and placed them on the cake to form Elsa/  The last part I did was her hair as I platted three pieces of icing to give a raised plait effect on the cake.  Then with a few snowflakes and some glitter the cake was ready for the birthday girl.

 

Elsa cake
Elsa cake