Catching up on this months fabulous cakes

Wow what a month it has been for Hours of Fun.  It’s been none stop in the kitchen making some fantastic cakes for some amazing people celebrating birthdays, christenings, new babys, brides to be and more.  Alongside this Hours of Fun has been working with Karen’s Little Kitchen to be part of September’s Gin Explorer box.

 

First up are 2 christening cakes that I was asked to make.  One for a little girl and one for a little boy.  Christening cakes are always fun to make as they are colourful and cute with fun cake toppers.

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This was a 2 tier vanilla sponge with jam and vanilla buttercream filling.  Covered in pink and white icing decorating with stripes and icing balls.  Everything is edible except the super cute cake topper.  The baby booties are handmade by Hours of Fun out of felt with button decorations.  This are a gorgeous keepsake and can be worn too or simply put on display.

The baby booties are made to order and can include names or initials to personalise them.  Get in touch if you want to order a pair, they are £10 and come with a clear box for you to keep them in.  You can order them with a cake or on their own.

 

Blue christening cake with train topper

This cake is a 10″ lemon sponge with lemon curd and buttercream filling.  Made for a very special little boy getting christened.  I’ve had the pleasure of making lots of cakes for this family and this has to be one of my favourite.  The cute train cake topper is made from fondant with the clouds of smoke coming out the top being made from flowerpaste attached to wires.

The cubes with the name on are surprisingly tricky to make.  It takes some patience and lots of smoothing and shaping to get them into a cube with edges and corners.  I love using bunting on cakes and for this cake I used a little fondant mixed with water to pipe the string for the flags to hang from.

 

Baby Blue Christening Carousel Cake

I have never attempted anything quite like this cake before.  It was a carousel cake with 2 tiers of cake stacked with a carousel scene for the top.  The carousel itself was tricky to find, well we made it tricky!  I got Lou Lou on the case too and we both came across the Wilton carousel set but on the box it’s all multi-coloured and I needed blue.  With us both being new to this we didn’t catch on that this carousel actually comes in plain white and you can then decorate it any colour you like!!  Wilton's carousel cake topper

Once this had been sorted it was time to purchase the carousel and have a play with it.  It came in 15 pieces and was super easy to assemble; decorating it with sugar paste however was a little more complex!  It was my first time sticking fondant to plastic and it went pretty well and I even managed to wrap strips of blue icing round the carousel poles for a fab finishing touch. 

Blue ribbon eeffect round the poles
Blue ribbon effect round the poles

The cake was delivered to the venue and the decoration looked fantastic with balloons and banners.  The cake was given pride of place on the stage with the massive banner and it looked fab once all set up. 

Pride of place on the stage
Pride of place on the stage

The cake was 2 tiers of vanilla sponge with buttercream and jam filling.    It was covered in baby blue icing, decorated with hearts and diamonds.  It also gave me the opportunity to use my heart stand, which I only thought of the morning of delivery.  I don’t get to use my stands very often so I jumped at the chance and it worked fantastically, as the stand lifted the cake up to the top of the banner.

I am really happy with my first cake challenge of the year.  Here’s to many more challenges and new skills learnt.

Balloons and banners decorated the room
Balloons and banners decorated the room

 

Heart stand gets an outing!
Heart stand gets an outing!