Winnie the Pooh themed christening cake

For my niece’s christening I wanted to make a special cake going with the theme that decorates her nursery – Winnie the Pooh.  Her very talented mum painted the fantastic characters onto her wall and they look amazing,

We needed lots of cake to feed everyone who was coming to the day so I choose to make a four tiered cake.  Each tier was covered in white fondant with some decoration and ribbon added.  I then placed the characters I had made a few days earlier on to the cake.  The characters were made from fondant mixed with some tylo powder to strengthen it up.  I cut round templates to create the shape of each character then painted the colour and design onto the pieces of fondant cut out.  The painting was done using paste colours mixed with some rejunvinating fluid and a paint brush.

The cake was made up of a lemon cake, two chocolate cakes and a vanilla cake.  I used a photo frame we had been given at Dave and Fin’s wedding which they used for the name cards, to top the cake.  I even went to our friend Jo to ask her to write out the photo frame as she did all the writing for the wedding and I wanted it to match.

I had a lot of fun making this cake and we had an amazing day.

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Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the pooh
Winnie the pooh
Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh

 

To go with this cake I also made a photo frame and card to match and a helium foil balloon.

winnie the pooh frame handmade card winnie the pooh

Winnie the pooh and friends foil hellium balloon

A 3 tiered cake with a 2D train design

I was asked to make a christening cake for the super cute Finley and was given some photos of tiered cakes with a train design.  To create the best look the cake needed to be as tall as I could make it without having to bake two cakes for each layer.  This meant ensuring each tier had four layers of sponge with filling in between.

The cake was a mixture of chocolate and vanilla sponge across an 8″, 6″ and 4″ cake.   The train design was made using a ruler and cake knife to cut out the square shapes to build the train up, then using small circle cutters for the wheels.  The name for the top of the cake was made from foam and a lollypop stick – this meant it wasnt edible but it looked fantastic and would have proved tricky to make from edible products.

They were really happy with their cake and reported back that they had an amazing day celebrating the christening of Finley.

 

train cake
train cake
Train cake
Train cake