I love making celebration cake's for friends and family. It is a new hobby that started 2 year's ago.
So far I have made about 7 cakes and it's still a challenge to how it will turn out. So far all good. First you have to think of a subject. In my case I find Pinterest a great place to start for super idea's. My mum loves hand bag's, west dog's and bling So that is where I started for her birthday. It used almost 5 kilos of royal icing - let me tell you it was a heavy cake.
My lattest cake was in October my mother celebrated her 80th Birthday so I instantly got to work. I thought of a hand bag and then a west sitting in it and a scarf and some roses and jewellery and so it slowly came alive. Took well over 6 hours from start to finish.
This was the finished cake sitting up in all it's glory. It was a big hit all round. I had a lot of detail's in there that my Mum loves. Everything was made with Royal icing and hand dyed and sculptured. I made it interstate and in an old house we hired for a week. So that is always a challenge when you are making something like this not knowing what you will have at your finger tips. Luckily the house had a good large glass table.
This was the finished spot for the birthday cake. It had all the element's that my mum likes. Lots of sparkle and bling and it tasted good too. This was the hardest cake I have made to date. I felt the pressure with this cake to pull it off as mum had 81 people coming and the party was catered for a special celebration. The next cake will be a piece of cake lol next to this little number.
The first cake I made was a fairy cake for my 8 year old. She was having a fairy themed dress up party. So I thought it was fitting to make a fairy tree stump cake.
This cake had it all going on. Mushroom's, door, fairies, leaves and all edible of course. It had little shutters for window's and a welcome sign. This was a lot of fun to make.
This cake was created with a friend Serena Bridgeman a very talented artist buddy of mine. Her daughter was having a party for a 21st. 21st Birthday make up cake 2014.
So we got to work and made a make up cake as you do. This was made with a lot of laughter over the top of it. It was a very hot day and Royal icing and heat do not do so well.
Then this cake was for my 4 year old little girl's birthday party 2015. Can you guess the theme? Barbie meets Frozen lol An old fashioned doll cake. This was so hard to make I can't tell you. Never again will I ask a little one what kind of cake she wants.
Then there was this cake I made for a children's Christmas party. The children love to devour these cakes in second's.
Honestly a few of my friends are horrified that I allow the kids to attack them. But I make them for the kids not the adults.
So I am more than happy to see the curious fingers coming in and munching on a penguin. 2013 Christmas penguin snow fight cake.
Last year I made a Santa claus in bed and called it the night before Christmas cake. This was a huge hit too. The kids just love pulling them to bit's. I love making them. I am going to make some cookies this year just to mix it up a bit.
Santa is snoring with his tongue hanging out. His little toes were suppose to be pointing up in the air but the heat on the day I made it they kept flowing down and would not dry quick enough to hold the pose lol. I also had some trouble with the quilt it was a bit of a drama but in the end it all worked out and the kids had a ball starting with the cocky bed posts.
So I am still working out what theme to create next for this year 2015 Christmas party. I will start to think about it in a few weeks time closer to Mid December.
My latest hand made cake was for a cute little 3 year old Mya. It was a Dora the explorer inspired creation.