Monday, 30 January 2012
I didn't have any baking to do this weekend, although we had a day out on Saturday and visited our son and his family to help them with moving some of their things into storage in preparation for when they do actually move. We had a really good day with them all be it was very tiring. Sunday was spent shopping and doing a bit of housework but as ever my kitchen drew me and I decided I was going to try out some more cake decorating and so I got my cake dummies out. I had in mind to try and do a simple wedding cake design or it could be used for any type of celebration. The theme was pink and white and I put the finishing touches to it about half an hour ago. The trick with all decorating is knowing when to stop which I hope I have managed. I would like to do some wedding cakes so thought I would try these ideas out and photograph them for my portfolio. I am hoping to take this in to work to hand over to my friend for her to photograph properly.
Sunday, 22 January 2012
A friend of ours had made some home made wine which he sent over for us to try, it went down very nicely I must say. Whilst making the birthday cake and having the oven already on I made some vanilla cup cakes as I wanted to decorate them with fondant and try out my textured rolling pin that I bought at the cake show at the NEC last November. If you zoom in on the photo you may be able to get a clearer picture. I topped it off with some of the flowers I had left over from another cake I had made. I hope he likes them.
I was asked to make a birthday cake for someone's sisters 30th Birthday, they had given me an idea of colours and how they wanted the design doing. I made a 12" square Victoria sponge cake, covered in almond past and white sugar paste then coloured some white sugar paste with voilet colour paste to get the shade I wanted, they wanted feathers to match and a glitter "30". When putting the design together how they had wanted I found it did not look quite to good so changed it slightly, I hope they like it.
Friday, 20 January 2012
I received an order for a birthday cake for a 2 yr old who likes a particular children's programme I believe which includes a monkey. They wanted a chocolate flavoured sponge cake with chocolate butter cream and I then iced it and then printed the picture and wording on to an icing sheet using my edible food printer and then made some bananas out of yellow fondant. It is the first children's cake I have made so I am quite pleased with how it turned out. My hubby who is very critical on how I do the decoration's even said himself if was very good that is high praise coming from him I can tell you. Anyway it was safely delivered by hubby this morning and my client seemed well impressed. I hope his son enjoys his birthday.
Monday, 16 January 2012
Sunday, 15 January 2012
I also did one final Christmas Cake which was for friends who we did not get time to visit before Christmas. The beauty of Christmas Fruit cakes is that they will keep just fine until you cut into them and then they need to be stored in an airtight container. I hope they enjoy it.
After my hectic lead up to Christmas I took time out to chill, although I am still baking. I made this cardigan whilst I was off for the Christmas Break for our Granddaughter Luna it will be a little while for her to grow into it but there is no use doing the new born sizes as she is growing so quick. Here is a photo I took when Dad and daughter paid us a quick visit,she had just been changed and was enjoying a kick about on her changing mat. And here is a photo of the cardigan.