Sunday, 23 June 2013

Hello gorgeous...

Introducing a new member of the Fondant Cakes family, my gorgeous new kitchenaid mixer! A gift from my lovely husband and in-laws for my 30th birthday. I cried.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Cake catch up!

Wow I have been so busy I've not had a chance to update on here! Here's what I've been up to...

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Happy Easter!

I've been so busy & not had time to post so having a little catch up. These were my Easter cupcakes, cute bunny bums & mini egg gardens

Lilac & Lemon Birdcage

 I made this birdcage style cake for a special 80th birthday. I've wanted to try this style for a long time & very happy how it turned out. The trailing flowers are gorgeous & the large ruffle flower worked so well. The bottom of this cake was a poly dummy & unfortunately you can see the ridge, next time I'd add an extra layer of ganache to try & conceal this.

Lego Brick

The birthday boy requested a big orange Lego brick so that's what he got! I love Lego & thought this brick turned out great! Hoping to make lots more of these in the future :-) I also made iced cookies for the party favours, not my finest hour (or 12!) but they turned out ok. I'll not be making them again though, far too time consuming :-( I'll be sticking to the cakes!!

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Emily & Shauns Wedding Cake

I was so happy to be making the wedding cake for our good friends Emily & Shaun. They are truly two of the sweetest people I have ever met so I wanted them to have a beautiful cake for their big day. We met up and talked through lots of ideas and decided on lace. After stressing about how on earth I was going to pipe lace on a 3 tiered cake I discovered Sugarveil. It is an amazing product that enables you to create flexible strips of edible lace! We chose the 'Rose Mantilla' design & I did a few practice runs with the sugarveil mat as its rather tricky to perfect. The final cake was a staggering 15" tall, by far the biggest cake I have ever made. There was a 10" lemon madeira with homemade lemon curd & white chocolate buttercream, an 8" red velvet with cream cheese frosting & on top, a 6" espresso marble cake with Tia Maria frosting. The whole cake was covered with white chocolate flavoured fondant & finished with strips of white sugarveil lace, edible pearls & crisp white ruffle flowers. The finished cake looked great & I am really happy with how it turned out, not bad for my first traditional tiered wedding cake. Everyone at the wedding was so complimentary & were amazed by the edible lace. I had a few disasters along the way and although extremely tiring, making this cake was really enjoyable & I'm so glad it was for my friends. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Medlen, heres to many happy years together (and many yummy anniversary cakes!!)

Pink Ladybird Cake

Happy 1st Birthday Jessica! This cake was inspired by the party decorations with pink stripes & a cute pink ladybird. It was a large 10" vanilla sponge with jam & buttercream.