Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Lego Cake

I made a Birthday cake for a friend who likes Lego (who doesn't?!)

The first thing I had to do was make the Lego bricks. I coloured flower paste to match the main colours of Lego bricks; red, yellow, green, blue and black. This was then placed in a Lego brick mould (dusted with corn flour) to make 1 brick at a time.

Once the sponge cake was baked and cooled, I layered it with jam and buttercream then iced it with white regal icing. The bricks were placed on the top of the cake (front and left) then a layer of icing was placed on the top to level it out. Small brick 'sides' were cut out of the coloured petal paste and stuck on the side of the cake.

Then, white petal paste was rolled out and cut to go in strips around the side of the cake. One was left folded over and a Lego man was placed as if he was putting it up. On the top of the cake, 4 strips were placed and 3 were rolled up to show the top of the bricks and again Lego men were placed as if they were doing the work.

This was a fun cake to make! The little details really helped to pull it together

Friday, 24 May 2013

Train Christening cake

This was an enjoyable cake to make. 'Building' the train was fun and it all really came together when it sat on the track.

The train, blocks and track were all made from regal icing that I had coloured using sugarflair paste and it was attached to the cake using edible glue.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Numberjacks Birthday Cake

As you may have guessed this cake was for a 3rd Birthday. The birthday boy was a fan of the children's TV programme 'Numberjacks' - so a big 3 was put on the top. This was made out of icing and was surprisingly more difficult to shape than I expected! It wasn't until the eyes and nose went on that it actually looked like the character.

To make the little Numberjacks I used my usual number cutters and put eyes on the icing. This was fiddly to do but not as bad as if I decided to shape them all too! The balls around the side of the cake match the colours of the 10 Numberjacks characters.