Sunday, 27 October 2013

40th Birthday Golf cake

I am very happy with the outcome of this cake. There was a lot of work involved to shape the cake to suit that of a hill - obviously remembering not to cut off too much cake as it needed to feed a party of people!

The grass was made using royal icing coloured green, while the stones/rocks were made using fondant icing coloured varying shades of grey (not fifty though!) The water was made with icing sugar mixed with some water to form the kind of icing used on fairy cakes (my Husbands favourite) and then died blue. This gave it a shimmery, shiny look.

 The sand was easy to do - light brown sugar stuck on with edible glue, but it certainly wouldn't have been a golf course without it. (I should know, my Dad hits his golf ball into the bunker frequently.....just checking whether he actually reads my blog!)

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Fireman Sam Cake

This was a great, but tricky cake to work on. There was a lot of detail to incorporate and trying to ice around the shape of the fire engine proved challenging. But it was all worth it because all the little details helped to pull it all together.

I think the paving is effective and was surprisingly easy to do using a cutter - not that I should be telling you that!