Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Cakey bakey.

A week of cake making! Firstly a slugterra cake for my little ones 6th birthday. Most of his friends don't seem to have heard of slugterra so it was a mystery to them. It was a bit lop sided and putting on the logo I had carefully cut out at one in the morning was a mistake as it was on super wonky! (hence the side shot of the cake ha ha!) I just could not face prising it off and having to a fixing job on the fondant. Still Evan was delighted so that's all that mattered on the day. What a lovely day we had.

Cake number two was for my brother who completed the Kona ironman in Hawaii a few weeks ago.  time was short so it didn't turn into the two tier finale I had planned, in fact I only had time to do a little swimmer, no cyclist or runner , I didn't even have time to ice his time on the top!(10 hours 16 minutes, he is a machine!). Evan made one of the palm trees and seemed pretty pleased with himself. I think my brother was pleased. Always hard to tell.

How do you get nice neat edges on fondant when you cut it out? And how do you carefully place it on that cake without distorting it at all? I tried adding some tylose to make the shape hold a bit better which does help but too much dries the fondant and it starts to crack.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

One in a Minion....Birthday cake catch up!

Just because I haven't been posting about what I have been making does not mean the last 2 years have been devoid of all creativity. My little lad is 6 this month so next two posts will be cake catch up. He wanted a minion party for his 4th birthday. A batman cake for his 5th and the request is in for a slugterra cake for birthday number 6. I am on the case. But back two years ago....

This was a mega stress but I was fairly pleased in the end. The eye band covers the join in the yellow fondant which made it a lot easier to get a nice finish on. Often I look back at things I made and think it wasn't quite as nice as I remembered but I am still fairly happy with this one!

Friday, 2 October 2015


The rock in my ribs robs me of sleep
Solid and unyielding,
In the stillness
No quiet mind, no quiet time.
Tick tick goes the clock
Like a heart
Carrying away hope with every beat
Wave after wave after wave after wave
It is a tide that does not go out
The rock in my ribs robs me of sleep

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Slugterra bag

A brief flare of creativity. Little one requested a slugterra bag. 
He has now requested two more.....

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Dala horses and a new baby

Made these some time ago for my lovely friend Becka's new baby Alfred. He is not so little now! As Becky is Swedish I went with a dala horse theme.  I finished cross stitching the horse whilst sitting poolside in Cyprus last Easter. Happy days.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

When the going gets tough

Work problem today :(  it will all be over by half ten.
When in doubt attack is the best form of defence.