Friday, November 21, 2008

Here is the cake I just made for my friend Sarab, who's had a bit of a bad pregnacy and only just alsmost human again. So I wanted to treat her and make here the best chocolate i have made so far! She is also an ugg boot fanatic (she has at least 4 pairs) so I decided to make an ugg boot out of fondant and gumpaste. The Ugg boot turned out well and was also the perfect size to be a candle holder! The fondant circles were added to for a modern twist to the cake!
The cake was filled with whipped chocolate ganache (using a good quality cocoa powder) and the chocolate cake was flavoured with raspberry extract, and covered with chocolate buttercream. The chocolate cake was from a new recipe, using sour cream instead of milk, which made it quite moist. My friend loved the Ugg boot, to, and I am sure it is the world's smallest Ugg Boot!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Halloween (2)

And for my own pre trick or treat dinner I made more lemon and coconut cupcakes (yum) as well as halloween sugar cookies and decorated them in royal icing.

Halloween (part 1)

I offered to make 24 cupcakes for Ewan's Halloween party at school. Life is so much easier with my kitchen aid mixer........I decided I wanted the cupcakes to be special, even though 4 year old would probabky devour them in one bite! So I did my first attempt of using the candy melt method after being inspired by the book Little Cakes from The Whimsical Bakehouse This is a really cute book with lots of ideas and recipes. A few of which I can't wait to try. Anyway here are my results. It took a lot of time and effort but the results I think were worth it! Especially after the feedback I got from the teachers.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My first request......

I was asked by my neighbour to make a cake for her work colleague's birthday, nothing fancy just lots of chocolate! So that is exactly what i did, with chocalate raspberry frosting and with some chocolate buttercream roses thrown in for good measure.

My neighbour has also asked me to do her son's 3rd birthday cake (Disney cars theme) so looking forward to that at the end of the month and coming up with some ideas..........unfortunately for me Lighting McQueen is red, and I hate doing red food colouring!