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Cherry Blossom Cake

15 Apr

I love the gorgeous simplicity of this Cherry Blossom Cake. This one in particular was inspired by Pink Cake Box.



Ruffled Wedding Cake with Pink and White Flowers

5 Apr

I love this cake. It turned out so well especially considering I’ve been on ‘maternity leave’ for the last 6 months.


Indian Henna Tattoo Cake

11 Feb

Inspired by Indian Henna Tattoos I made this cake for my own birthday.

A Box of Roses

29 May

I recently made this cake for my mother in-laws birthday. My cakes are getting cleaner in appearance, or at least I hope so. The roses took me a week to make, at a couple of hours a night, as my small baby doesn’t like me to put her down. This cake is a caramel mud cake with white chocolate ganache. My sister in-law gave me the black icing as she had some spare from a previous cake she had made. She’s made some great cakes and is just setting up her blog if you would like to check it out.

What did I learn?

To make extra flowers. One of the wires fell out of a flower and I thought it would look alright but it didn’t so I had to push the wire back in. It stayed for as long as I needed it too, but it wouldn’t have been a problem if I had’ve taken the time to make a few extra roses.

My recipe for Caramel Mud Cake was yummy but not as dense as a normal mud cake. The recipe is almost the same as a white chocolate mud cake except for brown sugar instead of castor sugar so if I make the white chocolate mud cake and substitute the sugar it should turn out more dense. I’ll let you know next time I make one.

My First Entry into a Show

2 May

I was asked by a friend to enter a cake into the Doveton Show Cake Decorating Competition. I love the whole black and white thing and had been wanting to try some of these ‘fantasy flowers’ that I had seen on the Confetti Cakes blog. This is the cake I came up with.

First present cake

2 May

This is my favourite cake, so far. I loved making the delicate flowers and the colours came together well. The cake was vanilla butter cake with vanilla butter cream icing. The flowers are rose buds, violets, sweet peas, rose leaves and white filler flowers.  Definitely my kind of cake. This is the kind of cake I could make all the time.

What did I learn?

That you never have as many flowers as you think you need. I thought I’d made far too many flowers but I had just enough for the job.

I need to practice my edges, they were a bit too rounded which is not really box-like.

This was my first bow. I need a bit of practice with bows, too.