Monday, 10 October 2011

Snake Birthday Cake

I cooked this cake for Grace's 7th birthday.

This quite a big bowl.  That's quite a lot of cake mixture.  Oh the days before we got a kitchen aid...

Two cakes later.

Making the snake out of the cakes.The round cake makes most of the curves, then you just hack away at the square cake until it joins up. 

Plus you get a whole lot of spare bits left over.

Decorating the cake board, I bought a couple of different leaf cutters and a few colours of icing - all artistic input goes to Caroline.

Final cake with camouflage icing.   Trying to put smooth fondant icing on top of this was never going to happen.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Ben 10 Birthday Cake

I cooked this for Jamie, my nephew, when he was in the UK summer 2011.  He was into Ben 10 so the request came through!  I didn't make any notes, so hopefully the pictures are enough.

The next two show cutting the cake to size, thinking about where the arm comes across and cutting away to leave that standing out.

Slice in half, putting buttercream in the middle, then covering it all up.

The pink and white didn't overlap, which was a bit of a pain where there wasn't the black sleeve end to hide the join.  Still, joining would have meant more fondant icing which doesn't make the cake taste great.  All the other shapes, brown/green/black were cut and glued on top.  I'm pretty sure that the only reason the watch circle looks darker was being wet, rather than the other black which had dried out.