Monday, 29 August 2011

Buttons, oh buttons galore!

Ok, so this is just a short post, this was a cake i made for my Home Economics teacher for when we graduated. It was a thank you cake as she had spent SO much time helping our class throughout the year making clothes for our exam. She would be there before school and after to help us with whatever was needed. So she definitely deserved this. 

This is a really rich yet light chocolate cake with a dark chocolate ganache, covered in fondant. The buttons are all hand made without moulds. The Pin cushion is made out of marshmallow rice krispie treats based on her own pin cushion, with gumpaste pins.

Also it does not say GOD, it says JOD in the way she liked to write it. It was her nickname/initials.

Mad as a hatter i am, i am!

So i am finally integrated back into the country, and my hair has been returned to a somewhat acceptable colour (bright purple). While i was away my blue hair was kinda bleached out by all the swimming and sun, till it got to a sort or grey green colour which was not very nice at all! Im really enjoying being back in Ireland but i do miss not being able to walk like 5 feet away from my apartment and get to a beach where my toes wont be frozen off the minute they touch the water!

And i never thought id say it, but i miss Venice!

So, onto the cakes!! This cake was one i made for a mad hatters party. It was quite large and a B**CH to cover, but what can you do! When i was doing this cake it was probably the busiest 2 days iv ever had because i had to finish 3 cakes by friday!  I had made a Mad march hare head for the front but by the time the person i had made it for took a picture (my camera was still broken) it had slipped down a tad :(.  Ah what a shame!

It was made of chocolate biscuit cake and vanilla cake with a chocolate orange ganache, covered in fondant.

Woo I has a new header picture!

Ah well i finally decided on a name for the business, it was a long hard battle with many name-casualties, but finally we got there :D.
So i told my mate and she made me this AMAZING header picture, like WOW !  Im so excited, its like i have a real and proper business! Well ok maybe im not there quite yet... but im working on it :)

Anyways, onto the cake of the day !

This was a cake i was commissioned for. They gave me very litle instructions except for the words BIG, purple and not too flashy or weird. So this was the final product and they were ecstatic! It was so lovely :)

It fed 80 people and was about a foot tall. Please excuse the awful photography, my camera decided to kill itself so i was left with a phone camera. :)

Made of biscuit cake (bottom), Chocolate cake (middle) and vanilla cake (top).  The cakes are supposed to be exploding out of eachother.

Oh Hi!!

Ok so my attempts at blogging are far and inbetween what i would refer to as continual upkeep. But if it helps my case at all i have just returned from Interrailing (Trip around europe by train) and my state exams, so i do have excuses! Pitiful excuses but excuses none the less.

Interrailing was unbelievable! I went to so many great places and saw so many great things and made SO MANY screw up-ish tries at baking when i was away. It turns out that when you don't have a weighing scales, proper ingredients OR a working oven, baking can be quite tricky!

Anyway onto some cake pictures! I have decided to do a post about each cake instead of putting them all up at once.

Ok so this is a weird one to explain. It was a cake for a mate who i decided loved loads of things so they should ALL be on the cake. She was turning 17, a budding photographer, who loved sunflowers and Kanye West (hence the glasses). She called me Toast and I called her Egg Salad. Oh and she also wrote music :D

That wasnt as bad as i thought it would be :)

Cake is chocolate with a dark chocolate ganache and covered in fondant.