Archive | March, 2012

Computer Desk cake.

31 Mar

This cake was for a young man who was celebrating his 18th birthday.

He spends a lot of time on the computer as he is really in to computer programming and will shortly be going to university.  I tried to incorporate all of these elements into the cake through the icing books that are dotted around the cake.

As pepperoni pizza is one of the birthday boy’s favourite foods, his mum asked if i could also add one to the cake.

Here is a closer look at the icing pepperoni pizza that i made.

Everything on this cake was edible and made out of icing.

Blue and white star cake.

27 Mar

Most of the cakes i am asked to make are quite elaborate, detailed and unique, that also require a lot of time, effort and planning. So every now and then it is really nice to get asked to do a nice plain, simple and straightforward cake.

Mickey Mouse themed cake.

10 Mar

I made this Mickey Mouse cake for a little girl’s 1st Birthday.

The cake was a sponge cake filled with jam and buttercream, then covered in fondant/sugarpaste icing. All of the characters that are on and around the cake were made out of icing. There were 6 characters in total and these consisted of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and pluto.

This is the front view of the cake.

Small yellow stars were dotted around the top-tier of the cake. The bottom tier was decorated with icing clouds and balloons, as seen here in the photo.

This is a side view of the cake.

Here is a view of the back of the cake, where i placed 2 of the characters, Goofy and Pluto.

I also made some cupcakes to match the Mickey Mouse theme. Aswell as a Mickey Mouse picture, the cupcakes had the little girl’s name and age on them too.

The cupcakes looked fantastic when they had been arranged around the cake by the little girl’s mum. They finished the cake off perfectly.

Bug themed Giant cupcake.

6 Mar

Well this Giant cupcake is certainly not as pretty as the ones on my last blog post but it is definitely different and it was a cool cake to make. I made this giant cupcake for someone who has an interest in bugs and they loved it!

 This Giant cupcake was a chocolate cake that was filled with chocolate buttercream. The base of the cake was covered in a chocolate flavoured fondant icing to make the cupcake case/liner. All of the insects, worms and bugs were made out of fondant/sugarpaste icing and everything was edible on this cake.

What would go perfectly with a bug themed giant cupcake, i hear you ask. Well, what better than bug themed cupcakes.

The cupcakes were vanilla cupcakes filled with vanilla buttercream. Half of the cupcakes were topped with piped green buttercream to resemble grass and the other half were made to look like they had soil on top of them. The cupcakes were then finished off with an icing bug/insect.

Giant cupcakes with buttercream roses.

6 Mar

I love the look of the giant cupcake cakes when they are finished off with piped buttercream roses. They look so pretty, somehow delicate and oh so girly. Well you can imagine my joy when this week saw me making not one but two of these lovely (not so) little beauties.

This giant cupcake was a chocolate cake, filled with chocolate buttercream, topped with ivory coloured vanilla buttercream piped roses and finished off with solid milk chocolate flowers, that i made myself.

This giant cupcake was a chocolate cake filled with a chocolate and hazelnut filling, topped with pink vanilla buttercream piped roses and once again finished off with more of the milk chocolate flowers that i made.

Here is a closer look at the chocolate flowers.

Both of these giant cupcakes were presented in a solid milk chocolate base/cupcake liner that i made especially for the cakes to sit in. Although this should have been pretty straight forward, i had a slight problem with some small, hardly noticeable cracks that appeared in the chocolate liner. I suspect it may have been caused by the chocolate i used so next time i make these i will used a different chocolate and see if this helps.

60th Birthday cake

5 Mar

I made this cake for someone who was celebrating their 60th birthday. She loves flowers and also the colour combination of red and white and she wanted both of these carried over into the design of her cake.

The cake was a vanilla cake, filled with jam and buttercream and covered in fondant/sugarpaste icing. The flowers and leaves were also made out icing.

An ATM with a difference!

4 Mar

Well here it is, drum roll please!

This ATM is not just any ATM, there is something very different about it. Yes i know it is pink and no that is not what makes it so different. Well it does…but…erm no that’s not it anyway. Swiftly moving on…… This ATM machine is actually the world’s 1st 24 hour cupcake dispensing machine, yes you heard me right, cupcakes! You will not find any money been dispensed from this machine but on the other hand if you are looking for instant sugary goodness, then this machine is for you.

This 1st of its kind ATM is located at Sprinkles cupcakes in Beverly Hills.

 LAist got the official word from a spokesperson for Sprinkles: This automatic cupcake machine dispenses freshly baked cupcakes, cupcake mixes, apparel and even cupcakes for Fido! In the heart of Beverly Hills nestled between Sprinkles Cupcakes and the brand new Sprinkles Ice Cream, 24 Hour Sprinkles will be continuously restocked day and night with a variety of freshly baked cupcake flavors.

Here’s the report from CBS News:

Sprinkles Cupcake ATM

24 hour sprinkles even has its own Facebook page.

I wonder how long it will be until this idea catches on here in the U.K

Is this a good idea or not? Tell me what do you think.

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