2012 in review

8 Jan

Once again i would like to say a huge thank you to all of my lovely followers x

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 34,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 8 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.


Happy Halloween

31 Oct

Happy Halloween

Looking for ways to use up your pumpkin flesh after carving your scary pumpkins.

Why not take a look at my delicious recipe for Pumpkin and ginger cupcakes.

This is the recipe that won a competition and was also featured in the fundraising book by Macmillan ‘The little book of treats’.

Justin Bieber cake.

28 Oct

A Birthday cake for a girl who is a huge fan of Justin Bieber and also likes zebra print patterns.

Coral calla lilies Wedding cake.

28 Oct

The bottom tier of this cake was a fruit cake covered in marzipan and then fondant icing. The top two tiers were vanilla sponge cake, filled with jam and buttercream and also covered in fondant icing. The calla lilies were handmade out of icing and were in a coral shade to match the wedding colours.

Starwars giant cupcake.

24 Oct

This has got to be my all time most favourite Giant cupcake that i have ever made. The bottom of the cupcake (the cupcake liner cake) was covered in icing and then sprayed with edible silver shimmer spray for a more metallic appearance. As the cake was for a girl i piped a rose swirl design all over the top of the cake using blue buttercream. Silver stars and edible images were used to decorate the top of the cake, which was then finished off with lots of edible glitter.

Tiffany Box style wedding cake.

24 Oct

I made this wedding cake in the style of Tiffany boxes, as requested by the bride to match her wedding colours. The 3 tier cakes were all chocolate cake with a rich chocolate buttercream filling and covered in sugarpaste icing. The bows and roses were also handmade out of icing. This is the rose and bow detail on the box lid.

The bride had the cake topper shipped over from America and it looked truly stunning, the photograph really does not do it justice. The gorgeous topper put the finishing touches to the cake perfectly.


Amazing Pumpkins!

23 Oct

Well it’s getting to that time of year again when the pumpkin carving kit comes out. As i am still trying to decide what to carve this year i have been searching the internet for ideas. Last year i did this spongebob pumpkin that won me a huge bag of Halloween goodies courtesy of Asda as previously shown here in last years Halloween antics post. This year i am just so undecided on what to do so if anyone has any ideas of what i should attempt to carve on my pumpkin this year please feel free to leave me a comment below.

Anyway before i get side tracked and start babbling on even more, i will get back on track now, where was i…oh yes that’s right. I was searching the internet for ideas when i came across some of the most amazing pumpkin carving i have even seen in my life. So although this post is not cake related i thought i would share with you all anyway so you can appreciate the amazing skills of this very talented artist.

Master Pumpkin Carver Ray Villafane brings his skills to The New York Botanical Gardens, October 21, 2012.


Food Network Challenge winner Zombie pumpkin carving by Ray Villafane

Ray Villafane's pumpkin sculpture

Here are a few more of my favourite pumpkin carvings by Ray Villafane.

Ray Villafane pumpkin

Pumpkin carvings by Ray Villafane


If you would like to see more out of this world and truly amazing pumpkin carving designs from the brilliantly talented Ray Villafane

Pumpkin Carver

Check out the gallery on his website villafanestudios.com

Just be prepared to be amazed!!

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