Monday, 25 November 2013

A Simple and Sweet Snowflake Wedding Cake


Snowflake Wedding


I am not a fan of the fussy wedding cake. I have made wedding cakes that have been covered with embossed cut outs and hundreds of roses, but the ones that I simply love the look of, are the simpler cakes. I think that it is a real test of one's cake making skill to make a cake that is plain and does not have hundreds of adornments that can be used to cover u any imperfections. When the lines are clean and plain, it is only the fundamental skill of the creator that is on show. I'm not saying that making sugar flowers etc is not a skill. Of course it is. A wonderful skill certainly, but personally, I want to be able to get the basics perfect before I move on to the 'fluff'. Straight sides, level, nice corners. All mercilessly on display with nowhere to hide. And I like it :) What do you think?


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Monday, 11 November 2013

Variety is the Spice of Life

Part of the reason that I love what I do, is the variety. No two cakes are exactly alike, and that keeps me from getting bored. I like how every day is a new challenge and new problem to solve. How to make a tree, how to make a lily, how to make sugarpaste legs look sexy and not chunky, how to make even stripes (thats harder than you might think!). In the last couple of weeks I've been challenged a lot, and finding a solution never fails to put a smile on my face :)


I chose a lily for this birthday cake as I am trying to get better at sugar flowers, or trying to learn how to make sugar flowers other than roses and little ones from cutters. And thanks to the excellent tutorials on Paul Bradford Sugarcraft, I have now got the hang of the lily, and I love it. Its such a big bold flower and one you don't see very often on cakes. And I do like to be different!


I LOVED making the bunny girl cake last week. It takes some thinking when someone gives you a whole list of a person's likes/history and asks you to bring them together in a cake. Sometimes there is just no way to make them not look messy, and like a bunch of random objects that have just been flung onto a cake at random. But that may just be my eyes which do not see the personal relevance for the birthday girl/boy. This one however, came together, and did not look like randomly flung together pieces on a cake, and the black and white theme allow it to still be elegant. I hope the birthday girl loved it as much as I did :)


On the To Do list this week, chocolate truffles for Christmas presents. Watch this space! :)


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