Monday, 22 August 2016

Fireman Sam Cake!

Made for a little guys 2nd birthday! I was sent a photo of this pretty sweet design from the customer so I can't take credit for that. For this I baked two vanilla sponges but I'd have liked it to have had a little more height so I'm going to experiment with more layers in the future. Unfortunately with this one I had a huge air bubble around the back of the cake :( They're pretty unavoidable but I thought they only really occurred whilst you're rolling out the icing. To fix them you just need to poke a pin through the fondant and gently ease out the air with your fingers, but unfortunately you need to watch out for them once the icing is on the cake too or else they'll turn into tumors! That's what happened to mine, although I tried to disguise it with flames as best as I could. I'll know for next time! The cupcakes were a mix of chocolate sponge with vanilla buttercream icing and vanilla sponge with chocolate icing.

Kingfisher Cake!

Very happy to say that I managed to get the fondant completely smooth and without any ruffles for this one! Finally! The birthday girl wanted something quite classic and spiritual so I didn't want to bombard it with too much colour or distracting decoration. I love making roses like this with coloured fondant, although I'm just starting to experiment with more delicate structures and flower modelling paste so I wish I could have added a bit more variation. Will just have to make her another cake next year!