Monday, July 27, 2009

Suckling Pig Cake!

My in law's birthday on Sunday and my husband suggested I make them a cake with a suckling pig on it or a 'lechon' cake!

I found a few pis on the net and I just decided to do a pig with few apples.

Here is the cake topper that will be on the cake.

My next blog entry will hopefully have the pic of the final cake!

Sorry about the pic, it was taken from my phone.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cake Decorating Class Thursday 23rd July - Cupcakes!

Yesterday's class was all about decorating cupcakes. We made some baby cupcake toppers, a bib, booties and a rattle. We also covered the entire cupcake and made it into an elephant. My elephant is quite rushed because we were running out of time. We also learnt how to make different colours of the buttercream other than plain white. I thought that was quite cool, you can see it in the cupcakes below. How it's not just one colour.

Above: Baby cupcake toppers

Above: An Elephant, although I think it looks like a mouse. Need to get the ears right.

Above: Different colour icing.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Not so Transformers!

I made a transformers cake. It just didn't turn out as smoothly and neatly as I hoped.

It was the first time for me to cover the cake board and I shouldn't have done that! Simply, because the cake didn't fit. and when I tried to fit the cake on the cake board I got it all dirty with chocolate and corn flour!!

So disappointed about how it turned out. I had high hopes.

Here are the pics anyways.

Beginning with my original design of how the cake should look:

The transformers pic I used to make the cake topper.

The cake board which I covered. I shouldn't have put the 'Happy Birthday Ron'
on it as I didn't estimate the size of the cake! Never again! Well we all learn from our mistakes

Final product - Ron's Transformers Cake

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I decided to create this blog, to share my journey into the world of Cake decorating!

I started cake decorating a few months ago and have found it an enjoyable hobby that I wish to continue! I didn't realize how easy it is to learn and how incredibly satisfying it is when finishing a cake.. to hear the comments is definitely rewarding.

My cake teacher's name is Irene and I do cake decorating at Homestead, Roxburgh Park every Thursday nights.

I wish I had started this earlier to explain more about my earlier cakes. However, it's never too late.

Below is a snapshot of all the cakes and cupcakes I've created so far.

Above image: My first ever fondant Cake, for Mothers Day

Above Image: Clown Cake for my daughter's 2nd Birthday (Clown was made using bas relief technique)

Above Image: Chloe's Half cake for her 6 months birthday.

Above: Elmo Cake - My first shaped cake! So Difficult - I didn't estimate enough RTR icing I had to fill cracks.

Above: For my mum's birthday

Above: I discovered the 'Plane Cake' Book! That's where the pirates came from.

Above: More Planet Cake creations, the bow cupcake idea was taken from the book.

Above: My most recent cake, for my friend's mum's 60th Birthday!
Tried to create a garden theme.