Sunday, 24 November 2013

Jack Skellington Nightmare Before Xmas Cake (Daughter's 15th)

This is actually purple but the artificial light has made it look green. I'll change the picture when i can take a photo in daylight. Inside the bottom tier is a red vanilla sponge, the top tier and hill are chocolate sponge. I used gumtrag hardner for the first time to make the curl on the hill, very impressed. The advice was to leave it overnight to harden in a warm dry place, as i needed it the same day i put the grill on in the oven and sat it on the lowered door, it worked a treat. Unfortunately the hill was not strong enough to hold the swirl even with cocktail stick inserts so i had to add a support beneath. I used a silicone mould for the pearls but made everything else myself including Jack Skellington. I was a bit rushed what with my son and daughter having their birthdays the same day so next time any characters would have to be made in advance in order to harden so that they can hold thier own and not have to rest on the cake.    

Halo Master Chief Helmet Cake (Youngest Son's 11th)

A vanilla sponge, coloured green (my son's favourite colour) and sculpted into the shape of Halo's Master Chief's helmet by making a dome cake (cooking the cake mix in a pyrex bowl) plus a round cake cut in half for the peak with notches cut out and the rest cut up and assembled for the chin piece. Covered in fondant icing I tinted green with black details. The visor was made from white fondant then painted with gold lustre made into a paint with clear alcohol.

Baby Shower Cake; Baby in a Tub

A vanilla sponge cake square base covered in marbled grey fondant with a round vanilla cake decorated to look like a wooden tub. All the elements were hand sculpted from fondant from the tile floor, pools of water, bubbles and baby to the towel, flannel, soap and duck. The wooden panels were made from chocolate flavoured fondant and grooves etched into them all individually using a pointed sculpting tool.

Baby Boy Cupcakes

30 vanilla cupcakes, each element hand sculpted with fondant icing to look like a baby's face. For the same baby shower.

Baby Cake Pops

20 vanilla cake pops covered with tinted white chocolate for skin and nose, tinted white chocolate hair, eyes and dummy, finished off with a blue ribbon for a baby shower.

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes with plenty of chocolate chips (lots more inside) on my new cake stand.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Boo's Choc-a-Block Cookies

From the Disney magazine issue 8. TRIPLE chocolate cookies. Melted plain chocolate incorporated in the mix with milk chocolate and white chocolate chunks. Pity the white chocolate can only be seen inside, should have put some ontop instead of mixing them in with the mixture as the recipe stated. Oh well, good reason to make them again, so delicious.

Second attempt:
 Much better looking but just as tasty as the first attempt.