Sunday, 25 November 2012
My daughter asked for a minion cake;only dressed as batman. He's made from two square madeira cakes, halved and sandwiched together with jam and buttercream, with the risen middle part of the cake ontop for his domed head. I managed to colour the white roll out icing all the colours needed, although the black took so much colour paste I sent hubby out to buy ready coloured for the light saber. The brown was tricky because the ratio was difficult to get right, so after a quick google I used cocoa powder (well, drinking chocolate because I'd used the last of the cocoa powder,oops) which worked well. He took two days to make but I'm pleased he turned out so cute.
Thursday, 8 November 2012
I am selling this one for charity because I adore Jean Greenhowe's designs and love to knit them but she does not allow you to sell them for your own profit. She does give her permission to sell them for charity or the local school/church which i will pass on to them. Jack Frost is carrying a pail for the frost and a brush to frost everything over. I've left the pail open so you can fill it with sweets instead. He's taller than a 30cm ruler and costs £30 plus p&p (lowest at the time).
Sunday, 4 November 2012
I have made these 3 White Fairy Mice by Alan Dart. He allows you to sell them provided you give him credit for the design, duly done (thanks Alan). They are for sale individually or as a three. One in a blue dress, one in a yellow dress and one in a pink dress, all with sparkly silver wings, star and hanger. They are £18 for the set plus p&p (lowest possible at time). You are not just paying for the materials but for a lot of intricate knitting, assembly, care and time taken, to make them look just like the design, plus they are stuffed with fire retardant filling for safety.
If you are interested in buying them please leave your e-mail address as a comment and i will get in touch via e-mail. Your e-mail address will NOT be on view because i have to verify comments first so only i will see your e-mail address. I can also post outside the uk once a postage price is agreed.
Thank you for looking.
Thursday, 1 November 2012
Red velvet cupcakes (recipe from issue 7 of Cake Decorating magazine). Decorated with glacé icing and feathered to look like a spiders web. The spooky cupcake picks came with the special edition Halloween magazine.
Again red velvet cupcakes, but they were supposed to be scary pumpkins only i put the orange sugarpaste icing on the cakes before reading the instructions for using the stencil. It was impossible to stencil on the cakes, it should have been done flat before putting on the cakes. They don't look very scary now but tasted lovely.