Sunday, 24 November 2013
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.
Friday, 1 November 2013
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.
Much better looking but just as tasty as the first attempt.
Sunday, 20 October 2013
I needed to practise using my Cricut Cake and the next nearest birthday was my sister-in-law so this was for her. A 3 tiered vanilla sponge covered with pale pink fondant icing and white cutouts using my cricut cake with a little piped detail to some of the shapes. I think I still need to perfect cutting out the shapes as the fondant seemed too soft and didn't always cut out without spoiling the shape.
First attempt at cake pops. Vanilla sponge cooked in a silicone mould in the oven and coated with chocolate. Unfortunately i didn't have a stand so had to serve them upside down.