Thursday, 29 November 2012

{Mini Post} Christening Cupcakes

These little cupcakes were made for the Christening of a little boy named Freddie. I actually really struggled for ideas for these – I found it quite hard to make it Christening-y! Meaning that I didn’t want them just to look like cupcakes for a baby boy. In the end, I think that’s what happened but it worked. I don’t know how I could have made them more related to a Christening without putting more religious/church symbols on them. I mean like crosses… I don’t know what else I would have done for that either! Maybe a bible. Anyway…

I think I would have liked to have done more with flowers and maybe some kind of lace effect and make them really delicate and sophisticated but there was the danger of just making them look like pretty blue cupcakes. (Just as a bit of a side note, lace is something I would love to work with on cakes but haven’t yet figured out how to do it or to find a tutorial that is doing what I want. But I will persevere!)

So without further ado, here are the pictures!

Hope you like them :)



Monday, 19 November 2012


I am super excited to announce that I now have a Facebook page for this little cake adventure I am embarking on!!

My lovely friend Liz has played a big part in me getting this page; mostly this involved telling me that I needed a website and should get one. Boyfriend then caught on to this and vowed to ask me about it every day until I did it. So I did!

Being obsessively particular, I didn’t want to share the page until I was completely happy with it. This all went to pot when I showed the work in progress to Liz and she decided she wanted to be the first to like it. 30 seconds after this her friend’s Mum liked it… Then others got on board and decided that if she could like it, so could they! Enter about 10 like in 10 minutes that I wasn’t prepared for!

It was probably for the best though because it meant I had to get it sorted and out into to the World! 

So now it’s out there and I have a stupid smile on my face just watching people like it. At the minute it’s mostly just people I know but it still means so much to me that they are all behind me!

So here is the link!

I would appreciate it so much if you could take a look at it and maybe even give it a like if you are so inclined!

Thank you!!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

{Mini Post} Flowers & Numbers

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to do a cake for the partner of a family friend. After a bit of back and forth it was decided that he wanted cakes in the shape of the number 42 with red and yellow roses. That all sounded very lovely but my next issue was that my Mum was holiday! Stress! I had never made a cake in the shape of numbers before, and I definitely hadn't iced anything that shape so I was a bit panicky. I also hadn't used flower sprays to decorate a cake before so to do all this without any guidance from my Mum was making me a little apprehensive!

But I carried on an made a plan and made a cake unlike anything I'd done before and I was mostly pleased with it. My number 2 gave me a bit of trouble - I thought it was wider than it was and stuck my finger through it! This meant a bit of patching up and hiding it with flowers but you couldn't really see it. Although I gave strict instructions that no one was to stand looking at it from the left! :p

I was pleased with the flowers though and it was an excellent learning curve. Now I've got the technical bits down for the roses, I can concentrate on making the petals thinner and more delicate.

So without further ado here are the pictures of the finished cake. Hope you like it!

Monday, 5 November 2012

Halloween! (Late Again!)


Hope you all had a wonderfully spooky Halloween! I went on a spooky walk through Guisborough Forest on a walk that was made for children and was thoroughly terrified! I don't do scary, so walking through a forest with people jumping out on you and zombies following you around was pretty horrific! There was some running and screaming involved. I then earned my glass of wine (or 3) afterwards at a Halloween music quiz! I think I enjoy Halloween more every year :)

I was quite busy the week of Halloween with various baking bits and I'd like to share with you what I did. I won't ramble on about what I did, instead I will just bombard you with pictures! :) Hope you enjoy them!