Saturday, April 30, 2011

The leaning tower of cake!

Here is a cake that has possibly aged me about 10 years in a day.

No it's not Photoshop, this cake is actually standing up by itself. However, I stressed all day that it wouldn't stay that way. I am sad to see some of my cake creations cut up. This one I couldn't wait to attack with a knife, because at least then the worry of it falling would be over. And of course it was all my fault as it was a design I came up with.

Anywho, it survived, was eaten and appreciated. Just don't ever ask me to make it again!

Wishing my good friend Pauline a very happy wonky 40th birthday!


Just what the Doctor ordered!

Cookies for Dr Jo from her good friend Dr Julia! She asked for a mixture of my two most recent cookie gift boxes. And here is what I came up with:

I must admit  to stereotyping English people. As both the lovely doctors are English, I took a gamble that Dr Jo likes the odd cup of tea and tried out my tea cup cookie cutter for the first time. Dr Julia has since assured me that Dr Jo is in fact a tea drinker, so the stereotype stays. (Must admit to being impartial to the odd cup of Earl Grey myself.)

The cookies were packaged up in a box like such:

So a jolly good Birthday to you Dr Jo!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Who wants a tickle?

This cake was for Kate, who just turned 3. She wanted a Mr Men themed cake, and her favourite is Mr Tickle (also my hubby and son's favourite). Her Mum has a tendency to refer to her as Little Miss Chatterbox and hence this cake was born:

I looked through my daughter box set of the Little Miss books for some inspiration, and came across this in Little Miss Curious:
"Why do flowers live in beds but never sleep?" she asked the flowers in the her garden.
They just smiled, knowingly.

These flowers were just the cutest thing ever so they made it onto the the cake too.

The cake itself, was a 7" dark chocolate mudcake with layers of dark chocolate ganache. Inside Mr Tickle and Little Miss Chatterbox is my homemade equivalent of LCM bars (a mix of melted marshmallows and rice bubbles).

Happy Birthday Kate!


You can't stop the music!

Just a quick cookie gift box with a musical theme...

And, in case you were curious, the musical notes are the actual tune to the "Happy Birthday" song. Yes, I am a bit crazy that way...

Happy 50th David!