Hearthstone Cake

Hi there, 

This is the novelty cake I prepared for Ewa, my friend’s wife. She loves playing Hearthstone game (specially against him, haha) and since he wanted to surprise her, nothing better than a cake looking like the same game board to celebrate her birthday!

I decorated everything from scratch, including the hand made figurines. Everything was edible!

This game has several game boards depending on the four figures on the corners and we decided to go ahead with the one containing buildings. 

I misunderstood the figurine on top of the castle (it was unclear in the picture I used) and I made a kind of weapon. Actually, according to my boyfriend, it should be an hippogriff!! hahaha. 

I attach some step-by-step pictures of the decorating process. I had a lot of fun making it! 

If you still don’t trust me, here’s the proof it was a real cake, haha!!…

Cut of the Cake. Yummy chocolate!!!

Making this cake was a big challenge for me and I’m so glad I did it!

Have a nice weekend, 

Sara

Ballerina Tutu Cupcakes (with Wings!)

Hi there,

One of the things I like the most when working with fondant is frilling!! I love frilling & I love frills :-)

So when I was asked to make these colourful ballerina tutu cupcakes for a 6 year-old girl I felt very excited! hehe.

Because of the wings, they actually look like pretty fairy dresses, don’t they?

Due to the upper shape of the tutus (I was just trying to give a 3D effect), it could be a great idea to fill them with some smarties to give an extra surprise!

This is one of the boxes with the cupcakes inside. I enjoyed a lot making them!

I hope you liked them!

Sara

 

Cake International 2015, London

Hi there,

Last weekend the event Cake International 2015 took place in London. Loads of stunning cakes were shown in there, both for display and competition. There were several categories to enter: wedding cakes, novelty cakes, celebration cakes, decorative exhibit, sugar flowers, cupcakes…. These are some of the master pieces I could admire there. Congratulations to all those cake artists!!

 

My friends Gaby & Mónica entered the bronze category with their amazing cake!

Oh my!! Too cute!!

Did you like them? That was just a small selection! More cakes coming on next posts!

See you soon,

Sara

Tinkerbell Cake 2

Hi there,

This is the second Tinkerbell cake I’ve made recently. I can confirm that Tinkerbell is being one of the superstars in the kids’ parties! Not to mention Frozen or Minions too, hehe!

My previous Tinkerbell cake was covered in fondant, whilst this one was iced and piped with buttercream. Both of them had tiny cupcakes matching the main cake colours.

The girl’s mum wanted a cake in pastel tones, specially a nice green one. She also liked the idea of placing a fondant heart on top of it.

 


Here’s a picture of both Tinkerbell cakes for you to compare and choose which one you’d like the most! Oh my, I couldn’t choose!

Buttercream Tinkerbell Cake. Pastel Colours.

Fondant Tinkerbell Cake. Pink & Purple Colours.

Have a nice week!

Sara

Tinkerbell Cake

Hi there,

I made this Tinkerbell Cake last weekend. I was asked to do a very girly and pretty cake surrounded by tiny cupcakes, looking pink and purple everywhere.

And after some sketches, this was the final design. Simple, clean and cute (and very girly, just how they liked!).

By the way, I do love the fantasy carnation (or pom pom flower) in front of the cake!

Hope you like it and you get some ideas to make your next Tinkerbell cake!

Have a nice week.

Sara

Two Tier Cake With Hand Made Gum Paste Rose

Hi there,

I was running home today afternoon to be able to take some pictures of this cake before the sunset… I prefer natural light when taking pictures. And I made it! Yay!

The pictures with the pink wallpaper look quite vintage, don’t they?

I love the hand made rose on top of this cake. Full bloom!

I took some other pictures with a turquoise wallpaper and adding a fondant pleated effect to the board.

Which one do you prefer?

Have a nice week!

Sara

Glove Cookies. Cross Stitch Embroidery Technique

Hi there,

Still very cold out there…! Brrrr! Fortunately, just one month left to welcome the spring. Meanwhile, don’t forget to wear very warm clothes to avoid unexpected colds!

In some of these cookies I used a kind of cross stitch embroidery technique to make them look more realistic. I first made a royal icing grid and then I filled with dots some of the small squares alternately in order to form several patterns. It’s a laborious task but really rewarding once you see the result!

In the other cookies, I just used the wet on wet technique, marbling the patterns to get a coolest one.

Have a warm week!! ;)

Sara

Boudica Cake

Hi there,

This is a simple but yummy buttercream cake I recently made for a birthday party. The edible image on top shows the legendary leader Boudica.

Despite I like working with fondant, I really love icing and piping cakes with buttercream. Having a palette knife or a piping bag in my hand, makes me feel like an artist! Like a painter with his brush :D

Deep Purple

I also prefer buttercream because its lovely flavour. For me, far much tastier than fondant!

And you? What’s your preference?

See you soon.

Sara