Chalkboard Effect Wedding Cake with Sugar Rose

Hi there,

A couple of months ago I made this two tier wedding cake for my friend’s colleague. She wanted exactly this design. Making the chalkboard effect tier was easier than I expected. I brushed the black fondant with a bit of icing sugar and painted the message with white food colouring powder diluted in clear alcohol.



 Hope you like it!

Sara

Beauty And The Beast Cake

Hi there,

Beauty and the Beast was one of my favourite Disney’s films when I was a kid. Since then, I’ve watched it countless times… And of course, I recently went to watch the new cinema version, which I really really loved!! Anyway, my cake is based on the cartoon movie from the 90′s.

Belle’s details (dress and roses) are fully made from buttercream and the Beast’s ones (horns and bow), out of  fondant -with cmc-. There are several ways to pipe buttercream ruffles but I decided to use a leaf nozzle, piping from bottom to top. The roses are simple rosettes piped with a large open star tip.

 

Hope you get inspired by it!

See you soon,

Sara

Sleeping Beauty Cake

Hi there,

This is the Sleeping Beauty cake that I made for a birthday party with this lovely theme. It was my favourite Disney film when I was a child!

Do you remember when the green Fairy (Fauna) tried to make Aurora’s 16th birthday cake without using her magic? That was a real mess! Not even her broom could hold the unbaked cake.

My design was inspired in Fauna’s wonky cake:

Hope you like it!

See you soon,

Sara

Easy Turkey Cake Ideas for Thanksgiving

Hi there,

I’m back again!

Yesterday, I posted a selection of cute Thanksgiving cakes. Today I’m going to post a compilation of several ways to make easy sugar turkeys to decorate your cakes or cupcakes this season. You’ll find the source under each image.

If making a buttercream turkey, you can pipe the buttercream feathers with different nozzles.

  • Open Star nozzle 

Pinterest. https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/313492824046476369/

 

  • Petal nozzle:

Petal nozzle. Piping ruffles.
By @ke_ideas_bakery. http://www.imgrum.net/user/ke_ideas_bakery/437608812

Petal nozzle. Piping ruffles.
https://www.punchbowl.com/p/easy-thanksgiving-dessert-recipes?utm_source=Pinterest&utm_medium=Punchbowl-Pins&utm_term=content-portal&utm_content=thanksgiving&utm_campaign=100915-6

Petal nozzle. Piping single petals.
http://www.topinspired.com/top-10-fun-thanskgiving-turkey-cakes/#

 

  • Round nozzle. Dots + spread them with spatula:

Cake Central. http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/2861545/thanksgiving-turkey-yellow-cake-with-chocolate-frosting By Kadeebo

 

If you prefer to use fondant rather than buttercream, look at this two easy ways to make the feathers:

  • Leaf cutter:

Cake Central. http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1893658/thanksgiving-thankful-cake

 

  • Heart cutters:

Heart cutters to make the feathers and the beak.
Bunnie Cakes. http://www.miaminewtimes.com/restaurants/thanksgiving-2016-a-guide-to-a-vegan-holiday-in-miami-8921882

 

  • Crinkle round cutters:

Crinkle round cutters. Overlapping different sizes and colours.
Pinterest. https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/534732155730477651/

 

Also, it’s a good idea to change the perspective and look a round cake from the side (instead of the top):

The First Year Blog. http://thefirstyearblog.com/turkey-cake/ 

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Or cut a round cake in half and make this “3D” turkeys…

Madelines Cakes, Youtube Channel. https://i.ytimg.com/vi/5-33y7XnwXs/maxresdefault.jpg

Popsicle blog. https://www.sandytoesandpopsicles.com/orange-county/knotts-take-home-thanksgiving-dinner/

 

It could be a cool and easy idea to make a pull apart cake (made out of cupcakes):

Pinterest. https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/494059021595315651/

 

And now, I’ll show you how to make your turkeys out of popular candies and chocolates:

  • Oreos & Candy Corns:
Bitz & Giggles.  http://bitzngiggles.com/wide-eyed-turkey-cupcakes/
We heart parties.
http://www.weheartparties.com/blog/post/2014/10/easy-thanksgiving-oreo-turkey-cupcake-toppers
  • Reeses (peanut butter cups):
insidebrucrewlife.com
  • Smarties:
Your Cup Of Cake.http://www.yourcupofcake.com/2014/10/turkey-cupcakes-thanksgiving-cupcake-decorating.html
  • Marshmallows:

TBSP. http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/chocolate-dipped-marshmallow-turkey-cake/885b24fa-4005-4b41-aad6-35605d3b968b

  • Teacakes & Maltesers:

Cake Central. http://www.cakecentral.com/tutorial/39456/make-turkey-cake-balls

Aren’t they cool??

Hope you get some inspiration to make yours.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sara

Halloween Cakes

Hi there,

It’s been a while since the last time I posted. Reaaaally busy days… But I’m ready to start doing it again more often! To start with, I’m going to show you some of the Halloween-themed cakes and other stuff I made in the past to give you some ideas. Spooky compilation! :D

You can see the full posts if you click the link below each image.

Witches’ Cemetery

Funny Ghost Cupcakes. Made them when I was a hobbie baker some years ago at the very beginning!! Memories :-D

Also, I know it’s not cake related, but I made a step-by-step tutorial of a DIY paper spider web. Easy and fun!

Happy Halloween!

Sara