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

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

Dog Cupcakes

Hi there!

My friend Isabel is a passionate dog walker. Like me, she was a cake decorator, but she decided to change cakes, flour and sugar for the love,  joy and loyalty that dogs bring. Few weeks ago she asked me to make some “leaving” cupcakes to say goodbye to some of the owners. Personally I am a big animal lover and I was so excited to make them. But I was even more excited to see these pictures that the dogs’ owners sent her when they received their gift! Omg, how adorable are they?? So cuuuuuute! Looooove!

Labrador

Redbone Coonhound 

Maltese

Pomerian

Dachshund

Yorkshire and poodle mix

What’s your favourite one? Are you in love with any particular dog breed? I love all these cuties! But look at the Pomerian’s eyes… Could they be more  bright and playful? Aww!!

One of the dogs tried to eat itself… Really! lol. It’s impossible to cope with such a dose of cuteness!!

Have a lovely and doggie weekend!

Sara

Cheshire Cat Cake (Alice in Wonderland)

Hi there,

Last weekend was Maya’s 6th birthday. She had a Mad Hatter party theme (Alice in Wonderland). This is the cake I made to make her day even more special. I heard it was nice and yummy! Yay!

It was a 10 inch buttercream coated cake with little handmade fondant decorations all around.

Hope you like it and you get some inspiration.

Have a nice week!

Sara

Sprinkle Cake

Hi there,

This is a three tier sprinkle cake I made for Liberty’s birthday. I thoroughly enjoyed making it!

Wasn’t sure about which wallpaper choose to take the pictures and I used both :- ) Which one do you like the most?

I used three round 8″-6″-4″ cakes (between 4″-5″ tall), and despite there were loads of sprinkles, I just used around 270 grams to cover the three of them! I had bought 2 kilos of nonpareils because I wasn’t sure about the amount I would be using, lol. I still have enough to make more similar cakes and also topping some cupcakes! Anyway, it’s always better to work with more sprinkles than you need and then remove and keep the excess.

Under the sprinkles, I just used buttercream. A firm and cold crumb coat to get sharp edges and then a final thin coat to stick the sprinkles to the cake.

Hope these tips help!

Have a nice, sweet and colourful week!

Sara

Magic Garden Cupcakes

Hi there,

Last week I was so lucky to contribute with these mini cupcakes in a kids’ party set up by the professional Mystical Fairies team. They organize amazing children’s parties and performances with a lot of interesting themes for kids. This time, it was a Ben & the Little Kingdom-themed party and they wanted to form a little garden with mini cupcakes.

I appreciate that Mystical Fairies sent me these beautiful pictures to be able to share them with all of you.

Have a nice weekend,

Sara

Alice in Wonderland Cake & Cookies

Hi there,

Last week I made this two tier fondant cake for little 5-year-old Layla. Her birthday’s party was Alice in Wonderland – themed and she wanted a big cake and some cookies to match it. I tried to do my best to make her day very very special.

Inside this pale green cake (colour which I find very beautiful and girly), there was a couple of moist chocolate cakes covered in delicious ganache and filled with yummy vanilla buttercream.

These are some of the Alice in Wonderland cookies I also made:

Ready to go!

Hope you liked them!

Have a wonderful week,

Sara