Ben And Little Kingdom Cake

Hi there,

Ben and Little Kingdom is  a children’s television series very popular amongst kids. Ben, one of the main characters, is a young and friendly elf. The most remarkable features in this character are his big head, angular nose, pointed ears and his blue hat with an oak leaf sticking out.

Joshua and Edward, two adorable little siblings, were celebrating their birthday together. The party’s theme was Ben and Little Kingdom, and I was so glad to contribute with this colourful fondant cake to make their day even happier!

Ben is sitting on a ladybird called Gaston. We also can see the Little Castle. In front of him, there’s a delicious picnic. Everything was made out of sugarpaste. I just love modelling!

Also some matching mini cupcakes…

Hope you liked it!

Have a nice day.

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

Fairy Cake

Hi there,

This is the birthday cake I made for a 4 year-old girl. It was a 10″ chocolate cake, covered in fondant and matching the party theme (fairies) & colour scheme (turquoise and pink, which I think it’s a lovely combination!).

I enjoyed a lot decorating it, specially when modelling the four sugar fairies. I love the ones with red hair sitting on the cake!

I also made some tiny cupcakes matching the cake, as well as some yummy cookies, but unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of those ones.

Hope you like it!

Have a nice week.

Sara

Jolly Möh & Pink Floyd Cake… An hilarous combination!

Hi there,

Last week I made a very interesting birthday cake, which I wanted to share with all of you. The person the cake was for, is a big fan of Pink Floyd’s music and Mario Benedetti’s poetry and she loves the cute Jolly Möh sheep and the white roses. So I designed a cake consisting on a single round tier with a Jolly Möh sheep on top wearing a Pink Floyd t-shirt and listening their music! To go with it, also made some hand piped cookies with Mario Benedetti’s verses! And, if that wasn’t enough, I also prepared a bunch of cupcakes toped with… guess what… Yes! More Pink Floyd and Jolly Möh’s! Overall, a very unusual combination that turned out to be pretty fun! Don’t you think? ;)

I coated an 8″ round vanilla cake with scrumptious dark chocolate ganache and pink rolled fondant, trying to make noticeable sharp edges (I’m a bit obsessed with that!!).

Then, I added the rest of the decorations. I mixed 2D & 3D details to emphasize some of them. I really like the earphones that Jolly Möh is using, as well has her t-shirt, haha! She’s also holding a white rose as a gift for the birthday girl. As you can see for her position, she needs a big hug!! Hug me!! ;)

It was particularly challenging to fit Mario Benedetti’s verses on a single cookie! But with a bit of concentration and steady hand, I could pipe them with white royal icing. My friend Mónica advised me that it would be a good idea to pipe white letters over sky blue cookies. She was right!

By the way, I’ve something on the works for Halloween. Something that I haven’t tried before and been wanted to do for a while now… Spooky!! Stay tuned :)

See you,

Sara

Sugar Flowers

Hi there,

A couple of weeks ago I completed the last PME module and I got the awaited masters certificate. Finally!

Here are some of the sugar flowers I made during my last course:

They’re wired flowers made of gum paste (also called petal paste) and completely hand-crafted. To make realistic flowers is key to roll the paste very thin (like real petals) and slightly dust the flowers with edible powder colouring. A beautiful option to decorate a cake!

See you soon,

Sara

Flip-flop Cookies & Cheerful Flowers

Hi there,

These are my latest cookie designs: summery and fresh! All of them were fully decorated with royal icing, but for the tiny sugarpaste flowers on the flip-flops.

I made some cute feet with painted nails and wearing colorful flip-flops.

I also made some cheerful flowers and happy sun cookies.

It was my first time using a food dehydrator to set the royal icing. I had some troubles in the past due to craters in small and angular areas and I was sure that those toe nails would be a problem if I didn’t dry them quicly. Fortunately, that useful machine worked for me to prevent my royal icing from cratering!! No craters in the nails! Yay!!

I read that the food dehydrator is also very useful to avoid colour bleeding and to dry the royal icing quicly and thoroughly despite the humid climate, which prevents the cookies from absorbing humidity and becoming soggy. They come out really crunchy, just how I like :D

I hope you liked them!

Have a good week,

Sara

Sant Jordi’s Cupcakes (St George’s Day)

Hi there,

Today, April 23rd, is St George’s Day, the National day for England. This date is also important in Catalonia (where I’m from). We celebrate la diada de Sant Jordi (which is the catalan name) with very nice traditions: women are given a rose and men, a book, usually as a symbol of love and friendship. Due to this, this day is also called el dia de la rosa (the rose’s day) o el dia del llibre (the book’s day).

According to the legend, St George saved the princess from the dragon, which he slew by means of a sword. From the dragon’s blood, a rose bush grew. St George took a rose and gave it to the princess. So all catalan women are treated like princesses today, as we’re also given a rose :- )

I made this rose bush cupcakes to show one of the beautiful traditions in Catalonia during St George’s Day. They were vanilla flavoured, filled with strawberry jam (like if it was the dragon’s blood!). I pipped quick buttercream decorations (swirl, leaves…) and I topped them with handmade red fondant ribbon roses.

Happy St George’s Day! Feliç Diada de Sant Jordi!

PS: My dream garden plenty of rose bushes in a sunny day!! Deep red roses everywhere!