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Sunday, 25 December 2016

Christmas Cakes



Have a Sweet Time this Christmas . Share the Season's Cheer!

I had loads of fun , baking these Christmas cakes.

Sugar Flowers , leaves and berries.

Two - tone Holly leaves and red berries in sugar.







   Sugar Poinsetta flower

Sugar Variegated Ivy leaves. 


Arrange sugar leaves, berries and flowers into a bouquet and place on top of Christmas cake


Finish with a lovely ribbon and and bow


Christmas Cup cakes. 




Christmas  Birthday  Cakes








Sunday, 19 July 2015

CUP CAKES

 
Cup cakes are desirable treats  which are very popular as after-meal desserts or as snacks for tea or coffee time and for sharing at  parties. 
I am tempting you with too much sugar , you say ?
Well , they are indeed tempting ; but so are all the other good foods and drinks which we consume every day . Whether we like to admit it or not , cakes are in high demand as popular treats for all events. A cake slice or a cup cake , once in a while is good enough for anyone.
Avoid the temptation of  eating excess of  sugary drinks , sugary and salty foods or eating too many cakes . I don't eat them in excess  and I encourage people to avoid that..
 
Occasionally , I find the time to enjoy doing one of my best hobbies -  which is Baking cakes and Cake Decoration . For me , cake decorating is therapeutic, fulfilling and rewarding , as such , it was FUN-TIME  for me when I baked and decorated  dozens of assorted cup cakes for someone's Summer Garden Party, recently.
I  made these ones with two batches of cake mixes with much reduced sugar ; a sponge mix and a fruit mix - I prefer glace Cherries cake mix .
 Both cake mixes were flavoured with vanilla and strawberry flavours and slight traces of other flavours.
Then I decorated each cup cake with butter cream icing which I piped into roses and edged each rose with piped frilled shells designs
The final touch to each cup cake was adding variegated leaves made with floristry paste designed in lovely summer colours and then a sprinkling of coloured edible crystals
 
 
 
 
 
You would agree with me that cakes look "bland and sad " and they are not presentable in public gatherings without the special finishing touch of beautiful icing!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
I am happy and encouraged when I see the look of appreciation on the faces of people when they see and eat deliciuos and beautifully decorated cakes and I am pleased to hear their expressions of delight - -"Oooh!" ,  "Aaah!", You made these ? Fantastic! These are simply gorgeous ! !"
Well, which cake decorator wouldn't appreciate that ? 
Yeah ? Thumping my chest? Hmmmm...!
 
Thank you ! Have a glorious Summer!





 
 



 
 

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Strawberry Cake

       
This one is a strawberry sandwich cake  covered with butter cream icing , decorated with a feathered
red / white design made from run-out icing  and straw berry jam.
The cake  top was decorated with a marbled leaves centre piece  and fresh strawberries
The  top edge and base were decorated with multi- coloured piped icing sugar crolls and fresh strawberries.

              

      
                    

- Sugar leaves designed and cut out from marbled floristry sugar paste .

                                                   

                   

               

                            


                                 

                                        

                                           

                                       


                                     

Assorted Cakes

I have been baking  !
I have enjoyed making Victoria  Sandwich cakes , assorted cup cakes , sponge cakes and Summer fruit cakes .
Here are some of the cakes  which I made in the past  months.

1. Sandwich fruit cake



Decorated with a Marbled fondant design.
          

2. Sponge cakes decorated with butter cream icing and piped roses.

                  

              



3. Heart-shaped  Sandwich cake - decorated with  fondant icing and tiny flower paste blossoms . It is huge!



 4. Star- gazer Lily petals , carnations , beaded blossoms and other piped hand - made sugar flowers .