AWelcome Kay! I'm sure you'll get loads of help here!!:D
AWelcome from Wales. :-) I can tell you from experience you WILL get loads of help here, they're a brilliant bunch. Nice rabbit. :-)
Well I never knew I could add a photo on my phone, thought I could only do it on the computer!
This is the cake my daughter decorated for my husbands birthday yesterday. You all helped me so much, thought you'd like to see it.
AYes they did, better than I thought they would actually. Thankyou. :-) I'm saving everyones "plan B" suggestions for next year!
AThank you! Glad it looks like a rabbit lol, toddlers can be cruel, I had images of them saying "ooh its a doggy"
AWelcome. Toddlers can be cruel???!!!! Have you met teenagers?! I made fondant animals for the first time a couple of weeks ago, showed them to my 17 yr old, he said "i like the elephant but I'm not fussed on the dog'!
AOops didn't mean to post that, hadn't finished! The animals I made were 2 monkeys, an elephant and a lion!
ALol kids! Honesty is the best policy...............unless its made by mum
AOh that looks brilliant Maisie, really lovely, so pleased the pens did the trick! :)
Hi Kay, that's a very cute rabbit :)
Nannycook, not sure where you can get it online (just googled and didn't find it) but I have it in her 'Cakes for Romantic Occasions' book. It's a lovely cake, I torted mine into 3 layers, and once filled with b/c it came to 3" high. Its a bit 'crumby' when cutting, but nice and firm!
I actually use most of her recipes for my cakes as they are all nice and firm, so great to sugarpaste, and I actually find they get better with age! I never freeze cakes and always bake 3 days before delivery, to allow a day to fill & cover, then another to decorate. Cakes always stay moist (never use sugar syrup either) and I'm use the flavour improves after a day or so!
PS just checked, and it you look at the book on Amazon, then 'Look Inside' you can scroll to the recipes! :)
AThankyou Mel. :-)
AHi Maisie, thats brilliant, bet your chuffed with it? Well done both.x
AThanks Mel, will take a look. I do have one of her books.
AThanks Nanny, yes, really chuffed. :-) And I've finished the gluten free nightmare! Hooray!
AAw that's lovely Natt! I'm not very pleased with my gf cake, it tastes yummy (at least the worst of the two and the trimmings of the one I used did) but I'm not pleased with how it looked. It's done tho and my friend was delighted when I delivered it at nearly 11pm! I just tried to add a photo of it but the internet is slow tonight so I''ll try again in the morning.
ASee, your patience paid off Maisie.
Thats fantastic Natt12321.
A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3208355/width/200/height/400[/IMG] Gluten free, nut free, banana free, artificial flavour free, not great looking but yummy giant cupcake!
I think it looks great Maisie! Good job! Always great when a troublesome cake is done isn't it?
AThankyou Natt. Yes it is! I couldn't do this for a living even if I was good enough, far too stressful, I'd be a gibbering wreck uf I actually charged people! I take my hat off to anybody who does, i'm in awe of you all! Can I ask your opinion of the board natt? It's the 2nd one I've done and it's the only thing I'm happy with!
From what I can see from the picture the board looks well done, there is one spot I can see (I think) that could maybe be more even, but its small and only cos I was looking for it. I LOVE the ribbon you used.
If anything Maisie the only change I personally would make is the letters, but that just means buying a new set of cutters, and it's kind of personal preference!
Natt, your cake is fabulous!!! The characters are perfect!!
AND Maisie!!!! Your cake is amazing!!! I cannot see any fault at all. For me, its PERFECT!!! The cake, the board, Everything!!! Well Done!!! No wonder your friend loved it!
AAw thankyou so much both. :-) I feel like you've told me my baby is beautiful! There were two bad bits on the board actually Natt! And I don't like the letters but I just can't seem to get on with letter cutters, this is the third set I've bought and I only use them because they at least resemble the letters they're supposed to be by the time I get em on the cake!
Practice makes perfect with letters and numbers! Some letters are harder cos the cutters need flower paste rather than fondant, my favourite brand of letter cutters is http://www.windsorcakecraft.co.uk/the_windsor_clikstix_range.html
Most of the time I pipe or paint my letters, but if I cut them I use these cos you can use thinly rolled fondant as well as being able to use flower paste or half and half with them so they are more versatile.
It is beautiful! All of us are our worst critics! I still just see faults in the cakes I make and I've been doing it a long time!
ANatt that cake is fab, I love Jerry and that block of cheese!
Maisie that's beautiful, I love the colours, and the rosette piping, and that ribbon is so pretty!
Letters are fiddly, but I'm totally with Natt, I use Clikstick letters all the time and they are great. Took me a few goes to get the hang of them (use flower paste, rolled v v thin then leave it for a few minutes after rolling out to let it dry before cutting) but once you've got the hang of them you'll never go back LOL :)
Thank you Bashini and Mel!!
The cheese is probably my favourite part, it came out better than I had hoped
AJust had a look at the Clickstix, I think I've got them and hate them! If not they're very similar! I'll try again tho, I'm already doing things (quite!) well I couldn't do at all a year ago. Thanks for the tips. :-) The ribbon was what I had leftover from a previous cake, waste not, want not! That's what decided my cake colours. I love your cheese too natt, it's my favourite bit.
AHaha, didn't see your post natt, must've been writing mine when yours added!
AThats beautiful maisie, love the colour too.
Maisie, like others, I use flower paste to cut my letters too. There are few videos on YouTube on how to do them. I'm sure they will help you.