A Thread for all UK bakers!!

Decorating By hailinguk Updated 10 Jun 2015 , 3:00pm by cakedaysdesigns

maisie73 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 3:18pm
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AThanks nanny. I'm going to try again with my other cutters, that's next on my list of things to master! No cakes til mothers day now so I'll have some spare time to practice. Are you all busy for mothers day?

natt12321 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 4:50pm
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I don't really get much from Valentines, Easter, Mothers day etc. I think I market myself wrong, but at least it means steady flow of orders instead of crazy times across the year I guess!


Better photo of Tom and Jerry
A cake for a 5 year old that LOVES Tom and Jerry   The cheese and cake are both vanilla sponge with vanilla frosting, figures and candles are half and half, ears on tom are flower paste along with the banner.


Now to get onto finishing todays cake!

DaysCakes Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 5:21pm
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Maisie and Natt - must say how impressive both cakes are.  If I get my mother's day cake done this week, will post a photo - but go gentle on me....haven't baked since August.

maisie73 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 6:10pm
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AAw natt it's lush! The cheese is still my favourite- it's cake AND it's cheese, what's not to love! Dayscakes- we'd love to see your cake. I think I might just cheat a do a few cupcakes and sling em in a box for mothers day after the week I've had!

natt12321 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 7:14pm
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Thank you both!


My mothers day cupcakes for my own mother are already baked in the freezer ready for me to just throw some decorations on them! I have too much to do that week!


I look forward to seeing it DaysCakes!

maisie73 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 7:18pm
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ACupcakes for Mothers day isn't cheating then! (Gospel according to Natt Of Cake Room)!

maisie73 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 7:21pm
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AAnd if my mother complains cos she was expecting a giant cupcake (told you, my lot love em!) I shall tell her if it's good enough for natts mother (who gave her a cake room), it's good enough for mine ( who wouldn't buy me a jelly bag when I was 11)!

natt12321 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 7:40pm
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Oh no! Cupcakes most certainly AREN'T cheating!! haha My mother normally gets some kind of leftover, I made too much batter for something and so threw it in my freezer kind of cake. As long as she gets cake she's happy!

nannycook Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 9:39pm
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AYes Maisie, I have 6 cupcake bouquets to make, 7 cakes in all on a board with stems and a ribbon. And 3 cakes this week, 2 for Sat along with the cupcakes, arrrghhh!!!!

nannycook Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 9:43pm
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nannycook Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 9:45pm
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AWhoo hood Maisie , daycare, natt22321, finally figured out how to post pics, will show you more now

nannycook Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 9:46pm
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A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3208703/width/200/height/400[/IMG]Heres Kevin, I think.

nannycook Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 9:48pm
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A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3208704/width/200/height/400[/IMG] fair bit of work in this cake, never again.

nannycook Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 9:52pm
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AWhat are you making natt?

natt12321 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 9:58pm
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I'm hand painting a cake cos I wanted to try it and its for people I know... so time consuming....

nannycook Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 10:01pm
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ACant wait to see that, I've always wanted to paint on a cake.

natt12321 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 10:02pm
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It's nothing too exciting, but it's a start, I know where to go from this now to do more pictoral stuff I think.

maisie73 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 10:14pm
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AYayyyyy! Well done Nanny! Lovely cakes, I like the picnic cake best. Maybe because I've been thinking about a peppa pig cake along those lines. Blimey, that's a lot of cakes! I get a bit "never again" sometimes then less than a day later I'm thinking about the next one! Natt you've given me an idea! I think my mothers day cupcakes will be green...... Cos I've got green buttercream left over from my giant cupcake!

natt12321 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 10:20pm
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That is the exact reason why my mothers will be blue!! lol

nannycook Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 10:20pm
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A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3208711/width/200/height/400[/IMG] This is one I made in class just after xmas,its one of my favourites.

nannycook Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 10:21pm
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AI'm making red cupcakes, with leaves.

natt12321 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 11:08pm
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I'M FINISHED!! Teaches me to start so late!

And as expected if I had the option to go back and do it again I would do the same thing.... *sigh*

This is the cake, it's for the 1st anniversary/birthday for a church that was planted by my church.

Painted using gel colours, chocolate fudge cake inside.

Mel37 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 11:16pm
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AWow Nanny they are fab - so much detail!! :-)

Love the painting Natt, that's on my to do list at the moment, really want to try a wedding cake with painted and 3D flowers (I'm a sucker for punishment lol!). I just did a tiny bit of painting on this weeks cake - hopefully some people might like it? ;)

[IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3208729/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

I did brush embroidery for the first time a few weeks ago and loved it, I seem to get on ok with paint brushes for some reason!

Cake-sprite Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 11:24pm
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Hi all,


Maisie- Love the cakes! Glad your pens came.  About the cupcake tin... I never use shaped tins. I don't even own one.  All of my shaped cakes (3d, letters, cars, teddies etc) are all carved.  I think it's much better (and I don't want the same teddy, car etc as everyone else).  I'm working up from easy tutorials at the moment, but when I get around to carved stuff I'd love for you to give one a go.  It really really is just practice.

I made 2 cakes this morning before my friend picked me up at 11.30. One was a chocolate cake I baked yesterday and carved into a car today, the other was a 'welcome to the world' cake, a 6" gluten free (I HATE them too, but I've got a recipe I like if I add banana!) with 12 cupcakes.

One was for my best friend's husband's 40th, the other for her newborn :-D


Practice, practice, practice- and as Natt said, don't obsess over every detail. It's only you who'll notice.


Natt- Love the Tom and Jerry. :-D


Nanny- Love the daffodils! :-D


Fellow noob's - welcome! :-D


My latest tutorial- mermaid figure

Mel37 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 11:32pm
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ALol I know what you mean about being in the right mood. I'm usually in a bad one around detailed royal icing work........! :/

Thank you! It was my first ganache covered cake, which helped soo much with the corners, I'd never have got those without it lol. I also got some of the Bellisimo smoothers to finish them off, which are fab!

natt12321 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 11:33pm
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Thanks Cake-Sprite!

I completely agree about the carving stuff, I started with a star a few years ago because I knew there was a tin for it but I didn't like the tin, ever since I've carved all shapes myself (except the giant cupcake which I got given as a gift and IMO is a little easier to just bake it than carve it cos the skin of the cake makes it a sturdier shape.) I really enjoy hacking at a cake *ahem* gently carving a cake with love and care to get it to be the right shape to look like something specific. Its a lot of fun!

natt12321 Posted 22 Mar 2014 , 11:36pm
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Mel, I keep looking at those smoothers and almost buying them, clearly they need to be in my definitely to buy list!!

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