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?
Maisie and Natt - must say how impressive both cakes are.Â 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.
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!
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!
ACupcakes for Mothers day isn't cheating then! (Gospel according to Natt Of Cake Room)!
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)!
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!
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!!!!
AWhoo hood Maisie , daycare, natt22321, finally figured out how to post pics, will show you more now
A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3208703/width/200/height/400[/IMG]Heres Kevin, I think.
A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3208704/width/200/height/400[/IMG] fair bit of work in this cake, never again.
AWhat are you making natt?
I'm hand painting a cake cos I wanted to try it and its for people I know... so time consuming....
ACant wait to see that, I've always wanted to paint on a cake.
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.
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!
That is the exact reason why my mothers will be blue!! lol
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.
AI'm making red cupcakes, with leaves.
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? ;)
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!
Thank you! I get on with brushes. Sometimes. If I feel like it. Not a great thing when I'm not in the mood for it! I would definitely be willing to try something much more pictoral now though. I often paint banners for cakes, and small bits of text, but nothing cake wide before!
Rugby cake - I love it!!The sides are SUPER square, the kind of pointy I dream of (on occasion, sometimes I want smooth!)
Maisie- Love the cakes! Glad your pens came.Â About the cupcake tin... I never use shaped tins. I don't even own one.Â All of my shaped cakes (3d, letters, cars, teddies etc) are all carved.Â I think it's much better (and I don't want the same teddy, car etc as everyone else).Â 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.Â 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
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.
Nanny- Love the daffodils!
Fellow noob's - welcome!
My latest tutorial- mermaid figure
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!
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!
Mel, I keep looking at those smoothers and almost buying them, clearly they need to be in my definitely to buy list!!