Man alive, I'm craving cake today. Badly craving it. I'm working at our Milton Keynes office tomorrow which, happily, is right around the corner from Starbucks. I have already decided that I'm heading there first thing to fetch a cappuccino and a chocolate muffin. Who cares if it will wipe out most of my WeightWatcher points for the day - I'll have butternut squash and bananas for dinner. (Zero point saviours; get me through many a binge.)
So, with cake on the brain, I thought I'd do a post on my cake decorating efforts so far. These are the only ones I have ever made, I'm a complete beginner. We all have to start somewhere!
Obviously the flowers on top are a little sparse and if I'd had more time I would have made more to fill in the gaps but I don't think it's bad for a beginner. I made this with a little adult education class at the local school.
My first novelty cake. I was really proud of this at the time even though the Waybuloo characters are porkier than they should be:
Izzie loved it and watching her chubby little hands make a beeline for De Li (that's the pink one, I know it isn't obvious!) made the stress and frustrations of making it (oh yes, there were tears) all worthwhile.
Grandma's birthday cake - a hippo in a bath tub (a Maisie Parrish cake). Grandma wasn't impressed, she thought I was calling her a hippo. Seriously, she went in a bit of a strop. She's 79.
(these are especially awful photos, sorry,
I was probably shaking after Grandma's reaction!)
This Easter cake is another Maisie Parrish design. I made it last year:
Fun, fun, fun weaving baskets out of sugarpaste!
I made these little carrots and bunny paws and popped them on the top of iced cupcakes.
This toadstool was for a friend's daughter's birthday party. I think it is from a Debbie Brown book.
And this one is taken from a few Maisie Parrish designs. It was for my niece's second birthday.
So there we are, my very modest collection of cakes.