Functional Beer Keg Cake

I have been looking forward to making this cake so I could try out a new wood technique.

This cake is a functional beer keg cake, yes, you lift the tap and the beer flows!!!  The cake is a caramel mud cake with chocolate stout buttercream frosting.

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Unicorn cupcakes

I was recently invited to contribute to a fabulous fundraiser for the RSPCA Cupcake Day, which was held on Saturday.

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A few small changes…

Good morning everyone! I hope you are all doing well in which ever part of the world you are receiving this.

I am currently rugged up dealing with the Canberra winter which is in full foggy force this morning.  I’m looking forward to the sun breaking through.

Over the next few weeks (or perhaps months), you may notice some small changes to the blog. I am in the process of simplifying a few things. When I first started this little adventure almost 8 years ago I had no idea of the longevity of my blog!

I am phasing out the name Scrumdiddlyumptious (not the blog) as it can be difficult at times for people to spell, say, and remember. The posts will still be about the Scrumdiddlyumptious sweet treats you are all accustomed to, it will just be the name that is slightly different.

The first change is already done!  My new URL is……..

https://fionapoole.com/

If you have the old one saved in your favourites you “should” be redirected automatically to the new version. In any case, if you are old fashioned like me and still type your favourite sites in by memory, this one should be much easier for you.

Thanks for all of your support, I’m looking forward to the next stage of the adventure.

Happy World Chocolate Day!

Happy World Chocolate Day everyone.  Any excuse for chocolate!!!

 

 

 

4th of July meringue and buttercream cake

4th of July cake

 

4th of July cake

Happy 4th of July everyone!

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Cold mirror glaze 😱

Back in February I had a go at my first mirror glaze cake.  This weekend I was asked to make a dessert for a birthday dinner and decided to give a different mirror glaze technique a go.

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June babies

This week I had the pleasure of making a few cakes, 2 of which were for my nieces.  Both have birthdays in June and had a joint birthday party this year.

They both have different interests, so we needed two cakes to reflect that.

Pop Rocks around the base

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Cheeeessse!!!

Just a quick post for anyone who doesn’t follow me on Facebook or Instagram.

I had a little bit of time this morning so decided to have a go at Yolanda Gampp’s grilled cheese sandwich cake.  It is part of her “replicake” promotion that ends on Monday night.  Basically you have a go at replicating one of her cakes, this one is from Round 3.

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Hummer the Giraffe

This year I was honoured to be a part of the PANDSI Cake Off as one of the bakers.  The Cake Off is a fund raiser for the organisation, with donated cakes being auctioned off to the public.  This year the theme of the PANDSI Cake Off was Canberra.

Canberra is my home town and has so many wonderful icons, there was lots to choose from.  With over 70 cakes in the Cake Off the bakers covered a lot of Canberra!

I chose to do Hummer.  Hummer is a gorgeous giraffe who lives at the National Zoo & Aquarium.  When my kids were little, we used to visit the zoo often (thanks for the annual memberships Mum & Dad).  My youngest’s favourite was Hummer.  No trip to the zoo was complete without visiting Hummer, rain, hail, or shine! So, when I think of Canberra, I include Hummer.

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RC Car Cake!

So much fun! This car cake is remote control and actually drives.

Vroom vroom!!!

Not the smoothest finish on the fondant as I forgot to smooth the ganache underneath. This was for my son, so he wasn’t too concerned.

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