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.
It’s been almost a year since I’ve had my Russian piping tips out. Those that follow me on Facebook and Instagram would have seen my video piping flowers last week. I piped them all out and then popped them in the freezer to use this week.
We are now settled in our new home, a meer 14,000 kms from our place in Texas! Things are still in a state of disarray but the kitchen is sorted. I have missed playing in the kitchen and this cake was a great break from the boxes and organising.
My last order for our time over here in Texas, a Frozen cake for a gorgeous 3 year old.
This cake was super simple, using an Elsa doll as the base. I only had a day to get this one together and thankfully nothing went wrong!
The weather here in Texas is crazy for mid November. It should be cooling down, it’s not!!! Today we hit 30°C, those Fall boots will have to wait, it was perfect weather for wearing wedges.
This cake was based on a Michael Kors wedge that my friends and I fell in love with, funnily enough, none of us bought them! So, we will eat one instead!
Not all Halloween cakes have to be gory. This simple cake does double duty, Halloween and a birthday.
Covered in black fondant and rolled in Kara’s edible gelatine glitter, this cake contains both chocolate and vanilla cakes sandwiched with ganache.