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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Hippity Hop!

Last week I showed you my chocolate Easter cakes and promised you all another Easter cake.

This one is based on the crazy unicorn cake trend! They are everywhere!

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Chocolate time

Easter is fast approaching and this year it will be chocolate filled for my family!  After spending the last 3 years in Texas we REALLY missed our genuine Cadbury’s Easter Eggs.

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Roses & Ranunculi

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Today was all about buttercream and brewing! While I was brewing some beer (a hobby of mine) I had some waiting time.  I put the time to use by whipping up some buttercream and having some piping fun.

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A hint of gold

 

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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.

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Mirror, mirror…

 

mirror-glaze-4I’ve been wanting to have a go at a mirror glaze cake for over a year now, finally I found an excuse – Valentine’s Day!

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.

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Let it go, let it go….

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My last order for our time over here in Texas, a Frozen cake for a gorgeous 3 year old.

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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!

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