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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It’s still hot!

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.

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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!

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All that glitters!

Not all Halloween cakes have to be gory.  This simple cake does double duty, Halloween and a birthday.

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Covered in black fondant and rolled in Kara’s edible gelatine glitter, this cake contains both chocolate and vanilla cakes sandwiched with ganache.

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Watercolour & Bubbles

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This week I tried out a new technique, watercolour buttercream.  The whole process was surprisingly pleasing as the randomness of the colour is what made it beautiful.

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Steak dinner

This week I had the opportunity to make a really fun cake.  A very special visitor was here in DFW and it was his 40th!

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We surprised him with his birthday cake: steak, chips, and tomato sauce (ketchup) while having dinner at Campisi’s in Dallas. The staff there were fantastic helping me with the cake surprise.

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Geode cake

When I first saw Rachael Teufel’s (from Intricate Icings) geode cake I knew exactly who I wanted to try and make one for.  Then, only a week or so later a PDF tutorial was available to purchase and I jumped at the chance.  The tutorial has been sitting on my computer ready to use for months and this week it was finally the time!geode cake-2

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These pretzels are making me thirsty 😜

A quick cake with a twist! I really wanted to make a cake with a moving part, so I decided that my hubby’s b’day cake would be the one.  That way if anything went wrong, it wouldn’t be such a disaster.

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So I give you a beer mug with a rotating pretzel on top!  I bought a hobby motor and gear kit online and gave it to my 13 year old son to put together for me.  Thankfully he put it together with no problems.

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