Baby Shower Cupcake Toppers!
Here are the toppers that went along with the cake! Love the mint green & pink look! super cute set to match a super cute cake. These were for my friend’s baby shower & she literally cried when she first saw the cake!! best response EVER! :)
Baby Shower Cake - with edible Chuck Taylor Baby Shoes
Can we talk about how beautiful & super cute this cake is!? My friend Jess from Rosy Cakes created an awesome tutorial for this ruched fabric effect with the fondant! I LOVE IT! you can find her tutorial on Sugar Ed :)
Look out for my other post with the cute cupcake toppers I made to match!
Ballet Shoes & Geometric Triangles
My eldest daughter has learnt Ballet since she was 3 & half years old :) So for her 12th birthday when she asked for a ballet shoe cake - I was excited to make her one & to have the challenge of not making it a ‘pretty little girl’ cake! :) We looked at some geometric cakes that are trending at the moment & chose a colour pallet to work with & I was set! :) Taylor loved her cake! as did all her friends :) kez*
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Josh!
This was a fun cake to make, loved making the bricks look real & the mini pizza was lots of fun to create :)
Music Cake for a Sweet 16 :)
I made this cake for a daughter of a teacher at my kids school :) She loves music & is an amazing trained singer. It was the first time I made & used sugar lace for the music score around the side of the cake :) I was surprised at how easy it was to make & use!
So I actually don’t like the taste of fondant!! Quite often when I know I will be covering a cake with a repetitive pattern or ruffles that will completely cover the cake I skip the covering cake in fondant part & just work directly onto the ganache! Saves time & fondant!! Yay :)
So!! My family were selected to review this awesome car! We get to drive it for two weeks in return for us sharing out experience! Pretty cool! So the car! It is a Citroen Grand C4 Picasso Seduction 2.0l Blue HDi
Just like it’s super impressive and long name the car is also super impressive!! Today we had our first full day of driving :)
Starting with taking our four kiddos to school - master 5 & miss 7 are still in boosters. My son finds it pretty hard to buckle himself in & even I find it a struggle to reach around and get the buckle in. I suspect with a different style car seat this wouldn’t be a problem. My 7yr old has a different booster & has no problems :) I love how each seat in the middle has it’s own anchor point for car seats they also individually move fwd and back to adjust to that individuals need for leg room! The boot is small with all 7 seats in use but fit all 4 school bags plus hubby’s bag too! There is more storage underneath that tray also :)
After the school drop off we drove into Auckland city - I dropped hubby off at work & then drove to kingsland to have breakfast with my mum, dad & sister :) the Eco feature where the engine turns off when you come to a full stop is awesome. Feels kinda weird at first & is humorous/slightly annoying when you’re in the city & it’s red light, drive, red light, drive :)
I manage to score a park right outside the cafe - this is where the cameras on the car are awesome! I used the 360 camera to check that I wasn’t over the yellow lines :) that was so cool!! I included a pic of the camera view:) It was great to be able to see where you were. The warning sound when you are close to hitting an object is great but annoying ;) I believe you can turn that function off though.
It was another drive through Auckland CBD to pick up Glenn & drive back out to the country. I had a few errands to run in the afternoon also - we were stopped with the cows crossing - one decided she quite liked the car & came pretty close! ;)
The kids LOVE the car - it’s almost frustrating having them in there though as it’s all new and they just want to touch everything and push EVERY button!! All I hear is ‘what does this do!?’ My son loves being able to see the speed and said ‘mum! You did 100 centre meters!!!’ We then had a conversation about kilometres & how they were different to cm ;)
There is so much to talk about. So I will leave it there for today - but the thing I love most at the moment is the keyless aspect!! Getting to push a button to start the car is the COOLEST THING EVER!!! ;) I am in love already and none of us want to say goodbye to this car! :/
"It is fun to have fun, But you have to know how!”
This is my most FAVOURITE cake to date!! I have wanted to do a Cat in the Hat themed cake for a long time :) NZ Cake Decorator’s page on facebook had a mini cake competition going on - I wasn’t going to enter, then I read my son the cat in the hat before bed one night, saw the pic of the cat balancing the cake on his hat & holding all the other things & knew I HAD to create that in cake form!
SO the bottom (black cake) is 3” round, the hat itself is just made from fondant mixed with tylose powder & the pink cake is also 3” round.
My next goal is to make this into a bigger scale cake! can’t wait to find some time to do that! :)
Iron Man for Joshua
Josh is one of my son’s besties :) they both LOVE iron man!! so for Josh’s 5th birthday I made him an Iron Man cake! it’s a pretty simple design with the chest piece on there - leaving room for the complicated figure on top ;)
the boys loved it - I however… never, ever, EVER want to make another Iron Man… ever.
Hey! Short answer is I use ganache & I flip my cakes upside down :)
longer answer can be found here :)
hope that’s helpful!