“Hey I just came across your blog and I'm in awe your work is amazing :D I am literally just beginning my journey into the world of cake making and decorating and was wondering if you had any tips or advice for a beginner, I have managed to get some temporary voluntary work in a cake shop but any advice or tips you have would be much appreciated, Thank you :) x”
-michelledawn92

Hey Michelle :)  thanks so much for your message! & compliments on my work! I have a few weeks worth of cakes still to put up on tumblr. oops! anyhoo - the biggest advice I can give is that you tube is your friend :) there are so many awesome free tutorials out there! people to search for in you tube are….. Artisan Cake Company
Kara Couture Cakes, McGreevy Cakes, Way beyond Cakes by Mayen.

Jump onto Craftsy and purchase Jessica Harris’ Clean & Simple Cake design class - if you go to her blog… www.jessicakesblog.blogspot.com
she has a 50% off voucher for her class.  She is amazing & makes it super easy to create gorgeous cakes :)

Last piece of advice is to just practice!! get in there, make cakes, make mistakes & learn from them :) it’s pretty much the only way!
where in the world are you??

let me know how you get on :) kez* x

cakeproblems:

When you see an absolutely stunning cake that you DIDN’T decorate.

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cakeproblems:

When suddenly being a cake decorator means that your personal facebook page is a magnet for ‘fb friends’ to share link after link of crappy pinterest cake ideas & cupcake ideas.

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Bubble Guppie’s 1st Birthday Cake

Loved making this cake! there is something about underwater & sea cakes that I find super fun to create!? I don’t know if it’s because blue is my favourite colour or because these cakes can be so colourful in a fun way!? who knows - but I love them! It was great to have another go at making a bubble guppies cake. The first one I made was a year & a half ago now and it was nice to look at the photo’s side by side & see that I’ve improved. Also nice to only make 2 characters!! all 8 was quite stressful ;)
kez* x

Buttercream 1st b’day cake with Fondant Chevron

This cake freaked me out in the beginning! I haven’t worked with buttercream for so long & am so used to ganache now! I will admit to having a little ‘moment’ shall we say…. where I couldn’t remember some most basic cake decorating things - just because my brain stopped working after the word ‘buttercream’ was mentioned! ;)
 Well - I kicked some serious cake ass & managed to rule buttercream & create this super cute cake for my friends son’s 1st birthday :)
  If you follow my blog you may have seen some sneak peeks of this cake & also a pic which shows how I used the wax paper transfer method to get those chevrons on there nice & straight & all in one go! :) LOVE that!
kez* x

This guy. 
#ironman #marvel

This guy.
#ironman #marvel

This is how you apply rows of chevrons onto a cake :) 
#icedbykez #cake #cakedecorating  #chevron #fondant

This is how you apply rows of chevrons onto a cake :)
#icedbykez #cake #cakedecorating #chevron #fondant

Sneak peek!! Looking fwd to sharing the full photos tomorrow!! kez* x 
#icedbykez #cake #buttercream

Sneak peek!! Looking fwd to sharing the full photos tomorrow!! kez* x
#icedbykez #cake #buttercream

Olaf - Frozen themed Cake

I finally got to make a Frozen themed cake!! starring my favourite character Olaf!!! This was a fun cake to make! My husband is a bit of a legend & made me a plaque cutter that included an embossing plate for the name to go on! It was so easy to use and I’m stoked with the outcome!  Olaf was to be the main feature & snow the second main feature! LOL :) 
kez*

Graduation/Birthday Cake

This turned out to be a pretty cool cake! Although it may look simple it was the complete opposite.  The design that went around the middle of the cake took hours to do. I used the wax paper transfer method to get it all on the cake and sighed a huge sigh of relief when it worked!!  The frangipani’s add a beautiful splash of colour and the light blue tassels on the graduation cap are there to represent her new law degree! 
One of my favourite parts are the black pearls!! I loved how the light made them shine :) kez*


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