Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Kayden's Christening Cake

This is the cake I made for our friend's Son's Christening last Sunday.

It is a chocolate mud cake with vanilla buttercream icing. All edible except the wire holding the stars.

Last time I made the spikes for a cake, they all fell over, so this time I wired them all together, then inserted them into a flower holder. They stayed upright perfectly!

I think I finally perfected the FMM alpha cutters as well. I have had nothing but trouble with these in the past, and spent over 6 hours making these letters too, but I finally have them sorted : )

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Macadamia Anzac Cookies

Here in Australia, you can't go past Anzac Day, without having a few Anzac Biscuits. Well this year I decided I would try something a bit different, and add some yummy macadamia nuts. The results were delicious.

Macadamia Anzac Cookies.
Makes 32

125 grams butter or margarine
2 Tablespoons golden syrup
1/2 teaspoon bi-carb soda
2 Tablespoons boiling water
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
1 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
3/4 cup coconut (I used just over 1/2 cup desiccated, and made the rest up with shredded)
1/2 cup macadamia nuts (finely chopped)

1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius Fan Forced. Line trays with baking paper.
2. Place margarine / butter and golden syrup in medium saucepan, stir over low heat until smooth.
3. Stir in combined soda and water; then stir in remaining ingredients.
4. Roll Tablespoons of mixture into balls. Place about 5cm apart on trays; flatten slightly.
5. Bake about 15 minutes. Cool on trays.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tommy the Turtle Cake

About a month ago, I answered a request on a parenting forum for a cake decorator in my area. I showed the lady some of my cake photos, and she liked them, and some other lovely girls recommended me to her too :)

Anyway she wanted a cake for her Son's 1st birthday, and it had to have a turtle theme. She also liked my Dora cake, so I went from there.

I decided it needed something 3d on top, so went about finding a tutorial online, and Thanks to Cake Journal, I found one. I adapted it a bit, as I wanted a more rounded back, but the principal is the same. I am so happy with how he turned out :)

I made the cake the same way as the Dora cake, its an 8" chocolate mud cake with vanilla butter cream icing. This time I just changed the colours to a blue / green theme, and changed the flowers to stars.

This is what I came up with.

Thanks for looking : )

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hoppy Easter Everyone : )

I just wanted to wish all my friends & family a very Hoppy Easter :)

Here is a photo of Harrison @ Easter last year, he was 20 weeks old.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Eamon's Christening Cupcakes.

Last weekend I had an order for 48 Cupcakes. 24 were to be choc mud flavoured w/ choc buttercream icing, and the other 24 to be white choc mud flavoured with vanilla buttercream icing, sprinkled with Cachous. This is what we come up with.

I displayed them on my own stand for these photos, but Amanda (Eamon's Mum) bought her own stand and displayed them on it.

Amanda is also Amelia's Mum, whom I made the pink Number 3 cake for last year. It was great to get a repeat order :) When Amanda asked her Husband what sort of cake he wanted for Eamon's Christening, his reply was "a cake by Kat" I was so excited, LOL!