Sunday, 30 May 2010

Pirate Island

I can't take the credit for this design as I was approached with a picture and a request for "a cake like that". So in all honesty the layout is the same as the photo given to me (sorry I don't know who's it was either, but credit were credits due, it was an excellent cake!). In all fairness it's not an exact copy and the model, tree's, boat and Octopus have all been done my way.

I made the model in what I call my 'monkey man' style, much quicker and easier then the 'eyes' models that I've become known for, as there's no drying time needed when working on them. I thought I'd introduce you to the little guys as it won't be long now till I've a treat in store for you that involves them, so keep your eye's peeled for that.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Adam's cake

I can't believe my youngest is now 6 years old!! He made me laugh when I asked him what he wanted for his birthday, he started to tell me exactly what his cake was to look like, I didn't mind too much as I knew exactly what cake to make then, but I really needed to know what present he wanted, lol.

So here it is, another dragon, a bit of a combination of his cake last year and the WoW cake i did a while back. I was pleased it survived as we spent the day with family at 'cadbury world' 2hrs away, then it got left in the car on what was one of the hottest days of the year! I was prepared though as I housed in a polystyrene box with ice packs, seemed to work a treat!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Chocoholic Tennis Player

Well there's not been much caking lately, the bank holiday weekend was spent mostly stripping and tiling the bathroom, which then flowed into last week too. Then last weekend we went away re-enacting, which felt like a well earnt break. I don't know if I've mentioned before but my hubby is a member of a wild west town called Laredo. His building's the saloon there and we all join him occasionally to enjoy the 1870's. I'll have to see if I can dig out some photo's for you to see, only if you promise not to laugh at me in my victorian wear.

We nearly didn't get there at all as on the way we had a car accident. Miraculously everyone was ok and the car still ran with only minor damage to the bumper and number plate. Hubby was driving at the time so needless to say I took over and drove all the way there and back. Infact I've not got into the car with him since, baby steps I think with that one, lol. Actually it's probably more to do with the fact that he hurt his back on Monday at work and hasn't been able to drive since anyway, so I've had him for company (if you can call waiting on him and the smell of deep heat company) all week.

So after that eventful fortnight (we won't mention the DS1 trouble/progression, I'll save that one for a later date) I was back to caking on Tuesday. Demo and mini workshop last night at a wonderful BSG group in Yeovil, cake order for today, demo tomorrow at Trowbridge, and a workshop on Sunday. I definately feel I've jumped back in the deep end, and will be ready for another break soon.

So this cake is for a lady who loves playing tennis, stripy tops and CHOCOLATE!! So of course a chocolate cake, with maltesser balls and chocolate posts. The netting on the net and racket isn't edible, and of course the support sticks arnt but everything else is.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

North East Midlands Workshop

The date's now been set for the North East Midlands workshop, in Holmewood, Nr Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

11th August 2010 and the subject: Figure Modelling.

To register your interest please email me and I'll send you booking information and details of the final project when it's ready. There's only 6 places available for this workshop as the venue is smaller than the one I use in Somerset so get in quick if you want a place. Hope to see you soon!