Thursday, 12 July 2012

Megadeth Cake

This was done for a lady I work with, her daughter was 18 and she loves Megadeth, so when I asked 'what do you want my to put on the cake that shows this?' 
She promptly replied with 'Oh that bleeding, dead skull thing... You know what I mean!'
At the time I did not, but I just nodded and said 'Oh yeah, of course I know what you mean, I'll make it look as realistic as I can...???'

So I came home and asked the wonderful Internets all my questions, and that's when Vic Rattlehead popped up as the bleeding, dead skull thing... And here he is on that very cake I made!


Super Hero Cupcakes for a Charity Day!

Where I work have Charity Events every now and then, you know, to do there bit and show that they are willing to help the world! This event was done with a Super Hero Theme!!! So I decided to pitch my colleagues in a battle of wits to see who knew what Super Hero's I had chosen to decorate the cupcakes in. Needless to say they got the obvious ones but you would be surprised by which one stumped them...

Of all these Hero's, it was Wonder Woman that confused most, you must take into consideration that this was about 4 years ago so a lot of the major movies they now know where not out then...

The cakes are basically vanilla cupcakes with a swirls of butter icing, and a circle of fondant icing put on top, then the Hero logos are pipped royal icing left to dry and put on top, was hard and time consuming but from what I understand these cakes where gone within the hour so it was totally worth it!

Scientific Doctor Theme!?!?

So I thought it was about time I posted some cakes I have done, to a certain Scientific Doctor theme. Just to make sure that I cover my backside here these cakes where done as gifts which is so often what my skill ends up being used for anyway! And not for the benefit of monetary gain when the rights are so clearly owned by a big, powerful and all knowing company!?!?

Because I have done a few I will just show them all in this post rather than a post each!

 A Time Travelling Police Phone Box! 

One Killer Dust Bin and it life before fondant icing :) 

One Robotic Doggy (with bamboo skewer for head support!)
 The Police Box was one, 10 inch cake cut into 4, so you ended up with 5 by 5 inch pieces of cake that would stack to create the height. You then icing accordingly after leaving in the fridge for 2 or more hours to have the butter icing harden slightly. you add thick straws or plastic supports to get it to stay upright.

Similar sort with the killer dust bin except cutting it to shape before icing.

The robotic doggy needed the bamboo skewer for support as cake is not exactly light! Nor a kind mistress where defying gravity is concerned!

Pink Floyd, The Wall Cake

A cake done for a gentleman's 60th Birthday, I really enjoyed doing this cake as I'm a lover of Pink Floyd because of my Dad. He has been involved in a band since before I was born!

Oh look at the youth!

 So I have always had music as a big influence in my life because of this and Pink Floyd along with things like Golden Earring, Foreigner, Genesis, Asia and many more have always been in my own music collection!

But on to the cake! This was two 8 inch chocolate cakes and then all the decorations made accordingly. The teacher is particularly creepy I think...

The letters where all hand pipped in royal icing and left to dry along with the badges on the side of the walking hammers.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Skip Rat Cake

This was an unseal cake, it's not every day your asked to do a skip rat cake for someone's father in-law who is turning 50!

Vanilla cake again, this was a simple shape but it was the attention to detail that would make it what it is. I made all kinds of different rubbish to go in the skip. From a metres to a broken TV, bricks, pipes, boxes and wheels. Not forgetting the little mini rates made to scuttle around the skip.

I then decided to air brush the side of the skip with the name, age, and message because when you see a skip these days they usually have the name and number of the company sprayed on the side! I then used some of the paint to dirty up the skip and make it look more authentic.

A very fun cake again, one I always get raised eyebrows about when I mention it in the list of unusual cakes I have done.

Ruby Slipper Cake

This is a cake I have had to do a few times, each time the kitchen and the cats have never fully recovered from the red glitter attack. I has been done in chocolate and vanilla, the base of the case is another custom job. I get my now husband to make the heal of the shoe out of hard foam as I can't touch the stuff. I then spray and cover this foam heal with foil so it is safe for the cake to rest on. I also have to cut some 3mm cake board into the soul of the shoe to rest the cake on and build up from there.

You make a the shoe shape and put it in the fridge to set for about 2 hours, while this is going on it gives you time to cut out all the little red circle to stick on the shoe like sequins. When the cake is set you can then cover the cake in a layer of red fondant after putting a little black insert in for the inside of the shoe. then you can start to stick the circles on, I have no idea how many it takes I just usually keep going from the heal up till the cake is covered. It takes a while but is totally worth it!

Then I do two things, I spray the cake with a metallic mother of pearl spray to give a slight shine but then have to manually dust the cake in red glitter and white holographic glitter. This doesn't cover every part of the cake but adds to the illusion.

Time consuming but I very fun cake and people's reactions are great!

Gibson, Les Paul Guitar Cake

So I just finished this cake yesterday for someone I work with, they originally asked for the cake to be as big as I could make it with money been no object. However when I advised what size of cake I could make and the cost, it became an object! :)

So I ended up scaling this one down to be 28 inches long instead of real Les Paul Guitar sized. Something that big would have been a nightmare to deliver anyway!

 I added an Amp as I had more cake left over and I didn't want to waste it. The cake is a chocolate with chocolate butter cream. I covered the whole of the cake in white fondant icing to start with, then I used a mixture of yellow, caramel, red and dark brown food colouring neat from the containers to pain the wood effect. Starting from the middle and pulling out with a paint brush. The side of the guitar was air brushed, took about 5 coats of different colours, red, black, caramel and dark brown to get the right effect.

The neck of the guitar is painted with black food colouring which gave it a nice sine. All of the little parts have been made from fondant icing with a hardening agent added, they have then been painted with gold or silver edible paint.

The crowning achievment I think was the strings which in its self took an hour to do. They are fishing string tied around a little metal hook and then slotted into the base where the strings would normally start and then it is tied to a cocktail stick which is inserted into the cake at the head end and then has a small piece of icing put over the top to hide this.

I really enjoyed doing this and it's been a while since I did something so details but it is one of the best cakes if not the best I have done I feel.

Long Time No Post

So its been a while since I have done anything on here and for this I am sorry. Been a little bit busy with having a baby and then two weeks after moving house, But I'm still on maternity leave at the moment... soooo.... between looking after the large bundle of sick I'm getting back to making cake!

Some new and old cakes to follow! 

My endless source of amusement these days!