Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cake It #12: AmazingPhil & Danisnotonfire Cake

The completed cake, with me too

My darling friend Laura does a lot of YouTubing and after much convincing she got me hooked into watching quite a number of YouTubers. Two in particular are amazingphil and danistnotonfire, so what way better to celebrate YouTubers by baking a cake (especially since it's Phil's birthday today)... and better yet I recorded it. So it's a cake for YouTuber's up on YouTube!

The tumblr post, with 1403 notes!

I also put it on tumblr and holy beejeebers it got a LOT of hits! Like way more than I ever expected! I really wanted to have Phil see this for his birthday, but although that didn't happen it's not the end of the world. It's one more cake down in the Cake It challenge!

If you want to check out the video, you can see it down below!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Cake It #11: Woodland Trunk Cake

The Woodland Trunk Cake

I'm really getting into the whole idea of chocolate ganache! I still can't get over how amazing it tastes! Here is a teeny tiny cake, only 10cm in diameter. I'd seen some other trunk cakes floating around on pinterest and wanted to give it a go myself! So here it is!

The cake itself is chocolate, obviously with chocolate ganache, as well as some fondant decorations (including a cute bunny's bottom, aaawwww) I wanted it to follow a 'down the rabbit hole' sort of theme, as I am quite a big fan of Alice in Wonderland. Like It?

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Cake It #9 & #10: I heart quick cakes

Possibly the worlds quickest iced cake

and it's counterpart, the other quickly iced cake

These were both delicious cakes with a chocolate ganache and were absolutely devine. Have I told you lately how much I adore ganache? It's like chocolate mousse... but for cakes, yum!

Sometimes it's nice not to have to have a 'perfect' cake, these only took me maybe ten minutes to ice, which in the grand scheme of things really isn't that bad. Sometimes it can take over twelve hours to ice a cake, so ten minutes is brilliant! I must say it gives it a bit of a Rustic look anyhow. It's nice to have something to take when visiting friends.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Cake It #8: Ferrari Cake

A close up of the cake

This cake was such an enjoyment to make! It was for one of my good friend's Dad. Being the cool daughter that she is (and her Mumma being the cool Mumma that she is) they threw him a surprise birthday party! The cake was chocolate with buttercream icing, along with fondant decorations. It had a ferrari sheild on the top too!

Basil cutting his birthday cake

Monday, December 31, 2012

Cake It #6 & #7: Halo and Xbox Cake

The two cakes

So this was the most last minute cake ever! My little brother's friend Connor's birthday was New Year's Eve so I spent the day and some of the previous night whipping up some cakes for him.

The white controller was a chocolate cake my Mumma made :) I carved it into the controller shape, butter creamed it then decorated it in fondant (I swear writing that sentence makes it seem like icing is the simplest thing in the world... which it so isn't!).

The Halo cake is in fact a banana cake and was my first attempt at chocolate ganache and it was yum! The Halo writing was done freehand and copied off a picture of the halo logo (however I had to source the "16" out which was a mission in itself) then filled in with Royal Blue coloured butter cream (my first time also using Americolor Royal Blue.

Just a quick post today as I am totally zonked from staying up until midnight (I'm a nana at heart),


Friday, December 28, 2012

Cake It #5: Spangley Star Cake

The back of the cake 

It was our lovely neighbour's little girl's first birthday today, so as a present I made them a cake :) I've been dying to try putting fondant on florist wire. It worked quite well, because I was low on fondant instead of making the larger stars thicker I made teeny baby stars to stick on the back! It ended up really cute!

This was really a tester cake... I tested a new cake tin (20cm), a new method to get the cake flat (which didn't work), I also tested the stars and new colours of gel paste (Americolor electric pink, and Wilton Rose (which are gorgeous)) and lastly a new chocolate frosting. So it was a big learning curbe but also a lot of fun as it did not deviate from anything too hard!

 The front of the cake

Lastly I had to add sparkle! So I used pink and purple glitter to make the cake uber sparkley! I hope the neighbours enjoyed the cake :) Who knows? (But in truth the top I had to chop off to make the cake flat was deeelicious)


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cake It #4: Miniature Banana Cake

 I love my mum!

When I made banana muffins the other day we had some leftover mixture, so i made a mini heart cake <3 Cute yeah? I just made it really so I could test out my new icing nibs, and to use up the leftover icing mix  but still! I'm quite impressed with the handwriting, haha but I accidentally knocked the heart with my hand before I got the photo... whoops! A quick post for a quick cake :)