"if you wish to be glamorous, become a cake baker" -The Joy of Cooking

Friday, August 28, 2015

Sweet Inspiration

Beautiful hydrangeas from the garden....

inspire pretty sugar flowers to be made 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cute as a Button




Here is a birthday cake that I made for a little girl's 1st birthday.  I made an 8 and 10 inch vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream icing.  The theme of her party was Cute as a Button.  I was very happy with the result as were the parents and party guests.










Here is a pic of some of the bows and buttons I made for the cake.  I used pre coloured fondant and mixed it with gum paste to get the desired colours I wanted for the cake.  I have a round cutter set in graduated sizes and used that to cut out buttons in small, medium and large sizes. I used a pointed gum paste tool to create the holes and decided to make some bows with button centres