Merry Christmas! So Christmas for 2012 has been and gone and what a busy time it was! I took on four Christmas Cakes this year which is quite a few for me considering I also work full time. They all got completed on time without too much craziness!
Three of the four cakes were for my sister’s family. She was after a fruit, mud and a red velvet cake for Chrissy. Being my sister, she let me have free range on design. I went with a Christmas pudding for the fruit cake, a reindeer design that I had seen one of my other cake decorating friends do on cupcakes and thought it was so cute so I thought would look lovely on a bigger cake too. Thanks Aida Goodwin’s Cakebox! The last cake for this lot was a red velvet Christmas Tree.
We had a slight disaster with the Christmas tree making it to its destination. It was an extremely hot day and during transit got a little squished on the top I’ve been told that the taste was still great and that was the main thing. My first disaster and although I’m unhappy that it had Ito happen, I am glad it was my sister it happened to.
My last Christmas cake for 2012 was a fruit cake for one of my regular customers. She buys her Christmas cake from me every year. This year I went a little fun with her cake, giving her a Santa cake. She seemed quite happy with this and has already placed her order for next year along with a few birthdays in the mean time, gotta love a happy customer
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas filled with plenty of love, joy and laughter!
2012 is here! Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year! 2011 was a busy year and seemed to fly by. We had a very sad end to 2011 as we lost my husband’s father to cancer just before Christmas. We are looking forward to a happy and healthy 2012.
I’ve finally added the two Christmas cakes I made to the gallery. My memory card in my camera decided to cease working with all the photos which had not been uploaded still on there. Luckily I managed to take just a couple at the last minute before delivery.
So, Fruit cake with white chocolate chips is what both of these cakes are. They are covered in white chocolate ganache and fondant. The larger square cake is a 25cm. The lady who purchased this cake was planning to give it as a gift to her mother for Christmas as she loves this fruit cake (I made her 80th Birthday cake last year) I had free reign with the design and actullay found myself struggling to come up with ideas for this one. I knew I wanted it to be a more traditional look, but thought should I be going more of an Aussie Christmas look as the traditional look is a winter Christmas. I decided to stick with the traditional winter Christmas theme and covered the entire cake in white fondant with white fondant snow flakes. I hand modelled a Christmas tree and presents and two snowmen. I added an extra special touch with the gold and pearl cashous and completed the snow effect with white pearl shimmer dust.
The second cake was a gift for my sister and her family. She was keen to have a Christmas cake just like Nanna Joy had made in the past. She had asked for this for the previous Christmas but I unfortunately didn’t have the time. So I couldn’t let another year go by without her Christmas cake. I decided to add my personal touch to this and gave her the fruit and white choc cake. It was a smaller cake, only a 15cm round. I decided this one should be a more fun cake than the previous one and went with Santa’s belly! I covered the cake in white chocolate ganache and then red fondant. I wrapped a black piece of fondant around the cake for Santa’s belt and added a big gold belt buckle. My sister was happily suprised with her gift and says she enjoyed the cake.
|It’s Christmas time and the Christmas cards with candy cane gifts started rolling in from all the little ones at pre-school. A great little gift for the little ones. My son decided he would like to give every child in his pre-school class a cupcake for Christmas. He obviously shares his mother’s love of cakes Read the rest of this entry »|