I am searching for inspiration for the family's Christmas cakes this year. Trying to think of something new is hard. Dawnywol has made me feel guilty as she made twelve 4" christmas cakes for all her staff, headteacher and for her daughter's teacher - putting me to shame this year - although I have made our cakes.
The first decision is floral or cute. I am tending toward floral for a change as I did cute last year. I have in my mind a single cream poinsettia, on the other hand our recent demo at sugarcraft club was a really funky turkey sitting on the cake - decisions, decisions. In the meantime here are a few past cakes whilst I decide!
One decision has been made - I am covering them with sugarpaste rather than Royal Icing. The following are all sugarpaste, showing various techniques I taught to students over the years. I love the candle ones - haven't done those for some time! perhaps it is time to go back to the beginning and start again!