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Thursday, 11 December 2008

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!

How do you make a 4" cake you ask? you use an 8" cake mix and divide it between four heinz sponge pudding tins!


Ann Whitfield said...

Mags - you are one talented lady! I am in awe of anyone who can produce such artwork out of sugar paste - but there is no way I could bear to cut into one!!
I just found your blog on the december challenge thread but I'll be keeping an eye on it from now on :)
Ann x

Beryl (bik59) said...

They are SO gorgeous Mags, I wish I had a fraction of your talent and patience. I'm sure whatever you come up with will be just as stunning as these
Beryl x