Anyway, I will attempt to catch up.
This post is all about the cakes I made for our big birthday tea party, when my daughter, daughter-in-law and I catered for about 120 guests!
|My daughter's 40th sponge birthday cake|
My daughter actually had a birthday cake on her birthday earlier this year, (you may recall the minion cake). So I made a simple victoria sponge with a handmade, airbrushed rose, and buttercream swirly roses around the sides.
|Son-in-law's 50th Birthday Cake|
My son-in-law is an avid steam train enthusiast, and also has a few quirky gnomes in his garden, thus the theme of his cake. I designed the topper in CAP2 and had it printed on sugarpaste at Simply Topps, which just happens to be situated about a mile from us. His cake is a rich fruit cake, with Royal Icing.
I knew I wanted sugar butterlies and Marguerites on my cake, and at the beginning of last month I won the sugar dough elephant made by one of the country's top demonstrators (Jan Clement-May) in our raffle at Sugarcraft Club. I just knew he had to go on the top of my cake. I just added the piped 70. I made all the sugar butterflies and the Marguerites. This cake is ivory sugarpaste and again is a rich fruit cake.
We decided I should make a few cupcakes for the children, and these were simple vanilla cupcakes, with buttercream swirls and I designed the three toppers in CAP2, and had them printed on ricepaper.
|close up of the toppers|
|The cake buffet table|
I also made a huge batch of marsbar crispie, and my daughter made some lemon drizzle and carrot cake tray bakes.
I hope you have enjoyed a glimpse of my creations. More to follow of the week's activities on another day.