This is a cake a made for friend’s birthday. His wife wanted to surprise him as they had cowboy themed birthday party weekend away and secretly asked me to do something Western. I thought Cowboy hat would be great :) I just started to enjoy carving cakes so here was a great opportunity to make one :)
I baked 3x 9” cakes and build the shape at the top with the cake pop mixture I made with the cut out cake after leveling. The rim was over 12” which i left to dry for 3 days before I baked the cake. It was then all airbrushed with Kroma Brown colour.
I recently made an Arsenal themed cupcakes bouquet :) That was made up of chocolate cupcakes with white and red icing matching the team’s colours
Luckily, I took some photos along the way and wanted to share them with you.
So here is a quick tutorial:
1.Get your materials ready
2.Staple your cups together: 1 in the midlle and 6 around it. Total of 7 cups. Clear cups would work better for the bouquets.
3.Glue the cups to the card either with double sided sticky tape or hot glue gun. You can use a pot or vase instead of card and just secure them in with double sided tape. The card is around 6″ but wider works good too.
4.Get two sheets of tissue paper and hold each into triangle.Place them overlapping at the wide end. I trim the ends with scissors. Place your cups on top. Then i usually turn it upside down and tie the tissue around the cups with curling ribbon. Then using double sided sticky tape around the edges of the cups I reposition and secure my tissue paper as I would like it to be.
5.Place your bow. I used a pull bow but pom pom bow look great too.
6.Put the muffin cases or green tissue paper inside the cups.
7.Place your cupcakes inside the cups. I usually pipe after I have place them in.
8.Add the cardette or any other accessories you would like – endless posibilities :)
Hope this was helpful :) and if you have any questions please leave a comment and I will try to reply as soon as I can. Thank you :)
The begining of last week I was very pleased to find out we have friends coming over to see us :) We didn’t see them since 2009 so I was over the moon with joy :) I decided to bake a cake, cupcakes and cookies for them :) Now Ian is a photographer and my husband suggested I do a camera cake. Ian had just bought himself a Canon EOS 7D. Luckily my husband had Canon EOS although not the 7D model but this helped me alot at creating the cake as i had real sample!
What a challange for me?! I am not good carving cakes and they scare me to death hence why I started doing the cake on Friday evening. They were coming on Sunday.
I will now upload the photos of the process :) Hope it helps x
Also wanted to share the video of Ian seeing his cake http://youtu.be/3yu9J4BGkU0
This is the finished Canon after I applied the glaze on the lens.
The cake and the camera:
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