Thursday, 7 February 2013

I've Been A Bad, Bad Blogger

I can't believe it's been so long since my last update!  I have had a load of projects since the last entry, it seems I know a lot of people who have friends and family celebrating birthdays etc between September and December!  November was crazy.  I also became shamelessly addicted to Cupcake Wars during my absence as well (and more specifically the very cute carpenter brothers on the show, haha).  I have tried out a bunch of crazy cupcake flavours from sweet potato to sharp cheddar (both of which were very tasty I might add).  Lastly, I have been trying to make a go of starting a cake decorating business!  Part time for now anyway, I still work my 9-5 every day but I'm trying to drum up some cake jobs on top of it (for the time being it's mostly co-workers or family and friends).
Anyways, I wanted to share some pictures of the projects I've had in the last few months.
Jungle themed cake and cupcakes for a 1st birthday.
Chanel handbag birthday cake for an expectant mother.
A cake inspired by the album artwork for Above & Beyond's album 'Group Therapy'.
Handbag cake with high heel shoe cupcakes.
Tea themed cake.
Monster High cake
Zombie Hello Kitty and skull cakes for Halloween

KFC drive thru cake (which was huge.  It was on a 24" square wooden cake board and was made up of 12 cakes inside).

GAA themed 18th birthday cake

Another Chanel handbag cake (these proved quite popular for me).
Christening cake

My third Chanel handbag cake


 Corset cake.
Optimus Prime cake.
In The Night Garden cake.
15th birthday cake.

And finally, Christmas cupcakes!
More projects due soon so I promise I'll share them as soon as I can.  Thanks for reading!

Friday, 24 August 2012

More Cakes and Cupcakes From Recent Projects

Since the last post I've had a few more requests for cakes and cupcakes so here are the projects I've been doing in the last couple of weeks.

This was for a friend's 30th birthday (obviously he's a huge Star Wars fan!)

This was for my cousin who is moving to London for a new job in Office shoe store.

Vintage themed cupcakes for a 21st birthday vintage tea party.  Vanilla and red velvet cupcakes with a few different frostings - vanilla, chocolate, mint, raspberry, mango and caramel.  All edible toppers made from a selection of fondant, candy clay and candy melts.

A Manowar cake, co-worker asked me to do this for his friend's 21st birthday.

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Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Here are a few more projects I have been getting up to in the last month or so...

Football jersey cake for an 18th birthday

Elmo cake for a 1st birthday

Race car cake for a 3rd birthday

I have a couple more cakes and cupcakes also planned for later this month so I'll post pictures when they are all done.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 3 August 2012

Martha Stewart Cookies iPad App

I got an iPad about a month ago, for the proposes of displaying my baking projects to people.  It has since been filled with cooking and baking apps, photo editing software, Netflix and a game or two (or twenty).  One of the apps I purchased was the Martha Stewart Cookies app, which I love.  From the super cute start up, to the pages of recipes, it's great.

The recipes are neatly and concisely laid out with steps and ingredients.  You can add recipes to a favourites list and add notes, create a shopping list.

There's even a unit conversion calculator on each recipe page!

The app has a search function (in a drop down menu when you tap the Martha Stewart ribbon in the top left hand corner of the screen), laid out in wheel form so you can choose from cookie ingredients or type.  There is also a keyword search.

Of course, this being a Martha Stewart app it doesn't just cover the recipes.  There is a section dedicated to homemade packaging if you wanted to give your baked goodies away as gifts.

There is also a library of videos available in the drop down menu to help you master new techniques to perfect your sweet creations.

Your app also has a very handy kitchen timer!  Thanks Martha!!

And last, but certainly not least, you can download and purchase more recipes via the cookie tab at the bottom left hand side of the screen.  Recipes are divided into categories; chocolate, kids and the newest edition: holiday!  The 'M' tab links you to other Martha Stewart apps and allows you to gift the Cookies app to your friends.

Well, that is the Martha Stewart Cookies app in a nutshell.  Available in the iTunes app store for an absolute steal at £2.99!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Just a Little Something For Fun

This was posted on the CakeSpy website and I just thought it was too cute not to share.


Saturday, 7 July 2012

Cake Projects Since the Last Post

I'm sorry I haven't posted an entry in so long, I did not abandon you!  I have been a busy lady doing cakes for birthdays and cupcakes and even my very first stall (and boy was that exhausting!!)

I'm just going to post the pictures of the projects I've done over the last month or so to give you an idea of what I've been up to (no pictures of the stall unfortunately, I was so tired on the day that I forgot to get some, so tired I even got the frosting on my testers mixed up, oops!!)

Anyways, first up was a JLS cake as designed by the birthday girl herself:

Then there was a Barcelona Football Club cake and I did themed cupcakes to go along with it:

I volunteer at a small movie theatre in Belfast as well and they recently had an event where the staff "hijacked" the screen and put on a movie of their choice.  The winner was the Joss Whedon film 'Serenity' so I whipped up some Serenity/ Firefly themed cupcakes for the staff who ended up having to work that night:

The most recent project I had was a One Direction birthday cake for a co-worker's granddaughter.  Instead of a fairly normal circle or square cake I was asked to make a One Direction t-shirt cake:

I hope you like the cakes, there are more to come this month like a Manchester United football shirt cake and an Elmo cake!  Next month is a race car and my friend's 30th birthday cake too.  Thanks for stopping by!