These cakes were created for twins celebrating their first birthday. These were designed around the invitations which featured these colour schemes.
The figurines came about as their mum liked the little china doll figurine I had done so I adapted the same look for a little pirate and another take on the China Girl Doll.
It wasn’t until I’d completed the pirate that I realised he doesn’t have any pants on!!!! Ha ha ha ha!
He’s obviously just hopped out of bed and thrown on a jacket over a long nightshirt, ready for battle!
My in laws play a game with my daughter which we refer to as “Toso!” In Greek this means “This much!” One grandparent will ask, “How much do you love me?” and Julia will either reply “Toso!” or “Koukoutsi” – which means “A Pip” which she illustrates by pinching two little fingers together and laughing at the mock shocked expressions! This little competition between grandma and grandpa can go on all day… and usually does.
My brother Aris has a passion for competitive skeet shooting, hunting, cooking, his family and appreciates the bizarre. So, what to make for his 40th birthday cake? Maybe a present with stars bursting out of the top with an abundance of happiness…um, nope. How about a big 4-0… errr, nope.
Dead animal? Perfect!
This was my first large sculpted cake. It is actually to scale.
I have a red Fender Strat (from my wild, rocking youth… um well, not quite) and I traced the shape out on baking paper and went from there. Cut the guitar out and ganached the body and neck separately, let them set and then joined them on a large board and put another thin layer of ganache over the entire guitar so that it was all uniform and the same height. The frets, knobs and tuning keys are all made of fondant. Read more →