Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Healthy Hips and Hearts

24 Brown Sugar Chocolate Cakes, iced with raspberry buttercream, for a 'Healthy Hips and Hearts' class (low-impact exercise for older people).
The teacher decided to tell her students that, "The raspberry is the healthy part, the heart is for the heart and the rest is for the hips!"

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

If you go down to the woods today...

...you might get RSI!

Phew! I've just finished 85 teeny tiny chocolate sponge cakes, decorated with green buttercream 'grass', a fondant icing bear and a little daisy.
I think I've got piping bag elbow: Hope the kids enjoy them tomorrow at the picnic.

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Happy Birthday Rosa

I hope this colourful selection of 6 lions, 6 butterflies and 6 ants, brightens up Rosa's rainy birthday.
All the cakes are vanilla flavour and the butterflies are decorated with strawberry buttercream and edible glitter - just perfect for a 3rd birthday party.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Oops there goes another rubber tree plant!

Testing out my new 'grass' nozzle and making some peanut M&Ms ants, means that I've now got that Frank Sinatra song stuck in my head!

My hopes were high, and I think these turned out really nicely. The cakes underneath are meant to be violet flavour: I substituted the vanilla extract with violet syrup, but I don't think I used enough. They are nice, but in no way violety.

The last ant is of the leaf cutter variety. One of Danny's favourite animals: he blames them for any holes on the leaves in the garden.