Friday, 26 June 2015

Square eyes!

"I'd like to order a minecraft cake please"
Words that make quite a few cake makers/decorators shudder.
A labour of love for sure, spending hours cutting a sticking tiny sqares of fondant over a cake, mixing all the colours, going squared eyed looking at it :)

Not any more!
From my very first request I vowed to never again spend that much time doing the squares and decided to try and find a way to make it not only easier to do but to look better, because lets face it...its hard to line squares up, never mind stick them on perfectly straight!

So I tried several ideas and came up with this

Not one cut square!

I was so pleased to have finally mastered the cake we all dread to get an order for that I want to save all my cakey friends from the same square eyed fate.
So I have made a little how to video which is in the tutorial section above. It really is so easy to do I hope everyone has a go and agrees :)

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Mario Mayhem

This has been a fun week at Ninja HQ
I have been playing with Modelling Chocolate again, this time making figures.
For a reason unknown I decided on Mario and pals, I think mainly because of the bright colours but also because, even if it did make me feel my age, they took me back to my childhood :)

Here is the result

Of course they then needed a home so I got to work and made them a cakey one. I had so much fun remembering all the little blocks and chimneys.
Best of all it was entirely made using homemade fondant and was a real test as to how well it would work on smaller details and the result was great.

I was inundated with requests for a tutorial for the figures so this has now been added to the tutorial page above. Please have a go :)