Trashie by Debbie

Trashies by Debbie
Trashies by Debbie

“DS turned 10.  He is an avid trashie collector.  Here is his birthday cake!   Messy is good.   It is the standard mix we use every year, just changing the decorations.  FedUp never fail carob cake, substituted with cocoa powder as he can tolerate amines.  A winner every year with the non-FS kids!!  As with previous years, several requests for the recipe from parents!!!”

Shark Cake and Shark Fin cupcakes by Rona

Sharks by Rona
Sharks by Rona

“Caramel Mud cake recipe for the cake covered in butter icing with natural Hopper blue and carob to create the blue grey colour of the shark. Teeth, eyes and fins are all white and carob marshmallow fondant icing.

The cup cakes were piped butter icing to look like waves around the fins.

 

For full directions:

http://www.domesticdivaunleashed.com/shark-birthday-cake-and-shark-fin-cup-cakes

Peppa Pig by Rona

Peppa Pig by Rona
Peppa Pig by Rona

“The cake is a marble cake with carob blobs to look like mud on the inside when cut. The icing is Marshmallow fondant coloured with green hopper food colour which is coloured with fruit and vegetables rather than numbers. The muddy puddles are carob marshmallow fondant. Figure of Peppa Pig is made out of marshmallow fondant with hopper colours.

For full instructions and more details:

http://www.domesticdivaunleashed.com/peppa-pig-birthday-cake

HOW TO ice great pictures.

Anna from ‘Bake Me’ has a few cakes on here and I hope she’ll send in some more.  I am so grateful to Anna because today’s post is all about how to achieve fantastic pictures,  iced by YOU, onto your home-decorated cakes.  This means,  no theme is impossible.  NO THEME. Google images is your oyster.  And now you have one of those “bakers’ secrets”,  you will be amazed how easy this looks.  No, really!

Anna suggests either buttercream icing or cream cheese icing (cream cheese, very little milk and icing sugar).  Make it on the harder side but still soft enough to squeeze through the piping bag.

Here’s Anna to teach us.

When I was asked to write for a blog my first thought was how? And where do I start?! Putting words to paper was never really my thing! My school reports are here to prove that! 🙂
Anyway here goes.  I’ve been asked how I get images looking the way they do on my cakes. And in all honesty it is very simple. I have taken step by step photos of how to transfer any image to any cake!
So the first step is to find a image that you want to use. You can use a picture out of a colouring book or download from the Internet. I used a Ben 10 image
Select the image
Then I stick the image down to the board, I often use a chopping board (the board needs to be bigger than the picture) using standard sticky tape. This is just to stop the picture from moving around. Then place some baking paper over the picture and again sticking it down to the bench. You don’t want the baking paper to move around at all.
Cake image copy
Fill your piping bag with whichever colour your wanting the outlines of the picture to be and begin tracing the image. See easy!!! 🙂
pipe the detail
Once the outlines are completed, begin to fill in the rest of the picture. Make sure you Fill in all the areas needed. Don’t worry about it looking messy on top as this part is going to be the back of the image which won’t be seen. .
Fill in completely
Once you have finished icing the image place it in the freezer for 30 – 60 min, depending on the image size and the icing.
Now to transfer the image to the cake! Brush the already iced cake with a small amount of water where the image will be placed, this will help the image stick. The water acts like a glue. Carefully place the image on top of the cake and slowly peel the baking paper of. Make sure you leave some of the icing from earlier incase you need to touch up some spots.
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Once you have removed the baking paper, dip your finger in water (do not soak it!) and gently dab over the image. Use a different finger for each colour to stop colours spreading. By doing this you will smooth out the image. An presto! The cake is done, image and all!!
Cake image4
Anna
Bake Me!