Two of my favourite cakes which were for friends and family. There's nothing quite like having a free hand in what you want to do for someone. Less pressure (sometimes) and a chance to put yourself to the test without fear of the consequences should it not turn out quite as you hoped...or worse, as your customer expected. The "Dr Seuss" hat was a dream to do as I've always loved the animation in the books and the vibrancy of the colours. The cakes were made up of three 7" cakes which were layered 3 times and filled with buttercream. There are two tiers to the cake so they are separated with a 3 mm cake board and supported accordingly. The cake travelled all the way to England on a 5 hour journey so it had to be secure. Short of super gluing and pinning down under a net, I had to make do with dowels. It made it to the happy little recipient in one piece so I can only be relieved and hope I get the chance to do this theme again one day.
The frog in the Magician's hat was for my grandson Daniel. As most of you know (or if you didn't, you do now!), Daniel has Downs Syndrome. He is a joy and a delight and the funniest little character to grace this planet. He is always playing a role of some kind and takes on the personality (as he sees it) of whichever character he decides to be. Most of his characters possess magic powers of some kind or another so he is often brandishing a 'wand'......aka wooden spoon or chop stick! If you chastise him (dare to) he may turn on you with a look of haughty disdain and turn you into a frog. The theme for his cake was a no brainer!
Also a two tiered cake with a frog created using Rice Krispie Treats. (formerly known as RKFT....the 'F' was my own inclusion as a descriptive note on the tasty treats which can be a sticky nightmare to deal with, but has since been dropped due to the fact I have become quite an expert on the making without ending up looking like the Bee Man!)
At the moment there are no novelty cakes on the horizon but I do have a sweet wedding cake coming up next month. It includes a lovely cascade of flowers (kind of). I'm sure there won't be any stories to tell along the way....d'ya think? Looking forward to 'sharing'. I'll try and curb the F's!