Cakes, Bakes, and Me

A (very much!) younger me would have loved this….

Hi there

As a little girl, I kind of lived in a fantasy world of princesses and castles. I read a lot, and I think that lead to a very vivid imagination. I believed in fairies and that all my toys came to life when I was asleep…… and this was long before Toy Story!

I acted out little stories, made up songs and sang them to myself in my bedroom. I also loved to draw, although I wasn’t particularly good at it! I created cartoonish characters, and princesses of course, who were always saved by a handsome prince 🀴 “Sigh” The innocence of youth eh?

I must have carried some of that experience forward though, because as an adult I got into amateur theatre. Firstly musicals and plays, and then Panto. And of course I found a way to express myself ‘artistically’ through cake decorating πŸ˜€

Anyway, if I’d received a cake for my birthday like the one in this video tutorial by Cakes Step by Step, I would have been absolutely ecstatic πŸ˜†

I can just imagine a little me all dressed up in the princess dress my mum made me out of her wedding dress…yep she really did! God bless her, I didn’t appreciate the sacrifice until I had my own wedding dress ❀️

Isn’t it just fab? What I like most is its ‘doability’. Painting the ice cream cones with candy melts is genius! The details are mostly made from candies and wafer biscuits which are then embellished with simple piping. I love those vines connecting the main body of the cake with the turrets πŸ˜€ I just need a little girl to make it for now! I’m open to enquiries lol πŸ˜‚

Until next time

Stay safe and healthy

Debbie ❀️

p.s I still believe in fairies πŸ§šβ€β™‚οΈ

Cakes, Bakes, and Me

Who’s a Sparkly Cake Princess?

My daughter in law, that’s who!

Like me, she loves to bake cakes, and has been known to wear a tiara and all manner of sparkly garments! (And she does all three in style I might add)

Last weekend was her birthday aka ‘Abi’s Happy Cake Day’

As it fell on Sunday, she decided to have an open house from 11am to celebrate…..with cake on the menu all day! Remarkably, there was still some left at the end, despite everyone bringing away ‘party bags’ (or in my case a Quality Street tub 🍰❀)

My contribution was the cake above which I’ve called ‘The Abigail Cake’. I couldn’t decide how to decorate it, so I just thought ‘what does Abi love?’ Well I know she likes colourful things, pink in particular, she likes star shaped items, shiny and sparkly in any form, and of course, she is a Princess!

So I tried to incorporate all of them in the cake ❀

I also know she likes Unicorns and almost made a Unicorn cake, and there was a definite Unicorn theme going on gifts wise, so it wouldn’t have been out of place if I had! Maybe next year…….πŸ˜‹

Here’s the beautiful birthday girl herself with my son James, and I had to include a full length one just so you can see the dress, oh, and a couple of the goodies on the table πŸŽ‚πŸ₯

That’s it for now

Until next time

Stay safe and healthy

Debbie ❀

About the cake:

Red Velvet (Both tiers) I used this recipe from ‘How to Cake It’

Covered in 50:50 buttercream/white chocolate ganache

Tiara made from white chocolate with silver and pink dragees.

Bottom tier has white chocolate star decorations and purple and pink sprinkles from Tesco.

Top tier has the stars and multicoloured sprinkles, also from Tesco

Whole cake was spritzed with Cake Decor edible silver spray

Other products used:

Dr Oetker concentrated colour gel in pink and purple

Silver Spoon Icing Sugar