Cake makes the world a better place, of that I'm sure. Welcome to the blogging home of All About Cake.
I love making cakes and just want to share with people my ideas
and creations - hopefully this blog will let me do that. Shirley

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Sunday, 13 February 2011

It's been a while for this cake decorator...


but I thought it was about time I stepped up my blogging game. Cake life has been busy busy busy of late after a fairly quiet Christmas period. Now the world seems to have gone cake mad and it's great.

The weeks have just flown by with orders for all sorts of creations from cute christening cakes to Deal or No Deal boxes. This week sees a week of transportation with 2 orders for vans. One a camper van and one a VW transporter which should give me quite a challenge. Alongside this I am creating a cake for a hairdresser involving scissors and GHD straighteners to name a few modelling challenges!

I decided to do some templates this time round for the vehicles - they can seem so tricky to get the proportions right and more detail to each than first thought.

I'll post some pictures of the progress and maybe cake fans out there will get a few tips of what to do (and of course what not to do) in the process of creating sculpted cakes.

Well here goes... wish me luck :-)
Cakes Kent

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Sporting week


Whilst I was tackling (excuse the pun!) the rugby cake a last minute order came in for a cricket cake. More green sugar paste! The client wanted a cake for his son's 12th birthday and he is cricket mad. He wanted some elements of the cricket ground he played at like the bench that people watch the game from and the 2 trees in pink and purple that sit behind it. I pondered the trees for a while and then decided the best way forward would be to make them using the wired flower method.  So I made trunks with wire and pipe cleaners and taped with brown florists tape. I then covered them in brown royal icing so I could pipe the coloured leaves on. I was really pleased with the result even though they were time consuming and delicate. The pitch needed to have all players so I added plastic cake decoration figures for this otherwise modelling paste figures would have been overwhelming on the size of cake and I only had 4 days. I suggested a score board and we thought 12 not out would be good to reflect the boy's birthday age.

I think the cake worked out really well and included all the elements requested.  Check out the pictures below.

Thursday, 6 May 2010



Well I made all the players in advance then the task of making a large cake started. I made the cake in lemon sponge with lemon curd buttercream then set about icing the cake. I covered the whole cake in green sugar paste and started putting on the detail.

The pitch began with lines piped in royal icing and goal posts inserted, first image below.

Once I added the modeling paste figures and added some royal icing grass the cake really came together. 
Here is the finished article and a close up of the players. All the players had the number 12 piped on their shirts to represent the age of the birthday boy!



Saturday, 1 May 2010

Rugby and a huge lemon sponge!


Well this week has seen a request for a rugby themed cake which needs to feed 100 children! So as the weather is the usual mix of rain and grey clouds I've decided to make a head start on the modelling element of the cake. A rugby scrum is the centre piece for the cake on a large 20" x 10" lemon sponge covered in sugar paste which I'll bake next week. So far I've made goal posts from sugar sticks - as the cake is for children I don't want any dowels or inedible items on this one. I'm going to be making rugby players for the srum with shirts to match the birthday boy's team.  I'll post some pictures as I go along. Its always great to see a cake go from a piece of sponge into an amazing iced design...

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Welcome to my new Blog


Hi and welcome to my little slice of the world of cake making. I'm going to be using this blog to primarily document and show some of the more interesting projects that I undertake. Also it's a way of showing what cake designs I'm currently working on.

I often have an abundance of ideas that I never get the time to try out, let alone even write about, hopefully this blog can go some way to cataloging my ideas and hopefully give the reader some tips and tricks.

For more information please check out my website All About Cake

All About Cake - Ferry CakeThe Ferry Cake. Living near a port town it wasn't long before a nautical themed cake request arrived in my inbox.

All About Cake - Ferry CakeI plan on putting up some work in progress pictures soon but for now I hope you enjoy these couple of shots.