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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Mischievous Puppy Cake


This  is one  of my  favourite cakes.  I really  had a lot of  fun making it and everything came together so beautifully and, amazingly, with time to spare.

I made it for my niece who  turned  11 and has a puppy  named Dugger! She wanted her puppy on the top of  the  cake  digging  and then his  brother  Winston, who belongs to my Mum, jumping up on  the side of the cake. They are Cockapoos and are so adorable, which made them great fun to model from!


Everything is made from modeling chocolate, except the large bone sign which is made from fondant. The board is covered with fondant which I dusted with black dusting powder once I had done the brick work. I used Bourbon biscuits to create the dirt and I had Dugger sat on a little plaque so that she could save him and he wouldn't just become a headless dog on a shelf after the party!


Dugger and Winston have so much character and it was great to be able to show that in this cake. Winston constantly jumps up! I honestly think that he spends more time on his hind legs than he does on all fours! Dugger on the other hand is always digging and chewing! My children are really having fun with these two little puppies.


Olivia loved her cake and she certainly showed it upon seeing it. She is quite the dramatic child which is great when it come to surprises. She never let's you down, by giving just a half hearted thank you, it truly is a full on dramatic thank you. She reminds me a lot of Anne of Green Gables!


I am really excited now to start my next project, which involves more modeling chocolate. I am loving this new medium I am working with. It really does give some great results.

Sugar & Spice Cake Shop, Hannah~

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Guitar Cake & Ice Skating Cake

It's been some time since my last post here and I've missed quite a few events, so slowly slowly I'll catch up.

Five weeks ago we travelled to England. I can't believe it's been that long as it feels like only two! We are almost half way through our visit here and I am more than half done with my cake orders! These cake orders are actually for all my family. It has been a complete joy to make cakes for such amazing girls, they are my sweet nieces! 

My sister's twins turned 13! I remember when they were born and the excitement that flowed through our family because our little Beth had twins!! They were adorable and 13 years later they have turned into beautiful young ladies! I am so grateful to have been here to make their cakes, which is something I have never done, except their baby shower cakes.


They both have similar likes and one went for a musical theme and the other went for an ice theme. I thought it would nice to add flowers to the cake, to give them a more girl feel. Both girls love to try doing new things so one afternoon we had a lesson in making sugar roses! They did extremely well! I was shocked at how quickly they picked it up. I think they were very proud that they got to make something which went on their cake.


                                                            Molly's Cake


                                                         Elizabeth's Cake


I enjoyed making these cakes even though it was a little difficult because I hadn't got all my tools with me and I wasn't using my favourite fondant! Somethings I really depend on when it comes to making cakes, nevertheless they turned out well.

Sugar and Spice Cake Shop, Hannah~