home made cakes for special days and elevenses

Monday, 28 October 2013

Toy Story Birthday Cake

A few years ago I made a Toy Story birthday cake for my son. It featured a handmade Buzz Lightyear sitting on top of the cake. This one figure took me almost three hours to make and whilst he looked OK, he wasn't all that! Therefore when I was asked to make a Toy Story cake a few weeks ago I decided to keep it simple, and I'm so glad I did because I am really pleased with how it turned out. The figures are a pretty good likeness and although they took a little while to make, I did not lose three hours over each one!

I loved making Mr Potato Head. It was tempting to put all of his features in the wrong place but I left him pretty much intact. Hamm the pig was the trickiest as I had to get him to stand on his four little legs without toppling over due to the weight of his big head. I haven't worked out how to make Slinky yet, but I'm thinking about him for next time.

Happy birthday Kevin!

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Sponge Bob Cookies for my Baby

My youngest child turned six a couple of weeks ago, which is far too grown up for my liking! He is a total sports freak and watches very little on television these days unless it is football or cricket. However one kids' programme that he does still love is Sponge Bob Square Pants. His birthday cake featured the little yellow fellow and his funny friend, and I made Sponge Bob cookies for the party bags.

Unfortunately I forgot that my kids have become fussy about sugarpaste icing and claim that the yellow and green taste disgusting! Thus they scraped all of my hard work off their biscuits before eating them. I hope their friends didn't do the same when they got them home. The birthday boy did love the look of them, so it was worth the effort.

Happy birthday my handsome boy x