Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ben 10 for the nephew ..

My nephew (hubby's side) turns 3 today .. exactly 1 month after my youngest birthday. His mom requested for a Ben-10 cake for her eldest for a small celebration. How can I turn it down? With such short notice, I decided to do a cake with edible image with his cute little face on it.

I made a simple chocolate sponge with chocolate fudge fillings. Then covered it with whipped cream.

Icing sheet or frosting sheets to some is very easy to use. However, the normal problem most people will have is bubbles. Make sure that your cake is frosted well. Also, brush the back of the sheet with a little oil to prevent air from escaping to the surface of the frosting and causing bubbles to appear (I got this tip from the internet). If bubbles still appear, you can smoothen it out gently with your fingertips or poke a hole with a small needle and then tap it gently with your finger.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Mama Mirabelle cake

My second daughter will turn 7 tomorrow and requested for a Mama Mirabelle cake to share with her friends. Since her birthday falls on a Sunday, I have decided to get her to celebrate her birthday on Friday which was the 4th. My kids enjoy watching Mama Mirabelle at Cbeebies including myself *LOL* So here is the cake that I did for her. All are edible except for the ladybug which I purchased from Sun lik. They were just to cute !!

This time round, I made the characters out of chocolate. I prepared them 2-3 days ahead because of my schedule. The extra fridge really helped me (I think I made a wise decision to purchased it :-P). The background as in the sky and the green are coloured piping gel. I actually would love to have this made with fondant but decided against it since many children don't like fondant or rather don't know how to eat them. All the rest are whipped cream.

I am glad that my daughter loves it :-)