Friday, December 30, 2011

All Wrapped Up!

This is it......the final 2011 Christmas Cake! A miniature 5" fruit cake covered with patterned fondant and finished with a pearl lustre. A fondant ribbon and bow added the final decorative touch. All 100% edible, and from the comments received, delicious!

Monday, December 26, 2011

2011 McKeough Family Christmas Cake

My favourite Christmas Cake of 2011 - the family's cake.  I baked my first family Christmas Cake in 2007, and at the time I sat down with my late mother and we selected the recipe. She gave me some advice on how to bake and decorate it and I guess that's what started the passion.  

This cake was baked with that same special recipe, and it reminds me of all the special times I shared with my mother on Christmas Day.

My Mother, our last Christmas Day shared together (2007)

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas "B" Platoon

My husband who is a Firefighter worked on Christmas Day and his Platoon had a "cook up" planned, so I offered to make a cake.

Blue Dog  gave me a detailed list of the  decorative effects he wanted; crimping, quilting, reindeers, fondant ribbon and bow, and finished with fondant spiral curls. I did suggest 'less is more' - but delivered his wishes. All elements are handmade and edible, yes even the hand painted reindeers. 

I actually like the fun appearance this cake. Merry Christmas "B" Platoon!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Gift Cakes

Christmas Gift Cakes.....  cakes I baked and decorated to give to some of my dearest friends (all 6" cakes)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Cup Cakes

One of my final Christmas order this year, 24 Cupcakes. I was given a little creative freedom but I chose a traditional theme.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sweet As Bro!

Yes we all know who won the 2011 Rugby World Cup. A Kiwi mate asked for a Christmas Cake to be enjoyed by all her friends on Christmas Day, requesting a silver fern leaf with a little kiwi bird and a black and white colour scheme.

Hidden underneath the hand cut fern leaf, hand painted detail and fondant ribbon and bow is a Devils Food Cake filled with dark chocolate ganache.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

Candy Cane......

I received an order for a  Christmas Cake with a special request to include candy canes. After some discussion with the client who admired a cake I had previously made, I went to work. 

The cake is a fruit cake covered with fondant and 100% handmade decorations, all naturally 100% edible. (The fruit mixture soaks for a considerable time in brandy ..... yum!)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Purple Haze....

Happy 21st !!!......

The instructions I received for this cake were quite specific; a purple & silver topsy-turvy exploding cake.

I am thrilled with the result and very happy to have been asked by some close friends to make the cake for a special occasion; a 21st birthday.

The cake is Devil's Food Cake, an extremely moist and rich chocolate flavour, filled with dark chocolate ganache.

I then covered and decorated it with fondant and finished it off with "BLING". What girl doesn't like BLING?

Explosion Centre

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Festive Welcome!

This week some very special friends are arriving from the USA for a "vacation", so I have made  a little gift they can enjoy on their travels during the festive season.