Surprise inside Race car cake

I made this for my car crazy nephew who turned four recently. He also loves Cadbury’s Gems, and Cadbury’s Shots, so I decided to combine his love for the two into a Race car cake – with a surprise inside!

Checkerboard Cake

I made this cake for a friend’s birthday, and it was cut pretty much immediately. I took the photograph from my mobile phone, after a few shots of vodka – which explains why it looks too bright and is so strangely composed. This was a layering of two cakes – …

Faux Royal Icing

Recipe for a faux royal icing, when you don’t have much time, or don’t want to use eggs. Royal icing traditionally uses egg white, icing sugar and lemon juice to create a thick frosting that becomes hard on drying. The white frosting base on each cake is royal icing. And …

DIY Fondant

An easy-peasy, relatively inexpensive DIY version of fondant. If you’re wondering what fondant is, it’s the doughy stuff used to make the sugar decorations that sit on top of cakes, like these: The strawberry cupcake toppers are made entirely of fondant. Both the base of the icing, as well as …