Monday, June 4, 2012

Pretty Flowers for Cake Decorating

I don't really have much to share today and am bit late getting this post up. I've been trying to blog first thing in the morning but I slept in today.  I have started running again as part of the Michelle Bridge's 12 week Body Transformation I have entered and it's tiring me out. All good though and I'm looking forward to getting back to how I was a few years ago. 3 years ago I gained 17 kilos in only 3 months (I was misdiagnosed a drug) and I've never shifted it. The time has come....

So even though it's a bit funny to blog about cake decorating in the same post as losing weight but I didn't eat any of this cake. We took it to our good friend yesterday as part of her birthday present.  Phil made the cake, I iced it (although the cake was still warm and the icing ran a bit) and the kids decorated it. It turned out pretty well for such a group effort. Fresh flowers from our garden.

You can see in the photo below how the icing has run off the sides of the cake. this is what happens when the cake is still warm when you ice it. Normally I would make the cake the night before and ice it the next day but we had a busy weekend and saw our friend for brunch yesterday so the cake only came out of the oven half an hour before we walked out the door to go meet her. Oh well it still looked pretty and no one was complaining about the taste!

It's a very simple but effective way of decorating cakes. Especially if you don't have much time. Ice the cake just with a palette knife. We've added some little silver and pink cashous. Grab a flower, pull the leaves off the stalk and push the stalk into the centre of your cake.  Make sure there are no little insects in your flower!

So pretty...



  1. Cute cake, runs and all...Sophie absolutely LOVES cachous (I grew up calling them ball bearings and still do!) but I refuse to buy them, mean mother that I am...they are alot dearer here than back home, $6 a jar or something? Last time I bought them they were half that.

    Good luck with your fitness/weight is hard work but worth it :)

    xx Karen

    1. thanks Karen - my sister will often give me cake toppers and decorating stuff as a birthday present. It's a great present idea for bakers. just think it's still a lot cheaper than buying cakes...
      thanks for the good wishes. I've done it before and can do it again. I just need to stay committed! I'm sure Michelle Bridges can help me do that.
      have a good week
      cheers fiona


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