Saturday, 25 February 2012

Less is Not More

The girls finished making the cake/creation they have been conspiring over with Francine since the weekend. They made the sugar art to decorate. Next they painted them. And then Francine did the icing bit, because she knows how to layer the butter-cream with the fondant on top to make a perfectly smooth cake - which only happens in this house when she is here. Otherwise, it is tasty but non-professional cakes from me.

Today (actually Thursday as I wrote this in advance) they got to decorate the cake. It is two tiers, the lower tier containing chocolate cake and the upper tier vanilla. My girls did not make all that sugar art not to use it. They plastered the cake with decorations. It's brilliant!

The beginning.

The ending.

Not sure what that is supposed to be!

I love that little white flower.

Ladybugs parading up the garden path.

Dragonfly in sunglasses?
Bumble bee on a flower.
  
I love this golden dragonfly.

Trees, flowers, dragonfly and more.

A touch of ribbon and some roses.

Not a spare inch left bare.
It doesn't look like this any more. We've started the eating part now. It's very good. Though I do peal off the fondant and the flowers and just dive into the cake bit. There is a limit to how much sugar one wants to eat. Well for me at least. The girls have other opinions.

Susan

34 comments:

  1. OMG, love it lol So if you've left them to it eating all this, they'll probably have recovered from the sugar high about a week next Wednesday ;o)

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  2. High as kites!? And the best bit is you don't have the tantrums that follow - I hope!

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  3. Fantastic! Like an over the top Easter bonnet. What wonderful fun.

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  4. Thats one great cake! enjoy eating it!

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  5. oh it looks devine great job girls i think i will commision them for my cake in july !!

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  6. Wow! That is truly amazing!! I don't think I'd have been able to bring myself to cut into it if it was mine!! I'm glad you took a zillion photos!!

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  7. Absolutely brilliant, good on you for getting pics before the demolition.

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  8. Oh wow! Although I'm hiding sight of it from my Mum - who's birthday is tomorrow and will not be getting a home made cake - let alone home made one like this!

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  9. Oh wow! Although I'm hiding sight of it from my Mum - who's birthday is tomorrow and will not be getting a home made cake - let alone home made one like this!

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  10. Wow! This is awesome! Seems a shame to cut it and eat it! Jxo

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  11. Your girls are quite talented and they could win a contest with this cake.

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  12. Wow! Now that's a cake! There will be some seriously peculiar coloured poo in your house for the next week or so ;) I remember the fun in our house after a Thunderbirds cake!

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  13. wow, it is amazing. I bet there was some sugar rush after eating this!

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  14. Are you trying to induce a sugar coma?!! Looks great tho :-)

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  15. That is some cake! I hope you have good dental insurance!!

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  16. That is a wonderful cake. I am reminded that I have gone half a week without.

    Pomona x

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  17. That is a wonderful cake. I am reminded that I have gone half a week without.

    Pomona x

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  18. What!! You have cut that beautiful cake, not only that but you are eating it??? How could you! :-)

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  19. Fantabulous cake! Wish I was at your house!

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  20. Confection perfection!!

    Wow, amazing work by the girls - hope they enjoy demolishing it :)

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  21. Here's hoping that you girls won't be suffering the after effects of such a massive sugar rush. I don't always eat the icing on a cake (incluing my mum's homemade christmas cake!) because of a sweetness overload.

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  22. Wow, it's absolutely beautiful! Well done girls! :-)

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  23. It looks amazing...so glad you took pictures!

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  24. That is one amazing creation, wow.
    You need to read this Susan, http://bluepatchquilter.blogspot.com/2012/02/im-feeling-bit-blah.html.

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  25. Your girls (and Francine!) are wonderfully talented - it's amazing!!

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  26. Utterly utterly gorgeous. Im sitting here with my gob open in wonder at the amazing-ness that is this cake.

    Well done girls!

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  27. oh that just looks awesome! my wee girl would approve totally! My teeth are aching just looking at it but beautiful work girls! x

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