Monday, 3 February 2014

The six nations Rugby

I have yet to make a cake for the Super Bowl but there is always a first time. So with that in mind I thought that I would focus on the other big sporting event in the world at the moment , that's it the Six nations.

An England rugby ball. I hand carved this cake from an extra deep oval Madeira sponge it was as 3 dimensional as I could practically make it with some strategically placed sugar grass around it for support.

The next attempt at the same rugby ball cake. 

Well there you have it I have also made another couple of cakes the same and an Irish rugby shirt cake the size of my dining table but the pictures are on the old computer , I'm sure I'll find them eventually.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

What I did today

We'll shopping for Lino is probably not that high on most peoples to do lists but with refreshing my sanctuary (the kitchen) we decided not only on painting the walls (misty harbour blue) and woodwork now white instead of cream but the floor needed replacing too. So, we have ordered a black tiled Lino floor which will take about 2weeks to come so I have plenty of time to finish regrouting the tiles and replacing the worn work top where I roll the sugar paste. I will be happy when it's all finished.
Next on my to do list is painting the chairs for the studio I'm thinking bright colours something striking, am after some old picture frames too for my display cakes. Watch this space.