First Canberra Cake

June 19th, 2009

This was the first cake to come out of our Canberra kitchen.  Looking at the cake, you can probably guess what it is… Yep – it’s an Engagement Cake!

I tried a new chocolate cake, and frosting combo, and hand painted all of the decoration. It seemed to go down well, and gave me a few new ideas for the future.

Little Monsters

May 19th, 2007

My in-laws have birthdays fairly close together, and a family get together was arranged for a little town half way between Canberra and Sydney.  So, I decided to surprise them with a birthday cake.  Given that everyone was going to be travelling, I thought it might be a good idea to create a cake that could be easily divided and taken home.  Although I made and iced the cakes, Clayton decided to lend a hand with creating the personalities.  I like to think that you can identify most of Claytons family within the cakes!  This was my first cake attempt in Australia, and the point when I realised that I had really missed doing it, but would like a better kitchen than the one we had in our Sydney apartment.  So nothing more came out of my kitchen in the form of cakes until we moved to Canberra.

Christening Cake

November 19th, 2004

This was made specially for my first nephew, and was one of the last cakes I made before leaving Australia.  Looking back, I am really thankful that his name is Ben, as it would have taken so much longer to make enough building blocks to build almost any other name. I wish the travel between Australia and Scotland was shorter, that way I could make it home to make more cakes for my niece and nephews.  It’s just fortunate that I am from a family of talented ladies who are more than capable of making wonderful cakes.

First birthday cake

May 19th, 2004

For the ultimate train lover.  This is one of my favourite cakes.  Topping a cake with liquorice allsorts can only be a good thing.
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Assorted Christmas cakes

December 25th, 2003

So, I went slightly nuts this year and made a few Christmas cakes.  Made using Mum’s fruitcake recipe for that traditional Christmas feel. One for each of my sisters, one for my parents, and one for my sister’s work.  A  bit of a crazy time, but nice to put a personal touch to Christmas.

This is the first time I experimented with modelling people.  It was fun, and I am sure that I will improve with practice and patience.