Thursday 28 February 2013

Christmas cake in February..

Here's a fruit cake I did for my dad for Christmas. It's a simple design and can be done with either marzipan or icing. Or both!
Love Tasha xxx


Sunday 7 October 2012


I made a Sherlock cake for Savannah's 17th last week and took it to the party. It should have had another layer of cake, but I ran out of time, hence the odd cake to cakeboard transition.. Very messy..
I chose to have each side representing something Sherlocky as Savannah is a massive Sherlockian!
Anyway, thank you to Savannah for organising an insanely good party :)
Love Tasha xxx

Thursday 4 October 2012


I did a Sherlock cake last week! However, I cannot find the memory card reader and so the photos are stuck on the camera! Hold on, it will make an appearance soon!

Saturday 16 June 2012

CSI Cake

I've finished my GCSEs! I did my last one yesterday morning and instead of celebrating by getting drunk (which is the apparent 'norm' for people my age) I spent all day on a cake commission. It was for my friend's little sister and she had a CSI themed party today. This cake was so much fun, especially the blood around the victim's body trace! For that and the magnifying 'glass', I boiled up some sugar to hard ball stage and added food dye. The photos don't really show it but there is a piped 'fingerprint' under the magnifying glass. Everything on this cake is edible. The black fondant looks quite grubby, photos were taken before I did a clean up. The magnifying 'glass' has small bubbles in it so it's not fantastically clear.
P.S. I was so tempted to keep the mini forensic scientist for myself! He's so cute, look at his little face!

Saturday 19 May 2012

Vworp Vworp!

DOCTOOOOR! You've parked your ruddy TARDIS in the middle of my cake!

This was awesome. Yeah. I have to say so myself. I am a huge Whovian and this was so much fun to create! Plus it was the first time I've ever played with Rice Krispie Treats. They are good for moulding, albeit a little heavy - hence the sinking.
The cake itself was sprayed with silver glitter which made my entire kitchen sparkly for days. I wanted to make a huge TARDIS but I realised the stacking issues I would have with the cakes and I didn't want to go down the dowelling route. (Dowelling is an internal structure of sticks called dowels. They prevent everything from collapsing) So I made a huge RKT cake topper and a cake and it all went on from there.
In hindsight, I should have dowelled under the TARDIS because it sank overnight and was leaning horribly. It's not the neatest cake in the world but I was chuffed with it anyway. Plus it tasted pretty darn good as I used my special super moist, super chocolatey and super rich cake recipe.

Hope you like it!
Love Tash xxx

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Hi all,
I keep meaning to put up two of my most recent cakes but I'm on study leave and it's a bit crazy ("but here's my number. So call me maybe") *Ahem* Yeah, so exams are all full speed ahead and I can't tell up from down right now. I've had to turn down two cake jobs *insert tears here* and this blog my be a bit angry with me for a while. Someone call the RSPCB! (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Blogs) 
I will try my very hardest to upload something tomorrow night as I'll be babysitting and procrastinating from revision for my French exam on Thursday. 

Okay. I really need to revise for Food Technology, clean up the mess of a decapitated mouse and wrangle  another out of the cat's mouth. 
Love you all *waves*

Thursday 5 April 2012

Buntings and owls....

I think this is one of my favourite cakes, ever! I've recently invested in some lovely new dyes and one was a baby blue which I adore! I decided to use it for my friend's cake and also incorporate some nice colour contrasts, bright pink and purple (another new dye). I spent ages designing this and I was very pleased with the outcome! I'm very aware that there's a horribly untidy gap between the icing at the bottom of the cake and the cake board. If anyone has any tips on how to avoid this, then please do comment :)