We’re finally out of January! Yes, I know I’m a bit late but these past 2 weeks have been hectic for me! I’ve kept pushing my blog back after being so exhausted from big Bakes and being very busy in my full time job.
Last week I had a challenge of making a two Tier Marvel Cake for somebody. I had an absolute nightmare!
The cake was chocolate tier and vanilla Sponge tier.
Baking it was fine, but as you may know I absolutely HATE royal icing!! I always manage to do it though.
At first, I covered the bottom cake with white icing. That was easy. Then I went to cover the top cake in the blue icing. The first time I covered it the icing ripped and had a huge hole in the back of it. Great. So.. then I did it again with a new pack of blue icing. Same thing happened again! I always use renshaw icing as the colours are prefect. But for the 3rd go I used tesco own new blue icing. It was manageable but still not perfect.
So then I began decorating over the top. I had to include superman, captain America, spiderman and batman. I found it really tricky using a stencil to cut out little tiny pieces from the superman logo. But I managed it. This cake again, was another one I had never done before.
Trying to measure and cut the right size logo for the cake was hard too! I needed everything to be as symmetrical as possible.
I wasn’t 100% happy with the cake but for my first attempt I think I’ve done pretty well.
I started making cakes for other people because I like seeing other people’s faces when I’m done. Some people you get who don’t really appreciate your time and effort to which knocks your confidence! But I have quite a few people who compliment me for my cakes and that’s what picks me back up again!
Today I have just finished off 40 Cupcakes (my biggest job yet) for a lovely customers mum. Its their salons 1st anniversary of opening this weekend. My pictures aren’t the best as I have finished them today.
The little hairdressing Toppers were quite difficult even though I used a mould. Some of them had really thin parts which just kept braking off so I used the ones which kept the best shape.
The Cupcakes were 2 flavours. Vanilla and Chocolate Fudge. 20 of each.
I hope you liked my post!
It’s time for me to chill out ready for overtime tomorrow! Boo
Thanks for reading everyone! Have a great weekend.