August 2016

The Painted Cake

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I went to see Natasha Collins talk and do a demo at a cake show a little while back. I’ve been meaning to buy her book and have a proper go a cake painting ever since. Last week I finally go around to buying her book The Painted Cake and it’s awesome. The timing was perfect as it was my Grandy’s birthday this week so I attempted one of the cakes from the book for her. I copied one of her designs completely – just to get an idea of how to layer the paints properly and figure out where the shadows go etc. I studied fine art painting at art college but never really worked in watercolours, which is similar to this style of painting. I chose to paint this

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Bow Drip Cake

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Copper and Rose Goldy colours are super trendy now. I keep finding myself drawn to any items in this metal and have seen lots of cake pics popping up using it too. I’ve been trying to figure out how incorporate it into a cake and my friend Jade’s birthday last week was the perfect opportunity. I found this rose gold edible dust and used it in three different ways on this cake. I mixed it with

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Football Cake

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I made this cake ages ago but I’m only posting it now because the timing is a lot less awkward. It was ready to post it just after we had crashed out of the World Cup and everyone was pretty disappointed and totally over the football – I figured all anyone would want to see the day after was me showing them a football cake. Now that the season starts again today I figured it was a much more appropriate to share now. I made this one for a Man United mad kid so obviously included a fan scarf with the printed logo. The cake itself was a victoria sponge covered in green fondant. The little football cake on top was made using this tin and filled with

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Gemma Correll Biscuits for Ohh Deer

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Super cool gift company Ohh Deer got in touch to see if I would recreate some of mega-talented illustrator Gemma Correll’s work to celebrate the launch of a load of new products featuring her designs. I love her work so much – it’s cute, funny and full of those everyday truths that make us laugh. Check out all her amazing work here.

To make the biscuits I started with some large circle vanilla biscuits which I flooded with white royal icing. I then used a black edible pen to draw out her designs. This was a fun challenge, as copying someone else’s style is always a little tricky. I used

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