I’m too tired to write, so please enjoy this chocolate tart I made. I forgot to draw the lines outwards to make a spider web, so it’s a flower
Decorating a Mouldy Shark Cake
Yesterday was going to be my wedding day. It’s now the third time that it was cancelled.
To celebrate (?) I ran a poll on facebook for what kind of unwedding cake I should make. The top result was to ask my mum for the worst components. She sent me pictures of a shark cake, poop emoji cake, and mould. Here we are.
It’s been a while.
I have been settling back in Australia, reuniting with loved ones and trying to get back to working and living. It has been a huge adjustment, but it’s time to pick up the writing/baking/sketching mantle once again.
With no further ado: remember the Cats movie? It was the last movie I saw before the UK went into lockdown. It was a surreal experience and a great way to make sure I didn’t miss the movies at all. Or cats.
But then my horrible cake group got 10,000 likes around the time a dear friend wanted to watch Cats for her birthday. The choices for the cake rolled in:
So it was time to killed two birds with a badly-scaled stone.
Step one: Carve Batman’s screaming face. Make sure this layer does not contain blueberries, because the eyes will bleed.
Step three: Flesh.
Step four: Let them emerge.
Step five: Let them see. Let them breathe. Do not listen to what they may whisper.
Since my entire Halloween plan is to play Animal Crossing, I decided to bake Halloween cookies for the office on Friday.
Made the sugar cookies using this recipe and iced with basic royal icing. I was horrified/delighted to discover that you can buy cartons of egg whites in Sainsburys. They pour so smoothly. Too smoothly.
An action shot
Hope your weeks are going well.
I had three hours of sleep last night, and I finished icing at midnight so the full reveal will be tomorrow.
The cake for my thirtieth birthday
It’s been a while since I posted any baking, and definitely longer since I posted any pleasant that I baked.
I used special piping tips which my brother bought me for Christmas, and it took a lot of experimenting to get them to work. I had to put the base icing on each cupcake right before I piped, so that the flowers would stick.
Gotta Go Flesh
A Song of Icing and Fire
Title courtesy of my extremely proud boyfriend.
This was a Christmas creation, but now seems like a good time to post it.
This is chocolate gingerbread, covered in royal icing. 42 swords adorn the base, and it was incredibly sturdy once iced.