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
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.
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.
Baking on Demand
I’d like to tell you about the worst cake I’ve ever baked. Probably best not to look if you’re uncomfortable with blood, teeth and sweet, delicious Frankensteined fondant flesh.
I run a facebook group where I post cakes with threatening auras. These can be either deliberate or unintentional. To celebrate hitting a milestone for members, I proposed that I would bake a cake, with the features to decided by vote. The top results were the following:
- Fleshy colour palette
- All of the above but a Minion cake
Honestly the minion part was the worst for me. Here’s my process for creating a cake so terrible that the question “cake or death?” yields 50/50 results.