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
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.
Chicken Nugget Cake
My friend Jules and I made a cake for a mutual friend’s birthday. The said friend loves. chicken. nuggets.
Dawn of the Birth Day
I made this for a friend’s birthday, and it was my first attempt at using fondant. It’s the moon from Majora’s Mask. Someday I’d like the make a version that was only the moon.
I used the claymation tools I got from the Aardman exhibition in Melbourne and I loved sculpting it.
First, I carved the cake, including adding the nose.
Then it was covered in jam for adhesion. Also AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Then the shroud of fondant. It was a very delicate process, and it did tear in some places as I moulded it to the cake
I painted the face using food dye and used black fondant to create the darkest spaces. I was very happy with the eyes.
Finally, it was placed on top of the base cake.
I figured that even if the moon didn’t work, there would still be a functional cake to devour. Ultimately it was tasty and horrifying and the birthday boy at the nose with gusto. It was very jam -y, apparently