Tuesday, September 11, 2012

DIY: Barbapapa family

All you need to make these Barbapapa figurins is:
Coloured fondant
Needle tool
Knife tool
Wires for making flowers
Food coloring pen, black.

I placed a small styrofoam ball on a lollipop stick in the tummy of Barbamama so that the weight was reduced and that i wouldn't have any trouble with the feet being "crushed":) It also gave the figurine great stability.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Windmill cake pops

Hi, I just wanted to share my newest tutorial: How to make these cute windmill cake pops:) Please press on the picture below to see how you make windmills. Let them harden/ dry for about 24 hours before making your cake pops.

1: Melt white chocolate and coat your cake pops. Let it dry in your fridge for 1-3 min. Then apply a little bit of white chocolate on the side of the cake pop, and place your windmill and support it with your finger until it doesn't slide off (10-20 seconds).  And that's all there is to it:)


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Princess Ariel Cake

I made this cake for little Anna who turned 4 years in june. She loves princess Ariel, so there was no doubt in my mind what kind of theme cake i would make for her.
Her parents served the cake in Annas kindergarten, and she was so excited and happy - my own daughter was likewise happy that " my mommy made this cake for Anna".. they are just so cute all kindergarten children.
Ariel is handmade - no moulds used. Her hair was quite heavy, so i had to place som metal wire ("cake-wire") from her neck and down to the clam that she is sitting on. ... i really should learn to make the cake more than one day ahead so it could dry without metal... hmm... :)
The clam is made from chocolate cake, and chocolate frosting. I put the cake in the freezer for about 20 min so that tha surface was hard and easy to carve.
The seaweed is made from 20 G wire and fondant. The rock is made from rice krispies treat:)
All figurines are made from Wilton ready-to-roll Fondant:) It's so easy to work with whed added a bit of gumtex.
Sand: cane sugar:)

Hans Scherfig as a cake:)

Hi, everybody! Hope you all enjoy a nice summer vacation. I just wanted to show you a cake a did a while back. It's a cake that is made upon paintings by Hans Scherfig, who is quite famous here in Denmark for his animal paintings. A lot of danish babies and children have his paintings on their wall.
I chose to decorate the cake using bas-relief technique and hand painting due to the artist painting style. It was a fun project, and the parents were pleased with the result.
The bas-relief technique is perfect for projects like this. The technique builds it's figurines with "chunks" of fondant to make the arms, legs and so on, and then cover the whole figurine with one flat piece of fondant. It makes it so much easier to make this effect compared to making the figurines from one piece of fondant.
The third picture is Hans Scherfigs painting that this cake is based upon.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring wedding cake

Wedding cake with 3 different kinds of flowers and flower buds. It gave a really good effect to add flower buds as well - something that many guests noticed.

Bottom tier: Chocolate cake with chocolate-mocha cream and blueberry mousse.
Middle tier: Light vanilla cake and macaroon-marzinpan cake with raspberry-white chocolate mousse.
Top tier: same cake as the middle tier combined with blackberry mousse.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Easter Bunnies

Easter bunnies in basket 3D cake that I made for my daughters easter themed birthday.

Bunnies: Rice krispie Treat covered with modelling chocolate (look under recipes). Whiskers is cake-wire. Eyes, nose, tongue is fondant.
Basket: I placed the cake in my freezer for about 15 min, before carving. This makes it So much easier!  Covered it with chocolate buttercream and decorated it with royal icing.
Blanket: fondant.

It was chocolate cake with chocolate-mokka-fillling. Served with blueberry sherbet and strawberries.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Meet Little Einsteins and space buns

My oldest daughter loves Little Einsteins. For her 3. birthday i made this Little Einsteins cake. She wanted something "macaroon" and "raspberry", so made macaroon cake with raspberry mousse. It was a bit sweet for my taste, another time I'll combine this combination with neutral flavoured cake.

Colorful buns for kindergarten

My oldest daughter just started kindergarten. I asked the children what color buns they would like.... all colours was mentioned:) .... The result was rainbow buns:)

Monday, January 30, 2012

How to make a cute monkey

Please press on the picture to see it in larger format.

Soccer Monkey Cake

I made this cake for Magnus' first birthday; they wanted monkeys and soccer. So i chose to combine those two themes into a cute "story" inspired by Strawberry Shortcake; ball and trophe was turned into a house and a tree-house. The trophy was painted with edible gold.

They wanted 10 cupcakes as well with the same theme. Instead of buying soccer balls on sugar paper i chose to make them with a cookie cutter.

I'll make tutorials on how to make the cute monkey and soccer balls soon.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

How to make an icing/ chocolate cornet

Tutorial for making a cornet. I use cornets when I do run-out
techniques in royal icing or if I want to make chocolate patterns with melted

1: I start by cutting a square piece of baking paper into 4
equal sized triangles.
2: Fold the triangle as illustrated.
3: The tip of the cone must be very tight, so that there is a visible hole. This makes it easy to manage when executed icing or chocolate in cone.
4: Fold the corner down at the wide end. You are now finished making your cornet. Now fill icing or melted chocolate in your cornet. Cut a small hole in the head, and now you're ready to decorate.

Recipe: Rice Krispies Treat

Rice Krispies Treat is perfect if you want to do 3D cakes and the construction of the cake don't allow much weight - for example a giant Mickey Mouse or a ball. You can also use RKT as a little treat by adding vanilla sugar and cutting it into pieces.
250 g marshmallows, cut into small pieces.
100 g butter
175 g rice Crispi Possibly.
½ teaspoon vanillle extract
Any edible color, if you want to have coloured treats.
Melt butter and marshmellows while stirring with a silicone spatula. When meltet add food color and vanilla sugar. Add your rice krispies when the edible food color is 100% dissolved.
If you are using your RKT for 3D cakes, this is the time to shape and mould your RKT - you can choose to let it cool of a little bit, but you have to mould before the RKT hardens.
It's a very sticky mass, so a good idea is to inflict themselves some plastic gloves and use plenty of icing sugar when modeled.

Recipe birthday buns.

I used this recipe for my girls daycare. They have a no-sugar policy, so to make the buns a bit more child-friendly and fun I added edible foodcolouring. The picture on the right is added red food colour - they were girlish pink inside:)

Recipe for soft buns.

50 g yeast
½ deciliter lukewarm water
100 g butter
1 ½ decilitre milk
edible foodcolor.
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ tablespoons sugar
550 g plain flour

Mix yeast and lukewarm water. Melt butter over medium heat, and then mix with the cold milk. If you want to color your buns, you must add your edible food color now. Whisk until the color is completely dissolved.
Now add the remaining ingredients.
Let dough rise for 40 minutes. Divide the dough into 12 buns and let rise for 30 minutes. Bake in oven at 225 degrees Celsius.

If you wish to make the dough the day before; just substitute 50 g of yeast by 25 g and put your dough in the fridge over night.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

How to make Winnie the Pooh

Please press on the picture to see it in a larger version. The tutorial is both in Danish and English because i first made it for my Danish blog kageeventyr.dk - I hope it doesn't seem to messy.

Have fun making Pooh:)