MY CHRISTMAS CAKE
Oh boy its been a while since I was blogging!!! Between work and sick kiddies I haven't been crafting much and been blogging even less!!! Can't believe Christmas is nearly here, boy has the year flown by!!! Besides playing with paper, I LOVE baking and have discovered a love of decorating cakes. It started last year when I made my son's birthday cake and my first Christmas cake and it has just continued!!!
This year I decided I was gonna learn how to do the basics properly so I signed up to do some classes at the the cakebox and went to the Christmas Class last week where we learnt how to sugar paste a cake. We then learnt how to make a garret frill which I did round the side of my cake which you can see in the picture below. My son is obsessed with Santa so I opted to decorate my cake with a santa head made using sugar paste and a mould and I painted it. I then splashed royal icing on the cake and mounted him. We were also taught how to do simple piping which I did around my frill
The red bled a little but I was soooooo pleased with how the cake looked. I wasn't brave enough to pipe my sentiment as I have never piped before so the tutor kindly did it for me!!!! I finished the cake off with a sprinkling of edible glitter!!!