Welcome to Marie's Baking! Take a look at the newest delicious Cakes and Cupcakes for all and any occasion:


Commission: Red and White Rose Naked Weding Cake

Red and White Rose Naked Wedding Cake.

 

This is the second commissioned Wedding Cake this year.

 

This is a tall, three tired red velvet cake filled with chocolate chip cookie dough.

 

The three tires are 8", 6", and a special size 5" round cake, each with four layers of cake and three layers of filling.

 

The design is again a "naked" cake, which leaves the handmade red and white fondant roses as the decoration.

 

This cake is 15 hours of work, 5 and a half alone for modelling the roses by hand.

 

Making cakes is no cake walk!

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Commission: Three-Tired Naked Fruit Wedding Cake

Three-Tired Wedding Cake decorated with Fondant Flowers and Fruit.

This is the first of two Wedding Cakes I was asked to make this month!

 

It's a lovely three-tired cake. The first and third tier are chocolate sponge filled with cookie dough. They are 6" and 10", respectively. The second tier is red velvet filled with cookie dough and 8".

 

The "naked" (without fondant) cake design is currently very popular. Each tier is glazed with semi-sweet chocolate ganache. 

 

The fondant flowers and leaves are based on the flowers and colour scheme used for the invitations. They were all hand made. 

 

The fruits are blueberries, figs, raspberries, red grapes and physalis.

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Golden Unicorn 3D Cake:

Golden Unicorn 3D Birthday Cake.

This beautiful golden unicorn is made out of red-velvet cake and filled with chocolate chip cookie dough!

 

 

This was another birthday cake. The horn, ears, hair and flowers that decorate the unicorn are all made from white fondant. Everything gold was hand painted. A good dusting of gold lustre-dust let the unicorn's fondant mane shine.

 

The cake interior consists of 4 layers of 8" (inch) red-velvet cake, filled and dirty iced with chocolate chip cookie dough and everything's covered with white (vegan) fondant. 

 


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Seashell Chocolate Birthday Cake:


Picture of a chocolate cake decorated with chocolate ganache, white chocolate curls and belgian seashell chocolates.
Seashell Chocolate Birthday Cake.

This cake is chocolate upon chocolate upon chocolate!

 

A delicious chocolate sponge filled with milk chocolate ganache, drizzeled with a semi-sweet chocolate ganache and topped with white chocolate curls and delicious belgian seashell chocolates. 

 

What a birthday cake!

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3D Golden Egg Easter Basket Cake:


Picture of a cake made to look like a wicker basket containing a giant golden chocolate Easter egg.
3D Golden Egg Easter Basket Cake.

This 3D cake is made to look like a woven wicker basket and contains delicious golden chocolate eggs. Perfect for Easter!

 

 

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Elegant Vintage Birthday Cupcakes:


Picture of 25 cupcakes with vintage pearls, copper and gold fondant designs.
Elegant vintage birthday cupcakes.

These gorgeous cupcakes were made for a birthday party. They combine elegant pearls and rococo designs in gold and copper with an elegant white backdrop. 

25 delicious cupcakes. 

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Commission: Make-Up Birthday Cake


Picture of a birthday cake decorated with fondant flowers and make-up.
Make-Up Birthday Cake

This is a beautiful one-tier birthday cake covered in pink fondant and decorated with flowers and makeup (both edible and made out of fondant, of course). 

 

This was a commission and I was so excited to have an excuse to make a make-up cake! I loved making this design. 

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Lilies of the Valley Fabergé Egg Cake:

Lilies of the Valley Fabergé Egg Cake.

Happy Easter! 

 

This year's Easter Cake is an Easter Egg! Inspired by the Lilies of the Valley Fabergé Egg it even has a little surprise inside.

 

 

The cake itself is chocolate sponge filled with semi-sweet chocolate ganache.

All the decorations are made from fondant and even the grass is edible!

 

 

Lilies of the Valley Fabergé Egg Cake.
Lilies of the Valley Fabergé Egg Cake.

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Animal-Cell Model Cake:

Animal-Cell Model Cake.

Hey, I'm back with this super nerdy Birthday Cake I did for my best friend!

It's supposed to be an Animal Cell Model on a wooden base. 

 

The Cake is chocolate sponge filled with ganache. I used two different sponge recipes for the top and bottom part respectively, just because I could. 

 

 

Disclaimer: I am not that well-versed in Biology, I do not claim any of this to be anatomically correct. 

Animal-Cell Model Cake.
Animal-Cell Model Cake-Blueprints.

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Cat Cake-England Edition:

Cat Cake.

This was a cake I made for a Bake Sale of the local Cat Shelter.

Its four layers of chocolate sponge filled with whipped cream.
The Cat face was painted on with food colouring.

 

The England Edition Series refers to Cake Projects I made while in England without my usual Cake                                                                        supplies.

Cat Cake.
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Rose Piping Cake-England Edition:

Rose Piping Cake.

So this was another gift for one of my housemates who was moving out. 
The cake is chocolate sponge with whipped cream and chocolate ganache filling and decoration.
The roses are fondant.

 

The England Edition Series refers to Cake Projects I made while in England without my usual Cake                                                                        supplies.

Rose Piping Cake.
Rose Piping Cake.

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Fairy-Tale Book Cake-England Edition:

Fairy tale Book Cake.

This was a gift and is supposed to resemble a Fairy-Tale Book!

(Sadly I couldn’t find brown fondant and since I currently don’t have access to my airbrush I somehow just ended up hand-painting the fondant brown.)

Also I used golden luster-dust for the letters, which is a lot more sparkly in real life! The cake itself is red velvet with chocolate-chip cookie-dough filling. 

 

The England Edition Series refers to Cake Projects I made while in England without my usual Cake supplies.

Fairy tale Book Cake.
Fairy tale Book Cake.

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Mini Black & Gold Cakes-England Edition:

Mini Black & Gold Cakes.

 These are two approximately 10x10 chocolate sponge cakes. Both have three layers of sponge and one is filled with whipped cream and the other with whipped cream and milk chocolate ganache. 
Both were dirty-iced in milk chocolate ganache and then covered with black fondant.
The roses and deco are made out of golden gum paste.
(Also the small Cake Box I bought for them has really tall sides which is super for                                                                                                decorated cakes!)

The England Edition Series refers to Cake Projects I made while in England without my usual Cake supplies.

Mini Black & Gold Cakes.
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Happy Easter! Red Velvet Cupcake Nests-England Edition:

Happy Easter Red Velvet Cupcake Nests.

Yesterday was Easter Sunday and to celebrate I thought it would be nice to have an Easter egg hunt - or in this case an Easter nest hunt!

 

I prepared three nests with little chocolates and Red Velvet Cupcakes, which I'd decorated with fondant flowers and fondant Easter eggs.

 

The hunt was over fairly quickly because we had a lot of people over and not many places to hide but I hope it was still fun!

 

The England Edition Series refers to Cake Projects I made while in England without my usual Cake supplies.

Happy Easter Red Velvet Cupcake Nests.
Happy Easter Red Velvet Cupcake Nests.
Happy Easter Red Velvet Cupcake Nests.
Happy Easter Red Velvet Cupcake Nests.

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Valentine's Day mini Heart Cakes:

Valentine’s Day mini Heart Cakes.

So this is a very belated Valentine's Day post! 

For Valentine's this year I made some chocolate sponge and used a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out little hearts. I then filled two hearts with whipped cream, added some melted milk chocolate on top as well as some more whipped cream and                                                                             finished it off with some red candy melts.

Valentine’s Day mini Heart Cakes.
Valentine’s Day mini Heart Cakes.

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Tardis and Bag End Birthday Cake:

3D Tardis and Bag End Birthday Cake.

 

So this was a Birthday Cake for my best friend who requested a Doctor Who and Hobbit themed cake.

 

 I airbrushed the back of the cake galaxy style and made the rest of the decorations out of fondant.

 

 

The cake itself is red velvet with cookie dough for the top one and chocolate sponge with black forest filling(whipped cream/ganache/cherries) for the bottom one.

3D Tardis and Bag End Birthday Cake.
3D Tardis and Bag End Birthday Cake.

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3D Beetle Car Cake:

3D Beetle Car Cake.

Yesterday I was invited to my uncle's birthday party. He's really interested in cars and turned 53 so my father suggested a beetle with the start number 53 as a birthday cake.

 

I carved the car out of two vertical halves of a 12" chocolate sponge cake, which I had 'glued' together with dark chocolate ganache. 

 

I made all the details out of fondant.

3D Beetle Car Cake.
3D Beetle Car Cake.

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3D Suitcase Cake with Travel Notebook.

3D Suitcase Cake with Travel Notebook.

Yesterday I was invited to a Going-Away party by two very dear friends of mine and as always I promised them to make a cake to honour the occasion.

I was not bound to follow any specific instructions or wishes so I came up with my own design. I thought, since they're going to be travelling a lot, a suitcase would be the way to go. I also added a 'Traveling Notebook' where all the guests could write their name on with edible food markers.


The cake itself was 12" x 9" inches of Red Velvet cake with chocolate-chip Cookie Dough filling.

3D Suitcase Cake with Travel Notebook.
3D Suitcase Cake with Travel Notebook.

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3D Bed-Cake

3D Blue and Gold Bed Cake.

So it's been a while, but I finally found the opportunity to bake another cake! Yesterday was my cousins’ birthday and since the last cake was very hush-hush I planned this one thoroughly.

 

I actually wanted to do this design for a while and I was given full artistic freedom on what the cake should look like or be.

 

The cake is made to look like a bed, I made the head & footboard a week prior to let the gum paste dry and luckily that made the curlicue on the headboard stick and not fall off. I hand painted all the blue and gold but used an airbrush for the cake board. I also used a texture-rolling pin for the 'blanked'.

 

The cake itself is red velvet with cookie dough filling.

3D Blue and Gold Bed Cake.
3D Blue and Gold Bed Cake.

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Commission: Frozen Flower Cake

Two Tiered Frozen Flower Cake.

I was recently asked by my best friend to do a frozen-themed cake for her. I had just bought some new flower cutters, so I thought frozen flowers might be a nice idea.

I spend about 6 hours on this cake since flowers take very long when one makes them by hand and also some for the very first time.

I used my airbrush to make a gradual shift from deep navy blue up to light pink on the white fondant before adding the flowers, snow flakes and diamonds...    

     

The cake itself is a 6" and an 8" chocolate sponge with vanilla pudding filling and chocolate ganache icing...

Two Tiered Frozen Flower Cake.
Two Tiered Frozen Flower Cake.

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Commission: Three tiered Film/TV Cake

Three tiered Film/TV Cake.

Yesterday was basically my prom night so of course I had to bake a cake to celebrate the occasion.

 

Our motto was ABI at Prime Time (2015) and we had a white TV as a logo on our T-shirts and stuff...

The cake's theme is based on this motto, even though it is a bit more cinema than television...

The cake itself was a 6" vanilla sponge filled with whipped cream, a 10" red velvet cake filled with cookie dough and a 14" chocolate cake filled                                                                   with chocolate ganache.


(It was also 40°C/104°F  yesterday which still is not a great time to bake and transport a three tiered cake!) 

Three tiered Film/TV Cake.
Three tiered Film/TV Cake.

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Caramel Buttercream on Chocolate Cupcakes:

Caramel Buttercream on Chocolate Cupcakes.

 

So, I really wanted to try to incorporate my home made caramel into a cupcake frosting.


Since I'm not a big fan of buttercream I wasn't too sure about this one, but I used about half a cup of vegetable shortening and half a cup of butter with about 1 1/2 - 2 cups of homemade                                                                         caramel sauce (sugar and milk                                                                               cooked about an hour and a half).


The consistency was great, I really enjoyed piping on the cupcakes, but taste wise I'm still not sold on buttercream...

This was also my first try at making a buttercream rose...

Caramel Buttercream on Chocolate Cupcakes.
Caramel Buttercream on Chocolate Cupcakes.

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Chocolate Cupcakes & Mini Cake:

Chocolate Cupcakes & Mini Cake.

So I kind of invited myself over to a friend’s place to watch a movie the other day and I felt bad, which meant I had to bake something as an apology.

I chose to make Chocolate Cupcakes and used the batter to make a tiny two tiered Cake as well. I then tried to practise piping techniques a bit with cocoa induced whipped cream.

Chocolate Cupcakes & Mini Cake.
Chocolate Cupcakes & Mini Cake.

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Commission: Soft Drink Can Birthday Cake

Soft Drink Can Birthday Cake.

I was asked to make a certain kind of soft drink can cake for an 18th Birthday. The can was supposed to lie on its side and the calories label should be a nod to the birthday girl’s age.

The cake itself is four layers of 6" chocolate sponge filled with chocolate chip cookie dough.

 

The whole structure was a bit unstable at first but it seemed to work in the end.

 

Soft Drink Can Birthday Cake.
Soft Drink Can Birthday Cake.

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Flowery Jewellery-Box Cake :

Flowery Jewellery-Box Cake.

Soo today was my last official day of school, so to celebrate I though I should make a really pretty cake. I had yet to use my button-silicone moulds and I thought I could do a sewing kit/jewellery box kind of thing and, to give it a little something, add a bunch of flowers...

It took me quite a while to place all of the flowers and buttons and such which made this a very time consuming cake.

The cake itself is Red Velvet with                                                                         Cookie Dough filling; a favourite of                                                                     mine and most of my classmates.

Flowery Jewellery-Box Cake.
Flowery Jewellery-Box Cake.

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Manga-Character inspired Birthday Cake:

Manga-Character inspired Birthday Cake.

I was invited to a birthday party and asked to bring a cake. 

 

The design is inspired by one of the birthday girl’s favourite manga-characters clothing and accessories.

 

The cake itself is red velvet with chocolate chip cookie dough filling.

 

I also tried to make a 3D crown, but the fondant didn't have enough time to set so it collapsed in on itself and I                                                                   had to make do with a 2D one...

Manga-Character inspired Birthday Cake.
Manga-Character inspired Birthday Cake.

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Commission: Two-Tiered Black Anniversary Cake

Two-Tiered Black Anniversary Cake.

I was asked to make a two-tiered anniversary Cake with a black and red colour scheme and two requested designs pained on the top tier.


For this design I covered the cakeboard in fondant and then airbrushed the edges black. I also used the airbrush on the plate where I drew the designs on, since I was too afraid to paint right onto the cake.


The cake itself is covered in black                                                                        fondant and decorated with red                                                                            fondant roses and rose pedals. The                                                                        6" top tier is red velvet cake filled                                                                        with white chocolae ganache and the                                                                    10" bottom tier is chocolate cake                                                                          filled with cookie dough.

Two-Tiered Black Anniversary Cake.
Two-Tiered Black Anniversary Cake.

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Spring Flower Cake:

Spring Flowers Cake.

Soo, I haven't posted anything for quite a while because I was studying and taking my finals, but I have now returned with a flowery spring cake!

I made a colourful flower bouquet out of edible wafer paper and sat it on top of four layers of 6" red velvet cake. I filled and frosted he cake with cookie dough and then covered it with white fondant.

Since the cake got a lot taller than I anticipated, I had to wrap the fondant around the sides and then cover the top separately. I also tried to paint some grass and leaves, but it didn't look that great so I added some white fondant flowers along the bottom and top edges to try and rescue the                                                                        design a bit.

Spring Flowers Cake.
Spring Flowers Cake.

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Notebook Birthday Cake:

Notebook Birthday Cake.

So on Saturday I was invited to a 18th Birthday Party and, as always, I made a cake! 

 

The Birthday Girl is an aspiring writer and has a passion for fancy notebooks to write in, so I tried to capture these intrest in the design of this cake.

 

The cake itself is red velvet with cookie dough filling covered in dark modelling chocolate and fondant.

Notebook Birthday Cake.
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Airbrushed Cherry Blossom Cake:

Airbrushed Cherry Blossom Cake.

So remember when I said I wasn’t going to bake anything soon... Well turns out I only had to come to the conclusion I did not necessarily /have/ to bake something for me to do just that!

 

I airbrushed this cake in some kind of ombre blue syle with dark brown 'twigs' going up the sides and used some new silicone veiners for the cherry blossoms and the leaves, which I also airbrushed.


The cake itself is chocolate cake filled with chocolate cream, iced in dark chocolate ganache and covered in white fondant.

Airbrushed Cherry Blossom Cake.
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Commission: Poker Birthday Cake

Poker Birthday Cake.

I was asked to make a two tiered Birthday Cake with a Poker theme. The idea was to have big 3D-Poker Chip Cakes on a square cake base and some cards and chips strewn around.

The cake is chocolate sponge filled with cookie dough (top tiers) and white chocolate ganache (bottom tier). The cards are rice paper and the rest is made out of fondant and hand painted.

Poker Birthday Cake.
Poker Birthday Cake.

Commission: White 18th Birthday Cake

White 18th Birthday Cake.

With this Cake I had even more creative freedom. All I was asked to do, was to make something with white fondant and writing.

 

The cake itself is red velvet filled with white chocolate ganache. It is covered in white vanilla fondant and decorated with edible lace, a border of beads at the bottom and Happy Birthday written between the laces.

White 18th Birthday Cake.

Commission: Designer Logo Birthday Cake

Designer Logo Birthday Cake.

This Cake was an 18th Birthday Cake and they wanted a square cake with this Logo on it but left most of the design to me.

 

The cake itself is a chocolate sponge filled with dark chocolate ganache. I actually used dark modelling chocolate to cover the cake and made the bow and the logo out of a fondant/gumpaste mix.

Designer Logo Birthday Cake.

Art on a Cake:

Eiffel Tower art on Cake.

My cousin turned 14 last Monday, but I have to admit all my creativity went into the Doll Dress Cake I did at the same time, so the idea I came up with is this....

My cousin recently enjoyed a trip to Paris and he really liked it, so I though I try to sketch the Eiffel Tower (as you can see my artistic talent is astounding!) and this was just supposed to be my first try, but I just couldn't find the time to do a cleaner sketch, so I just went ahead and airbrushed this one.

The cake under this beautiful work of art was an 8" square chocolate cake filled with white chocolate                                                                           ganache and chocolate chips...

 

 

Eiffel Tower art on Cake.
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Doll Dress Cake

Doll Dress Cake blue and pink.

After waiting for quite a while I finally found someone, who wanted a Doll Dress Cake as much as I wanted to make one!  

This design is heavily based on the requested character from the movie 'Princess and the Pauper' Erika. I had to pin her hair up and wrap it to avoid getting frosting in it. 

The cake itself is a half sphere on top of two to three layers of a 6'' chocolate sponge filled and frosted with cookie dough and covered in fondant. 

 

I actually baked another 6'' layer, but after filling the cake I did not need it. The sphere made the dress look way more bulky than it should, but I just wasn't ready to try and carve a dress myself out of a few layers of cake...

 


Doll Dress Cake blue and pink.
Doll Dress Cake blue and pink.

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Edible Christmas Presents:

Secret Santa Snowman.

Since today was the last day of school before Christmas we did another Secret Santa thing in my history class.

I actually used the present I got from the last Secret Santa to make this Snowman.

I spend the whole day baking red velvet cupcakes, making caramel and white chocolate ganache, because I needed presents for a few friends I won't see in the holidays (read more), so I just used some of the batter for the snowman and painted him with some luster dust after                                                                covering him with fondant...

Red Velvet Cupcakes with white chocolate ganache and caramel.

I even made these boxes in which five red velvet cupcakes with white chocolate ganache and four red velvet cupcakes with caramel filling were placed...

Secret Santa Snowman.

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Figurine Birthday Cake:

Figurine birthday cake.

Last Friday I was invited to a 18th Birthday party and, as always, my gift was a cake. The birthday girl asked me if it would be possible to either add some of her favourite movie-characters or make the cake Christmas-y with red and green colours.

As you can see I tried to combine both, even though the red was more a pink... 

The cake itself is red velvet cake with cookie dough filling.

Figurine birthday cake.
Figurine birthday cake.

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Snow Globe Cake:

Snow Globe Cake.

I recently bought a baking pan for small Spheres and since it is December I thought a Snow Globe would fit the season...

 

The cake is Chocolate Cake filled with white chocolate and dark chocolate ganache...

 

I used the airbrush to apply the blue frost...

 

The Silver Spray really enhanced this look!

Snow Globe Cake.
Snow Globe Cake.

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Commission: High Heel on a Cake

18th birthday cake with a shoe on top.

I was asked to make an 18th birthday cake for today and they wanted, if possible, a shoe on top and something red in colour.

 

I made the shoe on Wednesday even though these things should be done weeks in advance, but the commission was on rather short notice. I though the price tag with the 18th on it would be cute and if you look closely you can see an M embossed in the shoes sole. 

 

The cake is chocolate cake filled with cookie dough frosting and covered in white fondant.

18th birthday cake with a shoe on top.
18th birthday cake with a shoe on top.

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Secret Santa Present:

Small Christmas present out of cake.

We all decided to do Secret Santa this year in my English Class, but I had no idea what to get the person whose name I had drawn, so I fell back on the one thing I can do - trying to bake something...

 

This present is vanilla cake covered in fondant and painted with all kinds of luster dust. The presents in the front are also made out of fondant...

 

The cake is about 4", I had to bake a 6" one and then cut out a circle in the middle...

Small Christmas present out of cake.
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Caramel Cupcakes:

Caramel filled vanilla cupcakes.

These are vanilla cupcakes filled and glazed with caramel sauce.

I really wanted to try and make my own caramel so I stood in the kitchen for about 2 hours and                                                                                                         made some plus                                                                                                   cupcakes to fill.

The sprinkles are already quite Christmas-y, but since Christmas is only a month away I though it acceptable.


Cake Books:

Cake looking like two books on top of each other.

I was invited to an 18th birthday party yesterday by two very dear friends and as a gift I was allowed to bake them a cake. They wished for a book theme and said their favourite colours were blue and green so I took it from there.

 The cake itself is marble cake with white chocolate ganache filling.

 I actually used my new Airbrush to colour the books which was equally as scary as exciting, but it all worked out somehow....

Cake looking like two books on top of each other.
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Sexuality & Gender Identity Cupcakes:

Cupcakes with Pride Flags for different Sexualities and Gender Identities.

The idea for these cupcakes came from my fascination with Gender Identity and Sexuality.

I do believe all kinds of Sexualities and Gender Identities exist, simply because everyone is unique and experiences things differently...

 

The Sexualities/Gender Identities are from top left to bottom right:

Genderqueer, Demisexual, Skoliosexual, Autochorissexual, Intersex, Genderfluid, Asexual, Homosexual, Transgender, Bisexual, Neutrois, Pansexual

EDIT (19.10.2017): Intersex refers to biological sex but it can be a gender identity as well.

Genderqueer, Genderfluid and Neutrois all fall under the Non-binary umbrella. Binary genders would be woman and man. 

Non-binary can fall under the Transgender umbrella, since trans (as opposed to cis) means the person does not identify with the gender assigned to them at birth. Not all transgender people are also non-binary!

Demisexual and Autochorissexual are both part of the Asexuality Spectrum! These cupcakes were part of my coming out (kind of), which is why I included so many asexual identities. 

The most common definition for Bisexuality has shifted to a more inclusive definition. Instead of referring to the two binary genders it is now used for 'experiencing sexual attraction to my own gender and other genders'. This definition is very similar to Pansexuality where gender is more or less irrelevant.

Also Sexuality does not equal romantic attraction! Sexual attraction aka Sexuality overlaps with romantic attraction for a lot of people but they are not one and the same. Most of the sexualities listed here can also be applied to romantic attraction e.g.: Aromantic, Biromantic, etc.

 

Language is constantly evolving so this might be completely wrong in another three years. This info was compiled by me to the best of my ability. I am not an expert!  :EDIT (19.10.2017)


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Commission: Birthday Cake with white roses and a Bollywood feel to it.

18th birthday cake with a Bollywood theme and white roses.

At first I had no idea how to go about this design, but then I thought this was a great opportunity for my edible Lace and I really liked the idea of the contrast between the red and the white fondant. The cake itself was supposed to be chocolate with ganache filling and cherries, which was something I have never tried to do before, so I hope it turned out alright and of course somewhat edible...

18th birthday cake with a Bollywood theme and white roses.
18th birthday cake with a Bollywood theme and white roses.

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TV-Series inspired cake:

Cake referencing a TV-Show with modelling chocolate and fondant decorations.

I am very passionate about some things and the relationship between two fictional characters is one such thing...

The cake itself is pound cake with couverture and some fondant on top.

The decorations are made out of modelling chocolate and fondant.

Cake referencing a TV-Show with modelling chocolate and fondant decorations.
Cake referencing a TV-Show with modelling chocolate and fondant decorations.

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Laptop-Bithday cake:

Birthday cake in the shape of a laptop.

My cousin turned 16 on Monday and I was told that he wanted a laptop, so I decided to try and make his wish come true...

I have to admit that the design wasn't 100% thought through, but in my defence I only gave myself one day before the event to decide to make a cake in the first place and come up with a decent design idea.  

The cake is a 10'' square chocolate cake which I cut to be more a rectangle than a perfect square and filled with chocolate ganache.

 


Light Colours and Flowers:

Cake covered in light blue fondant, decorated with flowers and piped vines.

Summer break got a little boring, so I tried to make a cake with very light colours and pink-ish flowers. I admit, the result was not what I was looking for...

I find vintage cakes very beautiful and I wanted to work with light, pastel-like colours, especially the blue of the fondant, and add one or two flowers as eye catchers but it got a bit out of hand...

                                                 The cake is red velvet cake with a                                                                      white chocolate ganache filling.

Cake covered in light blue fondant, decorated with flowers and piped vines.
Cake covered in light blue fondant, decorated with flowers and piped vines.

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Dragon Cake:

Cake with a 3D dragonhead out of modelling chocolate resting on some gum paste gold.

A friend of mine is a big fan of fairy-tales and adventure stories and movies, so I made her a dragonhead resting on top of a lot of treasure...

The head is made out of white modelling chocolate and painted with some powdered food colours. 

The cake itself is chocolate cake with dark chocolate ganache filling...


Commission: Three-tiered Wedding Cake

Three tiered wedding cake with marzipan roses going up the side.

I was given the job of baking this wedding cake in July last year after woo-ing the bride to-be with different cakes (listed under Wedding Cakes) and this was my first time doing a cake with more than one tier. 

The idea was to have marzipan roses in different shades from white to red going up one side of the cake and have the middle tier decorated with some nice vine-like piping. Let's just say a lots of things did not work out the way I wanted them to...

 

The interior of the cake was also planned to detail. I wanted to make every tier different.

The top tier with 6'' inches was a chocolate sponge cake filled with pink coloured whipped cream. The following tier, 10'' inch, was top layer chocolate sponge and bottom layer vanilla sponge cake with a pattern alternating the pink whipped cream and some dark chocolate ganache filling and the bottom layer, 14'' inch, was vanilla sponge coloured a light pink, filled with dark chocolate ganache. 

On the actual day of the wedding the temperature was around 40 degrees Celsius, which is not the ideal environment for a whipped cream based cake. It took ages to get the chocolate ganache cooled down enough to thicken, the cakes ,which had been baked the previous day, were starting to heat up again and the fondant cracked and melted once applied to the cake ,which resulted in the placement of the leaves and some scattered roses to hide the most obvious flaws. The cream I wanted to use for the piping on the middle tier would not come out of the piping bag, I admit it was bough icing, which apparently would have needed some work to turn smooth and pipeable.  It was a very nerve racking day and while the cake was driven into the next city it did sack a bit. Also I was still covered in ganache and we had to deliver the cake to a boat which was docked another 10 meters or so away from the car.

Still, the bride and groom were happy, god knows what kind of horrible disaster cake they were expecting, and it certainly gave me confidence; if you can make a three tiered wedding cake, what can’t you do?


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Beach on a Cake:

Cake showing a scene on a beach.

Shortly before school was over our class had a little summer celebration. Everyone wanted to get a pool and swim, but I was a bit sceptic if our teacher would be able to get one set up (though we did have small blow-up ones we filled with ice to cool our drinks). So I tried to create a cake which would fill this need, at least in theory...

 

The cake itself is vanilla sponge cake coloured in a light blue to match the pool theme and filled with whipped cream. The decorations are made out of fondant and placed on brown sugar sand and the deep blue piping gel sea.


Gum Paste Pedals:

Cake covered with gum paste pedals in different shades of pink.

The cake is a marble cake decorated with gum paste pedals in three different colours and iced in pink whipped cream.

This was supposed to be a cake for the summer festival my school hosts every year, but due to a heavy rainstorm the festival was cancelled. This was very disappointing, because making so many pedals per hand took me quite a few hours....

Cake covered with gum paste pedals in different shades of pink.
Cake covered with gum paste pedals in different shades of pink.

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