For years I've loved making novelty cakes for friends and family. In the past I dabbled with fondant icing and a rolling pin to recreate sweet tributes such as a tug boat, a giant glass of Guinness (there was real Guiness in the cake too) and a car.
However It was when I had children, that my sugar craft hobby truly became a labour of love. Each year the cakes get a little more complex as DD and DS try to see how hard they can make my task.
Particular favourites were:
The two tier sweetie cake
The Disney Club Penguin Puffle cake that took far too much orange food colouring!
The treasure chest cake
The Tardis Cake
And this year my two kids really challenged me. DD wanted a Converse boot (she's all about the labels now!) So armed with red, white and black fondant icing, plus some silver food paint, and 4 hours of blissful solitude in the kitchen here's the result:
And finally DS set me the most exciting challenge. To make him Sackboy from the video game Little Big Planet. Knitterly gamers among you may know that this little character is knitted. So not only did I have to create this cute little guy, but I had to make it look like he was knitted. And I have to say I'm very happy with the results:
That's my cake making done for this year now. I wonder what I'll be making next April.