Sunday, 31 March 2013

Pugs not drugs.

So the same weekend that Figgy was making Nestie's cutey cake I was also up to baking mischief making this little pug for my sister!! If you have been following us from the beginning you may remember the last cake I made my sister was the PANDA cake so I needed something to beat that, and what better then an ickle pug!!!

"Who you looking at?"

"Ready for my close-up!"

To the side....

To the other side...

(You may of noticed at this point that I have a lot of pics of it finished but none of the process!! Figgy is the one that remembers to get the camera out during the making!!)

Happy customer!!

Cake with candles!! It was chocolate orange flavour with a chocolate ganache and super yummy!! Happy faces all round!!

Ciao bella!

Your Loving Lane.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Nestie's Birthday!

Last week it was Figgy's Cuzzie Ernesto's first birthday and what better way to celebrate this bundle of cuteness' life, than with a signature Figgy Lane cake!

With help from Wig Wam and her boyfriend, we were able to make a cute cake, inspired by one of his favourite toys, which we were told after we arrived, he had been playing with it that morning and had laughed and amused himself for ages!

It took a hell of a lot of eggs!

And orange zest

And juice

And discarded shells

To create this giant block of deliiiiiiicious cakey goodness that I like to call my best friend :) or as you might know him, white chocolate orange cake. We have mentioned this cake recipe in a past blog post when we made our tudor rose cake, but if you can't be bothered to look that far back then here's the recipe. I highly recommend this cake and so does all my family as it went down a treat!

This is a picture before we added the faces to the icing and before the icing started to sag and melt off the cake.... Who would have thought this cake would be sooo hard?!?! I thought it was going to be the easiest cake I'd ever made, but alas, it was not to be true! Even sculpting fondant icing into cylinder shapes was ridiculously hard (causing us to arrive to the party an hour late...)

As you can see here, the icing has sagged immensely! But no one seemed to mind apart from me, and the deliciousness overrode the disaster that it was!

And finally, the birthday boy enjoying all the attention. The cake was so real that he tried to play with it by trying to push down one of the icing heads! And if that isn't a sign of success then I don't know what is?!

The Figster 


Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Elmer the Elephant!

So after Figgy made me (The Lane) my amazing cake I knew I needed to get my thinking cap on for her birthday and with a couple of little helpers made this little guy!

Elmer the Elephant!!

Even the sponge was rainbow coloured!

Just chillin..

Lane's little helpers had to cut out ALOT of squares of icing which we stuck on with yummy lemon butter icing...

Candles at the ready which looked like crayons!

Last shot before he was eaten up!!

Lemon rainbow cake! Yummmy.

A success! Over and out.