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Princess Cake

I had wanted to try and make a princess cake and ended up giving the cake away
in a draw on FB. I didn’t really want to do with a Barbie stuck in a cake, so
thought I’d try making the doll part in fondant. I took quite a few pictures,
so here they are…

Nathan thought she ended up looking a little Disney-princess like, but that’s
not a bad thing, right?


Belly button included…

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Georgia’s photo-bombing this one…

The tree cake

Well, I don’t think I ever changed my mind so much about one single cake, as
much as this one. I couldn’t quite decide what to make for Georgia’s first
birthday and in the end went with the Debbie Brown Tree Cake (modified as to
how I wanted it though…).

It’s from her book Enchanted cakes for children which I
definitely recommend as it’s got so many nice cake ideas, as well as the steps
to do the different things.

But the credit definitely goes to her for the shape of the tree, the squirrel
and so much more on this cake 😀

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It took quite a lot of sculpting but the advantage of doing a tree is that it
doesn’t require specific measurements. As long as they look like tree roots,
then it’s ok (in my opinion anyway…some might disagree I’m sure)

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<p>My buttercream application could have been a lot better and smoother, but <br />
again, seeing as this is a tree, I felt that it didn’t really matter if it <br />
wasn’t smooth. How smooth are trees, really…?</p>
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