Warhammer cake topper

My boyfriend plays Warhammer, which is… Oh, who am I kidding?! I don’t know. Something about orchs and goblins, I guess.. :)

All I know is that Wood elves are the prettiest army… :)

Anywho. As many times before these Warhammer guys held a tournament last year, but at this particular tournament, they also held a cake contest! Wuhuu… :)

I made this Goblin.  I also made a tower, skeleton horse in the mud, brick defense and so on.

I am alway very self-critical regarding my cakes, but this time it was different. I was actually quite pleased about the result. BUT then….

goblin cake topper

After delivering the cake, I found out that, all the pictures I took of the cake, were in very bad shape. The angle was terrible and the lightning was worse! So I’m sorry to say, I don’t have any pictures of the final result. The picture above is from where the goblin is drying and it’s the best picture I got. :(

BUT I can tell you, I won 2nd price: A gift certificate for a warhammer store… Need I say, my boyfriend was much more happier for the award than I was :)

If they ever hold an other cake contest along with their tournament, I promise, I will make sure to get some proper pictures.

Have a great day! :)

Thailand beach cake

This cake is made for a friend of mine. His roomie, who is portrayed, enjoys Thailand and.. uhm.. their booze buckets.. :) He asked if I could make a cake, where she is sitting under a palm tree with empty buckets floating around her..

I tell you. It was unbearable self-torture making this cake! The more it came to live, the more I wanted to be this cake topper!

beach cake

First I placed the palm tree. “I wish, I was in a place with palm trees!”

The the sand. “I wish I was sitting in the sand!”

Then the towel, the crabs and the flip flops. “This is truly unbearable! It feels like ages ago since I wore sandals and sun screen!”

Just to make my self-torturing worse, I decided to make the cake border as a coral reef.

beach cakeSome of the booze buckets are riding over the cake and down the coral reef..

booze buckets riding over the cake

The “sand” is made of crushed Digestive biscuits with a bit of edible glue mixed in.

Inside the cake is almond layers with blue berry cream and chocolate ganache. (All lactose free.)

Btw the cakes is blue inside to complete the theme…

blue cake layers

Now, writing this blog post, makes me even hunger more for sun and vacations…

Thailand beach cake

Next up: google flight tickets to Thailand! :)

Woodcutter cake

Recently I made this cake for my friend’s boyfriend and his dad’s shared birthday. We agreed that the cake should have a woodcutting theme.

His dad is cutting wood, while he relax in the grass.

Woodcutter cakeI knew he love soccer and I remembered his favorite team was something with a “M”.. My knowledge about soccer is very (VERY) limited, so the only thing I could think of was Manchester… I google and made the Manchester shirt. Quit proud that I remembered which team he like.. :) But when I finished the cake, I realized.. It wasn’t Manchester – it was Milan! Argh! How embarrassing! It was too late to re-do, so I crossed my fingers that he couldn’t tell the different.. :) (Who am I kidding?)

Manchester.. No Milan cake topper

I got a picture of his dad and made a cake topper similar to the picture. I thought his outfit in the picture would do well on a woodcutting themed cake, so I copied the whole thing..

Lumberjack cake topper

I also made apples and – of course – a lot of wood chops and spruces.

fondant wood chops

For border I did a small pond with fish and rushes around the cake..

Fondant pond

Happy birthday to the both of you! :)

Hiking cake

For a wedding anniversary, I was asked to make a small cake as a present for the couple, who have been married for 12 1/2 years. They enjoy to hike in mountains all over the world, so there was no doubt that the cake should reflect that. :)

Hiking cakeI got hiking pictures of them both and made the cake toppers look similar in a cartoonish way..

cake topper of a female hiker

The female hiker has taken her shoes off to air her feet…

Tiny sneakers made in fondantThe male hiker:

Male hiker made of fondant

Happy anniversary!

Hiking cake

 

The Nutcracker – a chocolate showpiece

As previously mentioned, I spend Christmas in Cape Town, South Africa. :) Yesterday I attended and participated in a showpiece Creation at the Lindt Chocolate Studio, where we made The Nutcracker in chocolate:

Chocolate Nutcracker

The Nutcracker with Table Mountain in the background. The photo was taken from our balcony.

The Nutcracker

Apparently this is scandinavian shoes… I had no idea before the Chocolatier pointed it out.. :)

Chocolate shoes

“Unfortunately”, it was SO hot that day, that after 5 mins walk (Not kidding!) my dear chocolate man melted. :(

Show - two - piece creation - Oh well, he probably taste the same. :)

Btw, he consist of 100 percent of chocolate. Mmmm..

Merry Christmas from sunny Cape Town!

Snowman, Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer and a Christmas penguin

This year I spend christmas in the sun in Cape Town, South Africa. :) As sympathy to those who spend the holidays in the cold, here are three christmas figurines, which perhaps can help you keep the warmth. ;)

At the top of their heads, there are small holes, so they can be hung on a Christmas tree.

Snowman, Rudolf the Reindeer and a penguin, ready to celebrate Christmas:

Snowman, Rudolf the rednosed reindeer and a Christmas penguin

I really couldn’t eat these three little fellows, so as an exception, they are made in Fimo clay. :)

Happy holidays from South Africa! :)

Counter Strike cake

When I was about 15 years old, I played a lot of Counter Strike. I mean A LOT. In school breaks, evenings and weekends, me and my friends would gather up and play with or against each others. Boys and girls. Bad and good players. Pros and newbees. Even when some of us didn’t play, we would still hang in the school’s computer room, either to watch the guys playing or just to hang out..

So when I was asked, if I wanted to make a Counter Strike cake for 9 years old boy, who was having a Counter Strike birthday party, I didn’t hesitated: YEEEEESSS! :)

I had like 1000 of ideas (No kidding) Some more demanding than others. But “unfortunately” I only had 1 Counter Strike cake in order, so I had to decide.

So here is what I decided:

Counter Strike cake

Hand grenades, barbed wire and cartridge belt. This cake isn’t easy to get near…

fondant hand granade

Cartridges are made in white fondant, which I have painted with edible metallic food paint; “dark gold”

The hand grenades are green fondant painted with liquid black food color.

fondant cartridge belt and wire defenseI wanted my barb wire to look trashy, so I let the gray fondant dry out a bit, before I molded it, so I could get the look I was going for.

I though the cake was a bit boring, so I decided to mold a character from the video game. My choice felt on this muscle guy with red bandana.. :)

fondant muscle guy form counter strike

Happy Counter Strike birthday, Emil :)

Lego Star Wars cake

I have actually never seen a whole Star Wars movie, so all my knowledge about the serie is from the Lego games. :) So when I got the order for a Star Wars cake, I hoped it was the Lego version and not the movie (It isn’t called BaketheGame.com for nothing :)) . Luckily for me, it was the game version.

Star Was cake One of the things I enjoy the most about cake decoration, is making cake toppers. So you can imagine how much fun I had making this cake.

Close-ups of the characters

Storm trooper cake topper:

Lego stormtrooper cake topper

Darth Vader

Lego Darth Vader cake topper

Princess Leia and her legs…

princess Leia cake topper

A blurry picture of Chewbacca and C-3PO.

Chewbacca cake topper

The Millennium Falcon.

I added a few golden stars and dusted the top of the cake with edible stardust to make it look like twinkling stars in outer space.

Millennium Falcon

Happy 7th birthday, Benjamin! :) May the force be with you…

Lego Star Wars was the first game in a row from Travellers Tales’ Lego video games. One of my other favorite from TT, is Lego Batman, the videogame, which I have also “cake-tionized”. :)

Next: Counter Strike cake.. :)

Fast food – cake style…

Last Saturday, I felt I had plenty of time to bake and decorate a baby block cake with the previous made Converse shoes. I was out shopping, talking on the phone; just a plain feeling, that I had a aaaaaall the time in the world to fix the cake. But boy, it turned out to be wrong! Suddenly I only had 6 hours to bake AND decorate the cake! I had never done a cake so fast! Talking about fast food.. ;)

The cake was for my friends; Dorthe and Søren, who recently extended their family with a baby boy.

Cake in progress:

Converse cake for baby shower 005

The cake is supposed to be a small “welcome to the world and congratulations with your baby” cake. His name is Milas, as the letters on the baby block says.

Somewhere between cutting the letters L and A, I was truly doubting, that I was EVER going to be finished with the cake. I was actually seriously thinking about just to give the fondant Converse shoes to the couple and have them make their own cake! :)

But 10 minutes, before I should go, the cake was done:

Converse cake for baby shower 015

Next project: Lego Star Wars cake.

The cake is for mid-September, so I’d better get started now, so it doesn’t  become yet another fast food cake.. :)

See ya!

Baby blue Converse cake topper

It’s official. I am a fan of fondant converse baby shoes. Especially making them.. :)

So here is my first attempt drying..

The cake is for a boy, so the glitter and bling bling must wait until next time.. :)

baby blue converse shoes

And then there was two..

A pair of Converse baby shoes

Stay tuned to see the rest of the cake … :)   Check out this next post for the final result: Fast food – cake style.