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I  went a bit crazy at the online lolly shop looking for fish themed lollies, who knew you could buy black currant flavoured penguins? Putting the cake together I had a few bad moments when I thought I’d cut the cake wrong and had a backwards 4. I actually flipped it twice before I clicked that I was getting confused for nothing – see in the bottom two photos what happens when you rotate a number 4.

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I love having grandkids to make cakes for 🙂 Ari has just turned one and had this lion cake to help celebrate. I forgot about the ears until I’d used up all the tan fondant but fortunately gingernuts are the same colour as the icing and saved the day. Found lots of lovely sites online to get ideas from, thanks for all who post your ideas!

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The kiddies helped with the whiskers and did a great job!

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Another year has rolled around and our lovely eldest grandson turned five years old! He chose a race track birthday cake this year, and this is how it turned out.

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Making a three tier cup cake birthday cake seemed the best way of making a joint birthday cake for three family members celebrating their birthday together. The three year old chose a train cake, while the ladies turning 30 and 60 years got fondant toppers for each cupcake that meant something to them.

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T Rex Cake

Inspiration for this T Rex cake came from Karen Sullivan’s, ‘Step by Step cake decorating,’ book. With a few modifications her generic dinosaur became a T Rex. I’d never used ‘rice crispie treat’ to mold into body parts before and it worked really well for the tail and snout. Found a recipe on line using melted marshmallows and rice bubbles and it worked fine. Yum.

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two bowl shaped cakes and other body parts ready to assemble

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head and body crumb coated with butter icing ready for fondant

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a sheet of bees wax gave a good skin texture

 

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