My, my has it been a while. I definitely didn’t expect my blogging hiatus to last this long. No good reason, really. After landing a full time job you just kind of get caught up in the day to day grind. Suddenly, “I’ll post next week,” became, “Maybe next year”! I feel like little has changed, yet at the same time everything has. I got engaged, got a house with my partner and 4 weeks ago we brought home a new puppy. I’m at home a little more now so I want to make an effort to get back to doing what I loved. I’ll kick things off with a proper post next week. But mean time, here’s a bit of a photo dump of some of the things I’ve made since I last posted.
I’ll start off with some of the cakes I have photos of that I was commissioned to do. Once I stopped blogging I stopped recording everything so most of these are just mobile photos yoinked off Facebook.
The first one is a wedding cake I was asked to do for a wildlife-centred wedding at a zoo! They wanted it to match their Australian native bouquet which featured mostly king proteas and silver dollar eucalypts. Definitely a very nervous delivery as those sugar petals on the proteas were very delicate. But it made it in one piece.
The next is a cake I was asked to do for a birthday. The design came from one of the birthday boys designs from his website, substituting the birthday message for the product name [Double Glazed Goods].
This one I was asked to do something with weights for another birthday boy who loves to hit the gym.
Another sports themed cake that made me do more math than I was anticipating. Sphere cake, easy peasy, I thought. But cutting out the right size shapes to evenly cover the sphere ended up being the challenge. After one great learning opportunity of an attempt, I got there with the second one.
This was a baby bump cake I was asked to do for my cousins baby shower. I know the internet has some pretty mixed feelings towards these kind of cakes, but I tried to keep it as classy as I could. I can’t lie, though, sculpting the little baby foot was fun.
A minion cake a friend asked me to to for their birthday. (I know, internet, I know)
This is is a bit of an older one; A Queen of Hearts bithday cake I was commissioned to do for a 60th. They wanted the design to mimic the dress from the live action Alice in Wonderland.
This one I was asked to do for my boss who is absolutely obsessed with pop vinyls. His indiana jones pop vinyl is one of his favourites. This one was the first week I moved into my new house and had basically all of my cake decorating equipment was lost inside boxes somewhere. So that was a fun back to basics. The only thing I could find to ‘paint’ the beard with was burgundy chocolate powder so it was a bit of a struggle. But he loved it anyway.
And last of all, here’s a random selection of some birthday cakes I’ve made.
A passionfruit and raspberry mousse joconde imprime for my partner’s mums birthday
Banoffee cheesecake for my partners’ 34th birthday
The next year was a honey and cinnamon cheesecake
And a lemon custard sponge for my partner’s uncles birthday
10 thoughts on “Getting back into the groove”
YOU’RE BACK! Yay!
YOU’RE BACK! Yay!😊😊
About time hey! 😉
Wooo!! I’m so glad you’re back! That honey and cinnamon cheesecake sounds to die for 😀
Haha I was fairly sure I’d let this blog die so I’m glad to be remembered! Good to be posting again.
Very happy you’re posting again. Your work is an inspiration. Even though I need to stay away from sugar I can still let my eyes being happy from seeing your art.
Thank you so very much!
Wow ! Didn’t expect a newsletter from you in my inbox: i’m so glad though ! I enjoyed the pictures of the cakes you made in this article ^^
Congratulations for posting again, i know the step can be hard sometimes to get back on a project when it’s been put on hold for a long time.
Best wishes 🙂
I’ve certainly procrastinated taking that first step for far longer than I should have. It’s wonderful to still have you here for the journey!