1. Make a three tiered cake

Success! I’ve done it!
My epic baby shower cake has been baked, photographed and, thankfully, devoured.
_MG_0399I love this icing technique. It’s so easy and gives a really impressive effect that makes people think you must have slaved away for ages.

But really, this was so much fun to make and such a good challenge for me. I love baking and do it all the time, but making this was a huge stretch of my skills and I’m really glad I took that leap out of my comfort zone. I was helped by the fact that I have a super reliable chocolate cake recipe my Aunty gave me years ago. She ran a cafe, where I worked while in my last years of high school, and this chocolate cake was one of the counter food staples there. It generally sold out, but every once in a while there would be a leftover slice for me to take home, that was always a good day. _MG_0419 My friends really enjoyed this cake. So much so that I have a new order………for a Wedding Cake!! Eeeek! So scared and excited at the same time. This will certainly put my skills to the test. Watch this space….

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1. Make a 3 tiered cake- Practice run

Cake, cake cake!!

_MG_0014 This is the most epic cake I have ever attempted.So I knew I had to do a practice run before the main event.

_MG_0038I just loooove how the icing turned out using Sweetapolita’s technique. I really hope I can get this effect and these colours again. I only just had enough icing to cover this cake, next time I am going to make more to do a border around the bottom and make that more professional looking. Maybe I will attempt to pipe around the top too.

_MG_0030Cutting this was so exciting! And yes, that’s chocolate mousse in the middle, yum!

_MG_0036Give me a fork!

New Year’s Resolve

Happy New Year!! Here’s to new adventures in 2015!

I have three resolutions for the year:

  • Continue working through my 27 List and on this blog.
  • Save to buy a house sometime in the future.
  • Print photos and display them somehow.

I am now the joint owner of a DSLR camera which I am slowly learning to operate. So my resolution is to motivate me to learn to take good photos that I want to print and share.

I hope you had a nice and relaxing holiday season. I spent Christmas in Canazei, Italy with my boyfriend’s family learning to ski.

20141220_C70D_ParryChristmasDolimitesItaly_2482_SelectHere is me looking like a baby giraffe learning to stand, but I had a pretty good handle on it after three days on the mountain.

20141220_C70D_ParryChristmasDolimitesItaly_2779_SelectIt was a good chance to practice with the new camera taking pictures of the stunning Dolomiti mountains.

Lake Fedaia Before The FreezeLake Fedaia. Photo credit goes to my boyfriend.