A little of what you fancy does you good, well thats what my Grandma always told me. I thought I would write a blog about my love of cake and decorating them. Did you know that 11th May is eat what you want day? (Oh I seem to have thought that was everyday!) But here’s a day dedicated to no guilt eating. What could be better?! And also 17th May is world baking day, so this is rather timely!

So I thought I would do a little blog about the other creative thing I like to do, other than jewellery. And that’s baking and decorating cakes. I used to spend a lot more time doing this, but these days it’s not that easy to find the time. I find it relaxing and I love to challenge myself with the creativity of them. I have made so many thing over the years, some simple and some a little crazy and if I’m honest a bit over the top and stressful. I woke up one night after doing the epic farm cake and thought “Arrragh i must do a horse!” That was after about 7 hours doing the other bits already! But to see the faces of everyone at the birthday party was worth it.

The last cake I made

The last cake I made was my daughter Evie’s birthday cake. She is a huge fan of Beauty and the Beast (the cartoon as she’s a bit little for the motion picture)

I was slightly dreading doing it as I was under a lot of pressure with work and had very little time. And last years was a disaster for some reason, I had to bake 3 cakes to get it right. I have no idea why! But I have to say this was one of the easiest ones I have done! It was thanks to the youtube tutorial by Pink Cake Princess

It’s a lemon sponge with a lemon buttercream then iced. (I have put the recipe at the end) I baked the cake the night before and then iced it, and bought a Belle doll so she would sit in. I have to say myself, it’s a beautiful one and it tasted awesome too!

 

Beauty and The Beast Belle cake

Some of the