It has been quite a few years since I wrote this post in 2008 and presented a round-up of the novelty cakes that our family had done. Four and a half years later, the tradition is still going strong.
I’m updating the cake pics, and these ones take us through the tail end of 2008 to 2010, and I’m only including those that have novelty aspects and were made by S.
Click on the cut for the rest of the pic-heavy post!
Echidna cake: Chocolate chip ice-cream cake, details in Ice Magic, Rolo eyes with some white icing, jelly eyebrows, choc-finger biscuit spines.
There was a time when I thought it wouldn’t last, that we’d run out of ideas or will. What I hadn’t counted on was my partner’s incredible dedication to the task!
He’s been moving through stages of materials and ‘up-skilling’ with the cake decorating, not to mention the cake-making. He now shops at a professional cake decoration place, and goes for the more intense and efficient powder colouring rather than the liquid ones. He’s also become a bit of a gun with fondant, so much so that he’s making his own marshmallow fondant these days.
There’s another two years of cakes to come, but I’ll leave you with these for now.
The most important thing about all these endeavours, of course, is that the cakes were made and consumed in the midst of much merriment and warmth. And feasting. Particularly on noodles.