I have recently had the pleasure of making some golf themed cakes for some 60th birthdays. Both were a challenge for completely different reasons! The first was for a man and we decided on a 60 shaped golf course cake. This cake involved a hell of a lot of fondant icing! The big challenge was the lake which i made using homemade piping gel - very pleased with myself! The tress and bushes were all modelling paste and the bunker was soft brown sugar.
The second cake was slightly more abstract - the brief: Lady golfer on the top tier with her head in a bush looking for a golf ball meanwhile the bottom tier needs to have a boat on it churning out the birthday message in it's wake. Oh and a squirrel somewhere holding the lost golf ball.... Here's how it turned out:
Much better than I expected. And yes, the squirrel just had to be driving the boat...
Buns in the garden
The dreadful weather has made me think back to summer and share this picture of Eloise enjoying brioche buns in the garden!
The bake off...
I watched the Great British Bake off final last night and I have to say generally I was disappointed. I know it is timed and the pressure must be immense but seriously, would any of you been happy with those wedding cake offerings?
Don’t even get me started on Ruby’s show stopper but she did produce a gorgeous picnic basketwork on her picnic pie. The less said about Kimberley the better...
Frances bakes have consistently looked amazing and her concepts took her work beyond food and entering art. So the result pleased me but even her wedding cake looked like it was about to topple over and crush any woodland animals who we scurrying around the log base. A worthy winner but next year I hope we see some grand show shoppers worthy of the final three.
Sorry for the long break in posts. We have been away for our annual holiday in Spain. It bit manic with a 2.5yr old but a lovely break from the daily routine. So, not much cake has been made but lots in the diary so watch this space.
In the meantime here's a picture of Eloise enjoying a Spanish delicacy - Churros. Check out my old blog posts to find out more about churros.
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