Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Winter Wonderland Cake

Happy Christmas everyone!

December has seen me decorating quite a few cakes. This cake was for auction at a black tie Christmas party event in aid of a local children's charity. The event was on the 14th Dec.What a great night, lots of music and comedy acts and items been donated to raffle and auction including my cake. The event was held at Blackpool Pleasure Beach!

I thought I would share a few photos of the Winter Wonderland Cake..

The reindeer is made by hand from sugarpaste and hand painted. This cake was a joy to make! I themed the decorations on old vintage Christmas cards. The sleigh was made piece by piece and painted too. Everything is edible and hand made. It took many weeks to make the decorations but I had fun and it went to a fantastic cause!

The snowflakes are made from royal icing.... the cake is a sponge cake with jam and butter cream and on the night 'Donnas Dream House ' charity went home with the cake! So I was very happy it went to the cause I was auctioning it for.

This cake let me go wild with advancing and trying new cake decorating skills. I painted this edible Santa plaque using food colours. His beard sparkled in the light as I used sparkle dust!!

A letter to Santa.....

The letter to Santa address reads:

Santa Claus

Candy Cane Lane

North Pole.....

A wonderful night was had by all and we raised 3,000 !!! I hope you have enjoyed viewing the photos of the cake.

Wishing you all a magical Christmas and a Happy New Year 2011!!

Priscilla x

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Another Year Older! Feeling Festive..

Hi Everyone,
It was my Birthday yesterday! 32 where did the time go??? lol. I had a lovely day and celebrated a few days before with a Christmas meal with the drama group. A good time was had by all... I am the one in the festive red top! I am also wearing one of the Christmas pudding pendants from the previous post!

On the 27 th November we had the Christmas church fayre. I always make a cake to raise funds for the church and all the drama group helps out. this year we raised £26, so we were happy! Joan and I sat taking the guesses for the 'Guess The Weight Of The Cake' at the fayre.

I put the decorations up early this year. Usually they go up the 8th so they are up for my birthday on the 10th,but this year I felt extra festive and put the tree up on the 1st!!

Hope you are all ready for Christmas See you again soon

xx Priscilla

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