Bannoffee Cupcakes

19 09 2009

These cupcakes are one of the most popular that I have ever made.  If you enjoy bannoffee you will enjoy this cupcake twist on the classic dessert.  I normally use a whipped vanilla cream as a topping but for a change I decided to top these with melted chocolate.

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40th Anniversary Golf Cake

4 09 2009

This is my first Golf themed cake.

It was ordered by a friend for his parents 40th Wedding Anniversary.  They are both keen golfers so his first choice was a golf theme.  I learnt a lot of valuable lessons with this cake, especially about making fondant figures.  I originally created two heads based on a clay figure modelling book but realised once they were finished that they were far too large and although they looked slightly realistic they did not resemble the couple at all.  After a search online at some other cake decorators figure work  and consultation with my better half I decided that a more cartoon style of face would work better.  With this method you can add features that are specific to each person but retain a smoothness and cuteness that belies age, shape or style.

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