Whew - it's all over! What was supposed to be a quiet 10 days or so in the lead up to Chrissy for me to get everything organised, actually turned into some of the busiest days of the year!
First up we had a very last-second order enquiry for a 50th birthday, "what the heck, I thought, why not"?
The only order specifics was for it to be white with black stripes, and a 50 to feature somewhere... this is what I came up with. Very striking, and I do hope it was enjoyed! (The sugarpaste "50" was also treated to some black edible glitter)
The cake is covered with white fondant over almond paste, and decorated with sugarpaste butterflies and a custom, double-petalled pink flower. Royal icing swiss dots encircle the cake above a white satin ribbon.
Next order was for some large gingerbread snowflakes, again with white royal icing flood and detail work, with both large and small silver cachous for bling. These were for a networking group Christmas function.
Each snowflake was bagged individually, and tied with red statin ribbon.
Then yet another order for more large gingerbread snowflakes! This time for a corporate use, with custom edible images attached. Royal icing flood and detail work, and some silver cachous for bling. These cookies were bagged individually for custom boxing by the client prior to being sent to their destinations.
Next order in the diary was for yet another corporate order! Christmas cupcakes this time, with a Snowman Army and a Christmas Tree forest making up the numbers. Both the snowmen and trees are 100% edible.
These snowmen are fondant, resting on top of fondant sprinkled with sparkling sugar snow.
These Christmas Trees are sugarpaste, with silver cachou bauble decorations, planted in white fondant dusted with sparkling sugar snow.
Then last but by no means least, and especially as in my last post I did promise some shots of my own Chrissy baking, here is my own Chrissy cake, on my dining table, ready for my guests to sit down to eat.
This cake is (bottom tier) white truffle raspberry, and traditional bourbon fruit cake (top tier). The cake is sitting on my most precious, vintage Fenton ruffled milk glass cake stand.
Well, that's the last 10 days taken care of! I checked in on the Boxing Day sales this morning, and picked up a couple of "bargains" (they will qualify as bargains when I actually wear them!!), and now am off to finish cleaning up after yesterday... is it just me, or does wrapping paper, once torn from its gift, seem to multiply? I swear I didn't use that much when I was doing the wrapping!
I do hope your Christmas was merry, and happy, and that you have a fabulous New year at the end of the week.
We are back into full wedding mode now for the next few weeks, and will show you everything as we go along, just like always.
Make sure to check back in around the middle of the month for our first international giveaway!
Happy new Year everyone - see you on the other side!!