Sonntag, 26. Juni 2011

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Baby shower cake

My next try, was a Cake for my daughters Babyshower. And tell you this one took some time. I really had my problems with the pregnant girl, which ist sitting on top of it. With the time she turned bigger and bigger and it ran low and lower. I have to admit that it was kind of funny. But about two thirty a.m. you kinda start to loose your humor. But, I finally made it. It didn´t turn out perfekt, as I expectec it to be. Though everybody has been excited and most off all my daughter. So it was worth timne and effort.

For decorating the cake itself I cutted some cirles with different sizes of glases.
I think for my second cake and without gum arabicum it became quite a nice one. What do you think?

How do you like my little dipered froggy. my hubby is from an old german town called Büdingen. They´ve been sieged by frogs one year in history. And somehow you see frogs all over the town. One day we started to buy him frogs as gifts. We´re not taking this to seriously, but it´s quite of fun to collect something.

Donnerstag, 23. Juni 2011

Little river stream

We want to picknick on a little stream on the coming weekend. I´m planning on on buying a little remote-controlled boat. We gave on for the 4th birday of a little friend. He loves it so much, that he´s taking it even to bed every night.

We´re planning on building some water wheels. I found some nice instructions on the net. Monday I´m going to post some pics.

Donnerstag, 10. März 2011

Jungle Party birhtday cake.

Fondant, never heard of it before. And now I hear of it all the time while I´m heading out for new trends. The first decicion you have to make is do you want to do the fondant by yourself or do you buy ready one. I love challanges. So I googled for the right recipe. I found it on a german homepage. This lady is a real master of fondant cakes of all kind. Especially with flowers. She had very good comments on her site, so I gave it a try.

If you speak german you´ll find the recipe here:

If not i translate it for you:

Recipe for sugerpaste fondant.

1 package of ground gelantine, 60 ml water, 120 ml glucose sirup or very thick sugar sirup.
1 Tsp glycerin, 1/2 Tsp citric acid or a couple drops of vanilla extract, 1/2 Tsp salt, 1000 gr. sifted powdered sugar.

dissolve the galatine in the water and let it soak about 10 Minutes. You can eather melt it in the microwave or in water quench. Add the sirup, salt, vanilla or citric acid and the glycerin.
If you want to have colored fondant, it´s the easiest way to add the food coloring now.
Now you sift 2/3rd of the powdered sugar in a bowl. You make a little hollow in the middle and pur the mixture in it. Kneat the liquid in with the dough hooks of your food processor.

+Afterwards you sift the remaining powdered sugar on your workspace and kneat it into the dough. Keep it airtight for one day. It will have the best consistence by than. The next day you have to kneat it throuhly bevor you´re rolling it out. If it´s a little dry and seams to crumble easy you can take a little shortening. Just grease your hands with it and kneat and repeat until you have your desired consistensy. Some sugar brands use more some less grease. I relly don´t know why. You can store the fondant in the fridge for about 6 month. Let it warm up to room temperature before you use it. It´s also a fun play dough for young children. And it´s definetly not as harmfull as salt dough if swallowed.

Wrap your cake totally in buttercream, before you cover it with fondant. This will smoothen out some edges. Roll the fondant out and wrap it around your rolling pin. This way you can transfer it onto your cake . Smooth it with a little rolling pin or use a special fondant smoother. Now you can try to make flowers or animals or whatever you like on your cake. I usually use a little fondant disolved in a little water for gluing parts together. If you want to model figures use a little gumpaste in your recipe. Unfortunatly I didn´t have any. And my animal heads where running away sometime. But on the end I made it. Leon loved the cake.....

You can also just cover the cake in fondant and buy some ready made cake toppers. Or use them as an inspiration. For excample on

You love the cake but you really don´t want to spent the time... I love the cakes from

Leon´s third birthday.

Ok, ok I´m the creative one in the family. I love to spend time with the kids and to find new things to to with them. So my daughter asked me to run the first big birthday party of Leon.

At first there had to be a theme. Leon loves animals and so the decicion has been quite easy. We where heading for a jungle party. So there are the three big topics to be filled with tons of ideas.

Decoration, Food and Games. I had a notion that food will be the easiest to choose.

Thought so, the cake took me thill 2:30 am . Men I´ve been tired the next morning. but it was worse it. I made a jungle cake with zebras and tigers. So let´s talk about sweets ...

first taste of life

Yeaph, I can´t believe it by myself "I´m a grandma of three". And I love those little cuties.
Leon, the oldest one, ist 3 Years old, a very sensitive little boy. Adrian is 2 and our little athletic. And then there´s Colin 4 month our little chieftain in the family.
there are so many things you can do with little ones to make their life worthy. Come and join in. :-)