Now this was a cake I could really get my teeth into. I could be as creative as I liked as long as I stuck to a sewing theme. The cake had to travel from St Helens to Scotland so it did limit some of the toppers I could include. I would love to try a sewing machine cake but definitely not for one that needs transporting.
I loved the buttons and once I had decided on a blue/beige theme, there was no stopping me. The ball of wool took forever – Each thread was made separately. The only non-edible bit was the ribbon around the cake and the actual pins which I made using cake wires and a tiny ball of fondant on top of each one. (I remembered to tell the recipient not to eat the ‘pins’) I made the needles using pale blue fondant and painted with silver edible dust and alcohol.
I experimented making an edible zip by piping really fine royal icing and painting with the silver dust again the next day. I did the same with the thimble which is one of my most favourite items I’ve ever stuck on a cake.
Many Thanks to Sarah for hosting last week’s #BakeoftheWeek – Some great entries as usual. My featured bake for this week comes from Friends Family Food with her super cute Individual Mini Berry Cheesecakes. I have an abundance of cream cheese loitering in the fridge, crying out to be used for these.
My co-host Sarah at Maison Cupcake has been so busy with her cake decorating – She has made perhaps the coolest First Holy Communion Cake around for her son, complete with hidden surprise and not forgetting her sweet cupcakes to celebrate HRH The Queen’s 90th Birthday.
So lets look at our other entries:
1. Herbs, Spices & Tradition had a takeover as Sadhna’s daughter taught us how to make Vegan Meringues – read her post for some truly fascinating facts about how to use Aquafaba. Believe me, you will be stunned!
2. Jenny from Mummy Mishaps shows that just because a cake contains apple, it does not have to be heavy. Her Apple, Raspberry & Coconut Cake looks a light, summery delight.
3. Foodie Quine has gone all nostalgic with her retro Granny’s Cornflake Biscuits (otherwise known as Melting Moments in my childhood home too!)
4. Also turning back time, is Kirsty from Hijacked by Twins with her Nanna Scones – These are ones to be proud of as they look so light and fluffy.
5. I’m totally won over by Only Crumbs Remain No-Knead Rosemary & Garlic Focaccia – I suspect a double batch will have to made as it will not last long!
6. Baked to Imperfection has perfected the art of turning her Red Velvet Cupcakes a beautiful vibrant red. Read her post to find out her secret.
7. These Mars Slow Cooked Rice Pudding pots from Maison Cupcake are the ultimate summer treat and contain only 4 ingredients.
We are back open for another week, Sarah will be back next Tuesday with another roundup. Feel free to add up to 3 posts per blog – Please remember to include the #BakeoftheWeek badge and link to Sarah (http://MaisonCupcake.com) and Me – Helen (http://CasaCostello.com)
As usual, we will comment on each entry, tweet, G+, Pin, Yum and Stumble aswell as link back to each entry in the following week’s roundup. If you get chance to visit other entries, leave the #BakeoftheWeek so they know where you found them from.
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