"We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

...And the Fairy Cake

This was a cracker of a cake to make! I loved every minute! Gabby's request was for a fairy cake and we looked at pictures on the internet until she found one she liked.

Then I googled 'how to make a princess cake' and came across this amazing video on you tube. I learnt so many tips from this video that I will use for ever and ever.

 1. Use a piece of baking paper to make butter cream icing super smooth. I used a layer of butter cream under the fondant and it was perfectly neat. I wish I had taken a photo at this point, but I was too 'in the zone' to stop!

2. If you slap on a really thin layer of butter cream icing, then put the cake in the fridge for a while before applying a thicker coat, you don't get cake crumbs in the icing. Who knew this little beauty and didn't tell me?! I've always had difficulties with crumbs in my icing.

3. To make cute little flowers cut a small circle using your piping tip. Then hold the centre still (I used a skewer) while you indent towards the centre of the circle using the back of a knife

Check out the video for more excellent tips!

Gabby loved it and it was yum!

Here she is with her big brothers. Love these three- They make me happy!

Thanks for popping by!

1 comment:

  1. Every girl would love a cake like that I reakon!...so beautiful, I dont think she will forget this birthday in a hurry. Such a great job!