Friday, January 11, 2013

For a good cause

As I was working away this week I was looking at the various fires around NSW and I started to think, these people fighting the fires are doing everything for us what can I do for them?

I know.......CAKE

But this time I wanted to go all out because its for a bunch of really deserving people.

So this one is for the men and women of the Cooma Emergency Center who are helping control the fires around Cooma and the surrounding region.

This cake was a pleasure to make and decorate, we had so much fun with this one.

I hope they all enjoyed their cake because you all deserve it.

Thank you 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Experimenting with Sugar paste mixes

During the Christmas break I decided one night to sit down and try some new gum paste mixes I was playing with.
I came up with a mix to allow the fondant to stretch better and not crack so much in the heat.
Then I thought "Bill make a shoe, go on I dare you!" I am not exactly sure why I decided on this, but challenge accepted!!!!!!!!!!!

My next thought was how to make the shoe, I have seen heaps on Google that are free formed and not that big and not really impressive.

I know what ill do!!!!! I will use my partner in crime Ash's favourite high heels, ill mold the shoe of it, then free form the rest shhhhhhhh.

And the result?

The first version came out to thin and fell apart to easy, but after another go and some thicker mix I came out with this version.

Its a work in progress but now I have refined my concept and design and I will be offering these shoes on cakes.

I will have to wait until the temp outside drops below 30 degrees to do my next shoe, but when its finished it will be something pretty amazing.
Cheers all
Brother Billies