Thursday, 24 April 2014
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Sunday, 20 April 2014
I'm not brilliant at piping, and ive never tried piping royal icing but i really want to make iced cookied as my wedding favours so i figured id better brush up my skills!
The cookies are these amazing chocolate sugar cookies by sprinkle bakes (theyre so good that 4 cookies didnt make it to the photo opp!) and i followed this icing tutorial by the ever wonderful annie's eats
Initially i tried piping with just a plastic piping bag, no special tip, just the end cut off the bag and this wasnt great. The bag makes quite a flat stream of icing, not what i was looking for. I also made the icing slightly too thick. I found if it was super thick the tension of squeezing the bag make me go wonky. So second time around (blue icing) i used a proper metal piping tip, approx 2mm hole, and thinner icing and it was so much easier. I think i might have gone slightly the other way and made the blue icing too thin, as it spread more than i wanted, but it was still a better effect than previously. Next time i just need to pay really close attention to the icing thickness, thats the most important thing...
I also need to check whether the un-iced cookies freeze well, if they do then theyre definitely my wedding favour cookies!
Friday, 18 April 2014
Another cake topper! (I'm having multiple wedding cakes)
Isnt it cute! Its just some thick cotton thread sandwiched between triangles, a bit fiddly as theyre so tiny, but well worth the effort. I then split the top 1cm of 2 wooden skewers and slotted the thread in those. Im definitely using this on one of my cakes - yay!
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
More wedding stuff trialling! Tried my hand at making a wire word cake topper. I love the effect but i forgot to give any of them legs so i can stick it in the cake!! I used 3mm aluminium wire, which is pretty thick and tougher to bend than i thought, so i had to use a pair of needle nose pliers to do most of it. I think i might use slightly thinner wire, 2 or 2.5mm, when i make the final one, so its slightly easier to handle. Just need to decide what style lettering to so, i think the one at the bottom is my fav, love that curly 'e'!
Monday, 14 April 2014
I made some ribbon bunting to see if i like it for the wedding, maybe to hang behind the cake table - marquee walls can be so white! Its just 5(ish)cm strips of coloured jersey lightly knotted onto garden twine. So easy to do and i love the final effect. Its pretty heavy so i'll have to be careful how i hang it. Could make it with satin ribbon instead maybe, then it would be lighter...
Anyway, its a work in progress but loving the progress so far :)
Friday, 11 April 2014
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Who makes a dressing gown without a loop to hang it up with! (well you can see from the picture who, but thats less dramatic!). Lovely BM got a new dressing gown for Christmas and its been driving me mad every since that it doesnt have a loop to hang it up!
So i finally fixed it last week and made my own loop with some cute spotty ribbon. So easy and now im not annoyed - win win!