24 December 2013

Christmas Cake & Christmas Wishes!

Hello there, last year I bought a Christmas Cake from Marks & Spencer's which I thought was great, I loved the little fondant polar bears and penguins but this year I didn't like their new one as much so I decided to make my own. Up until this point I had never iced or decorated a cake before let alone made fondant characters!
 
My nan and my mum both dislike fruit cake so I made a sponge cake instead; a three layered Victoria sponge with buttercream and raspberry jam filling. My mum helped me put the marzipan and icing layer on (she has decorated cakes in the past, although a long time ago!). I then made all the characters, I wanted to make penguins as well but time got away from me. I am glad however I didn't as I wouldn't have had room for them anyway!
 
It is not the best cake in the world but like I said it is my first attempt and I am quite pleased with it. The snowflakes round the side have edible shimmer dust on them and the 'snow' on the cake is made using sanding sugar and edible glitter.


I will probably be taking the rest of the week off from blogging, although I do plan to be back before the New Year with my favourites of 2013. So I am ...


Thank you so so much for your support this year. I have really loved sharing my creations and videos with you all and I appreciate your comments so much. Merry Christmas!

28 comments:

  1. Love those little characters michelle

    Hope you have a wonderful christmas

    Jen xxxx

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  2. What a gorgeous cake. Have a blessed Christmas.

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  3. Wow, your characters are fab Michelle! Have a lovely Christmas, hun xx

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  4. Happy Holidays Michelle! Thank you for all of your inspiration this year!

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  5. I LOVE the little scene you've created on the snow cake...so incredibly cute!

    I wish you and your family a merry christmas and a very happy 2014!

    xx

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  6. Well done Michelle cake looks great, have a good christmas xx

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  7. It's totally beautiful Michelle, enjoy the break! Rebecca x

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  8. Gorgeous and yummy hun...and wishing you a very merry Christmas too...:o)

    biggest of love n hugs Vicky xx

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  9. WOW! Your fondant characters look wonderful Michelle. I adore those cute reindeer and Santa looks fabulous. The snowflakes look so pretty too.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for all your support and encouragement and also for making me feel so welcome on the Dies to Die for DT

    Sue xx

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  10. Oh this really made me smile Michelle, I LOVE those cute little characters! Merry Christmas hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  11. Michelle, I love your beautiful cake! Those little characters are so adorable - great job!! I'm with your nan and your mum as I don't care for fruit cake either but I love how yummy this cake sounds. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

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  12. For a first attempt, I'd say you've done a fantastic job!! Love the Santa and reindeer - adorable! Wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday Season. Looking forward to a new year filled with craft goodies and creations! Thanks for sharing your creativity and videos with us! Dotty xx

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  13. Absolutely brilliant - love it! Hope your family appreciate it, but I'm sure they will.
    Helen
    x

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  14. Looks fab Michelle, a bit disappointed by the lack of promised penguins lol, but santa and his reindeer look outstanding! Have a great Christmas :) xx

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  15. Hi Michelle

    Merry Christmas, your cake is fabulous. I would not have guessed it was your first attempt.

    Will you save me a piece?

    Enjoy your Christmas.

    Jackie and Bob (my dog)

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  16. Merry Christmas Michelle! Your cake is gorgeous - no need to buy one ever again! Enjoy the season and best wishes for 2014. I look forward to seeing what you have in store for us next year.

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  17. My goodness. Michelle, that cake is absolutely amazing!

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  18. Michelle, you've done a stellar job. Your little characters look awesome!

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  19. Hope you have a lovely Christmas. I have loved seeing your creations and hauls this year.

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  20. Merry Christmas Michelle. You should be very happy with yourself, the cake is awesome, the characters are SO cute! I hope you have a wonderful day x

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  21. THIS is your first effort at decorating a cake??? I am definitely impressed. What a wonderful cake you made. Thank you for sharing your beautiful, inspiring cards on this blog. Happy holidays and warm wishes for the new year.

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  22. wow that cake looks amazing!!!!

    hope you had a tabby Christmas.... look forward to your next blog. have a wonderful 2014!!!

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  23. Soooooo sweet. There is no end to your talents. Look forward to your 2014 blog. Thank you for the inspiration. I am always impresses with your organisation. My room is a rip! Happy New Year.

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  24. Soooooo sweet. There is no end to your talents. Look forward to your 2014 blog. Thank you for the inspiration. I am always impresses with your organisation. My room is a rip! Happy New Year.

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  25. That cake looks delicious and if there is any left over ... Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a happy and healthy new year. Love Sharon Louise x

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  26. That cake looks delicious and if there is any left over ... Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a happy and healthy new year. Love Sharon Louise x

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  27. Wow is there no end to your talents? this looks fabulous huggles Pops x x x

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  28. What a lovely looking cake Michelle!! I bet it tasted just as good as it looked, well done you! :)

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas Michelle and wishing you lots of happiness and crafty goodness in 2014!!

    Big hugs
    Roni :D xox

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