Let Them Tweet Cake!

16 Sep

The last few weeks have been manically busy with birthdays, sick people and work so once again, writing has taken a backseat.

* Slaps hand and promises to try harder in future*

I’ve been on hand making chicken soup, buying cough medicine and generally doing a Florence Nightingale routine for various people, and as everyone who has ever come into contact with me knows, I am a notorious feeder. I genuinely believe that you can show love through food, feel better from the right veggies and garner comfort by eating. This might go against any advice by doctors, but you know what, I am laughing in the face of the doctor. Some food nurtures the body, other food nurtures the soul. And although I appreciate and recognise the importance of a healthy, balanced diet (blah blah blah) I also know that a birthday cake makes you feel the love. RIGHT?!

I had 3 birthdays in August, and for each and every one, I made a cake. There were a few touch and go moments, a dusting of tears and maybe, just maybe, a minor temper tantrum when all the fiddly little wafer curls kept falling off one of the cakes, but on the whole they were fairly successful.

1) The Boy’s Birthday Cake

Picture the scene. As much chocolate as you can physically get into a cake, with a ribbon twisted round the outside, for added effect. If I was Willy Wonka’s wife, it would be a really happy union.

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2) Mother Superior’s Birthday Celebration

This one was a hard task for me. My Mum doesn’t like chocolate cake or many chocolate based products, so I had to revise my tried and tested method to create something she would like. I swapped out the chocolate cake for lemon cake with lemon marmalade baked in, and decorated the outside with hazelnut wafer curls. Winning.

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3) Workmate Celebrations

One of the girls on my team also had a birthday, so I decided to show the love with cake. Why not. We had seen pictures on Pinterest (where else?) of a Pinata cake, and so with inspiration from the Great British Bake Off, I decided to go forth and have a go. The man in the supermarket thought I had an eating disorder as I stockpiled Smarties and various types of chocolate, but all in all it was successful, and a definite show stopper for the future!

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What have you guys been up to lately?

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10 Responses to “Let Them Tweet Cake!”

  1. Kats Whispers September 16, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    I love that last cake. All those Smarties! x

  2. Ape No. 1 September 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    Oh please tell me you get to smash the piñata cakes blindfolded with a whacking stick. I think I know what I want as my next birthday cake. Better start working on my swing.

  3. susielindau September 16, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    You should go into the business! These cakes are amazing!!!!!

    • tinkerbelle86 September 16, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

      I don’t think so. I’d probably end up single. The amount of tears when it all goes wrong is epic, I have fears of being one of those images you see on Pinterest, with the aim, and then “NAILED IT!” under a disaster. :)

  4. prenin September 16, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Yet again you have proven that you are inventive and passionate about your creations! :)

    Wish we lived closer to each other – I’d be a frequent visitor!!! :P

    Love and hugs Tinks!

    Prenin.

  5. mariner2mother September 16, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

    Wow!! Those are stupendous. My cakes definitely fall flat compared to yours.

  6. Lady Phoenix September 17, 2013 at 1:10 am #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I must admit that if I were to make my malteaser cake for me I would be on the path of yours above up there with Kit Kats (which are way tastier than Cadbury Fingers)…

    I’m with you on the food for the soul, food for the body and the ability to give love through some foods. Cake makes everyone happy, even the ones that don’t actually like eating it!

  7. 1stpeaksteve September 19, 2013 at 3:29 am #

    Your cakes are quite a different concept! They are more like vessels to hold the candies in or on top of. Well I hope to find something like this one day in my area but making one would only lead to some health scare and a visit from the Center for Disease Control.

    I leave such things to the professionals.

  8. debrathomson October 26, 2013 at 3:05 am #

    I want to make a pinata cake for my daughters birthday, and yours looks like so much fun! I’m sure she’ll want to smash it though, so I’ll prepare for a mess :)

    http://mummyneedsacake.wordpress.com/

  9. Kathleen October 29, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    How cute! The cakes you made are gorgeous! <3

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