19 December 2008

My cakes in 2008

The cakes i made in 2008 was mostly heavy calories. Only 1 dummy, and this was made for my first participation in Scandinavian Cakeshow. On a trip to France we stumbled over an old Romanesque chapel, used today as a vineyard, and this i used as inspiration to make my winecellar/fontaine cake.  It did not win, but is still one of my favorites.
Here´s hoping for lots of fun in a wold of sugar for everybody in 2009!


12 December 2008

Peaceful reindeer

I´m so in love with this design from "Wendy´s tarten", i´ve been looking for an occasion to make this for a long time.

The cake is for my daughter. This time, girls night at her school/club.
It´s a cinnamon cake with chocolate-cream covered with regalice with caramel-flavour. Colours used are Dark Brown, Ivory and soft pink from Americolors.

12.12.2009: This cake featured on Cakewrecks - luckily in their Sunday Sweets category, not amongst the wrecks ;-) I was very surprised to see it amongst all the other fantastic creations - it got a lot of comments, some very sharp onces too. :-)

08 September 2008


A treat to our guests on me and my husbands 40th birthday; Raspberry vodka in chocolate-cups with raspberries.

The taste is outstanding, and the setup looks SO good. Chocolate-cups from Peter Beier Chocolate.

20 August 2008

Scandinavian Cakeshow 2008

by Piamarianne August 20, 2008 22:34

This is my inspiration for a cake i am bringing to the
Scandinavian Cake Show in Sweden 6-7. Aug 2008.

Posted by Annette Tue, May 26, 2009 08:16:32
I wish I had known about this before I got back last year. I was in Denmark until Aug 4th and then when I got back to Canada I saw that there was a cake show!! Boy was I upset about that. Maybe next time I am in Denmark there will be something else happening :-)
take care,

Posted by Piamarianne Tue, May 26, 2009 20:19:46
Hi Annette,

I can strongly recommend the Cakeshow (though it´s in Sweden - not too far from little ol´ Denmark). The show is not too big or fancy (yet) but it´l get there, i´m sure :-)
My cake-friends and i are already booked for the next show, it´s so exciting to see what we´ll come up with!

by Piamarianne August 26, 2008 19:34

Colouring sugarpaste can be somewhat time-consuming, at least if you are going for exactly that perticular shade. The sugarpaste-part was easy. I emptied my bucket of left-over-sugarpaste and mixed it into one big ball and got the most wonderful yucky colour! The hard part was to achieve the same colour for the pastillage. But after an hour or so, the colouring was (almost) alike. Now i just cross my fingers, that there´s enough, because im not that lucky once again..

The cup is from one of my daughter´s ice-creams in France this summer. I knew i would need it some day. And it´s perfect for my fountain Competition is 10 days away, my schedule is full and i haven´t even started yet!

by Piamarianne August 27, 2008 19:12
Most of the parts are done. I have to wait with the last parts till tomorrow. The pieces have to dry completely before i can lean other parts on them. The real fountain is in poor shape, but it´ll be too time-consuming to add the patina. I´ve had problems with the design of the cake, big parts having to go on small sides etc, so i´ve had to re-design it whilst making the parts..
Posted by Piamarianne September 01, 2008 16:25
I´m so releaved now that the dummies are covered. Don´t know why, because that´s the easy part, but i feel like i´m finally getting somewhere.

Posted by Piamarianne September 1, 2008 19:05
These certainly took a while!
I must have tried out every single piece of cake-gizmo i have - and i have a lot!
I needed a mold of some kind, and finally i found one i could use. Had to re-mold it and add detail to fit though.

Now i have to finish six if them...

Posted by Piamarianne September 2, 2008 20:14

The flooring came out great. I´ve been washing the floor with water and maizena flour again and again, trying to achieve a used look. I like it.

Posted by Piamarianne September 3, 2008 21:00

I´ve been avoiding these till last moment, i did´nt quite know how to make them, but as it turns out they were totally easy and came out just right in first attempt! :)

Posted by Piamarianne September 4, 2008 22:30
Still have to finish the fountain, but my "artistic veine" has run absolutely dry for now. I have a few hours tomorrow to spend on this project, so i really hope the fountain will behave! -Cross fingers!
Posted by Piamarianne September 5, 2008 10:41

I somehow managed to finish the cake. It has been a busy few weeks, and this cake topped it all.
It´s not completely how i wanted it, I´m satisfied but i would have loved to have more time to add the final touches such as branches, weeds and the patina.


Posted by Annette Tue, May 26, 2009 08:13:58
Pia, your cake was amazing!! Thank you for sharing :-)

Posted by Piamarianne Tue, May 26, 2009 20:31:50
Thank you so much Annette :-)

30 March 2008

Tutorial - Cruiser

I stumbled across a tutorial in my archives for a boat i made once, maybe someone will find it useful:
(Please excuse the mess, but it was late one night...).

The fondant cruiser is made directly on the sketches of the
actual cruiser to ensure as correct proportions as possible.
It´s essential  that the decks (of flowerpaste) on the cruiser
dries completely so they won´t skew. The two sides is half-
dried so they´ll  cooperate when being attached to the hull.

The cabin drying on a chunk of fondant, later removed.
-Drying time is needed several times during the process.

Since there are no cutters available in stores for this cruiser,
i´m cutting away untill  the pieces fits. -Using a lot of tools,
drinking a lot of coffee!


Couches added, bits and pieces made. The sugargun
once again working its magic!

Mast made of wooden dowels secured with grey balls of
fondant, resting on the cabin-roof on a chunk of fondant.

Details added, and there is the crusier.
See the cake here - scroll halfway down.