04 December 2009

My cakes in 2009

The cakes i made in 2009 was mostly smaller projects. Lots of cupcakes and cookies :)

My teddybear-cake won a prize at kagekompagniet and I won the Scandinavian Cakeshow with a cake i made for the Crownprincess of Sweden weddingcake-category.

Other than this 2009 was influenced by hanging out with like-minded cakefriends, just having fun in a world of sugar! :)

Here´s hoping for even more fun in a wold of sugar for everybody in 2010!

19 November 2009

Oh Deer!

This is a dummy - one of those cakes i just had to get out of my system.
I love the cute reindeers, all tangled up! :-)
Easy to make too, i just used 2 oval cutters, a plain tube with a useful size for the eyes, a cutting wheel and a couple of painting brushes.

15 November 2009

27 October 2009

Witch´s shoe

This was my shoe attempt no. 2, a (sophisticated?) witch´s shoe.

21 October 2009

Sugar Shoes

Haunted House

Inspired by Norman Bates´ house and the haunted house at Euro Disney (which is also inspired by Norman Bates´s house :-). This chocolate cake my daughter brought to school today.
I totally rushed this one - only the front is decorated..
I so loved making this, imagine what i could´ve done with it, if time was´nt a factor!

04 October 2009

Mini Tarts

I bought some cute cutters when i was in Sweden some time ago. I had a big chunk of truffle-dough left overs, so i made these little treats.

This would be my favourite. So cute :)

Posted by Vibeke (min-kage) Sun, October 04, 2009 19:33:23

Årh hvor er de fine. Jeg er også helt vild med den fine bamse. Rigtig kært -s-

Posted by Marie - Cakes and Sweets Tue, October 20, 2009 19:09:04

Åh! vad söta de är!!! Något av det gulligaste jag sett!!!!

Kram Marie

Posted by Piamarianne Sat, October 24, 2009 00:01:28

Tak skal i have, jeg er glad for i kan lide dem :-)

06 September 2009

Geraldine Flowers

Café cake with dark chocolate frosting. Flowers inspired by Geraldine Dahlke´s colouring-technique.

16 August 2009

Scandinavian Cakeshow 2009

Posted by Piamarianne Sun, August 16, 2009 20:43:07

Scandinavian Cakeshow 2009 is coming up and i should´ve been half-ways done with my cake but i´ve only just started. Problem is, that i have no idea what to make. I already re-designed the whole thing twice and i´m still not happy. The category i´m attending this year is the Swedish Crown Princess´ wedding-cake. No more, no less! So i decided to start and design as i go along. This could be gettin´ interesting!

The dummies i bought at Sugarshack did´nt make the trip back to Denmark very well.
I´m sure the airport staff must have played football with my suitcases, because the dummies
are all dented and battered. Guess i´ll be starting from rock bottom.

Posted by Gunilla Wall Sat, August 22, 2009 00:10:09
Hey Piamarianne
Cheer up, I'm sure you can do it! I'm looking forward to seeing your contribution to the competiotion, although I wont be able to see it on site. I'll be looking at the pictures afterwards.
I wish you all the best and Good Luck !
/Gunilla Wall

Posted by Piamarianne Sat, August 22, 2009 13:14:49
Thanks Gunilla, that´s so sweet of you :-) I could use som cheering up - and maybe some crossed fingers! Too bad you and Alice are not coming this time, it was such fun last year. We´ll meet up some other time, i´m sure.

I´m slowly getting there with the design and i do believe it´ll be a fine-looking weddingcake - but i´m still working on the "over the top" bit.

Might as well start off with straghtening out the dummies. I´d like them a
bit taller, so i used Oasis for flower-decoration and cut some blocks.
Using my cake-leveller, i made sure they all were exact the same size.

-Glued them under the cakes...

-and fitted them with a sharp knife.

 At this point, i still have no clear idea of what to do with this.
-Other than i want the colour purple to be present. And some roses..
Maybe "Queen of Denmark", that would be symbolic.

Time is running, better get on to makine 52 of these then. 

-to fit into these, made out of 195 petals. Frilled, modelled, cupped and glued together.

So far so good. I know, the "Kerry-panels" would look great - but it´s kind of "been there - done that in 2007".. Still, i love them - and it really would look great. I made aprox. 90 tiny flowers, which decided to blow to smithereens when i tried to glue them on. In lack of time and great ideas i used little purple hearts.
I went with the panels...

Topview - 5 tiers.

Posted by Piamarianne Mon, August 31, 2009 14:57:23
The result of many, many hours of twisting my brains.
-But so much worth it when it wins the jurys votes!
I am very proud to have Geraldine Dahlke, Carol Haycox and Carolyn Harvey
looking at my work and even voting for it!!

Swedish Crown Princess Weddingcake
Winner of the jurys vote in Scandinavian Cakeshow 2009

Posted by Alice Lindberg Mon, August 31, 2009 21:30:37
Congratulations Pia Marianne!! Your cake was truly amazing!
I am guessing you had a lovely weekend and i hope i get the chans to meet you next year!

Posted by Janemor Tue, September 01, 2009 13:11:07
Hej Pia Marianne. Stort tillykke! Kan godt forstå, at din kage har vundet, den er simpelthen så smuk. Du er et forbillede og jeg håber, at det er i orden at jeg finder stor inspiration i dine kager og bruger nogen af dine ideer. Det er helt fantastisk hvad du kan! Igen, stort tillykke, det er virkeligt fortjent.
KJ Jane

Posted by Piamarianne Tue, September 01, 2009 22:11:58
Hi Alice, thank you so much. Yes we did have a grrreat weekend at Kungälv, and it could be super kosigt, to meet again next year :-)
Hej Jane, Tak skal du have, mange tak - jeg er glad for at kunne inspirere :-)

01 August 2009

Granny´s China

The very first time i´ve ever used granny´s china. It´s so fragile and it would kill me if i smashed any of it.
I´m not at all sure she would have liked me serving instant coffee in it though..

The cake is Chocolate Mud cake with Toblerone instead of dark chocolate. The frosting is the all-time favourite Islandic Chococreme. Ribbon-roses are made of chocolate sugarpaste and the sprinkles are coloured green like the leafs. (Green edible dust in a bag, add sprinkles and shake-shake-shake. A great tip i got from Louise over at Cakejournal).

07 June 2009

Cinnamon rolls

My daughter helped me make these today, for my birthday-brunch. She also made American Banana-pancakes :-) She´s so grown up already!
I always make Cinnamon rolls for brunch, but this time in a muffin-case, wich worked perfect. The idea comes from Paris Pastry.

09 May 2009

Cupcake cases

Today i recieved a parcel much expectet! My poor husband....he does´nt at all understand my excitement when i get a parcel like this. It may not seem much, but there´s for 500 DKK here! -And it´s all worth it! ;-)

Bought at Cakey Makey

-They are grease-proof, but unfortunatelly the quality of paper is quite thin, so they are somewhat "see through" after all.

26 April 2009

Cath Kidston

Today i went to Kagekompagniet´s annual cake-competition with this Cath Kidston - themed cake. Louise and i decided to create our cakes based on this theme and it was great fun! -See photo of Louise´s beautiful cake here.

The teddy is made by covering a styro-foam egg with sugarpaste for the body and a smaller one for the head. Flowers are hand-painted with edible paint.

The dogs are draught excluders:
Them, as well as the covering of the bottom tier- is marzipan. Red is easier to achieve in marzipan rather than in sugarpaste. I want one of these dogs!!

 The cake won 1. prize, so i get to get my trophy back! -From Louise! ;-)

The cake is a chili-chocolate cake with toblerone ganache and raspberry mousse.

Posted by Alice Lindberg Sun, April 26, 2009 22:48:26

Wow, this is really a fantastic cake!! I just love it, big congratulation on the 1. prize!

Posted by Piamarianne Mon, April 27, 2009 22:23:52
Thanks Alice! And congrats on your new blog! I´ll be looking forward to follow!

Posted by Monika Fri, May 01, 2009 17:06:50
What a wonderful cake - saw it on flickr and loved it! So much congratulations for winning the competition!

Posted by Piamarianne Sat, May 02, 2009 23:20:15

Thank you very much Monika, I´m glad you like it :-)

Posted by Maripal Rocha Sat, October 24, 2009 07:50:03
This cake is one of a kind! It's too cute and adorable to eat!

Posted by Piamarianne Wed, October 28, 2009 14:11:45
Thank you Maripal, We did eat the cake, but i still have the bear sitting in a glass-closet :-)

07 March 2009

Rolling Stones and more...

These are made for a Dentist´s 60 years birthday, who´s interests are Rolling Stones, golf and planets amongst others. -And who recently had a serious eye-operation.
Its Devil´s chocolate cupcakes inserted with Dulche de Leche and with cream cheese swirls on top. Decorations of sugarpaste.

15 February 2009

Pistacchio Cupcakes

Makes 30 mini´s. They did´nt raise that much, the cases were over half-filled with batter.

45 g pistacchio nuts, finely grounded (non-salty) 115 g butter, room temperature - 115 g sugar - 2 eggs - 100 g flour - 1/2 tsk baking powder - 2 tbl spoons milk

Mix butter and sugar in a bowl untill fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Sift flour and baking powder over og fold in. Add milk.

Bake in oven aprox. 15 min on 160gr.

The frosting, whipped with a hand-blender is made of ½ unsalted butter, ½ pistacchio creme and confectioners sugar until peaks can be made.

Bourbon Vanilla cupcakes

For Bourbon vanilla cupcakes, i make a basic recipe and add 2 tbl spoons of Bourbon vanilla molasses.

Basic recipe: 115g butter, room temperature - 115g sugar - 2 eggs - 115g flour - 1 teaspoon baking powder - 2 tbl spoons milk.

Mix butter and sugar untill fluffy and add vanilla flavour. Add eggs one at a time. Sift flour and bakingpowder and fold in. Bake at 160dg for about 15 min.

This frosting is cream cheese flavoured with bourbon vanilla, but any buttercream or ganache will go well with these cupcakes.

For piping instructions, see comments below.

01 January 2009