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Geology Rocks!
Very exciting times here at la Maison des Petits Gateaux in East Sussex as I have a new piece of kit in the kitchen and have been airbrushing!

First victim (sorry client!)in Copthorne West Sussex was in fact my best friends daughter Tamsin who had just graduated with a First in Geology from Southampton University in Hampshire and was now in in Aberdeen Scotland on her internship finding oil! Talk about covering the country in one summer!

So, the order of the day was a delicious chocolate mud cake with a decadent rich chocolate buttercream filling.

After covering in a buttercream crumb coat and then a soft vanilla fondant the thinking hat had to go on.

However the tricky part was to make a slimy looking rock with oil spilling out and fossils! Hmm where to start?

Out came the airbrush and off I went with a very sludgy looking spray that resembled a wet rock under the sea.
Shiny black became the oil and a beautiful blue green took on the colour of the sea.

The fossils I imprinted using some cutters and added some seaweed and anenome style flowers for extra colour.

As she is in Aberdeen I had to fit in a pink and girly Loch Ness Monster and some rocks to dig under!

Tamsin’s warning from her mum has always been ‘watch out for the oil sharks!’ .so we had to include one of those too

The cake was a great hit and was fun and messy to make! I loved every minute even though the kitchen did have a bit of a sludgy glow!

I am certainly away now with my airbrush so give me call if you have any projects in mind!!

Have a great week y’all

love Mands xx

Beautiful cupcakes in Kent

Posted by Mandi on August 5th, 2013

Shimmering gold lustre cupcake

Elegant cupcakes

Beautiful white and gold shimmer cupcakes

Beautiful and elegant cupcakes in French Vanilla were requested for a lovely family who had returned from the Riviera to the Kent countryside for the holidays bringing the glorious weather with them.

On the borders of Edenbridge and close to Hever Castle in the stunning Kent countryside it was lovely to chat over a cold glass of something delicious and a soft fondant topped creamy cupcake!

The decorations were handmade sugar pearls and softly lustre dusted flowers and rose petals on top of both smooth and embossed fondant icing.

This style and design would look beautiful for a wedding as well as for a dinner party.

The various flavours of zesty lemon. decadent chocolate and even summery Baileys or Malibu would make these cakes a delicious addition to any celebration!

In the Kent countryside we sat outside in the fabulous sunshine remembering why we all love our British summer times!

Enjoy the weather y’all

love Mands xx

Birthday cake time in Fairwarp East Sussex

Posted by Mandi on July 25th, 2013

2013-03-18 15.59.40At Fairwarp East Sussex nestled on the Ashdown Forest a fabulous birthday cake was needed to celebrate a very fun and funky lady celebrating her 80th birthday.

The party was held in a marquee in the family’s garden in East Sussex with lots of champagne and frivolity!

The cake was to be in hot pink and zesty lime colours depicting presents and flowers.

The vanilla sponges were extra deep and were full of fluffy vanilla buttercream and strawberry conserve and covered in a delicious soft vanilla fondant.

The vibrant summery colours and the added ribbons for the parcel effect made this a very pretty  birthday cake which was loved by all.

The birthday cake had pride of place next to the Champagne!

The satin gingham ribbon and the handmade fondant gift tag along with the pretty daisies set off the birthday theme!

A great day was had by all and the cake disappeared as the day went on!

There is nothing more fun than the whole family celebrating a fabulous birthday with a  delicious cake and Champagne, my kind of day!

Next week is all about cupcakes!

Have a great week everyone and enjoy the sun

love Mands xx

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