Not much of a post today, just a few pics of the latest cake creation. Another lemon-poppyseed cake with cream cheese icing (flavoured with lemon curd). I make a basic cream cheese icing, then add as much lemon curd as I think the icing can "hold" without going too sloppy. If I accidentally overshoot, then I add icing sugar to firm up. It's still a juggling act which is why I haven't posted any recipes yet. To add more lemony flavour, I also add some zest to the icing.
And I know you Northern Hemisphereans are saying enough already..but boy, it's been hot. I'm not just saying that for small talk, but the heat really interferes with getting my icing right. A lot of refrigeration and waiting around time needed.
Anyway, it was a scuba diver theme, and as you can see, she's making the international scuba diver sign for A-OK. (I made her out of modelling paste)
The cake and the topper travelled separately to the destination, then the scuba diver was placed in those rippled outlines. Hard to see but the blue specks are blue edible glitter.
Hope you're all feelign a-ok too :)