Sigh. I have been trying very hard to write a post about our not-very-recent-anymore camping trip. But there have been a lot of distractions along the way. Really good distractions actually, like birthday dinners, a party, a day out in the city, and snatches of glorious weather which lured me outdoors.
I also spent a whole weekend making back to back birthday cakes. One was for a Harry Potter fan, and the other went to a little explorer. So do forgive the lack of step-by-step pics , I just wanted to share the finished products with you. The HP cake is chocolate pound cake with a chocolate gancahe filling, and the Dora cake is vanilla pound cake with choc. ganache filling.
Back view-the red board underneath was just a chopping board I used to make it easy to lift the cake onto and off the table.
Side view with Dobby and golden snitch (it's a chocolate with the label taken off)
Work in progress - Monster book of Monsters
Work in progress - Suitcase
I used fondant icing for everything except the character on top - those are made with flower modelling paste.
Hope you like the pics, and have a great weekend. Remember, there are still a few hours left to enter the CSN giveaway!
Oh, and as if I didn’t have enough distractions, I sidetracked to CakeWrecks while attempting to write this post. Which led to Epbot, then to Pogo. Can we say Alohomora?
We went to the Ku-Ring-Gai Wildflower Garden for the Dora party and met one of the residents. A beautiful diamond python.