Jakers! Cake

I was asked to make two similar cakes for a birthday boy who loves to watch the cartoon Jakers!. Since he was only turning two, I wanted to keep the design simple and focus on molding the characters to resemble the cartoons as much as possible.

I really wanted him to recognize the figures, and, well… basically go bonkers when he saw the cake. When the cake was presented to him I’m happy to say that he got very excited, started pointing and immediately proceeded to yank Piggley Winks from his comfortable and delicious seat.

Finished cakes:

Jakers! Cake

Jakers! Cake nº1


Jakers! Cake nº2












For cake nº1, I created and apple tree motif  and for cake nº2 I added wood plank detail, grass and daisies.

Jakers! Cartoon

Jakers! Cartoon

Jakers! Sugar paste figures

Jakers! Sugar paste figures








For the cake itself, I made a light sponge cake with strawberry jam filling. Kids seem to prefer sponge cake; I’ts sweet and airy and not as heavy as a butter or chocolate cake.

Jakers! Sponge Cake

Jakers! Sponge cake with jam filling


Fresh strawberry summer cake: How to achieve the perfect whipped cream

For years I shied away from preparing anything that involved whipped cream. For some reason I could never get that wonderful fresh creamy frosting that you see in bakery displays. Sure the cream would whip up, no problem, but after … Continue reading

Mini vintage rose cake: why the mini cake is the new cupcake

I love shabby chic vintage anything so naturally, it’s my favourite cake style.  DSC_0639

I made a mini 20 cm diameter cake (right) and for the design I wanted to keep it quite simple with a classic flower motif and a big rose center as an extra punch.

For the cake itself, I used Martha Stewart’s devil´s food cupcake recipe. Since I had a foot injury at the time, I was looking for an easy recipe that didn’t require a lot of fuss. I added 1 tea spoon of intant expresso powder to the wet ingredients for a deeper flavour. The cake was moist and had a deep chocolatey taste. However, it didn’t have a nice crumbly texture and was a little dense. Next time I’ll swap the all-purpose flour for cake flour to make it lighter. You can find the recipe here.

All of the cake decorations are edible. The cake was covered in white fondant and handpainted using edible lustre dust. The roses and leaves are made of gumpaste.





Details of the finished mini vintage rose cake.





Mini cake the new cupcake?

Cupcakes got their big boom a few years ago and seem unstoppable. you see them at kids parties, picnics and even making  a big splash at weddings. Everyone gets it: a tiny, beautifully decorated cupcake just screams “special occasion”. As a cake decorator and all around baking enthusiast I must confess that although gorgeous, I don’t understand the appeal of these tiny cakes in the yummy department. I’d swap a cupcake for a good ol’ fashion choccy cake any day.

Mini tiered rose cakeThis got me thinking.

More often than not, people just want a nice slice of cake. The mini cake has the cutesy aspect  but is more sophisticated and works well as the center piece at a party table. I’ve also started making mini tiered cakes (right). They’re adorable and grand, but since they’re small, you won’t be stuck with tons of leftover cake in the fridge.

Mini cakes are in high demand. Like most cake designers, I base most of the price on weight. A lot of people have been requesting these “mini cakes” to get the awe reaction but still keep the price quite reasonable.

The mini cake is on the rise. Not just a “destroy cake” for 1 year old, but for beautiful, classy and adult birthday parties.

The messy maker

Dear bloggers and web tourists,

I’ve created this blog mainly as my own not so personal outlet. As a somewhat creative person with many interests, I have no trouble coming up with ideas for culinary, DIY and craft projects but I’ve found that it’s hard for me to apply any form of organization to these thoughts with no proper motivation. This, I hope, will be my motivation. 

Will post new projects soon.


Messy Maker