My friends and I have pledged to raise £10,000 for a charity called Orphans in Need. We held a cake sale a couple of weeks ago so I made a sponge and buttercream cake, cupcakes and a victoria sponge (not pictured lol) we made around £250 from this one cake sale! woot.
The big cake was a 10” round cake which was about 6” or so tall. I did a royal icing design in dark pink on the top and added a pink ribbon and diamante ribbon to finish it off.
Anyway, the charity really is a worthy cause! They’re making a village in Delhi, India which is entirely for orphans and has everything they could need from homes with carers to a school and teachers. You can see how progress is going here.
If you would like to donate (you don’t have to!), you can do so here (our personal page) or here (via the website). Every penny counts! There’s also an option to sponsor a child in another part of the world.
Of course, you don’t have to make a donation, but if you could please reblog or let others know it would be much appreciated <3
This was the cake I made for my uncle. It was a bit of a rush job but it still turned out half decent :)
I bought a black edible pen so that I could make the windows and the little info plaque thing and it was such a fail! It wouldnt write properly and it came out a weird greeny blue colour :/ SO disappointing!
and i’m so silly, I forgot to make white icing for the POLICE BOX bit at the top and then didn’t have time at the end hehe and make a little short dalek to go with it haha
My first attempt at making cake pops went quite well thankfully :) I made these for Sarah’s b’day party back in January. It was a nice little addition to the cake table.
I used candy melts in dark cocoa mint (i couldnt find black) and red vanilla flavoured melts to fit the red and black theme she had. I topped them with a mixture of silver holographic, black and red glitters.
The use of aqua marble thingies was a bit of a fail because they couldn’t hold the cake pops upright haha oh well, it was worth a try.
So for her 30th, Sarah wanted a rainbow cake for breakfast so of course, her wish was my command :P
I used normal victoria sponge recipe x3 (I actually cheated and used a ready mix *ashamed*) and split the mixture into 6 and coloured each with paste food colour. I used cream cheese frosting (her fave) between each layer and to cover it. Topped it with m&ms and it was done!
The blue is definitely my favourite layer there! It’s so vibrant :D
I was a little worried as to how it would turn out as the red and orange mixtures looked the same before they’d been cooked and the cooked purple looked waaayyy too dark! I think i must have just overcooked it a little because it was fine when we cut it..phew!
Anyway, Sarah loved it and now wants me to recreate it at some poinbt *rolls eyes*
Hajj Mubarak Biscuits.
The father of somebody I know performed the Hajj (annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca/Makkah) in 2012 and she asked me to make these biscuits for his return.
For those who are wondering, he closest translation to Hajj Mubarak that I can think of would be “Congratulations for your Hajj”…i think…
Twins Nappy/ Diaper Cake - Two Peas in a Pod!
Made this nappy cake for my auntie when her twins were born :) Sarah found the original design from here and I then made it with some changes. (no copyright infringement intended).
I think it took longer to make the little felt pod with the babies in than it did to construct the entire cake! haha…so artistically challenged :P
I took lots of pictures as I made it so I could potentially make a tutorial if anybody is interested. Just let me know if you are.
Apologies for being MIA over the last…11 months…*hides* I’ve had a lot going on and completely forgot about updating but that’s all changing NOW!
I have a ton of projects that I need to post so they’ll be up in the next week or so :)
Also, I’ve decided to change from teddysnails to Teddys-Treats (although i’m sad to see teddy snails go) because it’s not really a nail blog any more. I will still be uploading nail art from time to time but sorry to those who followed me for being a nail blog.
Expect to see a lot more cakes…yummy!
Hope you’re all enjoying 2013. I’m looking forward to sharing more with you this year :)
Our charity week non uniform day theme was to come as something that begins with the first letters of our names so i went as a teapot :’D it was good fun.
Made the teapot in about an hour or so the night before so I was chuffed with how well it turned out :)
Mother’s Day Cake :)
One of my butterfly wings flopped when i took the paper away :( at least i now know to use more icing next time. And filigree butterflies are a lot easier to make than they look…yay!
I made nail polish rings as part of my Christmas presents for friends :)
I think this trend first started with GingerKitty. I want to try watermarbling some next :D
Sorry for neglecting my blog…I’m just so busy!
Did these nails earlier this week, I believe this is called nail rimming, am i right? First saw something similar by The Illustrated Nail but not sure where it originated.
And i used Paul’s Boutique ‘Paul’s Blue’, although it looks purpley here :/