Daily Top 3 - Apr 20, 2013

Princess Castle for Operation Sugar

I was awoken from my Nana nap on Tueday by the phone ringing it was Sarah from The Cake Tin…trying to help Rachael from Operation Suagar (NZ version of Icing Smiles) find someone to make an urgent cake for Saturday the original baker had to pull out as had a death in her family so Op sugar was trying to find a replacement to make a birthday cake for a 3 year old little girl with Cancer
So Challenge accepted I started baking flat out Tuesday night, 9", 6" & 4" Mud Cakes….. thank goodness for Royal bakeries tutorial on Castles I based this cake on her design but also tried to make it unique (but I totally recommend buying that tutorial it’s awesome) needed a little something else so enter stage left Krazy Cools My little pony tutorial mixed with ChokoLates My little pony tutorail with a dash of my own style to create a unicorn to go with the castle made out of modelling chocolate

Alot of late nights and thank goodness I found my oven has a defost function which by the way all check your ovens incase you have this function as it mimics a dehydrator fan goes and temp between 35-50C AWESOME for drying gumpaste fast especially when we have had so much humidity here

Tip Alert***
This cake I flavoured the fondant using Lor-Ann flavour Oils – Bubblegum flavour tasted & smelled amazing…this is not my tip I’m only on sharing it originally comes from Nina of Make Pretty Cakes …she’s the genius behind that one

Jo, NZ, https://www.facebook.com/CiccioCakes

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The Cake Tin ...

Jo it is fabulous, I love it!!!! The unicorn is soooooo cute especially those horse shoes! You are a legend and I bet she absolutely loved this, just divine! xx

Callicious Cakes ...

Jo you never cease to inspire and I admire you so much… what a wonderful person you are to do that for them!!! its looks amazing and thanks so much for teh tip!! anothe fantastic creations… I wore your scarf with pride at my prize-giving and told the admirers where it came from too…. your special daer friend xxx

Ciccio ...

Thank you so much Sarah, I hope she liked it, her Mum couldn’t believe how tall it was about 70cm

Calli thank you so much for your lovely comments, so glad to hear you wore the Scarf at such a prestigeous event I feel so honoured xx

The Cake Tin ...

Of course she liked it Jo xx She wont stop talking about it for ages :)

Ana Remígio - CUPCAKES & DREAMS Portugal ...

BEAUTIFUL Jo!!! Great cake for a greater cause!!! You really are an amazing lady!!! Well done!!! xxx

Ciccio ...

Thanks Sarah…decorators nerves…LOL

Thanks Ana <3

Jason Robinson ...

very pretty I might have look at the tutorial

Ciccio ...

Thanks Kiwicakebloke here’s the link https://www.facebook.com/theroyalbakery/app_251458316228 US$5 well worth buying as are the rest of her tutorials

CakesbySasi ...

Love it Jo, love the unicorn with the horse shoe :-) so cute. It is so sweet of you to help out like that too and thank you for the helpful defrost tip I have to check out my oven too :-)

Ciccio ...

Thanks Sasi, I didn’t know I had this function until I started playing with the function buttons I had been trying to dry with just the light on, but the fan on low temp makes them dry so much faster…Love it

miettes ...

JO, what an inspiring story… This castle is so pretty and I am sure Anya was delighted as I’ve read Sarah’s comments above! Love everything about it especially the toned down colors, makes it more realistic than the bright colors normally used with this castle. You are a true inspiration!!

Ciccio ...

Thank You so much Dina :-)

Goreti ...

Oh Jo, this is so gorgeous. I can just imagine the little girls face when she saw this.

Sugarpixy ...

Lovely Jo! Especially the unicorn!x

Ciccio ...

Thank So much Goreti & Lori-Ann, I so wish I could have seen her face when she saw her cake, they will hopefully post a couple of pics to Operation Sugars page

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