Well I dont know about you, but ive had an absolute cracker of a week! I went away for a long weekend break to the Southern Highlands and explored all around Bowral, Robertson, Kangaroo Valley etc, then I went further south to Ulladulla to spend some time at my Grandpa’s house. All a bit bitter sweet really.
However, a constant thought on my mind has been my cake toppers for the Ginger Ninja. Ive decided to elaborate on my design and include not only that cute little lion but also a figurine of the Ninja herself, alongside a hippo, elephant, bear and maybe a snake thrown in for good measure. Im pretty damn pleased with the results!
I think this cuddly bear just wants someone to hug!
Nelly the elephant packed her trunk…
(note the much smaller trunk! and apologies for the less than clear picture)
Henry the Hippo
So all was well in the animal kingdom until… I found out that almost twice as many people are coming to dinner than I previously expected! Disaster! So I had a bit of a think and came up with what is hopefully a idea. I have decided to make one cake with the big animals on it and make a series of cupcakes with mini animals on them. I started a batch of minis last night and im pretty damn happy with the results. Who thought mini animals would be even cuter!
Mini bears, mini lions, what more could you want?!
Uh oh… I think that snake is eyeing you off as his dinner…
Oh wait! It doesnt have a mouth! No snakebites today!
Now all I need to do is bake the cake, and decorate it, and get it to the restaurant in one piece… ah!
On a lighter note, I would love to hear about your latest baking/cake decorating conquests!