I have been absent for a while, baking and decorating a number of cakes and treats so far this year. The first I would love to share with you is this magical wizard mad hatter cake I made in January for a birthday celebration.
I just love the wizard, he is a happy magical wizard and certainly not a nasty evil one. The birthday girl is into many magical things like rune stones, tarot cards and angels wings and loves purple, so this was the perfect crazy cake for her.
For the wizard I had a bit of help from Debbie Brown's enchanting magical cakes, and for the mad hatter I had help from Lindy Smith's cakes to inspire and desire. The lovely purple was achieved by mixing red and blue paste colours into white fondant, though it is a big effort and I would suggest at least starting with a premade purple and tweaking the colour from there. At least my biceps had a workout!
The angels wings I made by printing out a wing template to an appropriate size, cutting in half into the 2 wings and curving florist wire to the shapes with excess to insert into straws in the cake. I then rolled out gumpaste very thinly and cut out 4 wings with the template to cover both sides of the 2 wires. These are glued together onto the wire. The entire surface is covered with "feathers" which I made using a leaf cutter and veiner, then once dry are dusted with super pearl dust to give a lovely shimmer.