Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Novelty Marathon 2011

Those of you who follow our blog regularly will know that my favourite (okay, my only!) kind of exercise is a Planet Cake marathon. After another successful Basics Marathon series this June/July, I can hardly believe that we are almost half way through the novelty version. It's been a while since I've shared some pics of the classroom, and with all this amazing work being produced I thought it was about time:

Novelty 102 - Designer Handbag

Novelty 103 - Glitter Pump and Shoe Box

Novelty 104 - 3D Teapot

Novelty 105 - McDonalds Cake

And I just couldn't help but share these photos from Anna Maria's private lesson yesterday, how cute are these dogs?!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A new look for PC

People are often surprised to hear that cake decorating, like many creative pursuits is one which follows current trends and fashions. Even more surprising to many is that the major source of inspiration for cake design comes from what is happening in stationary, homewares and fashion. Because being at the forefront of the design world is important to us, our artists are continually coming up with new, original designs. Here are just a few from this week. Love the teapot? This is one of the new designs being floated around for our novelty 104 class.

We love the the challenging here, and so we were pretty happy when approached about making a realistic Madonna cake for a serious fan. Recreating the Queen of Pop herself from icing? No problem for Margie:

In fact, novelty cakes certainly have been the flavour of the last couple of weeks, from toy trucks to corset's...