Friday, 2 October 2009

The Challenge

Last week a very dear friend of mine gave me a challenge. She wanted me to re-create in miniature the most fabulous cake that she could find!! As she works as a researcher for a wedding magazine she has an unlimited catalogue of bakers & bakeries that she can refer to. So, one day last week she turned up at my house with a box full of photos, & a packet of choccy biscuits (my favourites, LOL) & proceeded to rifle through them & choose five of the best. The rest was up to me!! It was a tough decision to make, only allowed to choose one, but here is the finished result, a hand decorated cake stand with a blackcurrant charlotte base, pink sponge cake with tiny macarons, slice of pink iced sponge cake & topped with a pretty lilac cupcake. Yummy!!

Also, I have just finished my last shift at the day job & as of Monday 'Ella-Rose Miniatures' will be my full-time occupation. It is something I have wanted to do for a very long time & finally I will be 'living the dream'.


Sumaiya Mehreen said...

Wishing you all the best as you start off your full-time mini-making! Looking forward to many many such fabulous miniatures in the days to come ...

Teresa Martínez- IGMA artisan said...

Me gusta! un pastel muy bonito y original.

The Carolina Quilter said...

What a wonderful cake and I love your Halloween creations. I'm a bit behind catching up with everyone. And congratulations on your new full time venture. I'm so jealous. Wish I could do the same but, alas, circumstances have forced me to actually look for a better paying job just now in this terrible economy. I hope you do well!

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Kerry said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. I really enjoyed making this creation, it really was fun. It was so difficult to decide which cake to re-create, but I think I might actually re-create the rest of them, too. They are truly beautiful & I really enjoy making miniatures from real life food.
Giving up the day job was not an easy decision to make, in fact in this economical climate I think it was quite a risk. But I made the decision a few months ago & would not go back. All I have to do now is work extremely hard, concentrate & make a go of it.