Succulent cake

succulent cakeSucculents are all the rage now and the fun thing about them is that they grow in hundreds of shapes, sizes and colours.
In this case, I played with shades of green and made wee cacti and succulents by piping buttercream and going “old school.”
I just love piping buttercream and going back to my decorating “roots” and this cake was just a great excuse to play with sugar. And best of all, this cake was a donation for a fundraising cake auction, the proceeds to go to the Madagascar School project, an effort I support and donate a cake to annually.


Buttercream tulips

floral madagascar 2017I made this cake as a donation for the cake auction at the for the Madagascar School Project fundraising dinner, a worthy cause to which I donate a cake annually.
In this case, I made a three-tiered lemon sponge with key lime curd between the layers, surrounded by a cloud of lemon-orange buttercream. I topped off the confection with pink and yellow buttercream tulips to echo the start of spring.
I hope it makes a bit of money for a very worthy cause.

Floral crazy

Floral crazyThis cake was a donation for the Madagascar School Project’s annual fundraising dinner where they have a cake auction and folks at each table bid and then promptly cut the cake and eat it. My friend started the Madagascar School Project and now with the schools finally built, funds are needed to run them. A good cause, I try to help them out every year. For me it’s also a good chance to try new designs and experiment. This one was just going crazy with flowers and fondant.

A rose is a rose is a…

Roses is a roseI donated this cake for a cake auction fundraiser for the Madagascar School dinner held last night. A friend of mine started the Madagascar School initiative, where she actually built a primary, middle and high school in an area where children had no schools at all. Their penultimate fundraiser is an annual dinner that includes a cake auction. The cakes go for crazy high amounts and are cut and eaten at the table by the bidders. A lot of fun and a good cause too. Not sure what this beauty went for, but I’m hoping the school made a good buck on it. To read more, click on this link:  Madagascar School Project.