Sugarbird's Sweet Nothings

I am passionate about food. And cooking. And baking. And running. Come and find a new recipe, a funny story, some strong opinions and whatever else I feel like throwing in the mix today.
Published on November 11th, 2013
by Clarabella

Variety is the Spice of Life

Part of the reason that I love what I do, is the variety. No two cakes are exactly alike, and that keeps me from getting bored. I like how every day is a new challenge and new problem to solve. How to make a tree, how to make a lily, how to make sugarpaste legs look sexy and not chunky, how to make even stripes (thats harder than you might think!). In the last couple of weeks I’ve been challenged a lot, and finding a solution never fails to put a smile on my face 🙂

I chose a lily for this birthday cake as I am trying to get better at sugar flowers, or trying to learn how to make sugar flowers other than roses and little ones from cutters. And thanks to the excellent tutorials on Paul Bradford Sugarcraft, I have now got the hang of the lily, and I love it. Its such a big bold flower and one you don’t see very often on cakes. And I do like to be different!


I LOVED making the bunny girl cake last week. It takes some thinking when someone gives you a whole list of a person’s likes/history and asks you to bring them together in a cake. Sometimes there is just no way to make them not look messy, and like a bunch of random objects that have just been flung onto a cake at random. But that may just be my eyes which do not see the personal relevance for the birthday girl/boy. This one however, came together, and did not look like randomly flung together pieces on a cake, and the black and white theme allow it to still be elegant. I hope the birthday girl loved it as much as I did 🙂


On the To Do list this week, chocolate truffles for Christmas presents. Watch this space! 🙂