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Friday, 1 August 2014

balls, balls everywhere.......

Good morning all,

If your looking for this weeks challenge - anything goes click here

Otherwise it's time for Cakey Friday


And as the title says this week I am talking about balls.... now no rude thinking I am talking about little sugar balls - hundreds and thousands.

Yep those little blighters that you find for weeks after using them lol..

Well here is a cake I made my Sister


Now when I thought about this cake I thought how easy it would be - how wrong was I???

So this week I had a 2nd go... There were still a few rouge balls flying around but much better... the secret??
Well this time I filled a baking tray with a tub of  sprinkles and I iced the cake as normal and then covered in edible glue, left it a few seconds to get tacky and rolled it. 

once it was covered I gently picked the cake up and checked for any parts not covered. I added more glue and filled it by hand - well spoon this time.

And here is the cake:


close up..


Hope this has inspired you

See you again next week xxxx

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Winner and Top 3 - Challenge Decorate a Bag

For our Current Challenge
Anything Goes

Hi all, it's time again for our winners post and
we were really surprised that we only got 6 entries,
but they were all gorgeous so this week we have a winner
and a Top 5 :-)

Winner

Congratulations, if you would like to email Lisa at
thatcraftplaceltd@gmail.com to
claim your prize :-)

And now for the top 5 in no particular order .............






Well done to you all, if you would like to 
grab your badges from the sidebar :-)
Don't forget our current challenge is
Anything Goes
which finishes on the 
2nd August 2014.
Happy Crafting
DT Hugs
Kezzy 
xxxxx

Friday, 25 July 2014

It's the little things..

Well good morning bakers..

If your here for our current challenge of ANYTHING GOES  click here

It is Friday so it's time for


So we have talked about doing cakes the right way (legally) and using the best ingredients so today it's all about the little things.

Like cards the right embellishments will finish the cake off perfectly, and even if you can see fault it will look so amazing no one would know lol..

Flowers are great on female cakes and hey hide a multitude of sins... a last minute bump or knock, or even a smudge... 

On male cakes dots or stars are great too. On many occasions I have needed to add a star, dot or flower as I had a tiny bit of ganache or colouring on my fingers and when I smoothed the cake I left a smudge lol...

Another great tip is to ice the board. Some people see this as a waist of fondant - but it looks so professional. You can leave it plain or be experimental and use cutters to imprint or even use matts... the world is a creative place so have a play

And my last tip is to use ribbon..... around the cake drum - there are so many ribbons out there, that you will find one to match any cake.. It really does finish the cake perfectly!!

So here are some cakes I made this week...

A Mr Maker themed cake

A ladybug cake to match all the partyware

For a special teacher

Birthday cupcakes

Daisy cupcakes

Well thanks for stopping by.

See you next week...

Sunday, 20 July 2014

New Challenge - Anything Goes

Hi all, hope your having a
crafty weekend :-).
Wow we had some amazing Decorate a Bag entries 
for our last challenge, remember
to pop back next week 
to see who the winner
and top 3 are.
Also don't forget to visit us every Tuesday and
Thursday for more DT Inspiration.

Now onto our new challenge
which is hosted by our DT member Kezzy
Anything Goes

And now for some brilliant inspiration from our
design team B which are using some wonderful
images from our sponsor :-)
Team A will be showing lots of inspiration over on our
That Craft Place Natter and Chatter Facebook Page :-)












We can't wait to see your creations for
Anything Goes
Happy Crafting
Kezzy
xxxxx


Thursday, 17 July 2014

DT Inspiration Thursday

For our current Decorate a Bag Challenge

Hi everyone.
Every Tuesday and Thursday
we will now be posting some gorgeous
inspiration from our DT.

We also run a Natter and Chatter page on Facebook HERE
The online shop can be found HERE
The Facebook shop group can be found HERE

And now for some DT Inspiration









Hope you have enjoyed our Thursday Inspiration :-)
Don't forget to pop back this Sunday for our new challenge.
See you then.
Happy Crafting :-)
DT Hugs
Kezzy x

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

DT Inspiration Tuesday

For our current Decorate a Bag Challenge

Hi everyone.
Every Tuesday and Thursday
we will now be posting some gorgeous
inspiration from our DT.

We also run a Natter and Chatter page on Facebook HERE
The online shop can be found HERE
The Facebook shop group can be found HERE

And now for some DT Inspiration






Hope you have enjoyed our Tuesday Inspiration :-)

Don't forget to pop back this Thursday to see some more
DT Inspiration.
See you then.
Happy Crafting :-)
DT Hugs
Kezzy
xxxxx

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Winner and Top 3 - Anything Goes Challenge and Blog Hop Winners

For our Current Challenge
Decorate a Bag

Hi all, it's time again for our winners post and
Wow we had some super gorgeous entries
for our Anything Goes Challenge.
All the entries were brilliant and it was so
hard for our DT to choose.
BUT ........................
First we have to announce our blog hop winners :-)
First Winner (£10 Voucher for That Craft Place Shop) is  Debbie (Deb's Crafty Time)
Second Winner (£10 Voucher for Ditzie Digi Designs) is Meggi Bischoff
Third Winner (£5 Voucher for That Craft Place Shop) is Gail Tuff
Fourth Winner (£5 Voucher for Ditzie Digi Designs) is Jan Buckley
Well done to all our winners, please email Lisa at
thatcraftplaceltd@gmail.com to
claim your prize.

Don't forget to check out some of the DT Blogs that you commented
on to see if you have won their DT creation :-)

Now for our winner of the Anything Goes Challenge ........

Congratulations, if you would like to email Lisa at
thatcraftplaceltd@gmail.com to
claim your prize :-)

And now for the top 3 in no particular order .............




Well done to you all, if you would like to 
grab your badges from the sidebar :-)
Don't forget our current challenge is
Decorate a Bag
which finishes on the 
19th July 2014.
Don't forget to also pop back in the week for more
DT Inspiration on a Tuesday and Thursday :-)
Happy Crafting
DT Hugs
Kezzy 
xxxxx

Friday, 11 July 2014

Butter vs Margerine

Good morning all

For the current challenge - decorate a bag go here

It's Fridays which means it's time for cakey Friday...


So bakers... what do you use?

In my house stork is a bad word I am a butter girl all the way - especially in baking!!

When I first started cake baking...many moons ago... I used stork as it's what my mum used. 
It is still what she uses now. 
Then as I started baking more and more I tried different spreads, flora buttery, stork, butter, and others too... but what made my decision is that if I was making a freshly baked cake why put marg in it? 

Margarine is an imitation of butter, made from vegetable fats and created by scientists...honestly look it up lol

Butter is from a cow.... 

Obviously there are good and bad points for both butter and marg - look it up it's quite a good read and a definite eye opener!!
Now I am not saying marg/stork doesn't taste nice and it is only my opinion but give butter a try.... 

After all why have a McDonald's when you could have a real beef burger? 
Yep it serves a purpose but you know that it is full of allsorts lol...

So this weeks share is a black and white Wedding cake


The ribbon and diamonte ribbon were both from that craft place



Thanks for popping by... see you again next week xxx
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