Sunday, 7 April 2013

✿ Spring are you here?! ✿

No honestly... Spring are you coming?!

March Break 2012 saw extremely hot weather... March Break 2013 saw cold temperatures and snow... Easter weekend did get some sunshine, and a new dress (admittedly with cardigan and tights) with its more mild temperatures but this week the winter coat came back out and I'm ready for Spring to come!

Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE Winter.  I want every day in Winter to be filled with fun snowy times but right about now, maybe it is time for some nice Spring weather.  I'm just about ready for some changes in shoes and clothes and I definitely want to spend some weekends outdoors :-)


So in an attempt to coax Spring out I baked a cake this week for guests we had visiting and gave it some pretty Spring garden fondant flowers and butterflies to decorate ✿


I baked the same Vanilla Syrup Cake I used as the middle tier of Jonathan's Superbowl birthday cake as only Jonathan and I had tasted that one so we thought we could share it around this time for our two guests who drove 8 hours just to see us for one night :-)  (Thanks guys, it was SO GOOD to see you!!!)

This time I filled it with buttercream, and just a spread of strawberry jam (I didn't know if our guests were partial to cherries or not) and then the following day got to work on the decoration.  I am most pleased with how quickly I managed to get it covered with buttercream, then the rolled out fondant... and then with some very handy tools, and my icing already coloured (from the Easter Simnel Cake fondant flowers) it was pretty simple to put this together.  It makes it a nice and easy, but still pretty cake to whip up for an afternoon tea, or Spring gathering of friends or family.



Thanks to my little sister for this amazing butterfly cutter, it came in 3 sizes so I layered the middle size (with no imprint) and the smallest size on top, along with pressing down on the stamp cutter to imprint the butterfly pattern before giving them a little roll with my Wilton cake tools to spread the wings and make them stand out a little from the cake.



With the butterfly cutter and my flower cutter, once coloured and rolled, this fondant becomes easy to use and quick to design decorations and toppers.  I LOVE fondant and playing with it, a baker's play-doh for sure!



I've been reading lots of blog posts this week, and am loving all of the Spring colours and ideas being linked up, or posted about.  Maybe the more we post the quicker Spring will come?!

✿ Have a great week everybody!  Do leave a comment and link me to your new Spring projects ✿

45 comments:

  1. Awesome, Pinned! Thanks for linking up to MM . New follower~ Paula @Callmepmc.com

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    1. Yey thanks so much Paula! Thanks for visiting and pinning :-)

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  2. Marika Wilbiks7 April 2013 at 21:25

    Beautiful cake! Let's hope that it continues to bring out the warm spring weather! <3

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    1. I hope so!! Thanks for commenting :-D And for alerting me to the problem I had with the comment box, all fixed now thank you!!

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  3. Gorgeous! Your cake is just beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much Vicky! Great to have you stop by here and check out my blog :-)

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    2. How did u make it, is it fondant, is that what the butterflys r made of, n how did u get the color so pretty, I make fondant n I never get the color I want

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  4. is so beautiful cake!springly!I liked!

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    1. Yey thank you so much Anastasia! Great to have you here visiting my blog :-)

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  5. ha! :) so cute! we're definitely asking that question here in manchester, england. there's still snow on the ground in some places! brrrr. I followed you from Marvelous Mondays link party. I also wanted to invite you to my link party on Tuesdays. It's still small, but I'm trying to grow it & I'd love it if you joined us! You can find it here: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/p/link-parties.html

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    1. I for sure will come and link up - thank you for inviting me! I just visited your website and it is GREAT! I especially love the 'Notes' section...I could have done with that when I moved from Manchester - Canada! Amazing that you are in Manchester! I see on your blog you were also at the Cake and Bake Show this weekend - my Mum also went and wished I was there to go with her! Sounded like fun :-) Hope England gets some sunshine soon too - I'll be following your blog now, looking forward to your updates!

      Hannah ♫

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  6. What a gorgeous cake and a wonderful way to welcome Spring! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Sumo's Sweet Stuff. Have a great week :)

    RamblingReed.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Andrea, thank you so much for stopping by - I'm so glad you like the cake! :-)

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  7. I found your post on Marvelous Mondays. Your cake looks lovely.

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    1. Thanks so much for checking it out :-)

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  8. I love to see beautiful cakes like this. So pretty! Thanks for sharing at the Pinterest Challenge.

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    1. Hi Carrie, thanks for checking out my cake :-) Great to have you visiting my blog again!

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  9. That cake is absolutely gorgeous. Great job.

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    1. Thanks so much Shannah!! Great to have you here :-)

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  10. Wow!! Those butterflies are gorgeous.
    We would like to invite you share this at our party. It is live now: http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/
    Thanks!
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

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    1. Thanks so much, the butterfly cutter set was a gift from my little sister and I LOVE it too! Thanks for inviting me to link it up at your party :-) See you there!

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  11. Wow, what a preaty cake. I long for spring too! http://craftwithcartwright.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Ruth! Hopefully it is on it's way now.... :-)

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  12. This is beautiful! I am awful at decorating cakes, but you do it so wonderfully! :)

    Thanks for sharing this over at Much Ado About Monday. We hope to see you next week!

    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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    1. Aw thanks so much Emily! Great to have you here checking out my cake and blog :-) Have a great week!

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  13. Wow! What a beautiful cake! Love those butterflies :) Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends!

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    1. Thanks so much! I think the butterflies are my favourite part as well :-) Thanks for stopping by!!

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  14. You are amazing! Such a gorgeous cake you made.

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    1. Hi Brandi, thanks so much!! Great to have you here checking out my cake and blog!

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  15. You are the cake queen! :) This is my favorite. I'm pretty sure if I made this, I'd have to display it in my home instead of eating it! Hahaha Thanks for submitting this to my Tasty Tuesdays link party! You're ace!

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    1. Amazing thank you for such a kind comment! I honestly felt that way as well, I left it out on the counter on a cake stand looking pretty before we had to cut into it... but at least eating it was worth it too hehe! Thanks for having me at the party, great to be linking up with you and thanks for checking out my blog :-)

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  16. This looks so beautiful in the spring time colors! Thanks so much for sharing at our Busy Bee's Party! We appreciate you joining us!
    Have a beautiful day!
    Joye & Myrna

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    1. Thanks so much! It was great to have a new link party to link up at :-)

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  17. Wow! You just whipped that up? It would take me all day to make something like that, and it wouldn't look half as pretty. Cake decorating is not my forte. It is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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    1. Thanks so much Deborah! It was an idea I had been thinking about, but yes the morning of the day our guests arrived was when it all came together :-) I LOVE working with fondant so it is just fun, not hard work!! I'm so glad you like it, thank you for coming by and checking it out!

      Have a great weekend :-)

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  18. Just wanted to BUZZ by and let you know this is going to be one of the features at our party. It goes live tomorrow night.

    Thanks so much for linking up and sharing.

    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

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    1. That is so amazing, I am so happy and honoured that you chose my Spring cake to be one of your features :-) Thank you!!!

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  19. Wow, so cute!
    Thank you so much for sharing this over on Tutorial Thursdays.
    I look forward to seeing what you have been up to this past week :).
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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    1. Yey thanks Natalie!! So glad you could come by and check it out :-)

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  20. Love your cake. Featuring you today!

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    1. Wahoo!! Thanks so much! It is SO great to be featured on your amazing blog :-D Yey!

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  21. Hannah, this cake is so beautiful!!! I'm in awe!

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    1. Thanks so much Tanya!!! We will all have to get together again soon so I have another excuse to bake something for us :-D

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