Behind the scenes

The time I was almost scared of a cake

The Walking Dead. A program that I couldn't even contemplate having the stomach to watch. And that's all very well and good, until someone asks for a cake with precisely that theme. So I head to google. And see the multitude of Walking Dead cakes, and try to think of something different.

I think this was one of the first times I googled TV show imagery as inspiration, and it just made so much more sense. The moody, eerie look of the title was amazing, with the flying birds and the watch tower. And the bloody hand, used to suggest so much more than it actually represented. And the sheriff's hat seemed so iconic, it almost put itself on the cake.

And then I knew I wanted a bit of gore. Not a severed limb kind of gore, but instead a nod to it. I had been playing a bit with decorating cake boards, and I suddenly thought of blood, seeping out from underneath the cake.

Adding lettering as if written in blood, just finished it off perfectly. 

And I'm still not even half way brave enough to watch the show!

So there you have it. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little insight into designing and making a Really Yummy cake. I’d love to know your thoughts, so why don’t you pop me a comment below?

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A week of Me Time - The Painting Class

Juggling running a business with running a family can seem a little overwhelming at times. It's easy to just keep going, and never hit the pause button.

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Until this week. Monday I had a long-awaited haircut, and then Tuesday I headed off for a day of sheer bliss. I had booked onto a Painted Cakes class, run by the amazing Sarah of The Chocolate Strawberry, hosted at Victoria's Kitchen in Woking.

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I was last to arrive - racing over from Winchester after dropping my girls at school, but Sarah made me feel so welcome, and after a quick 'hi' to my fellow classmates, I had a coffee in my hand two minutes later. Whilst I stared in awe at the demonstration cake I was supposed to produce.... Err?! Me?!

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I have hand-painted on cakes before, but this just looked so amazing, I couldn't quite believe i would get anywhere close. But Sarah's wonderfully patient tuition, combined with great techniques, and we produced all manner of wonderful flowers. The shaky hand soon disappeared, and I was feeling quite confident by the end of the day. 

I also now have plenty of new techniques to try on your glorious cakes. And more importantly, I paused. A big fat, all-day-long pause. Heaven.

So there you have it. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little peek behind the scenes at Really Yummy. I’d love to know your thoughts, so why don’t you pop me a comment below?

And it’s never too early to book your own cake, even if you aren’t too sure what you want yet. Head here and save the date. Or get in touch here and we can discuss your ideas.

Or just put your feet up and head here, to read all about the day to day goings on, behind the scenes.

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And have a great day!

Love from Really Yummy HQ x