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Today, while searching for tire cake ideas (I want to make a cake gift for my driving school – they’ve been nothing but nice to me), I stumbled upon a very amusing webpage, featuring many unique cakes, all made in Russia (St. Petersburg) by the same artist!

Here’s the tire cake picture (there’s no way I can make anything even close to this cake in detail)

You can see the rest of her amazing cake art on this page.

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The second part of my cake story is coming soon! Big promise!

In the meantime, while searching for car-themed cakes, I stumbled across something truly astonishing and simply HAD to share! Because the picture is worth a thousand words, here it is:

In case you are not sure why I’m putting this up, IT’S A CAKE CAR!!!

You can read some more about it here.

And here is a video of how it was made

It’s a great inspiration for all people who love cake (both making and eating sides of it). The only downside to this story is, the cake wasn’t eaten – in the four days it took to finish the project, the cake spoiled under all the bright lamps… Oh well, I guess it’s time to make another one! Maybe an SUV this time?

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Today I started to familiarize myself with gumpaste techniques (mostly on YouTube – a great resource for anything, at least at the beginning). I am not as much a fondant/gumpaste kind of person as I prefer decorations that people actually eat (and although both fondant and gumpaste are theoretically edible, I’ve never met a person who thought they were tasty or appetising), but I still think any cake decorator should be able to make a gumpaste flower arrangement. 

My Wilton flower making set is in the mail (got it on eBay from the US, so it’s going to take a little while). Here’s what it looks like:

OK, I’m out of time for now, but I’ll try to find a minute later to tell you about some of my great books on baking and cake decorating.

Blog to you later!

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