Saturday 22 December 2012

Christmas Stocking and Snowman Cakes

I had some chocolate cake mixture left over from making this cake, and wanted to use a Wilton Christmas stocking and snowman mini cake tin I got for only £5 at Cake International in November. 
I only had enough chocolate cake mix to make four cakes, so I did two stockings and two snowmen. You can't really see the detail in this picture but you can see some of the snowman's features on the cake itself, and some of the detail on the stocking.
As I'd only made four, and since my dad doesn't eat chocolate cake (I took these to my parents' house at the weekend), I quickly whipped up a half batch of plain vanilla sponge as well.
I forgot to take a photo of these when they came out of the pan!
I wanted to decorate them using red, green and white fondant, and to use the different colours to accentuate the details on the cake, rather than cover the whole cake. I did each one slightly differently, focusing on scarves and hats for the snowmen, and trying out different things with the stockings. I used some gold balls and a couple of edible holly decorations I had in the cupboard as well.

I made these to use up leftover cake mix rather than to enter a specific blogging challenge but they do fall quite neatly into a few challenges this month. Firstly yet another entry for Alphabakes as our letter this month is S - it's pure coincidence that my Christmas cake tin is shaped like stockings and snowmen!

Laura of Laura Loves Cakes and Rachel at Dolly Bakes have had several entries from me this month as well, as their challenge Calendar Cakes has Christmas as it's theme!

I'm also sending yet another entry to Karen of Lavender and Lovage and Kate of What Kate Baked for Tea Time Treats, as their ingredient this month is chocolate.


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