July 4, 2012

Back in May when I put together the lovely cake table for the Oh Sweet Mum e-event I was supported by some wonderful and talented cake creators.  Each of the girls brought something amazing to the table that day and I thought it would be nice to hear some more from these talented girls.
Today I would love to introduce you to Sharon from Cakes By Sharon who created some of the beautiful and pretty floral cakes for the shoot.   What struck me about Sharon’s cakes (apart from just how pretty they were) was her amazing smooth fondant and the intricate details on the flowers.
I asked Sharon to share a little bit more about herself and her business and to give us her tips for perfectly smooth fondant.
Can you tell us a little more about your business
I guess I have always been a creative type person, well at least I like to think so. I have always appreciated design as such, whether it be house architecture , kitchen  design or a painting. I started scrapbooking back in 2004 , I loved that it gave me some freedom to do something for me. Obviously having children didn’t permit as much time for it as I would have liked to be able to dedicate to it( I still have to finish lots of albums for my youngest daughter, because I feel guilty that they oldest one has so much more).  I always enjoyed  creating and perhaps even before I knew dessert tables or themed parties existed I did elaborate christenings and 1st birthday’s, an excuse to throw a wonderful party. I guess my very first cake was for my daughters 1st birthday, it was the carousal cake. I used fondant for the first time, hand painted all the little horses, at the time I thought it was a masterpiece.  From then on I did a course a cake course and got addicted.
Tell us about your family
My husband and I are childhood sweethearts, and married in 1999. I have three children, one an angel and the other two here on earth.
Top tips for making smooth fondant
I guess for me its all about how smooth you can get the ganach on the cake, that definitely helps. Once you apply the fondant I think the trick is to try and work as quickly as you can smoothing it down, but from the bottom of the cake upwards. Then applying a smoother around the cake, gently working it till you are happy with the result. It doesn’t always go to plan and air bubbles are not my friend:(
If you would like to visit Sharon to see some of her other amazing creations then check our her Facebook page – Cakes by Sharon
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