Peppa Pig Prep

As mentioned in the previous post, I have a commission for a Peppa Pig cake for my friends’ 2 year old son. He’s a big fan and his older sister thinks that it is the right cake for him! She has given me my instructions, Peppa Pig shape and a chocolate cake, can’t argue with a girl who knows her mind!

The cake isn’t a problem, well it’s the easiest part of the project. The shape has been worrying me over the last few weeks. How to make a Peppea Pig shape? At first I thought I would buy a Peppa Pig mask and use that as the template for the shape but then I decided I could go all Blue Peter on the project and do it myself…..but no inside of toilet rolls here. I found a picture of the pig online and printed it out, but it wasn’t big enough. So the next problem was how to re-size the picture to make a decent size cake? After a bit of research I discovered the grid system. Used in art to copy pictures and resize them this seemed like my solution albeit a solution that depended on me drawing!

The first step was to draw gridlines on my picture, I decided to use 1.5cm squares for this:

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On a piece of parchment paper I drew another grid but this time the squares were 3cm squared, therefore doubling the size of the picture. Now all I had to do was copy the image from each square onto the bigger squares et voila you have doubled the size of Peppa. I only wanted her head and here is the finished article:

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All ready to place over the cake to cut out Peppa! I will be making the cake next week so will let you know the outcome, I think this was probably a lot easier than cutting out the shape on the cake but we shall see. Hopefully once she is covered in pink icing it hide a multitude!

 

 

 

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New Website!

One of the things that I have been working on (or rather the lovely Andrew has been working on!) is a new website and home for Cakes and Cardies. It is by no means the finished article, I need to sort out design and content etc but from now on I will be blogging from here rather than on my BlogSpot blog. Hopefully, we (the royal we, and by that I mean Andrew again!) will be able to import all the old blogs from there in the near future.

So, welcome to my new home. Please be patient while I get everything up and running but keep checking in for cake and knitting updates. Being January my baking has taken a bit of a hit because of the healthy eating thing! But I have a Peppa Pig birthday cake coming up in the next week which is exciting, I’m working on the template at the moment, so keep ’em peeled!

More soon x

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