I am a cake obsessive, based in West Sussex, UK.

I started off making cakes for family and friends before giving up a proper career in favour of playing with sugar full time. Having worked for two bakeries making their wedding and celebration cakes, I am now looking toward world domination with breaks for coffee and chat.

If you are interested in seeing future projects, enter your email address in the box on the right for updates.

To see my website go to: www.kasserina.com. You can email me on info@kasserina.com.

I also sell some sugarcraft items on Etsy. Please go to https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KasserinaHome?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Jack Skellington Halloween cake - Oct 15

A spooky Jack Skellington cake for a Halloween birthday. 

A 2 layer chocolate fudge cake. Yummy!  I used orange coloured vanilla buttercream between the layers, obviously. 

Once I'd done the usual buttercream covering as a crumb coat (see earlier posts), I covered it in black fondant.

Using a paper template as a guide, so I knew where things were going, I started building up the contours a bit with white fondant.

The shiny bits are trex to stick the fondant together with something that will disappear over time.

He was looking eerily like a black and white mistral at this point which was making me feel a bit weird...

I covered the whole thing with white fondant, cut out the eyes and slits for the mouth and stitching, exposing the black underneath, pressed the fondant over the contours, shaped with various modelling tools and dusted with black and green petal dust.

I airbrushed the fondant covered cake drum, put the cake on and continued to airbrush the base of the cake so it blended in with the board.  I added black and white striped ribbon to the sides of the cake drum. 

I deliberately dirtied up the white a bit with blossom tint and airbrushing; after all, he is a Tim Burton character, it wouldn't go for him to look too perfect and pristine.

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Crawley Wedding Fayre at K2

Come see Kasserina at the Crawley wedding show on the 25th October.
One of the biggest of the year, I'm really looking forward to it!

The Crawley Wedding Fayre at K2

"The Crawley Wedding Fayre is one of the largest Wedding Fair Shows in the South East attracting exhibitors and brides-to-be from West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey and South London.

This Sussex Wedding Fair is held in the large main arena of the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley and features many wedding specialists, a bridal fashion catwalk show and wedding cars INSIDE the venue itself.

Don’t miss this bridal show for your one-stop wedding planning all under one roof!"

Go to http://crawleyweddingfayre.com for more details and free advance tickets

Sign up to win a £50 voucher

We're running an autumn promotion at the moment where you can win a £50 voucher toward a cake.  

If you want to be included in the draw, email "Autumn" to info@kasserina.com.

Voucher to be used as part-payment toward wedding, or celebration cake that has a value of £150+.  
Draw to take place 29th December 2015.  Winners will be contacted via the contact details given. 
If winners cannot be reached within 1 month, an alternative winner will be drawn.
Voucher cannot be exchanged for cash and can only be used by the winners.
By giving their details, entrants give permission for Kasserina Cakes to contact them in the future. 
Kasserina undertakes not to reveal those contact details to any other party.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Giraffe birthday cake - October 2015

Small three layer 6" chocolate fudge birthday cake with a theme... 
think you can tell what that might be!

NOTE:  This and many other toppers are available in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Harvest Flowers Wedding cake - October 2015

White feathers wedding cake - October 2015

Wedding Fair time!
My first foray into wafer paper, but it was easier than expected and I quite like the effect. 

My original design involved neater looking, more deco feathers, but as I steamed them I found that I much preferred them with a looser effect (more natural), so I just kept going with that.

Black Briar Cake - October 2015

Wedding Fair time!
The first wedding fair up was The Quirky Boutique wedding Fair in Brighton and Kelly at Belle Events was keen on an old red and black gothic wedding cake of mine so I decided to give a black wedding cake I’d had in mind a go.
It might not be everyone’s idea of romance, but if we were all alike the world would be a very boring place! ;)