Welcome to my cake blog called Mansikkamäki (Strawberry Hill ). I'm a full-time mother of three children and I got excited about the cake decorating when I was on maternity leave at the beginning of 2007. On the Internet I found interesting baking blogs both in Finnish and in English and I started to practise cake decorating while taking care of my children and doing the housework. Certainly I had baked before but many materials (like sugar icing, sugarpaste, marzipan and marshmallow fondant) were total new for me. I've also had to buy many different new tools little by little.
Categories (links) translated with Google Translate:
- place settings etc.
-marzipan decorations including instructions
- marzipan or sugarpaste flowersHandicrafts
- not for eating
- (mostly) on marzipan surface with food colour paints painted cake pictures. My friends ask me to make the picture and they make the cake themselves.
- stryrox cakes
Little sweets (cake pops...)
How to decorate cookies
Gingerbread cookies and houses for Christmas
Baby shower and christening decorations
SLY - secret group of baking friends
My sisters' cakes
Materials and shopping
- not everything, only some interesting things
Cakes with decorations and fillings
I hope you enjoy yourself with my blog although I write in Finnish.