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.

My blog translated with Google translate




Categories (links) translated with Google Translate:

Buttercream + cream rose



-decorated cookies

Cheese, jelly and gelatin cakes


- place settings etc.

Cakes (e.g. marble cake)

Low fat delicacies
- for dieter


Cake decorations

-marzipan decorations including instructions

-chocolate decorations

-sugarpaste/gumpaste decorations

Flower decorations

- marzipan or sugarpaste flowers

not for eating

Swiss rolls

Childrens cakes

My daughters cake

Painted cake pictures

(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.

Other pastries


Fake cakes

- stryrox cakes

Marzipan characters, instructions

Little sweets (cake pops...)



How to decorate cookies

Gingerbread cookies and houses for Christmas

Baby shower and christening decorations

Royal icing

SLY - secret group of baking friends

My sisters' cakes

Salty pastries

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.

Yours, Ebe