Archive for February 2011
I made a caramello mud cake for the occasion. Covered with a Cadbury Milk chocolate ganache, yum!! The most time consuming was the school emblem. I hand made this emblem from fondant, piping the detail with royal icing. The lettering was also made from fondant.
I hope that everyone else enjoyed the night as much as I did
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and my 7th Wedding Anniversary. What better way to tell someone you love them than with a gorgeous little cupcake! These cupcakes are white chocolate mud (my hubby’s favourite!) and are topped with white chocolate ganche, a chocolate heart and silver cashous. Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Anniversary Dame xxx
Today is my mother in laws birthday so I made a caramel mud cake for her. Time was limited so I went for ganache covered cake rather than fondant. A 20cm round caramel mud cake with a touch of ginger, covered with white chocolate ganache and wrapped with a marbelled white and milk chocolate collar. I topped the cake with a chocolate Happy Birthday plaque and hand modelled roses. The cake was enjoyed by the family. Happy Birthday Jo! xx
Last night I continued with flower modelling, this time trying out the rose. A have read through a few different tutorials with each giving slightly different instructions. I used the one which was best for me. I have an 80th Birthday cake coming up in March and have been considering using roses and butterflies. The customer has asked for a pink and silver theme with any type of decorations so I’ve sketched out a design and thought I’d give it a practice run.
After a couple of hours of colouring, rolling, shaping & modelling, I had produced two roses and a little rose bud which I was quite happy with. It’s a time consuming process but is extremely worth it!
I’ve also put in this post, a couple of pictures of the practice birthday cake, which I think I will change a little. I am going to make some butterflies myself rather than use uneatable ones and think I will pipe some royal icing rose buds around the bottom of the cake rather than use ribbon. I will post pictures of the finished product of this cake when it is made in March.