This week my task was to create a Farewell cake for a miner who is also a farmer who was resigning from his mining job to go fishing! The brief I was given was a naked man with red hair in a boat with a sheep. Hmmm, OK I’m up for that challange! Modelling people is somewhat new to me. I’ve not had much practise with them and was a little nervous. I got straight to the task at hand and modelled my naked man. I realised that the technique involved in getting the “bits and pieces” of a naked man was well beyond my talent and decided I would nicely place a hand modelled farmer’s hat over the particular area in question. My client was happy with this as quite honestly had not put that much thought into this area hehe. I also hand modelled a dinghy, sheep, fishing rod, life ring, fish, “Gone Fishing” sign, rocks and seaweed. I baked a 25cm round caromello mud cake and covered it with milk chocolate ganache and blue marbelled fondant. I was quite happy with the end result, as was my client! See my testimonials page for her response! This was such a fun cake to make and I enjoyed every minute if it
My next project was 50 mini cupcakes for a Hawiian themed Hen’s Party. I always love mini’s! I made a batch of vanilla cupcakes in red, pink and yellow cases. I decided to test out my Christmas present (new piping tips) and chose three different tips. I made three different buttercreams, red boysenberry flavour, pink strawberry flavour and yellow lemon flavour. I piped buttercream onto each little cake. I then topped each mini cuppie with a hand made fondant flower. What cute little cakes!
I’ve also had four more bookings for the coming weeks. What a great start to 2012!