2012 is here! Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year! 2011 was a busy year and seemed to fly by. We had a very sad end to 2011 as we lost my husband’s father to cancer just before Christmas. We are looking forward to a happy and healthy 2012.
I’ve finally added the two Christmas cakes I made to the gallery. My memory card in my camera decided to cease working with all the photos which had not been uploaded still on there. Luckily I managed to take just a couple at the last minute before delivery.
So, Fruit cake with white chocolate chips is what both of these cakes are. They are covered in white chocolate ganache and fondant. The larger square cake is a 25cm. The lady who purchased this cake was planning to give it as a gift to her mother for Christmas as she loves this fruit cake (I made her 80th Birthday cake last year) I had free reign with the design and actullay found myself struggling to come up with ideas for this one. I knew I wanted it to be a more traditional look, but thought should I be going more of an Aussie Christmas look as the traditional look is a winter Christmas. I decided to stick with the traditional winter Christmas theme and covered the entire cake in white fondant with white fondant snow flakes. I hand modelled a Christmas tree and presents and two snowmen. I added an extra special touch with the gold and pearl cashous and completed the snow effect with white pearl shimmer dust.
The second cake was a gift for my sister and her family. She was keen to have a Christmas cake just like Nanna Joy had made in the past. She had asked for this for the previous Christmas but I unfortunately didn’t have the time. So I couldn’t let another year go by without her Christmas cake. I decided to add my personal touch to this and gave her the fruit and white choc cake. It was a smaller cake, only a 15cm round. I decided this one should be a more fun cake than the previous one and went with Santa’s belly! I covered the cake in white chocolate ganache and then red fondant. I wrapped a black piece of fondant around the cake for Santa’s belt and added a big gold belt buckle. My sister was happily suprised with her gift and says she enjoyed the cake.