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Stephanie’s 21st Cake

Here is Steph’s 21st Birthday Cake.  Top tier is white chocolate mud, bottom tier is chocolate mud. Both are covered in ganache. Top tier is covered in white fondant with hand painted leopard print.  Bottom tier is an awesome pinky/purple – possibly even fushia coloured zebra print.  I topped this cake with a wooden 21 and S for Stephanie that I had spray painted gold and added some black bling to.  To finish it off, I added a black feather decoration.

Happy 21st Steph!

Daimien’s 30th Birthday Cake

My family had a gathering this weekend in order to celebrate having five generations together and photograph such a memorable occasion.  We also incorporated my brother’s 30th and niece’s 21st both of which will occur over the next two weeks.  Of course I made a cake for each of them :)

My brother is a bit of a fitness freak so thought that something to do with weight lifting was the go for his cake.  I went with a square white chocolate and raspberry swirl cake covered with white chocolate ganache and white fondant.  I decorated the cake with blue and black stars and 30’s.  The cake topper was hand modelled (I’m still learning to model people so he is a little dodgy hehe) replica of my brother (including receding hairline lol) checking out his muscles and a couple of hand weights.

Happy 30th Daimo!

Tahnee’s 18th Birthday Cake

My foster sister celebrated her 18th birthday last weekend and of course I offered to make her cake.  I have recently purchased “the mat” and thought this the perfect time to test it out.

A family members birthday is always an opportunity for me to try something new.  I’ve love tall cakes so decided that this one would be tall.  As it was for a family gathering, I used a 15cm tin as any bigger would have been excessive amounts of cake.

To get the height, I tiered two cakes together.  One was chocolate peppermint mud and the other, keeping in tradition of trying new things with family, was boysenberry mud.  I wasn’t overly impressed with this one.  I didn’t have a recipe, so based it on a white chocolate mud and adding boysenberry flavouring.  It tasted nice but I didn’t think you got that “wow” factor with it.  It definately needed more flavour or a different recipe all together.  I wanted it to have a wow factor!

Each cake was covered with ganache. Boysenberry with white chocolate ganache and peppermint with dark chocolate ganache.  I then tiered them together, making my tall cake :)

OK so decoration using the new “mat”.  Tahnee likes black and dark colours however I wasn’t keen on doing a completely black cake.  I’ve always wanted to do a leopard print cake so decided to go with a purple & black leopard print.

I actually had a bit of a shocker with covering this cake. A couple of the items being that I firstly put the fondant on upside down….yes, I put the print side down! What was I thinking???? THEN, I dropped and tore the fondant! Oh my, I did have a shocker! Thank goodness it happened on a family members cake!  I do think the end result was not bad considering the problems I encountered! Tahnee loved her cake and it tasted great so that’s the main thing :)

 

1st Birthday Cake

This weekend’s cake was for a little girl’s 1st Birthday.  Her mum had an exact idea of what she was after and hopefully I accomplished the correct end result for her.  She was after a two tier, chocolate mudcake with a pink & purple theme topped with a little tiara for her little princess.

We decided on a 20cm bottom tier and 15cm top tier, both milk chocolate mud (perfect for the little ones), both of these were covered in milk chocolate ganache and covered in fondant.  The bottom tier was covered in pink fondant and given the quilted effect with silver cashous for decoration.  The top tier was covered in purple fondant with “Jayda” in pink fondant aswell as pink fondant butterflies as decoration.  This top tier was topped with a little silver tiara.  The cake board was covered in pink fondant also.  The finish the cake off, I piped pink royal icing around the base of each cake.

I hope Jayda enjoys her 1st birthday! :) :)

Birthday Fruit Cake with Orchids

My client’s mother loves my fruit cake so she get her one for birthday each year.  This client is a regular of mine and always gives me free reign on the design of the cake, my only instructions are fruit cake and the size required.  I do ask questions such as her interests, favourite colour etc to give me a little guidence as sometimes free reign can be a lot harder than exact instructions! This time we went for a 20cm fruit cake.  As usual, I covered the fruit cake with white chocolate ganche which is a perfect match with the fruit cake which has white chocolate chips through it.

As I was told my clients mother likes flowers, I decided to go with a flower I’d never made before to improve my abilities of flower making.  The orchid was my choice.  Thank goodness once again for YouTube!  You can find some really great tutorials on there!  I enjoyed every minute of my orchid making and ended up with three flowers which I was very impressed with, even if I do say so myself ;)

I decided to go with something a little different with this cake and make it into a ladies hat.  So I covered it in a brown fondant,  wrapped a piece of black ribbon around the base of the cake and topped it with the three orchids and a few brown fondant covered wires made to look like twigs.

Tractor Cake

A yellow tractor cake! My little client knew exactly what he wanted for his 6th birthday.  Vanilla cake was the flavour chosen.  OK, now my client was not after a 3D tractor but wanted more of a 2D tractor shape.  I made two 25cm vanilla cakes, levelled them both then joined together with some vanilla buttercream icing. Using a template I had drawn onto baking paper, I carefully cut the tractor shape out.  I then crumb coated the cake with some buttercream icing and left to set.  Colouring the fondant is always a little time consuming so this was the perfect time to get this done.  Once the icing was set, I covered the cake in the coloured fondant. Cutting the extra decorations from fondant also to finish it off.  To finish off the board on this one, I decided to pipe some green buttercream all around the tractor to look like grass.  My little client was very happy with his tractor cake and couldn’t wait to get into it!

Thong Cake

Here is the second cake from the weekend just gone. A thong (the shoe guys not the underwear!!, this cake is for a little girl!).  My client’s daughter was having a beach themed party and wanted a thong cake for her.  She knew exactly what she was after, a thong shaped cake which is purple with green and purple flowers.  I was quite excited about this cake as I have not made a thong cake before!  After baking a vanilla cake in a 20cm square tin, I allowed this cake to cool.  I drew a thong shape onto a piece of baking paper which was the size of my tin and cut this out to use as a template.  After cutting the cake to shape, I coated in vanilla buttercream and allowed to set.  After colouring the fondant and cutting some fondant flowers, I began to cover the cake.  Using a lighter coloured purple, I cut a thin piece of fondant using my template to place on top of the thong.  Using some wire covered in fondant, I created the thong straps which were put into place.  I then topped the thong with some decorative flowers.

Now, time to finish off the board.  The appearance of a cake can change dramatically with the finish of the cake board.  I had seen in the Planet Cake book, they make a thong cake and finish the cakeboard with a “sand”.  I created a similar effect by colouring some buttercream and adding raw sugar for texture.  I am happy with the end result as was my client’s little girl.  Happy Birthday Jordy, hope you had a great birthday :) :)

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Cake was a huge success. We all loved it & the flavour was to die for. It was so good to look at that it seemed a shame to cut into it! Everyone wanted to know who made it. Richy kept the boat and contents and fish as a souvenir. So again, a big thanks. You did a wonderful job.
Erin , Mudgee

I loved my bithday cake. It was pink with a butterfly and little balls. It was yummy!
Tippi

Love the cake, the theme is a great talking point but more importantly the cake is so nice
Damian, Mudgee

Thankyou so much Christee-lee, our wedding cake so perfect and delicious and well worth the wait. We were hanging out for dessert all day! Can't wait for an excuse to order another !
Tiff