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Last weekend I was busy with two cakes. The first one was a cocktail cake. I was asked to create a cake for a cocktail party. Firstly I must give recognition to my inspiration behind this cake. This cake was not my own design, I found a picture of a cake by Pauline Clifford of “Truelovecakes” and this gave me the inspiration for this cake. My client loved Pauline’s cake also. Thank you Pauline, I have enjoyed recreating your cake!
This cake is a 25cm dark chocolate mud cake, covered in dark chocolate ganache and pink fondant. I applied some pink shimmer to the fondant to give it a lovely glimmering look. The glass is a real cocktail glass which is filled with fondant balls, some home made bling and pink osterich feathers. The girl has been hand modelling using modelling paste.
I made twelve dark chocolate cupcakes to accompany this cake with pink buttercream frosting and some pearl cashous for decoration.
This was a really fun cake to make! I had a bit of drama with my hand modelled girl, he leg fell off and I had to recreate on the morning the cake was being picked up which was a little nerve racking but we got there in the end!
Hope you enjoyed your cake and your cocktail party Lydia!
My first ever hand modelled baby! How exciting! My clients was after a Christening Cake for their youngest daughter. They were after a chocolate mudcake with the colour theme of white, soft pink and a bit of silver. They wanted a slight religious feel to the cake by adding a cross, a baby on top and the name and date on there somewhere.
We decided on a 20cm milk chocolate mudcake which I covered with milk chocolate ganache. I covered the cake and cake board (which I made with my new table saw ) with white fondant. I hand modelled my very first baby and covered her with a blanket. I used a great tutorial on You Tube to show me how to do this. I put a silver cross on the side of the cake for the religious feel and followed through with the pink & silver theme with some pink & silver fondant balls around the bottom of the cake. I finished the cake off with the name and date piped on top. Hope you had a lovely Christening Day Annabel
I’m a bit behind with keeping the website up to date! Last week was Jayson’s 15th Birthday and I decided to give the topsy turvey cake a go. Jayson is a Titan’s supporter and loves his footy so combining his love of footy and my urge to try out the topsy turvey cake, we came up with a pretty cool cake.
I made a smaller version of the cake using square cakes. I started with two 20cm square caramel mud cakes (Jayson’s favourite!!) and cut to get four tiers in descending sizes. This cake is covered in a vanilla buttercream, however I feel it would look a lot better covered in ganache and fondant! I then used coloured fondant (in Titan’s colours of course!) to decorate each tier with a different pattern. The top tier was topped with a hand modelled Titan’s football! Jayson was happy with his cake and it went down well with the family also. Hope you had a great day Jays!! xx
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.
I’ve been wanting to try making gum paste flowers for quite some time but have been a little unsure of it. I purchased the basic tools such as a flower modelling tool set (including ball tool and veining tool), a few petal cutters, I used a piece of foam i had here for my foam pad and I used a couple of small plastic containers to hold my flowers until they had set. I did plenty of research on the interenet, watching and reading many tutorials. Read the rest of this entry »