Posts Tagged ‘pink’
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!
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!
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
This weekend I made a pink & purple fairy cake for a little girl’s 5th Birthday. She had a 20cm round vanilla cake with strawberries and cream filling. The cake was covered in pink vanilla buttercream frosting and decorated with hand modelled decorations. I made a fairy, a unicorn, a number 5 and some little butterflies and flowers. The weather was quite warm on the weekend so it was a challenge to keep the buttercream firm. Mum and Dad of the little girl were happy with the cake and hopefully little Rachael like it too
This weekend a good friend of mine hosted her annual GNI (Girl’s Night In) to raise money for the Breast Cancer Foundation. Kim lost her mother to breast cancer when she was a young teenager. Kim’s mother was a lovely, lovely lady who was close to my heart aswell, she treated me like her own daughter. She is missed and thought of each and every day! Kim has always involved herself in fundraising events and has made the GNI an annual event. Kim not only aims to raise as much money as she can for such a deserving cause but also wants to educate and spread breast cancer awareness to help as many people as possible. She does a great job each year and her mum would be very proud of her efforts! I was unable to attend the GNI again this year so decided to donate some cupcakes to either be auctioned off or used in what ever way Kim thought best. I piped some pink ribbons, then made a batch of chocolate and white chocolate mud cupcakes, in pink cases of course! I topped the chocolate ones with white vanilla buttercream frosting and the white chocolate mud with pink strawberry buttercream frosting. Each cupcake was then topped with a pink ribbon and three gold cashous. I packaged them in boxes of six. I hope all the lovely ladies had a fabulous PINK day!!!
If you wish to help this great cause you can donate via the Girls Night In website
This weeks cake is for an 80th Birthday! A 25cm fruit cake which I covered with white chocolate ganache and fondant. This cake has a hand made oriental lily and hand made roses. The decoration on the sides of the cake are piped royal icing and hand made flowers. Silver cashous have been placed on the top of the cake aswell as a hand made butterfly.
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.