Posts Tagged ‘silver’
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 week I made cupcakes for a baby shower. The glowing mum to be is expecting a baby boy and wanted a mixture of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with various shades of blue icing. The colour theme of the day was shades of blue with a little silver and white. We therefore chose to go with two blue shades and a silver in cupcake cases. The mum to be was not keen on the traditional baby decorations and preferred the cakes be decorated with silver and white cashous. The end result were some great little baby boy cupcakes. Hope your day was perfect Cindy and can’t wait to meet the little fella when he arrives! x
It’s been a great week this week, with Easter now here, an 18th Birthday Cake and a new purchase!! This cake is a 20cm tall square cake. I used a double cake to get the height with the bottom half being milk chocolate mud and the top half being white chocolate mud. What a yummy combination!! Both covered in ganache and a thin layer of fondant. The cake was decorated with purple and silver/grey decorative strips, similar to that of a picture provided by the client. I went with the “explosion” top (my first one!) with the number 18 in the centre, balls & stars on decorative wire and a banner on top with the words “Happy 18th Gabrielle”. I used lustre dust to give a slightly metallic look to the colours. I was happy with the end result. Hope you enjoyed your suprise cake Gabrielle!!
Earlier this week I received a parcel which my husband had ordered for me. The “Agbay” cake leveller! Now I must say that this cake leveller is awesome!!! I have previously been using the large Wilton cake leveller and have struggled with it, finding that the blade bends whilst cutting and having to need too many hands to keep it cutting straight. Having now used the Agbay, I absolutely recommend it to anyone who like me has a passion with cake decorating. It took me a total of 3 minutes to level my cake including the measuring up of the height I wished to cut. The blade cut beautifully with ease and precision. The blade did not bend and had a perfect finished result. I am very impressed!!! Thanks Dame for finding me the absolute best investment we have made yet.
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.