Posts Tagged ‘white chocolate’
Being a mother of two boys, girly cakes are not something I get to do too often, so I was very excited to be asked to create the princess cake. It was my first dolly varden cake so I was a little nervous.
I baked a white chocolate mud cake in my new tin. Getting the amount of mixture right was a bit of a challenge bu the amount I made was pretty close. Levelling this cake also proved a little tricky. The cake was covered in white chocolate ganache then covered with a pretty pink fondant, what else for a little princess! The princess head and torso was placed into the cake. I made the princess a little crown from wire and beads and also a necklace (obviously this part of the cake is not for eating!) Her gown was decorated with royal icing which I piped on. I enjoyed every minute of this cake! They also had some white chocolate mud cup cakes to accompany the cake.
I’ve fallen a bit behind in keeping the website up to date with my latest cakes so I’m adding the most recent two together. A white chocolate mudcake covered with white chocolate ganache and coloured fondant then decorated with a hand modelled Mario topper and plenty of Mario decorations.
The second cake is a NSW Blues football. A milk chocolate mudcake hand carved in the shape of a football, covered in milk chocolate ganache and covered in fondant. All decorations on the cake are hand cut from fondant.
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!
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!
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 week I made a Christening Cake for the Bunt family. Their two sons had a joint Christening and wanted a cake that followed through with the big brother, little brother love. This cake is a two teir round cake with the bottom teir being a 20cm caromello mud and the top teir being a 15cm white chocolate mud. Both teirs were covered in ganache and a thin layer of rolled fondant. The bottom teir was decorated with three different shades of blue stripes which I followed through to the cake board. The top teir was decorated with three different shades of blue spots in varying sizes. To top the cake I hand modelled two blue teddy bears, one smaller than the other being a big and little brother bear. The big brother bear is holding his blankie. I hope the boys had a lovely Christening Day!
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.