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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!
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