Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pink Petit Fours

Today I thought I would try my hand at making Petit Fours, after admiring so many here on the online community. I had a leftover red velvet cake in the freezer so I defrosted it and cut it out with a small circle cutter. After trawling the Internet searching for an icing recipe, I made a poured fondant and started. It was a lot harder than I thought...I think the glaze or poured fondant needed to be runnier. They were fun to make, and next time I will make the Martha Stewart icing recipe, as I have heard it covers really well.
These will be devoured for morning tea tomorrow....I can't wait!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fushia Fantasy

This is a small 6" square fruit cake which I decorated to add to my wedding cake portfolio. A very simple but effective design.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Birdcage Cake

I must admit, that on first impressions, I wasn't very keen on the idea of a bird cage for a wedding cake, however over the past few months of pondering over the design (mainly contemplating how I was going to tackle the cake) I fell more and more in love with it! The whole wedding had a bird theme, which was carried out beautifully. The table centrepieces were twigs with twinkle lights, with little birds in the "trees", and the place settings doubled as favours as they were delicious sugar cookies each piped with the guests names.

The cake was a three tier chocolate mud cake, which stood 30cm high. I LOVED the cake, it was dainty and feminine with a lovely vintage feel. The design was based heavily on the cake in the 'Wedding Cakes - a design source' magazine. To make the cake large enough to serve almost 100 guests, I made it taller including 2 full height tiers, then the top dome tier. I also did my own thing with the flowers and vines, and added the little pink ladybug on the top.

The biscuits were a custom design, my husband made the cutter and the piping detail was added to compliment the detailing on the birds on the cake.

*Wedding cakes a design source, Squires kitchen magazine publishing. Issue 38, Spring 2011, page 106, Based on the design 'Songbird Sanctuary' by Zoe Clark
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Friday, September 2, 2011

Caravan Cake

For my Father-in-law's birthday, G decided that I should make him a cake modelled on his caravan. He bought the van a couple of years ago, and we are planning a big road trip together later this year, so I agreed that it was a good idea (and seemed like a fairly easy cake to make). It was a combined effort, G cutting the board, and calculating the scale. It was cut from a 9" square chocolate mud cake, with the details made from fondant.