Monday, March 5, 2012

Pink Christening Cake

This beautiful pink Christening cake was for a pink, white and brown themed Christening Day. The design of the cake was kept fairly simple, with the quilting design on the bottom tier, and the tiny blossoms on the top of both tiers. Each blossom was individually piped into place, then the centres of the flowers were piped in. I counted over 200 blossoms while piping the centres...then kind of lost count, but it was somewhere in that region :-)
For the blossoms I used the 2 smallest of the PME Blossom cutters - as shown here.

As you can see the little blossoms have a little indent in the centre, this is made from the ejector cutter - but I will do a tutorial on how I make and dry my little blossoms very can also see in the background I have a few larger cupcake toppers drying on my baking tray - I will do a tutorial on how to make these too....lots more to come, so click on FOLLOW to stay up to date on my postings, or like me on Facebook.
Thanks for visiting,
Coco Jo

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ruffle Cake

I am in LOVE with all of the ruffle cakes that are around at the moment....they are so pretty, so I have done a little collage of my favourite ruffle cakes....ENJOY!

Well I have done a slightly different version of the usual buttercream ruffle, this look is usually achieved with layers and layers of fondant frills, but this little beauty was very quick and easy to achieve. I did vary the colour, from white through to a pretty pink colour, which was quite simply achieved by doing a couple of frills, emptying the piping bag, adding a drop of colour, piping a few more frills, and so on and so on. I would like to do this again on a taller cake so you could get a beautiful gradient going.