Raa Raa

A cake for a friend’s son’s first birthday, inspired by Iced Indulgences cake.  Chocolate and strawberry cakes, covered in sugarpaste and decorated with modelling chocolate figures.

Chocolate!

For Andrew’s birthday he requested a cake to take into the office, and one for at home.  I’d just been to a workshop on how to use tempered chocolate, so I decided to put my new knowledge to use and made some flowers out of tempered white chocolate.  The large cake for the office was a 12″ vanilla cake, made as a practise for the wedding cake I have coming up.  Little cake was a 4″ strawberry cake.  Both covered with dark chocolate ganache.

Dolphins

For Rosie’s 7th birthday she requested a cake with dolphins on it. She saw one with the tail coming out of the top, and I had seen a cake with modelling chocolate ruffles between the layers, so we were off! I had intitially thought I would put coral and seaweed round the bottom of the bottom tier, but when she insisted on having the dolphin silhouettes on the top tier, I knew that wouldn’t work and so came up with the simpler, more stylised look of the bubbles. I loved making this cake – she loved eating it! Chocolate and vanilla tiers, covered in sugarpaste with modelling chocolate decorations.

Roses and Bunting

For Faith’s dedication I made a strawberry cake filled with strawberry buttercream.  Extended bottom tier with brush embroidery, top tier with sugarpaste bunting.  Decorated with gumpaste roses and filler flowers.