Introducing a new member of the Fondant Cakes family, my gorgeous new kitchenaid mixer! A gift from my lovely husband and in-laws for my 30th birthday. I cried.
Friday, 31 May 2013
Sunday, 7 April 2013
I made this birdcage style cake for a special 80th birthday. I've wanted to try this style for a long time & very happy how it turned out. The trailing flowers are gorgeous & the large ruffle flower worked so well. The bottom of this cake was a poly dummy & unfortunately you can see the ridge, next time I'd add an extra layer of ganache to try & conceal this.
The birthday boy requested a big orange Lego brick so that's what he got! I love Lego & thought this brick turned out great! Hoping to make lots more of these in the future :-) I also made iced cookies for the party favours, not my finest hour (or 12!) but they turned out ok. I'll not be making them again though, far too time consuming :-( I'll be sticking to the cakes!!
Saturday, 23 February 2013
I was so happy to be making the wedding cake for our good friends Emily & Shaun. They are truly two of the sweetest people I have ever met so I wanted them to have a beautiful cake for their big day. We met up and talked through lots of ideas and decided on lace. After stressing about how on earth I was going to pipe lace on a 3 tiered cake I discovered Sugarveil. It is an amazing product that enables you to create flexible strips of edible lace! We chose the 'Rose Mantilla' design & I did a few practice runs with the sugarveil mat as its rather tricky to perfect. The final cake was a staggering 15" tall, by far the biggest cake I have ever made. There was a 10" lemon madeira with homemade lemon curd & white chocolate buttercream, an 8" red velvet with cream cheese frosting & on top, a 6" espresso marble cake with Tia Maria frosting. The whole cake was covered with white chocolate flavoured fondant & finished with strips of white sugarveil lace, edible pearls & crisp white ruffle flowers. The finished cake looked great & I am really happy with how it turned out, not bad for my first traditional tiered wedding cake. Everyone at the wedding was so complimentary & were amazed by the edible lace. I had a few disasters along the way and although extremely tiring, making this cake was really enjoyable & I'm so glad it was for my friends. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Medlen, heres to many happy years together (and many yummy anniversary cakes!!)