Sunday, February 3, 2013

A 21st cake to remember

Hey All,

We have just completed a cake that I have had more fun with than any other cake in a long time, it was for a long time friend of ours.

Her baby brother was turning 21, wow I remember when I turned 21 well sort of.

This cake had a theme and what better theme for a 21st cake but

RM Williams Boots, Horses, Dogs and Grog
We wanted to make this cake special, we wanted to make it something he wouldn't forget anytime soon, so we began creating this one off master piece.
It had to feature a horse made from dark chocolate and a rider made purely from fondant, a pair of RM Williams chocolate mud boots wrapped in fondant and other small details like swags and his dog.

And so it began..............
The cake itself comprised of 3 12" cakes and took about a week to bake and build, the horse a bit longer at 2 weeks as the chocolate had to harden enough to assemble the rider.

The cake was well received and it was an absolute pleasure making it for them.

Brother Billie

We couldn't leave out his better half now could we

An 80th with Dolly

80 years and still going strong.

It was finally here, it was Esma's (or 'stump' if you know her) birthday,  we had an idea to do the dolly vardon cake for a while but couldn't find a tin large enough to feed all the people.

We hand carved the dress from a 3 tier red velvet cake with cream cheese, covered the whole lot in dark chocolate ganache and then fondant.

I have been playing with making my own chocolate molding paste with the callebaut choc from paragon and I have come across a killer recipe.

With this in mind we made a chocolate tree for the dress and covered it in cherry blossoms that we airbrushed with a bit of pink.

Friday, January 11, 2013

For a good cause

As I was working away this week I was looking at the various fires around NSW and I started to think, these people fighting the fires are doing everything for us what can I do for them?

I know.......CAKE

But this time I wanted to go all out because its for a bunch of really deserving people.

So this one is for the men and women of the Cooma Emergency Center who are helping control the fires around Cooma and the surrounding region.

This cake was a pleasure to make and decorate, we had so much fun with this one.

I hope they all enjoyed their cake because you all deserve it.

Thank you 

Friday, January 4, 2013

Experimenting with Sugar paste mixes

During the Christmas break I decided one night to sit down and try some new gum paste mixes I was playing with.
I came up with a mix to allow the fondant to stretch better and not crack so much in the heat.
Then I thought "Bill make a shoe, go on I dare you!" I am not exactly sure why I decided on this, but challenge accepted!!!!!!!!!!!

My next thought was how to make the shoe, I have seen heaps on Google that are free formed and not that big and not really impressive.

I know what ill do!!!!! I will use my partner in crime Ash's favourite high heels, ill mold the shoe of it, then free form the rest shhhhhhhh.

And the result?

The first version came out to thin and fell apart to easy, but after another go and some thicker mix I came out with this version.

Its a work in progress but now I have refined my concept and design and I will be offering these shoes on cakes.

I will have to wait until the temp outside drops below 30 degrees to do my next shoe, but when its finished it will be something pretty amazing.
Cheers all
Brother Billies