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.