Sunday, February 3, 2013
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.