I've not posted on here in forever as so much has been going on and Weebly still have an awful Blog input system!
Let's catch up on cakes first:
Naked Wedding Cake
I'm really proud of this one!
Naked wedding cakes are a relatively new fashion; they're called naked as they don't have any of the heavy marzipan or icing of a traditional cake. Great news for people who can't stand lashings of icing, but it means there is nowhere to hide any flaws from the bake! The baker has to have an immaculate cake straight out of the pan or that's it! Game over! Nerve racking or what?
The cake was (in descending order) an 8" coconut cake with coconut cream frosting, a 10" lemon cake with fresh lemon and vanilla frosting, a 12" vanilla bean sponge cake with vanilla bean frosting, and a 14" chocolate sponge cake with chocolate fudge frosting.
As a gift to the bride, I handmade all the flowers from her wedding scheme in sugar - Memory Lane roses, lavender, sweet peas and lisianthus. The flowers will last forever so she can keep a token of her wedding cake forever!
I was super nervous as a wedding day is such a special day and I was desperate for her to love her cake, but I needn't have worried as the bride was kind enough to send me some great feedback the very next day:
"Thank you so so much. The cake looked absolutely amazing and tasted soo great. I really couldn't get enough of the chocolate and lemon layers! There were also a lot of compliments about the coconut layer. The sugar flowers are just stunning and so detailed. Everyone was surprised when I mentioned it was gluten-free and it prompted people to go back for second helpings!
We loved it (and still have a little bit left which I know will be gone shortly!)
We couldn't have had a better cake."
I couldn't have asked for nicer feedback and I could float around on cloud nine for the rest of the day!
This cake was ordered by the wife of an avid computer gamer who wanted to combine two games her husband loves; the computer game Portal and the character Yoshi from Super Mario. She gave me free reign to incorporate her preferences so I played around with several ideas off and on. It wasn't actually until the day before I started that I picked my favourite design!
I was originally going to do a giant Yoshi walking through a Portal, but I thought to ask at the last second how many people were having a piece - when she told me it was only for six people I knew I had to scale it back... I chose instead to do a Portal reward cube with Yoshi coming out of it, and graffiti pulled from screenshots of the game, (don't ever say I don't research my projects!)
From the start I had planned to use luminescent sticks to make the portals glow in the dark, so when I shrank the design the portals shrank too - but they still look great on the little cake.
Again, I had amazing feedback and I reached over 2000 people with the pictures which I was astounded by (until the next week when the Naked Wedding Cake reached over 2700 people).
Some of the other cakes to leave my kitchen were a first birthday cake, a Star Wars giant cupcake, and a pink unicorn cake!
I had a desperate lack of transport on some of the days I had cakes to go out so I fashioned a cake carrier from some rubber bungees, a net and a spare cake box... and it worked perfectly without a hitch... No drama... No damage to the cakes... No slipping about on the bike... How unnarrative of it!
See my next post!
Fabulous at 50
Paw Patrol (2)
Legend of Zelda
Naked Wedding Cake
Mini Eggs Easter Cake
Steampunk Music Box