10/26/2013 3 Comments
Star Wars Lego Cake
This cake is a vanilla bean sour cream cake. The cake layers were brushed with a homemade caramel sauce and iced with a caramel-butterscotch buttercream. Yum!
I've only put this icing on chocolate cake previously but I think it works as well (if not better!) on vanilla bean cake.
The bottom tier is an 8" cake and there is one layer of a 4" cake for a top tier.
The cake is topped with a number of Star Wars Lego figures.
The planet is a 6" Styrofoam ball covered in a blue and yellow marbled fondant and brushed with ice blue lustre dust.
A Star Wars Lego republic assault ship tops off the whole cake.
Happy Birthday Marcus! I hope you enjoy your cake!
10/19/2013 0 Comments
The cake was chocolate and the icing was a delicious strawberry mousseline buttercream for this cake.
The cake board was covered with fondant textured to look like a hardwood floor. The entire robot is made from cake. The only inedible parts are the candy stick serving as his antenna and the springs sticking out of the middle.
The blue parts are brushed with a sparkly blue lustre dust and the legs are covered in silver lustre dust to give the cake more sheen. I'm happy with how this cake turned out and I hope the birthday boy likes it too.
Happy Birthday Aiden! Hope you have a wonderful robot-themed birthday party!
10/3/2013 5 Comments
Woodworking-themed Retirement Cake
This retirement cake was four layers of sour cream chocolate cake filled with chocolate Italian meringue buttercream. The cake board was covered in fondant that was textured to look like a hardwood floor and "stained" with food coloring. The base of the cake was wrapped with a fondant tape measure that was handpainted with food coloring.
The carpenter was made from modelling chocolate and I tried as best I could to model the figure after the retiree himself. The table was made from fondant as are the tools. The wood pieces are shaved chocolate.
Hope it's a great party and a happy retirement!
This blog will follow my adventures with cake, pastry and all things sweet!