Not much posting lately – have been so busy work Full time and making cakes in the evening. This weeks cake was a bright fun cake for a friend who lives in Melbourne. Her darling boy Sam turned 1 and of course it was time to celebrate.
So Elmo came to party! Jumping out the cake to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAM!
I love making bright fun cakes like this – it makes me smile, and makes those who get the cake happy and cheery too. This was a half caramel mud cake, and half chocolate mud cake with Milk Chocolate ganache. 6 inches high and 9 inches in diameter – it was a huge cake!! But it looked awesome once it was complete.
Create Me A Cake – Ingle Farm, Adelaide SA
This weeks cake was certainly a challenge, but I think it turned out quite well.
The brief was for a recycle wheelie bin for a 2yo that likes bins. A special request for the City of Mitcham logo on the front, and also to make it ‘fun’. After a bit of thinking, this is what I came up with
6 layers of a mix of chocolate mud and caramel mud cake with milk chocolate ganache, with a covering of fondant to get the great green colour. All the items were made my me, and included a cereal box, newspaper, milk carton, tin cans, wine bottle and book. Edible images were used for the Mitcham logo, as well as the recycle logo on the sides of the bin. A trail of ants crawling up the back of the bin finished it off.
Novelty cakes are lots of fun, especially when they can be personalised for the customer. I loved making this cake, I learnt lots of different techniques, and had a lot of fun making it.
The brief was one that was right up my alley…
No bows, no pink, no flowers, not formal, nice and bright but not garish…. Yep I thought, this will suit me just fine! And only having 4 days to get it all together for 70 people was a challenge in itself, but I did achieve!
Happy 21st Stella! The figurine was a last minute addition, and is a representation of the birthday girl’s field of study – Chemistry. A lab coat and a conical flask with exploding spirals of colours behind her made for that something extra on the top.
The cake itself is a 10″ and 7″ dark chocolate mud cake with white chocolate/raspberry ganache between the layers of cake, and dark chocolate ganache on the outside and around the cake. Covered in fondant and lots of stripes! The chemist figurine is made of fondant, and will set hard and be able to be kept.
I loved making this cake – it was bright and fun (and I learned to love my steel ruler that little bit more), and the birthday girl and all her party people thoroughly enjoyed it.