Saturday, May 28, 2011

Topsy Turvy

My beautiful niece, Laura, has reached one on life's milestones - her 18th Birthday. To celebrate this occasion I made the birthday cake. Some of Laura's favourite things are white chocolate mud cake and the colour lime green, so I ensured both elements featured in the cake.

After baking a couple of white chocolate mud cakes and preparing my ganache, it was time to carve, assemble and decorate. I really enjoyed making this cake and there were no hiccups, however again I learned a lot along the way.

Monday, May 16, 2011

I'm a Little Teapot......

My first attempt at a "teapot cake". I baked a white chocolate mud cake, then carved it to shape. Once the correct shape was achieved it was then ganached with white chocolate ganache and covered in chocolate fondant.

I was happy with the result and the I'm pleased to say not only did I get some great feedback on the appearance, but it tasted fantastic too.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

On A Saturday Afternoon

Yesterday my sister, a good friend Amanda and I shared the afternoon decorating cakes. I baked some caramel mud cakes and then covered them with white chocolate ganache plus a few White Velvet Butter Cupcakes to give us a canvass to play with.

I made a "present box cake" and here are the final results.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy Easter

To celebrate Easter with my family I decided to attempt a "Checker Board" cake using a slightly different technique than my previous attempt. I found a beautiful recipe "White Velvet Buttercake" as the base, adding some colour. All the decorations (excluding the chocolate Easter eggs) I hand made, yes including the lamb and the little rabbits.