Friday, August 19, 2011

Shadows of the Past.......Moving Towards the Future

A close up of the roses I made

A cake with an unusual theme: my Aunt is a Sister of Mercy; yes a Nun.  This weekend they are having a conference to reflect upon their past and focus on the future.  I was asked to make a cake that reflected their "shadows" and their bright future. 

I covered the cake board with fondant and then added some shading with silver and pear shimmer dust. 

The cake itself is a rich chocolate cake, ganached with dark chocolate, then covered and decorated with fondant and handmade sugar-paste roses.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Splash of Colour

My husband and I received an invitation for an impromptu birthday celebration. I decided to make a cake that was bright, cheerful... and fast, due to limited time. I baked a vanilla bean butter cake, filled and covered with a dark chocolate Baileys Irish Cream ganache. It was then decorated with fondant and royal icing.