Who doesn’t like a nice beach? No one that I know, which is just as well as we live on the Cornish coast! Lots of stunning beaches.
Although the wedding I did yesterday wasn’t actually on a beach, you could see the sea. It was in the grooms family back garden (field) with the most stunning views! And right in the next village to me, which was handy.
The cake was a beast! So heavy it took the groom, his mate from NZ, a girl guest and a trolley to get it from car to marquee! All involved thought this quite funny, and photos were taken. It really was quite a sight. Especially as the trolley then had to be carried over the grass. So the cake arrived in some style!
It was: Chocolate/salted caramel and ganache. Lemon and vanilla buttercream. And coconut/lime with pineapple buttercream.
Goodness I seem to have been quiet lately! It’s not for lack of cake making I promise. It’s more lack of time to sit down and post to you all. Forgive me? Please? I know you will, you’re all too lovely not too 🙂
last week I got to do one of my ‘bucket list’ cakes. I’ve seen fast food cake towers and wanted to have a go. So I was delighted when I got asked to do one for a birthday.
The subject was fast food, but making it into cake certainly wasn’t! It took me two full days. But the email I got from the client made it all worth it.
The cakes were a mix of chocolate and lemon, with vanilla buttercream.
Well to Nottingham. Last week was a good friends birthday. She’s a batman geek and her parents asked me to make her a batman cake. No problem! Except they live in Nottingham…..
I have posted cakes a couple of times before, and they are fine as long as you wrap them really well. Of course fruit cakes are easier, as they are denser and less likely to suffer damage. But this was a chocolate sponge. In fact it was two chocolate sponges! As the birthday girl had ordered a cake for her dad, who’s birthday was a few days later, neither of them knew. I had to be careful what I said! Make sure I was talking to the right person about the right cake!
Anyway, they survived!! Both cakes arrived in time and in one piece.
And how to defy them! At least making it look that way.
I’ve been itching to have a go at one of these, and my husbands birthday gave me the perfect opportunity. He likes a drink…..
So I stole one of his empty cans and set to work. The cake inside is lemon with vanilla buttercream and lemon curd. The white fondant was airbrushed to try and get the effect of a glass mug full of beer. My airbrush fought back!
This week I’ve been playing around with frills and ruffles. A little while ago I did a pink ombré frill cake for wedding fairs, but was frustrated at how they seem to sag.
Then I discovered the amazing Maggie Austin (I bow down) and her pert frills! Clearly there is a way!!
And indeed there is. And it’s face palming simple once you’ve been shown. I watched Ms Austin and it was a case of ‘oh of course!!!’ A bit of a cakey eureka moment.
So here is my first go at pert frills. I’m rather pleased 🙂