I made this cake for a co-worker’s new born granddaughter. I learned that it is Greek tradition that after a child is born, that the family will treat family and friends to something sweet. So my co-worker, one of several people who has been very kind (brave) enough that’s been very supportive of new cake venture. So I was honored to make this cake for her.
I think this should be tradition for every culture!
It’s been awhile since I’ve updated my blog and writing one is not as easy as I thought! I’ve always been more of of a visual person and not used to putting my thoughts and visions in words. So perhaps I’ll just post some pictures of the cakes that I’ve worked on in the last little while.
The top tier of this cake was a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream. The fondant was quilted and decorated with silver dragees, topped with a “16″ cake topper made with gumpaste.
The top tier was also a chocolate cake but with raspberry buttercream. Decorated with white and purple fondant.
For the fondant, I almost always use quality commercially made fondant because it’s more stable to work with. For this cake, I used Satin ice, which is one of the most well known and expensive brand. But for some reason, it was not working for me, it kept tearing and had to cover it a few more times before I finally got it right. There are lessons learned every time I make a cake.
I am in love with making gumpaste flowers! They are very time consuming but there’s nothing like looking at the finished product.
Peonies are great on cakes because it adds a dramatic flare to any simple cake.
The next cake I did was really fun to do! A birthday cake for Chappy the cat! Although I don’t think Chappy got to eat its own cake. This was another chocolate cake covered with purple buttercream, the cat topper and the letters were made with gumpaste. Lesson learned: Always do spell check., I almost forgot the “H” in “Birthday”.
We had a bake off at work for St. Patrick’s Day (and beer) for charity. I made this cute leprechaun cake – and I won! First prize was gift certificates worth $60 at a local pub/restaurant.