Friday, December 12, 2008

21st Cake


I must say that I was honoured when a lady I used to work with asked if I would make her daughter’s 21st cake. Having recently completed the Wilton fondant course, I showed her the photo of my bow cake and her daughter decided that was what she wanted for her birthday cake. She wanted the cake to have a lavender bow and hearts on it. So, that is what I did.




Once again the cake is a chocolate cake – a beautiful moist chocolate cake. I covered it in a thin layer of ganache before covering it in the fondant. I am really pleased with how the heart look in the two different shades of purple. With practice I think my fondant covering skills will become better, but I do think I have done a reasonable job of doing the hearts etc. This weekend I am going to decorate my Christmas cake. I am seriously considering cutting the cake into 4 mini cakes to give as gifts and individually decorating each one. That will be fun, but time consuming.

10 comments:

Sally said...

Wow Tammy. That looks so cool. You could start up a business if you got sick of being a lawyer.

vibi said...

Well, that lady sure did a good thing, asking you!
The cake is worderful... I especially like your choice of colors!
If that's a periwinkle fondant ribbon, I must admit, I love, love that color, so much so... I have had my bedroom in that scheme, for years! LOL LOL LOL

What's for Supper? said...

That looks great! I wish that I could do something like that.

The Food Librarian said...

Beautiful!! I love it! The bow is so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful,I would love to be given this cake for my 21st.I can't remember what I cut on my own 21st,I am as old as Methuselah ;)

Anonymous said...

Just stunning Tammy - the colour, creativity, impact - everything. What a fabulous choice. I take my hat off to you to have not only the time but the energy to create such a materpiece at this time of the year. Hugs Raewyn

Snooky doodle said...

wow this looks great. Well done :)you re a professional.

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Wow, that looks wonderful! Love the ribbon.

Lorraine E said...

That cake looks lovely! I love the job you did with the ribbon, I always screw that bit up hehe. Well done!

Cakelaw said...

This is just gorgeous - you can make my birthday cake ;)