Archive for February, 2011

A cake for a princess

February 21, 2011

This cake was for Isabella, a wee little princess turning one.

Two tiered cake each tier made of two layers of chocolate cake with a chocolate gnache filling, then fondant iced.  The decorations are made from gumpaste.

Princess cake

Princess cake

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Princess and Pirate cake

February 9, 2011

After being asked for a Princess and Pirate themed cake, I was a bit stumped as to how to do it.  I looked at a lot of pictures but just couldn’t feel it.  Thankfully Kate sent me some pictures and ideas as to what she wanted – two layers, the bottom one black with skull and crossbones.

Great, this gave me a starting point… and I’d been thinking single layer.  As ideas grew it was time to get stared first by making the princess and the pirate.

While he was headless I got a bit concerned that he was a bit too well dressed for a pirate and might look a bit feminine.  Add stubble my sister suggested.  Great idea, so I created the head, complete with stubble, added it on and he looked much more pirate like.

Pirate

Pirate

The princess was very delicate and fiddly.  This was a first making a long gown, had a couple of goes at it before getting it to sit right without tearing. I gave her lovely long black hair to match the real Kate, well a bit longer than Kate’s but you get the idea.

Princess

Princess

Lastly make the two cakes the bottom layer red velvet and the top chocolate. Crumb coated each then covered with the coloured fondant.  Very tricky in this heat and humidity – everything seems way to0 sticky.

The completed cake

The completed cake

The cake was a hit, the party was great fun.  Happy 21st Kate!


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