Saturday 15 October 2011

Cake Decorating

So my latest cake was a lot of fun to make. What made it even better was that I got paid for it. Not just paid for the ingredients but paid for ingredients and time, so some pretty decent money. It added some pressure but I was so pleased with how it turned out. The birthday party had a Hawaiian theme. I was given a photo and asked to do something similar. I was so pleased with how it turned out and my client was overjoyed with it. 

The cake is a double layer of my standard chocolate decorating cake. The breasts are also chocolate cake baked in a couple of large tea cups. The cake was filled and coated with dark chocolate ganache then covered in fondant with fondant accents. I was particularly pleased with how well the Wilton flesh-tone colour paste turned out. I even managed to colour almost exactly the right amount of fondant to cover the cake which has got to be a first for me.


  1. It looks beautiful - it must have taken you ages to make all those flowers individually! Have you been decorating cakes like this for long?

    I'm not surprised the recipient was thrilled!

  2. WOW - lots of work in that one - you must have a lot of patience ;-)

  3. Thank you all.

    C, I have been doing cake decorating for about 10 years.

  4. OMG I love it, it's brilliant! I had to call hubby over to have a look although I think he might ask for it for his birthday :)