Thursday 31 March 2016

Unicorn three tier cake - March 2016

This is the cake that all my practice was about. 

The use of fondant, icing the board, pre-made cake topper and matching flowers by a professional that sells on eBay.

The tiers were held in place by invisible dowels to stop it slipping as each layer was laid directly onto the one below.

The flowers: I was asked to cascade them down the one side, which looks amazing actually. Inside, I cut out circles from each layer and fitted into the other layer, this makes an interesting finish when the cake is cut.

I also needed to colour the sponge. I used gel colouring, which did not work out as well as I'd hoped. Pastes are the way forward. The next cake will have to be pastes.

Liquids will change the consistency of your mix, gels just don't cut it, so try pastes.

Thursday 17 March 2016

Rugby player cake - March 2016

At this time, I'm still on the practice run with the fondant icing.

By this time, as you'd expect, smoothing paddles had been acquired and this was the cake I was to trial them out on. They're as valuable as, well, I don't know, but I don't know how I managed without them.

Because of the end result that I needed for "the big cake" I had to learn how to ice the board, but I'd already put the cake on it, so I thought I had done it wrong and this was going to be a disaster.

Enter YouTube!!!!! Such a valuable resource:

If you're stuck too, check this video out

The rugby player was made by someone else. It pays, sometimes, the check out the professionals that make cake toppers on eBay.

It saves time, money too would you believe, and a heck of a lot of heartache.

This professional made this topper with the blonde hair, rugby kit colours and number just like the recipient

It worked out amazing ... Premade cake toppers might be the way to go!

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