Monday, March 31, 2008


Chocolate fondant painted with.. what else? chocolate! and some sparklies, because we all like shiny things.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

finding a good recipie

.. is a lovely thing. I finally found a good yellow cake recipie that isn't the texture or density of pound cake. Hurrah!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

a wedding is on the way

I've been AWOL, sorry. Traveled to Texas for work and haven't had a chance to post.

I'm working on a cake design for the wedding coming up in 12 days, and I'm pretty excited.

The theme is Moroccan, and this isn't the final design, it's just the one the couple has seen (the final will be a surprise, I've changed a few things up and added some fun)

It'll have three layers, chocolate cake - mint chocolate filling, yellow cake, chocolate filling. The fondant will be chocolate brown, and all of the embellishments will be milk and white chocolate! Except the ropes on the third layer, those will be fondant.

I've done some practice with melted chocolate and found it to be quite fun, although I failed at taking photos.

There won't be any photos or updates until after the wedding though!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Hummingbird Disaster

My Grandmother's birthday was this weekend, sadly, the hummingbird started out fairly doomed.
The colouring ended up far more like a parrot, the beak wouldn't stay on, the gum paste cracked every chance it got, and the whole bird had an unnatural sheen to it - because of the many repairs of the cracking.
So in a way - once I got it to the location, and had it ready to put on the cake - when I found that it had broken in half - I wasn't terribly sad.

So the cake was finished without the bird - a good thing.
Although, I'm rather displeased with the end result, I suppose I should be proud at my skill level, and with the amount of experience I have.

And since people have been asking how much time I spend on this stuff - overall, this cake took me - including the 10 hours of work on the hummingbird - probably 20 hours from the making of the cakes and frostings, the flowers, and then the overall decoration. Some of that mindless tv watching time as I created flowers.

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