Friday, February 19, 2010

Littlest Pet Shop Cake

This is an 8" sponge cake I made for my friend's daughter. She is into Littlest Pet Shop and also liked the Bratz cake I had made previously, so I used the colours lilac and pink , although I deepened the shades because the squirrel is quite pale and I wanted a contrast to make it stand out more. The character is a squirrel although I added a pink bow to make it a little more girlie. The squirrel is a runout in Royal Icing , which I made a week earlier and left to set before attaching to the cake. I wanted to bring the colour scheme together more so made the two-tone flowers for the top and sides as well as the pink hearts around the board.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Tiara Cake

This was an interesting challenge to make a tiara that was entirely edible to sit on a regal type cake. I made Mexican paste as it would dry hard and quickly too. I drew my pattern onto paper then stuck it onto a cylinder. I then covered the pattern in parchment paper and started to create the shapes using a sugar craft gun. Once it was dry I sprayed it with gold edible lustre spray. Last of all I added silver dragees and a jelly bean , sticking them with gold coloured royal icing. As you can see from the photo I quilted the cake , added a square of purple icing which I trimmed with gold and embossed. Finally I made four tassels from icing and dusted them gold before attaching them to the sides. The tiara is stuck on using royal icing.